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Sunday, August 18, 2019
32 shortlisted for XI Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2019
10/07/2019

32 shortlisted for XI Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2019

The Biennial will take place from 5 to 11 October in various venues in Asunción, Paraguay. The finalists are projects in Argentina (2), Brazil (4), Chile (1), Colombia (2), Ecuador (3), Spain (7), Mexico (4), Paraguay (1), Peru (2), Portugal  (4), Uruguay (1), and Venezuela (1).

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Kris Provoost: The staggering scale of Chongqing
10/07/2019

Kris Provoost: The staggering scale of Chongqing

The Guardian

Chongqing’s population is estimated at just below 10 million but that rises to more than 31 million if the built-up surroundings are included...

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SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion in LA
09/07/2019

SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion in LA

Built in 2015 for the Serpentine Gallery in London, the pavilion designed by the Spanish firm SelgasCano will until 24 November be an events venue for the company Second Home, located in La Brea Tar Pits, in the heart of Los Angeles.

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Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos, full renovation of a house in Petrer (Alicante)
09/07/2019

Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos, full renovation of a house in Petrer (Alicante)

The local firm headed by Pablo Muñoz Payá renovated this single-family home in Petrer, a municipality located in the interior of Alicante province. The regulations did not allow enlarging the existing surface area of the one-level house – 138 square meters...

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Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT: exhibition project at the Vittoriano in Rome
08/07/2019

Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT: exhibition project at the Vittoriano in Rome

The layout of the permanent exhibition 'Italian Lexicon: Stories and Faces of Our Country' was designed by Benedetta Tagliabue (Milan, 1963) and her architectural firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, with Nazaret Busto Rodríguez (project leader) and the design team formed...

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A Le Corbusier-rooftop transformed  into a contemporary art space in Marseille
07/07/2019

A Le Corbusier-rooftop transformed into a contemporary art space in Marseille

Designboom

Situated on the very top of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille, Ora Ito’s MAMO (Marseille Modulor) is a place among the clouds devoted to art and design...

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Finch, a parametric tool that generates adaptive plans
06/07/2019

Finch, a parametric tool that generates adaptive plans

The tool is designed to help architects understand the constraints and potential of a site in the early stages of the design process. Finch will be launched in 2020 as a plug-in to visual programming tool Grasshopper within 3D computer graphics software Rhino...

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John Lautner’s curvilinear Louise Foster house hits the market
05/07/2019

John Lautner’s curvilinear Louise Foster house hits the market

Curbed

One of the architect’s earliest residential commissions, the eye-catching home is up for sale for the first time ever...

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Young Architects Program 2019: Pedro & Juana
05/07/2019

Young Architects Program 2019: Pedro & Juana

Hórama Rama by Pedro & Juana (Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo & Mecky Reuss), winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 20th annual Young Architects Program, is on view at MoMA PS1 from June 28 through September 2, 2019...

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Herzog & de Meuron, Meret Oppenheim Tower in Basel (Switzerland)
05/07/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, Meret Oppenheim Tower in Basel (Switzerland)

SBB is one of the largest landowners in Switzerland. This national railway company owns land in prime locations of the urban centers across the country. This previously underutilized potential of real estate has been increasingly developed in the last years...

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How to make a better raincoat with tiny “water bowls”
05/07/2019

How to make a better raincoat with tiny “water bowls”

The Economist

The purpose is to constrain the spread of droplets falling on superhydrophobic surfaces, thus encouraging the rapid ejection of those droplets back into the air...

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MVRDV. Arquitectura Viva 215
05/07/2019

MVRDV. Arquitectura Viva 215

Headed by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries, the Rotterdam-based firm MVRDV has since 1993 pursued a highly daring kind of architecture...

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Marcelo Burlon parades under the creation of Edoardo Tresoldi
04/07/2019

Marcelo Burlon parades under the creation of Edoardo Tresoldi

Collater.al

For Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019/2020, Edoardo Tresoldi, famous for his installations made with wire mesh, created a cathedral suspended from the ceiling...

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EM2N, WIN4 sports center in Winterthur (Switzerland)
04/07/2019

EM2N, WIN4 sports center in Winterthur (Switzerland)

Working out of offices in Zurich, Berlin, and Brussels, the firm EM2N -- headed by Mathias Müller and Daniel Niggli – has designed three independent volumes that form the shared open-air space of new sport facilities for the city of Winterthur. Construction is planned...

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Finishing Gaudi's Last Masterpiece: Sagrada Familia
04/07/2019

Finishing Gaudi's Last Masterpiece: Sagrada Familia

Time

The race to complete one of the world's longest-running construction projects. The first stone of the Sagrada Familia was laid more than 130 years ago...

