Arquitectura Viva
Friday, August 23, 2019
Junya Ishigami to design 2019 Serpentine pavilion
14/02/2019

Junya Ishigami to design 2019 Serpentine pavilion

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Japanese architect announces plan to create a mysterious cloud of grey slate for the annual London pavilion project...

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MVRDV, KoolKiel complex in Kiel (Alemania)
12/02/2019

MVRDV, KoolKiel complex in Kiel (Alemania)

The Rotterdam firm MVRDV has unveiled images of Koolkiel, a mixed-use complex to go up in a former industrial zone of Kiel, capital of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The final design will be worked out with input from the community. The 65,000-square-meter...

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Will Frank Gehry’s Wimbledon concert hall outshine £300m City rival?
12/02/2019

Will Frank Gehry’s Wimbledon concert hall outshine £300m City rival?

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

There is now a project to build a 1,250-seat venue in the suburb better known for its tennis – Wimbledon – to be designed by the celebrated Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry...

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Farshid Moussavi wins the Houston Ismaili Centre contest
07/02/2019

Farshid Moussavi wins the Houston Ismaili Centre contest

Houston Chronicle

Farshid Moussavi has won the commission to design the building for The Aga Khan Foundation. She was selected from a selection list of finalists that included David Chipperfield and Rem Koolhaas...

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Dubai announces 550-meter supertall tower
07/02/2019

Dubai announces 550-meter supertall tower

CNN

The tower, called Burj Jumeira, is situated in the Al Sufouh area of Dubai close to the Burj Al Arab. Plans show it will be surrounded by a mixed-use, residential and commercial zone dubbed...

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Lynch Architects, Nova SW1 complex in London
06/02/2019

Lynch Architects, Nova SW1 complex in London

The British practice of Patrick Lynch has presented a new design for a development that is part of the Nova masterplan around London’s Victoria Station. The proposal that Lynch Architects previously drew up for the plot next to Victoria Palace Theatre gained...

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Planning permission granted for Olympia London
06/02/2019

Planning permission granted for Olympia London

Heatherwick Studio’s plans for Olympia London, the 150-year old exhibition, event space and conference centre in West Kensington have been approved by planners at Hammersmith and Fulham Council...

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Tower Fifth in New York, by Gensler
04/02/2019

Tower Fifth in New York, by Gensler

The New York Times

If approved at 473 meters tall, the skyscraper would rank as the second-tallest building not only in New York, but in the Western Hemisphere...

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Herzog & de Meuron, Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada)
30/01/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada)

Images of the final design for the Vancouver Art Gallery – which will be the first Canadian work of the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron – have been unveiled. The structure maintains the stacked form of the original project, presented in 2015, but the exterior wooden...

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Snøhetta wins contest for new district in Budapest
23/01/2019

Snøhetta wins contest for new district in Budapest

Working from offices in Oslo and New York, the firm Snøhetta has won the commission to draw up a masterplan for a new neighborhood in the south of the Hungarian capital. Its entry was selected in a competition organized on an invitation-only basis, in which sixteen other...

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First designs revealed for new £288m London concert hall
22/01/2019

First designs revealed for new £288m London concert hall

The Guardian

Cost of 2,000-seat ‘centre of music’, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the site of the Museum of London, would have to be raised from private donations...

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Foster + Partners, Mullin Automotive Park in Enstone (UK)
17/01/2019

Foster + Partners, Mullin Automotive Park in Enstone (UK)

The design for the Mulli Automotive Park at Enstone Airfield – close to Enstone in West Oxfordshire, in the Cotswold countryside – has been unveiled. The developer is the American businessman Peter Mullin. To house a museum on the history of automobiles over...

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MVRDV, twin towers of Taipei (Taiwan)
14/01/2019

MVRDV, twin towers of Taipei (Taiwan)

The Rotterdam firm MVRDV’s design aims to revitalize Taipei’s central station area, in the Zhongzheng district. Standing 337 and 280 meters over the existing station, two new towers will combine offices, two hotels, two cinermas, and a commercial area. The fragmented...

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OMA, new Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam
27/12/2018

OMA, new Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam

Seating 63,000 spectators, the new stadium of the football club Feyenoord Rotterdam will be the largest in the Netherlands. The project led by David Gianotten – with Kees van Casteren and Shinji Takagi – of the Dutch firm OMA draws inspiration from the team’s current home...

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Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds
24/12/2018

Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

Houston Chronicle

The new Austin campus, with about 280,000 square meters of office space, will create at least 5,000 jobs...

