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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
From Castle to Castle
30/05/2019

From Castle to Castle

Luca Girardini

Architectures by the Spree river in Berlin, between the Bellevue Castle and the re-built Berliner Schloss. “From Castle to Castle” is an attempt to understand and describe...

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‘Concrete Island’ by Dionisio González
29/05/2019

‘Concrete Island’ by Dionisio González

Ivorypress

This exhibition, open to the public until 27 July, will gather a series of works that analyse the dystopian aspects and consequences of the architectural currents...

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Herzog & de Meuron, 1111 Lincoln Road extension in Miami Beach
29/05/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, 1111 Lincoln Road extension in Miami Beach

Lincoln Road is a busy shopping and dining promenade in Miami Beach where bars and restaurants are open day and night. In 2010, the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron completed a project at number 1111 that encompassed several elements: the preexisting...

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Central Asia's Wild Soviet Architecture
28/05/2019

Central Asia's Wild Soviet Architecture

Wired

Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego developed an interest in Soviet architecture while working on projects in Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and Belarus...

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Jean Nouvel. Arquitectura Viva 214
27/05/2019

Jean Nouvel. Arquitectura Viva 214

Prodigal son of architecture during the 1980s, Jean Nouvel (Fumel, 1945) knew to make the leap to international fame to join the list of star architects. It was a leap linked to the creation of Ateliers...

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Eovastudio, installations for Scania in Huelva
27/05/2019

Eovastudio, installations for Scania in Huelva

A work of the Seville firm Eovastudio, headed by Juan José Baena, Marta Gómez, and Joanna Jedris, this construction is located in an industrial park of Huelva, on the right bank of the mouth of the Tinto River, on a plain beside the marshes of the Nicoba...

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We Robots
26/05/2019

We Robots Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Robots have been with us for a long time, but only now are they perceived as a planetary threat. The fascination with automata, from Hero to Al-Jazari or from the mannerist...

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Juan Herreros: Past, Present, Future
24/05/2019

Juan Herreros: Past, Present, Future

The first Spanish architect Juan Herreros took in the 'Past, Present, Future' project with an interview divided into three time distinctions: pastpresent and future.

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Sean Godsell, House in the Hills (Australia)
24/05/2019

Sean Godsell, House in the Hills (Australia)

The site of the residence slightly slopes in both a northward and southward direction. A cyprus pine grove acts as a windbreaker, providing protection against the Australian region’s prevailing southwesterly winds. A 30x30- meter parasol, a light metal structure covered with...

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Venice In Oil: Banksy creates artwork for Venice Biennale
24/05/2019

Venice In Oil: Banksy creates artwork for Venice Biennale

“Setting out my stall at the Venice Biennale. Despite being the largest and most prestigious art event in the world, for some reason I’ve never been invited.”...

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Rafael de La-Hoz, Oxxeo building in Madrid
23/05/2019

Rafael de La-Hoz, Oxxeo building in Madrid

In Las Tablas, an area within Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district, the Madrid practice of Rafael de La-Hoz has raised this freestanding construction with triangular floor plans where the loadbearing structure of the slabs is pushed outward, forming a huge lattice that gives...

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The Builder in the Blue Studio
23/05/2019

The Builder in the Blue Studio

Rice Magazine

As a professor of architecture, Carlos Jimenez has collected an impressive list of accolades, including Rice’s 2013 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching...

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Amazon reveals first rendering of its HQ2 in Arlington
23/05/2019

Amazon reveals first rendering of its HQ2 in Arlington

The Architects Newspaper

Amazon has released the first visual for its upcoming second home, or HQ2, in “National Landing,” featuring a design by ZGF Architects. Located in Arlington, Virginia...

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Documentary on Andrea Palladio
22/05/2019

Documentary on Andrea Palladio

Directed by Giacomo Gatti, the film shows Kenneth Frampton and Peter Eiseman, among others, explaining how Andrea Pietro della Gondola (or Palladio) has influenced modern architecture.

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Colmenares Vilata, Ibiza Gran Hotel extension
22/05/2019

Colmenares Vilata, Ibiza Gran Hotel extension

For this hotel located on Paseo Juan Carlos I in the city of Ibiza, the Madrid practice of Silvia Colmenares Vilata renovated an existing 1,512-square-meter building and added a 1,945-square-meter construction. Various volumes are integrated into the rear zone...

