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Sunday, August 18, 2019
EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture, BerKM Cultural Center in Bergama (Turkey)
25/07/2019

EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture, BerKM Cultural Center in Bergama (Turkey)

The Istanbul practice of Emre Arolat and Gonca Paşolar built this culture and leisure center in the Turkish city of Bergama, over the foundations of what was the lower part of the Greek polis Pergamon. A footbridge bordered with vegetation connects the adjacent park...

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‘The Soul Trembles’ by Chiharu Shiota
25/07/2019

‘The Soul Trembles’ by Chiharu Shiota

Mori Art Museum

Berlin-based international artist Shiota Chiharu is known for performances and installations that express the intangible: memories, anxiety, dreams, silence and more...

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The Mapping of the Moon: 1669 – 1969
24/07/2019

The Mapping of the Moon: 1669 – 1969

The exhibition at the Map House in London explores 300 years of lunar and celestial cartography from early astronomers in the 17th century to the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 and beyond...

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Attacking satellites is increasingly attractive—and dangerous
24/07/2019

Attacking satellites is increasingly attractive—and dangerous

The Economist

NASA declared in 1958 that “it is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.” Even then, that was a half-truth...

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Andrés Jaque, Reggio School in Alcobendas (Madrid)
24/07/2019

Andrés Jaque, Reggio School in Alcobendas (Madrid)

Based in Madrid and New York, the firm Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation has unveiled its project for this school promoted by the Reggio Center for Pedagogical Research and Innovation (CIIP reggio), in the Madrid municipality of Alcobendas...

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Norman Foster wins contest to expand the Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao
23/07/2019

Norman Foster wins contest to expand the Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao

The British architect Norman Foster has with the Basque Luis María Uriarte won the competition to revamp Bilbao’s Museum of Fine Arts, which wanted 2,250 square meters of its current floorage renovated and at least 5,140 square meters added, and in a way that...

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Youngsters are avoiding Facebook—but not the firm’s other platforms
23/07/2019

Youngsters are avoiding Facebook—but not the firm’s other platforms

The Economist

Facebook owes its resilience to savvy acquisitions and tolerant regulators. One cause is youthful rebelliousness: few teens want to share a network with grandma...

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MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt
22/07/2019

MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt

In 2019, MPavilion welcomes influential Australian architect Glenn Murcutt AO as our esteemed designer. Often referenced as Australia’s most famous architect, Glenn is the only Australian recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2002)...

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Green Goodness
22/07/2019

Green Goodness

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Vo Trong Nghia strives to make the world a better place, and tackles that titanic task in tune with nature. With the humble ambition...

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Rafael de La-Hoz, new offices for the European Commission in Brussels
22/07/2019

Rafael de La-Hoz, new offices for the European Commission in Brussels

The team led by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos – in collaboration with the London office of Perkins and Will, the German landscaping architecture and urban planning firm Latz + Partner, and the Spanish engineering consulting companies TYPSA and MC2...

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The vandalism of modern warfare
22/07/2019

The vandalism of modern warfare

The Economist

An exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London explores the architectural costs of conflict...

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The new city for a million outside Karachi
20/07/2019

The new city for a million outside Karachi

The Guardian

Bahria Town promises Pakistan’s middle classes respite from traffic, terror attacks and blackouts – local villagers are fighting to be heard by developers...

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Concrete Choreography
19/07/2019

Concrete Choreography

ETH Zürich

This novel fabrication process allows the production of 3D concrete elements without the need for any formwork...

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Kéré Architecture, Xylem Pavilion in Fishtail (Montana)
19/07/2019

Kéré Architecture, Xylem Pavilion in Fishtail (Montana)

The Burkinabè architect Francis Kéré designed this permanent pavilion for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in Montana. The building joins a series of unique pieces that engage in dialogue with nature on the...

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Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew
19/07/2019

Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew

The New York Times

Notre-Dame still stands only because firefighters decided to risk everything, a New York Times reconstruction has found...

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Stirling prize 2019 shortlist
18/07/2019

Stirling prize 2019 shortlist

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Energy efficiency is a priority this year as a railway station, visitor centre, social housing project and opera house vie for the RIBA award for British building of the year...

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Steven Holl Architects + Architecture Acts win concert hall in Ostrava (Czech Republic)
18/07/2019

Steven Holl Architects + Architecture Acts win concert hall in Ostrava (Czech Republic)

The firm of Steven Holl – with offices in New York and Beijing – in collaboration with Architecture Acts – a Prague practice established by Hana Petrik and Martin Kropac – has won the competition to build the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra’s new home in the eastern...