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Renzo Piano to rebuild collapsed bridge in Genoa
19/12/2018

Renzo Piano to rebuild collapsed bridge in Genoa

El País

With a budget of 202 million euros, the project will replace the bridge that collapsed last August, killing 43 people. Construction is to be finished by the end of 2019...

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Foster + Partners, Lusail Stadium for Qatar 2022
19/12/2018

Foster + Partners, Lusail Stadium for Qatar 2022

The firm of Norman Foster has designed Lusail Stadium, the main venue – for the opening and final match – of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It will take in 80,000 spectators and will be the centerpiece of Lusail, a new city currently going up 15 kilometers north of Doha...

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How New York won Amazon
13/12/2018

How New York won Amazon

6sqft

City and state officials lured Amazon to open its new office complex in New York with an extensive pitch, complete with four suggested neighborhoods and the promise of prime real estate...

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Is Airbnb’s next move building houses?
03/12/2018

Is Airbnb’s next move building houses?

Curbed

Backyard is “an endeavor to design and prototype new ways of building and sharing homes.” Airbnb wants to use sophisticated manufacturing techniques...

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Zaha Hadid’s Al Wakrah Stadium for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar
03/12/2018

Zaha Hadid’s Al Wakrah Stadium for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

The construction of this stadium in the Qatari city of Al Wakrah, 15 kilometers south of Doha, the capital, is progressing, following a design inspired in the dhow, a sailing vessel of Arab origins.

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3XN unveils revised design for Sydney's new fish market
02/12/2018

3XN unveils revised design for Sydney's new fish market

The market will be many things when it is done: a working fish market, an amenity for the city, a cultural destination, an urban connector, and an icon along the Sydney Harbour...

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Kentucky Owl Park
28/11/2018

Shigeru Ban Unveils Kentucky Owl Park

World Architects

Shigeru Ban's design of the 420-acre campus for the owners of Kentucky Owl Burboun near Louisville, Kentucky, is anchored by three timber pyramids that will house the distillery... (video)

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Linazasoro & Sánchez win a competition in Clermont-Ferrand (France)
26/11/2018

Linazasoro & Sánchez win a competition in Clermont-Ferrand (France)

The Madrid practice of José Ignacio Linazasoro and Richard Sánchez has won first prize in the competition to revamp the area around the Romanesque Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Pont, located along a French stretch of the Way of St. James, the pilgrim’s route to...

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Foster + Partners, The Tulip viewing tower in London
20/11/2018

Foster + Partners, The Tulip viewing tower in London

The firm of Norman Foster has presented a proposal for a 305-meter tower which, if permission to go ahead with construction is obtained, will be London’s tallest structure, rising beside another Foster work... (vídeo) — (The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright)

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Mendoza Partida + Op Team + Ramón Valls, Archive of the City of Barcelona
19/11/2018

Mendoza Partida + Op Team + Ramón Valls, Archive of the City of Barcelona

The team formed by the firms Mendoza Partida (Héctor Mendoza and Mara Partida), Op Team (Santi Orteu, Gloria Piferrer, and Xavier Parré), and Ramón Valls Navascués has won the the competition to turn shed 8 of the Can Batlló premises into the new site of the Archive...

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Ecosistema Urbano, Banyan Hub building in West Palm Beach (Florida)
15/11/2018

Ecosistema Urbano, Banyan Hub building in West Palm Beach (Florida)

In 2017 the Madrid-based practice of Ecosistema Urbano of Belinda Tato and José Luis Vallejo won the international competition to reorganize the seafront of West Palm Peach, Florida, with a proposal comprising various interventions. One involves the building...

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Extudio + Matos Castillo, Holy Week Museum of Zamora
08/11/2018

Extudio + Matos Castillo, Holy Week Museum of Zamora

The team comprising the Madrid practices Extudio and Matos Castillo arquitectos has won the competition to build in Zamora a museum on the city's popular celebration of thje passion, death, and resurrection of Christ. The complex geometry of the site is the result of a long...

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Stockholm says no to Apple
07/11/2018

Stockholm says no to Apple

The Guardian

Which modern capital would not scream to have this Foster + Partners-designed Apple store in pride of place in its city centre?  Well, Stockholm, apparently...

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Toyo Ito designs Hermitage of Barcelona
07/11/2018

Toyo Ito designs Hermitage of Barcelona

El País

Last summer the Japanese architect was commissioned to design the controversial project to be located by the sea, within the confines of Barcelona’s Port Authority.

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Foster + Partners will design Union Carbide building’s replacement
06/11/2018

Foster + Partners will design Union Carbide building’s replacement

Curbed

JP Morgan Chase has selected the British firm, helmed by starchitect Norman Foster, for its new HQ at 270 Park Avenue in New York...

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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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