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Gustafson Porter + Bowman wins Eiffel Tower competition
22/05/2019

Gustafson Porter + Bowman wins Eiffel Tower competition

The Local

A vision of the Eiffel Tower surrounded by the 'largest garden in Paris' has been unveiled in a €72 million project to improve access to one of France's premier tourist attractions... 

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Wolter Navarro, Core Kensington pilates center in London
21/05/2019

Wolter Navarro, Core Kensington pilates center in London

The London practice of René Wolter and Almudena Navarro was commissioned to design Core Kensington, which features elements referring to the pwners' countries of origin (Mexico and Norway), such as lattices and wood. A small unit is fitted out to accommodate...

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Climate change strikes the Venice Biennale
21/05/2019

Climate change strikes the Venice Biennale

The Economist

But why is much of the art it inspires so dull? Artists have long been inspired by the great issues of their day...

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Jeff Bezos’s ambition to colonise space is straight from the 1970s
20/05/2019

Jeff Bezos’s ambition to colonise space is straight from the 1970s

The Economist

The boss of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, who is the world’s richest man, has long been interested in using his fortune to advance the cause of space flight...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah (Qatar)
20/05/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah (Qatar)

The coastal city of Al Wakrah, 20 kilometers south of Doha, has inaugurated the building designed by Zaha Hadid Architects – in collaboration with the engineering firm Aecom – which will be one of the venues of the FIFA World Cup of 2022. Among the new-build...

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A plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines
19/05/2019

A plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines

MIT Technology Review

The proposal would transform air-conditioning units into machines that capture carbon dioxide and transform it into fuel...

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Ngaren, The Museum of Humankind
18/05/2019

Ngaren, The Museum of Humankind

Ngaren is a collaboration in Rift Valley, Kenya between paleoanthropologist Dr. Richard E. Leakey and architect Daniel Libeskind. This cutting edge site for education and research into our origin story—and future—will break ground in 2022, opening to the public in 2024...

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Long-Delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Moves Ahead
18/05/2019

Long-Delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Moves Ahead

The New York Times

The director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation has told that construction on a long-planned and much-delayed outpost in the United Arab Emirates is “on track.”...

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Le Corbusier's Zurich pavilion is open again
17/05/2019

Le Corbusier's Zurich pavilion is open again

The Le Corbusier pavilion re-opened on May 11 after a careful renovation and some conflict between the former owner and the city over the branding of the new institution. The pavillon is open from May to November...

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Spain Yearbook 2019: The Multitude in Motion
17/05/2019

Spain Yearbook 2019: The Multitude in Motion

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Multiple multitudes took the stage during a convulsive year: hopeful multitudes, with the huge Women’s Day demonstrations in March...

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Ieoh Ming Pei (1917-2019)
17/05/2019

Ieoh Ming Pei (1917-2019)

The New York Times

He began his long career designing buildings for a New York real estate developer and ended it as one of the most revered architects in the world... (El País)

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Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Kálida Sant Pau Center in Barcelona
17/05/2019

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Kálida Sant Pau Center in Barcelona

Designed by Benedetta Tagliabue and Joan Callís of the Catalan firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, this pavilion in Barcelona stands beside the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital, a work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The building is part of an international network of centers...

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A 200km loop around Paris
17/05/2019

A 200km loop around Paris

The Economist

Welcome to one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects: an ambitious scheme to encircle Paris with a new metro loop, with 68 new stations, it will cost nearly €40bn...

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Virgin Galactic is moving to New Mexico
17/05/2019

Virgin Galactic is moving to New Mexico

Virgin Galactic is taking its next step towards full commercial service by moving its operations to Spaceport America, desinged by Foster+Partners, in New Mexico this summer...

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Francisco Mangado, urban redevelopment of Bergamo (Italy)
16/05/2019

Francisco Mangado, urban redevelopment of Bergamo (Italy)

Francisco Mangado has drawn up a masterplan for redeveloping a large urban area of Bergamo, in Italy's Lombardy region, that extends along the railway axis and the train station. Encompassing 450,000 square meters, the Porta Sud project connects the southern...

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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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