Arquitectura Viva
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
 

Lundgaard & Tranberg, Kannikegård parish building in Ribe

Founded early in the 8th century, Ribe is one of Denmark’s oldest towns. In the medieval quarter stands the Kannikegård building with its steeply pitched roof, a work of the Danish firm Lundgaard & Tranberg. It contains auxiliary spaces for the nearby cathedral, completed in 1250, such as offices, meeting rooms, rehearsal halls...

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22/02/2017


New Books
AV Monografías 191_192 - HERZOG & DE MEURON AV Monographs
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English texts placed side by side.
Arquitectura Viva 192 - SPACES OF THE SPIRIT Arquitectura Viva
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story, works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013 on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
AV Proyectos 78 - AIRES MATEUS AV Proyectos
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details), heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.
Other publications
David Chipperfield David Chipperfield
The Fundación ICO presents the bilingual Spanish-English catalogue of the exhibition ‘Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects.’ Featuring thirty works and projects, the book covers thirty years in the career of the British architect. 
Juan Navarro Baldeweg Juan Navarro Baldeweg
The Fundación ICO publishes, in bilingual Spanish-English edition, the catalogue of the exhibition ‘One Zodiac. Juan Navarro Baldeweg,’ which covers the professional career of the Spanish architect, establishing connections between his works as if they formed a zodiac, a ring of constellations. 
The Architect is Present The Architect is Present
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘The Architect is Present’ shows the work of five studios that work in underprivileged contexts, proving that scarcity of means can stimulate technical inventiveness and comunity participation.
Spain mon amour Spain mon amour
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘Spain mon amour’ reviews recent Spanish architecture through fifteen works in fifteen different cities, completed by five studios and represented by five prominent photographers.
Change of Climate Change of Climate
Following the editions of 2010, 2012, and 2014 – ‘More for Less,’ ‘The Common,’ and ‘The Necessary,’ the 4th international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad set out to examine ‘Change of Climate’ in architecture, now undergoing deep change.
Necessary Architecture Necessary Architecture
Following the editions of 2010 and 2012, ‘More for Less’ and ‘The Common,’ the third international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad came with the heading of ‘Necessary Architecture’, centering upon values of austerity but also on cultural aspects of architecture.
The Common The Common
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2012) appealed to civic solidarity as an instrument of architecture in facing the urgent economic and environmental challenges of today.
More for Less More for Less
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2010) aimed to take stock of the change of mood in architecture. Published in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book presents the interviews with the participants.
Atlas: Europe Atlas: Europe
Devoted to the most recent architecture of the European continent, it is the fourth volume in a series which develops and updates the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
Devoted to the most recent architecture of Africa and the Middle East, is the third volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: America Atlas: America
Devoted to the latest architecture of America, it is the second volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Asia and Pacífic Atlas: Asia and Pacífic
This Atlas, devoted to the latest architecture of Asia and the Pacific, is the first volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas. Circa 2000 Atlas. Circa 2000
The BBVA Foundation presents Atlas. Arquitectura global circa 2000, a volume of 312 pages published also in Spanish. Centered on the period opened by the Fall of the Berlin Wall, this work intends to be a critical assessment of world architecture in our global times.
Spain Builds, 1975-2010 Spain Builds, 1975-2010
Second edition of the work published in 2006 coinciding with the exhibition on architecture in Spain held at the MoMA. Now, to mark Spain's presence at Expo Shanghai, the oeuvre is extended, adding Chinese to the original languages.
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Francis Kéré becomes first African architect of Serpentine pavilion

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The architect is planning to bring one of his characteristically stripped-back structures, honed in the villages of his native Burkino Faso, to leafy west London. A huge wooden disc will float above the lawn in Kensington...

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21/02/2017

Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola,
winery in Montrás (Gerona)

In Montrás, a municipality in the Baix Empordà county on the Costa Brava of Catalonia, is the Las Moreras estate for which the Barcelona practice of Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola has built this winery. The design seeks maximum integration with the landscape...

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20/02/2017

Meier & Hug + Semadeni,
Natural History Museum St. Gallen

The Zurich firms Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten and Armon Semadeni Architekten have together built the Natural History Museum of St. Gallen, in the northeastern Swiss canton of the same name. The result of a 2009 competition, the design shows...

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16/02/2017

BIG to build S. Pellegrino’s new flagship factory in Italy

The Danish firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) has won the invitational competition to build a bottling plant, offices, and exhibition halls for the mineral water brand S. Pellegrino, carrying the day over MVRDV, Snøhetta, and aMDL Michele De Lucchi...

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16/02/2017

Beta Ø refurbishes Club de Campo
Villa riding arena in Madrid

At kilometer 2.4 along the Castilla road, in Madrid, is this 4,000-square-meter covered horseback riding arena refurbished by the Beta Ø, the Madrid-based firm of Borja Peña, Ernesto Sierra, and Xabier Ortega. The project sought to highlight the original construction...

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15/02/2017

Five shortlisted for
Mies van der Rohe Prize 2017

Fundación Mies van der Rohe

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the five works  -- selected out of 356 – that are vying for the Mies van der Rohe Prize for Contemporary Architecture 2017.

