Arquitectura Viva
Friday, July 03, 2020
Andrés Jaque and Ivan Munuera premiere film exploring Covid-19
01/05/2020

Andrés Jaque and Ivan Munuera premiere film exploring Covid-19

Dezeen

The Transscalar Architecture of COVID-19 tracks how coronavirus, its contagion, and its responses are enacted through space...

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KAL’s cartoon
28/04/2020

KAL’s cartoon

The Economist
Bill Gates on how to fight future pandemics
24/04/2020

Bill Gates on how to fight future pandemics

The Economist

The coronavirus will hasten three big medical breakthroughs. When historians write the book on the covid-19 pandemic, what we’ve lived through so far will probably take up only the first third...

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The Gold Standard of Architecture: Herzog & de Meuron turn 70
20/04/2020

The Gold Standard of Architecture: Herzog & de Meuron turn 70

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Basel, to many, means pharmaceutical industry and finance; to others, museums and the art market; and to not a few, Roger Federer and Herzog & de Meuron, the gold standards of tennis and architecture. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron round the cape of the age of 70... (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

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How the internet has changed during lockdowns
19/04/2020

How the internet has changed during lockdowns

The Economist

Late-night Slack messages have replaced online dating, as many cities approach a full month in coronavirus lockdown...

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Can the world find a good covid-19 vaccine quickly enough?
17/04/2020

Can the world find a good covid-19 vaccine quickly enough?

The Economist

A candidate which goes on to become a practical vaccine may be identified before the end of summer. But showing how well it works and manufacturing it in quantities large enough for the whole world will still take time...

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Architecture after coronavirus
15/04/2020

Architecture after coronavirus

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Is the open-plan office dead? Can skyscrapers survive? Will our phones control everything from the lights to ordering coffee?...

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Covid-19: How will humans fare when isolated?
08/04/2020

Covid-19: How will humans fare when isolated?

The Economist

Scott Kelly, a former astronaut who spent a year on the International Space Station, suggested that keeping a routine and writing a journal can help ease loneliness...

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Covid-19: China is also an idea, revealing much about Western hopes and fears
07/04/2020

Covid-19: China is also an idea, revealing much about Western hopes and fears

The Economist

Western leaders disagree about how to handle China partly because the country has become a larger, more daunting and more assertive competitor...

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Covid-19’s death toll appears higher than official figures suggest
06/04/2020

Covid-19’s death toll appears higher than official figures suggest

The Economist

The spread of COVID-19 is most often measured by two numbers: how many people are infected, and how many have died. The first is very uncertain...

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Covid-19 presents stark choices between life, death and the economy
04/04/2020

Covid-19 presents stark choices between life, death and the economy

The Economist

The trade-offs required by the pandemic will get even harder. Medics have to say who will be treated and who must go without...

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The northern-hemisphere winter of 2019-20 was the warmest ever on land
01/04/2020

The northern-hemisphere winter of 2019-20 was the warmest ever on land

The Economist

The anomaly was biggest in Europe and Asia, where average temperatures from December to February were 3.2°C (5.8°F) and 3.1°C above the average from 1951-80...

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Covid-19: The epidemic provides a chance to do good by the climate
31/03/2020

Covid-19: The epidemic provides a chance to do good by the climate

The Economist

In 2009, worldwide CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and cement production dropped by 1.4%. A year later, however, they were growing faster than they had done since 2003. By the end of 2010, annual emissions were greater than they had ever been...

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Covid-19: Countries are using apps and data networks to keep tabs on the pandemic
30/03/2020

Covid-19: Countries are using apps and data networks to keep tabs on the pandemic

The Economist

Border officials told Elvis Liu to add their office’s number to his WhatsApp contacts and to fix the app’s location-sharing setting to “always on”, which would let them see where his phone was at all times...

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10 Covid-busting designs
27/03/2020

10 Covid-busting designs

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Companies the world over are directing their ingenuity at the fight against the coronavirus. Here are the front-runners, from sanitising robots to a 3D-printed hospital ward...

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Spain has suffered more covid-19 deaths than any country save Italy
27/03/2020

Spain has suffered more covid-19 deaths than any country save Italy

The Economist

With its carefully spaced empty white beds laid across the dark floor, the pavilion of Madrid’s exhibition centre looked like an installation left over from last month’s contemporary art fair...

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Coronavirus: The Great Empty
24/03/2020

Coronavirus: The Great Empty

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

During the 1950s, New York’s Museum of Modern Art organized a famous photo exhibition called “The Family of Man.” In the wake of a world war, the show...

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House Arrest
24/03/2020

House Arrest Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Confinement is easier to endure than uncertainty. Practicing il mestiere di vivere, private space takes on a different meaning, because the intimate shelter becomes a prison cell,

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Covid-19: In Europe, and around the world, governments are getting tougher
24/03/2020

Covid-19: In Europe, and around the world, governments are getting tougher

The Economist

Sometimes people can be a bit of a disappointment to their politicians. On March 12th Emmanuel Macron, addressing the French nation on the fight against covid-19, appealed to their sense of “national solidarity”...

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Paying to stop the pandemic
23/03/2020

Paying to stop the pandemic

The Economist

Planet earth is shutting down. In the struggle to get a grip on covid-19, one country after another is demanding that its citizens shun society...

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Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially
16/03/2020

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially

The Washington Post

After the first case of covid-19, the disease caused by the new strain of coronavirus reports of further infections trickled in slowly. Two months later, that trickle has turned into a steady current...

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Globalization in Reverse
16/03/2020

Globalization in Reverse Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

To stop the virus, the globe is raising walls and grinding to a halt. The interruption of travel to contain the spreading of the coronavirus and the increased difficulties for the transportation...

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Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We're not ready
15/03/2020

Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We're not ready

TED

In 2014, the world avoided a global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers plus, frankly, some very good luck...

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Foot traffic has fallen sharply in cities with big coronavirus outbreaks
13/03/2020

Foot traffic has fallen sharply in cities with big coronavirus outbreaks

The Economist

By tracking mobile phones, Google constantly estimates how busy places are relative to historical averages...

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Covid-19: Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and the drugs that might lessen its power
13/03/2020

Covid-19: Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and the drugs that might lessen its power

The Economist

Scientists are dashing to set up protocols for further clinical trials in countries expecting a rush of new cases...

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The miracle new sustainable product that's revolutionising architecture – stone!
09/03/2020

The miracle new sustainable product that's revolutionising architecture – stone!

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

It’s cheap, light, quick, fireproof and has a tiny carbon footprint compared to concrete...

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Viral Democracy
06/03/2020

Viral Democracy Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The virus threat cancels frontiers. The vulnerability of our hyperconnected planet becomes exposed with computer and biological viruses alike...

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The case for ... never demolishing another building
01/03/2020

The case for ... never demolishing another building

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The construction industry is wasteful and creates huge CO2 emissions. But what if new buildings had to be adapted and resused or built only with materials already available?...

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Half house, half tent: the startling Spanish villa that breaks all the rules
20/02/2020

Half house, half tent: the startling Spanish villa that breaks all the rules

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

UK-based architects Space Popular have a reputation for clashing colours and computer game imagery. Now the rising duo have built their first house – and it’s been confusing the locals...

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Trump’s Classicism
14/02/2020

Trump’s Classicism

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Donald Trump proposes architectural classicism as the default style of federal buildings. A draft executive order obtained by the magazine Architectural Record sets a list of rules...

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New Books
AV Monografías 225 - AIRES MATEUS 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 225 - VIDA Y VIRUS 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 98 - FALA 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
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
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.
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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