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Kanye West is building Star Wars-themed housing for the homeless
17/07/2019

Kanye West is building Star Wars-themed housing for the homeless

Forbes

Inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, West has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic...

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Competition for new housing typologies in Russia
17/07/2019

Competition for new housing typologies in Russia Pdf

Three entries from Spain – by Sidereal, Pedro Pitarch, and Raúl Gutiérrez Salgado – earned a prize in the ‘Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing,’ held in Russia to seek innovative designs for dwellings.

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Nomo Studio, stone house in Menorca
16/07/2019

Nomo Studio, stone house in Menorca

On a slope with views of the north coast of the island of Menorca sits this one-family residence built by Nomo Studio, the Barcelona firm of Alicia Casals and Karl Nyqvist. The composition of the facade pursues a reinterpretation of the Menorcan custom of framing windows...

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Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy
16/07/2019

Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

TED

Journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union...

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Watch Trailer For ‘The Great Hack’
16/07/2019

Watch Trailer For ‘The Great Hack’

Red Carpet Crash

The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation, offering access to the personal journeys of key players in the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal...

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Avella taller de arquitectura, two cabins in Nirgua (Venezuela)
15/07/2019

Avella taller de arquitectura, two cabins in Nirgua (Venezuela)

Scattered on a 40-hectare estate in Nirgua, a city in Venezuela’s State of Yaracuy, 245 kilometers from Caracas, are these camping faciities for children, including installations for recreational activities. With Ricardo Avella at the helm, the project involves adding two...

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ArchiPaper by Rafał Barnaś
14/07/2019

ArchiPaper by Rafał Barnaś

ArchiPaper is a short animated film that tells a story about architecture in an unconventional way. The basis and starting point for this work was a physical model of a house. The model was photographed and transformed into an image that teems with life...

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India’s magnificent stepwells are relics of a nuanced history
13/07/2019

India’s magnificent stepwells are relics of a nuanced history

The Economist

A restoration drive is reviving their glory—and uncovering their wisdom. Many pilgrims believe in the healing power of the baoli water...

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Cristina Díaz & Efrén García, professors at Universität für angewandte Kunst of Viena
12/07/2019

Cristina Díaz & Efrén García, professors at Universität für angewandte Kunst of Viena

Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda, who head the Madrid architecture firm amid-cero9, succeed Kazuyo Sejima (2015-2019) at the helm of Abteilung Architekturentwurf 1 (Architecture Design 1). They have been given Architecture Design professorship chairs...

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Studio QI, Annso Hill Hotel in Heshun (China)
12/07/2019

Studio QI, Annso Hill Hotel in Heshun (China)

The firm of Shanshan Qi, working out of offices in New York and Hangzhou, designed this hotel in Heshun (in Tengchong County), once a staging post along the southern Silk Route. The stepped construction is adapted to the 13-meter-wide plot that slopes to form...

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‘The Salt Series II’ by Tom Hegen
12/07/2019

‘The Salt Series II’ by Tom Hegen

The Salt Series II is a collection that looks at the way salt mining in Australia generates an otherworldly pastel colour-palette. Here is a making-of video of how the photos were taken.

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David Chipperfield Architects, James Simon Galerie in Berlin
11/07/2019

David Chipperfield Architects, James Simon Galerie in Berlin

In continuity with Friedrich August Stüler’s forum architecture, the James Simon Galerie serves as the new entrance building for Museum Island, occupying the site where Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Neuer Packhof building used to stand. A mostly underground ‘archaeological...

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How trees could save the climate
11/07/2019

How trees could save the climate

ETH Zürich

Around 0.9 billion hectares of land worldwide would be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds of human-made carbon emissions...

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New Books
AV Monografías 216 - VO TRONG NGHIA 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 216 - E2A 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 93 - SERGISON BATES 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
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
RCR arquitectes RCR arquitectes
Land architecture, but also architecture of the land. After three decades of work, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have obtained universal recognition for a stubbornly local oeuvre.
SANAA SANAA
The 352-page volume, in hardcover and fully bilingual Spanish-English edition, which gathers the complete oeuvre of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa over almost three decades of work of the three studios they lead in Tokyo
Francis Kéré Francis Kéré
The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
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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