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15/02/2017

Dorte Mandrup, New Wadden Sea Center in Ribe

The visitor center in Ribe, a small town in the southwest part of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula, has been renovated and enlarged by the Copenhagen-based architect Dorte Mandrup, and the new building was recently inaugurated. A UNESCO World Heritage Site...

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14/02/2017

SSS, landscape restoration of Rosales quarry in Hellín (Albacete)

José Durán and Daniel Moreno of SSS (Spanish Studio of Space) drew up a masterplan for landscape restoration of the Rosales quarry, located in Hellín, a municipality in the Spanish province of Albacete. The commission of the company Areniscas Rosal...

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14/02/2017

Barkow Leibinger, apartment house
in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin

A project of the firm of Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger, working from offices in New York and Berlin, this building containing two multi-level apartments is hidden in an inner courtyard of the German capital’s Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood...

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13/02/2017

Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak,
restaurant in the Dolomites

Located next to the Oberholz cable station in Obereggen, a ski resort in the Italian Dolomites range, this restaurant cantilevers out of the slope like a fallen tree with three main branches, each covered with a pitched roof. The design by Peter Pichler Architecture...

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10/02/2017

Kristina Egbers, Rising Star School
in Harare (Zimbabwe)

The design of this school building was the diploma thesis of Kristina Egbers at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Stuttgart. Developed with a German team of Engineers Without Borders, the first of four construction phases has been completed in Hopley...

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09/02/2017

Estudio Lamela renovates
Astro Tower in Brussels

Con 113 metros de altura y 52.600 metros cuadrados, distribuidos en 41 plantas, la Torre Astro ha sido renovada por el estudio madrileño dirigido por Carlos Lamela, junto a los belgas Altiplan Architects. Construido en 1974 por Albert Donker...

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08/02/2017

gmp designs the roof
of the Verona amphitheater

The German firm gmp (Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner) and the engineers of schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) have won the competition to design a textile roof for the historical amphitheater of the city of Romeo and Juliet...

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07/02/2017

Tropical Space, Terra Cotta Studio
in Dien Phuong (Vietnam)

This building is located next to the river Thu Bon, in the Dien Ban district of Vietnam’s Quang Nam Province. Named Terra Cotta Studio, it was built as a workshop  for the eminent local artist Le Duc Ha, and presents itself as a box measuring 7 cubic meters...

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07/02/2017

‘Simple’, prefab house
by Jean Nouvel Design

The modular shelter designed by the French firm of Jean Nouvel is the latest in the list of works carried out by the company Revolution Precrafted in collaboration with famous architectural practices. In this list are SelgasCano, Studio Fuksas, Paulo Mendes da Rocha...

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06/02/2017

Atelier Deshaus, tea house in Shanghai

The Chinese firm Atelier Deshaus — headed by Liu Yichun and Chen Yifeng — has built a steel-and-glass pavilion in a small garden beside an office in Shanghai’s Xuhui district. Pushed to the site’s northwest corner, the 19-square-meter tea house...

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03/02/2017

Spaces for the Spirit. Arquitectura Viva 192

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Places for gathering or for meditation, the spaces for the spirit celebrate at once the communion of believers and the intimacy of introspection. Be it in the West or in the East... (Introduction)

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03/02/2017

Finalists of competition for Holocaust Memorial in London

In memory of the victims and survivors of the Nazi persecution, and with the aim of teaching future generations about the dangers of hate and prejudices, a competition was organized to gather proposals for a UK Holocaust Memorial and a learning center underneath...

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01/02/2017

ABLM arquitectos, Spanish Red Cross
in Ávila

The Ávila-based firm ABLM arquitectos – headed by Arturo Blanco and Laura Martínez – has won first prize in the ideas competition for new headquarters of the Ávila province chapter of the Spanish Red Cross. Its proposal seeks to bring back...

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01/02/2017

Foster + Partners to build Jabal Omar development in Makkah

The competition-winning proposal of Foster + Partners for Jabal Omar, a mixed-use complex– including a luxury hotel and apartments – in the heart of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, has been made public. Located along the axis between the Grand Mosque...

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31/01/2017

Third arquia/maestros series
of audiovisual monographs

Federico Correa (Barcelona, 1924), Antonio Lamela (Madrid, 1926), and Antonio Vázquez de Castro (Madrid, 1929) are the third trio to be individually interviewed by Luis Fernández-Galiano for the arquia/maestros series of DVDs on important living figures…

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31/01/2017

Lacroix Chessex Architectes,
nursery at Chapelle-Les Sciers in Lancy

In Lancy, a city of the Canton of Geneva, stands a new nursery designed by the firm headed by Hiéronyme Lacroix and Simon Chessex. With a useful floor area of 1,979 square meters, the wood-clad building shares the limelight with the playground courytard...

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27/01/2017

Kenneth Frampton’s
Doctor Honoris Causa
Acceptance Speech

A ceremony was held on 27 January at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) to invest Kenneth Frampton as a Doctor Honoris Causa.

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22/02/2017

'Forest cities': the radical plan
to save China from air pollution

The Guardian

Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements...