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Resilient Ruins
03/07/2019

Resilient Ruins Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

War damage leaves resilient ruins. We use the term ‘urbicide’ to refer to the deliberate destruction of cities to wreck the physical resources and the morale of the opponent, but contemporary...

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Neri Oxman to get solo show at MoMA
03/07/2019

Neri Oxman to get solo show at MoMA

The Architect's Newspaper

The monographic exhibition will shine a spotlight on the expertise Oxman has harnessed as a professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab...

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Alfredo Payá Benedito, Playa Flamenca Seconday School in Orihuela (Alicante)
03/07/2019

Alfredo Payá Benedito, Playa Flamenca Seconday School in Orihuela (Alicante)

This public high school has garnered the 2019 FAD Award for Architecture for Alfredo Payá Benedito and his Alicante-based practice, noname 29. Besides addressing an educational program, the design creates a rich inner passage that helps withdraw the school...

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BIG and UNStudio launch augmented reality design software
02/07/2019

BIG and UNStudio launch augmented reality design software

The Architect's Newspaper

Hyperform allows the design industry to literally immerse themselves—digitally—within a working project, blown up via augmented reality technology to 1:1 scale...

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Miralay, el espejo con televisión integrada que puede personalizarse
02/07/2019

Miralay, el espejo con televisión integrada que puede personalizarse

Miralay, el espejo con televisión integrada desde el que se puede acceder a diferentes servicios de internet, permite personalizar cada uno de sus productos adaptándolos a las necesidades de cada espacio. Para interiores o como punto de información de productos y servicios...

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Arquitectura G, House in San Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona)
02/07/2019

Arquitectura G, House in San Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona)

Halfway between Barcelona and Sant Cugat, La Floresta is a low-density residential neighborhood in the Collserola mountain range. Located on a plot with a deep slope, the house replaces a small dwelling that was self-built by the client’s parents in the 1960s...

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MAD, Yiwu Grand Theater (China)
01/07/2019

MAD, Yiwu Grand Theater (China)

Ma Yansong’s Beijing-based firm MAD designed this theater complex like a boat floating on the Dongyang River in Yiwu, in China’s Zhejiang province. Its design won an international competition in which Arata Isozaki & Associates, Atelier Christian de Portzamparc...

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Ikea gets green light to build affordable homes in UK
01/07/2019

Ikea gets green light to build affordable homes in UK

The Guardian

Affordable developer BoKlok, which is co-owned by IKEA and Skanska, has signed a deal with Worthing council in West Sussex to build low-cost housing in the south of England...

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For now, residential-property prices are likely to keep rising
30/06/2019

For now, residential-property prices are likely to keep rising

The Economist has kept a database of house prices for decades, using figures from the OECD and national agencies. And even an inexact forecast provides more insight than no forecast at all...

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Oppenheim Architecture, Ayla Golf Clubhouse in Aqaba (Jordan)
29/06/2019

Oppenheim Architecture, Ayla Golf Clubhouse in Aqaba (Jordan)

Drawing inspiration from the dunes of the surrounding desert and the tents of the Bedouins, this sinuous concrete construction is the Ayla Golf Clubhouse, a work of the firm of Chad Oppenheim. It is the heart of Ayla Oasis, a 44-square-kilometer development that includes...

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Hybrid airliners could come to dominate the skies
29/06/2019

Hybrid airliners could come to dominate the skies

The Economist

They use both orthodox engines and electric motors in an optimum mix. The best lithium-ion cells are still far from being able to power the workhorses of civil aviation...

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Morandi Bridge demolished with explosives
28/06/2019

Morandi Bridge demolished with explosives

BBC

Demolition experts have blown up the remains of the giant Morandi bridge in the Italian city of Genoa, nearly a year after the structure collapsed... (Images)

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A Newer New Museum Is Coming, With Twice as Much Space
28/06/2019

A Newer New Museum Is Coming, With Twice as Much Space

The New York Times

Rather than renovate the building next door, OMA started from scratch and designed an architecturally distinct expansion on the Bowery...

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RIBA National Awards 2019
28/06/2019

RIBA National Awards 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects has named the 54 winners of its national awards, including Heatherwick's Coal Drops Yard and the Victoria & Albert Museum of Design in Dundee by Kengo Kuma...

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Beyond
27/06/2019

Beyond Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Half a century after the first moon landing, space is making the news again. After the excitement of the space race that began with the Sputniks of the Soviet Union in 1957...

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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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