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22/02/2017

Bjarke Ingels in one episode
of ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’

Meet eight of the most creative thinkers and imaginative minds working in the world of art and design in the new Netflix original documentary series, Abstract: The Art of Design.

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21/02/2017

‘Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine’

On view until 14 May at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein is an exhibition that examines the current boom in robotics. The show gathers more than 150 objects and poses ethical, social, and political questions.

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20/02/2017

Nature or Culture

Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Environment always clings to culture, conditioning people’s responses, limiting their potential, stimulating their inventiveness...

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17/02/2017

Tweeting and moving around

Using geo-tagged tweets we have inferred users trips in Spain during a period of 55 days. User trips are defined as the geo-tagged tweets by the same user within the day...

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16/02/2017

New work by Wolfgang Tillmans

The Economist

The photograph of two skinny, half-naked 20-somethings defined a generation. “Lutz and Alex Sitting in the Trees” was a near...

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15/02/2017

How much space in skyscrapers is unoccupiable?

The Guardian

From the Empire State to the 1km-tall Jeddah Tower, our roundup of skyscrapers in numbers examines the race...

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14/02/2017

Winners announced:
Fairy Tales 2017

Blank Space, AIAS, and the National Building Museum Announced the winners of the fourth annual Fairy Tales Competition. With submissions from 60 countries...

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13/02/2017

Sunshine coasts and heights
of beauty in Australia

The Guardian

Photographer Gab Scanu, 20, has amassed a huge following on Instagram with his aerial shots of Australian landscapes...

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13/02/2017

Unbuilt Los Angeles:
the city that might have been

The Guardian

From the offshore Santa Monica freeway to a mini Las Vegas with pyramids and the Parthenon, Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell...

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10/02/2017

Human settlements on Earth

DLR

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has published a detailed interactive global map of human settlements.

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10/02/2017

How to keep cool without costing the Earth

The Economist

Ronggui Yang and Xiaobo Yin of the University of Colorado have invented a film that can cool buildings without the use...

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10/02/2017

A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months

The New York Times

A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf has scientists concerned that it is getting close to a full break...

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08/02/2017

Kazuhiro Kojima (1958-2016)

At 57 years of age, the architect and professor Kazuhiro Kojima passed away in Tokyo. Born in Osaka in 1958, Kojima studied architecture in Kyoto and Tokyo. In 1986 he set up Coelacanth...

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07/02/2017

Mies van der Rohe & JamesStirling: Circling the square

Architecture

This exhibition offers a renewed examination of their iconic architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London...

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07/02/2017

The brutal brilliance of architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

“All space is public,” says Paulo Mendes da Rocha. “The only private space that you can imagine is in the human mind.”...

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06/02/2017

The promise of
augmented reality

The Economist

Science fiction both predicts the future and influences the scientists and technologists who work to bring that future about...

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06/02/2017

How 3D printing is shaking up the construction industry

The Guardian

Robotics and prefabrication could see more 3D printers deployed on building sites but quality control remains a problem...

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03/02/2017

Lagos living: Solving Nigeria's megacity housing crisis

BBC

Affordable housing is a considerable challenge for urban areas with large populations, and this is particularly prevalent...

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03/02/2017

Santiago Calatrava reveals
£1 billion scheme for London's Greenwich Peninsula

Evening Standard

Santiago Calatrava desings his first structure in Britain. The scheme includes 800 apartments, offices, shops, a 500 room hotel...

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02/02/2017

Floating Cities Look Like
Less of a Pipe Dream

The New York Times

An audacious plan to respond to climate change by building a city of floating islands in the South Pacific is moving forward...

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02/02/2017

Architecture photography corner

The Guardian

In 2014, Sheffield-based photographer and graphic designer Dave Mullen Jr started Geometry Club, a collaborative Instagram...

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02/02/2017

‘Vicious Cycle’,
by Michael Marczewski

‘Vicious Cycle’ features a group of little autonomous robots performing a range of repetitive functions, driven by mechanical devices. But as the mechanisms mercilessly start getting faster and faster...

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01/02/2017

‘The Architecture of Imagination’, a free online course

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Architecture engages a culture’s deepest social values and expresses them in material, aesthetic form. In this course...

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01/02/2017

Why Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Ikea’s solar-powered Better Shelter has just been crowned Beazley design of the year 2016 by London’s Design Museum...

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30/01/2017

BIM's 'Google Docs for buildings' is transforming architecture

Wired

Architecture is in the middle of its biggest transformation since the introduction of computers. Building information modelling...

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30/01/2017

Architecture and Neuroscience

Eduardo Prieto

One of the least controversial decisions of President Obama was to allocate 3 billion dollars to the creation of what...

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27/01/2017

Explore live radio
by rotating the globe

Radio.Garden

Radio Garden allows listeners to explore processes of broadcasting and hearing identities across the entire globe...

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27/01/2017

A Chinese Nuclear Site
Is Reborn as a Tourist Draw

The New York Times

Tree-carpeted mountains rise high in this sleepy Yangtze River district, best known for its crunchy pickled mustard tubers...

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27/01/2017
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