Arquitectura Viva
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Nieto Sobejano, a Self-Portrait
27/01/2014

Nieto Sobejano, a Self-Portrait

Cuca Flores

Because of the cosmopolitan spirit of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, combined with an indefatigable, tenacious devotion to the profession, both in actual building... 

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Álvaro Siza. Complete Works 1952-2013
22/01/2014

Álvaro Siza. Complete Works 1952-2013

Ana Esteban Maluenda

“Every great architect deserves a great monograph” seems to be the thinking at Taschen, which has added a new volume to its series of huge catalogs on prestigious architects...

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On Contemporary Art
22/11/2013

On Contemporary Art

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Contemporary Art is a terra ignota for many, and even those of us who take it upon ourselves to follow it closely often suffer the disorientation and confusion...

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Ingersoll in the Footsteps of Kostof
24/09/2013

Ingersoll in the Footsteps of Kostof

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Richard Ingersoll did his doctorate in Berkeley with Spiro Kostof, and has spent many years revising and updating A History of Architecture: Setting and Rituals...

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Tales on Architecture and Art
04/09/2013

Tales on Architecture and Art

Miguel Ángel Damián Sanz

Borges once said that he wrote tales because he knew no other way of telling stories that was as direct. Maybe for the same reason Ángel Martínez García-Posada...

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Stoller and Korab. Photographers of Architecture
19/08/2013

Stoller and Korab. Photographers of Architecture

Montse Zamorano

Two of the most important photographers in the dissemination of modern architecture were Ezra Stoller and Balthazar Korab. The parallelisms between their careers stem...

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Practical Aesthetics
28/06/2013

Practical Aesthetics

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The Argentinian architect and professor Juan Ignacio Azpiazu has completed a titanic task: the first translation into Spanish of Gottfried Semper’s masterpiece...

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Batman vs. Koolhaas
14/05/2013

Batman vs. Koolhaas

The New York Review of Books

One reason I’ve never been a fan of graphic novels is because a central aspect of literature for me has always been imagining what the things I’m reading about look like...

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The Shape of the Ceiling
01/03/2013

The Shape of the Ceiling

Luis Fernández-Galiano

“Civilization is measured by the shape of your ceiling.” This quote from Louis I. Kahn in English, along with another from Le Corbusier in French (which relates...

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Paul Goldberger. Por qué importa la arquitectura
30/11/2012

Paul Goldberger. Por qué importa la arquitectura Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Paul Goldberger no escribe para arquitectos. Acaso por ello, algunos de estos le prestan poca atención: hacen mal. En el terreno de la arquitectura...

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'Leonardo punto net'
31/10/2012

'Leonardo punto net'

El Mundo

Los códices 'Madrid I' y 'II' de Leonardo Da Vinci, la única obra del genio renacentista en España, son a partir de hoy accesibles desde cualquier lugar del mundo gracias al'...

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Otra historia de la arquitectura. Un enfoque global
19/10/2012

Otra historia de la arquitectura. Un enfoque global Pdf

Richard Ingersoll

Cuando se publicó en 2007, A Global History of Architecture prometía ser la respuesta a un problema presente en las escuelas de arquitectura norteamericanas...

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El Museo del Prado. Emoción y mesura
07/09/2012

El Museo del Prado. Emoción y mesura Pdf

Delfín Rodríguez

El año pasado de 2011 se cumplía el bicentenario de la muerte del arquitecto Juan de Villanueva (1739-1811), figura fundamental de...

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La óptica francesa
17/08/2012

La óptica francesa Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Cada nueva historia se mide con las anteriores, y esta no es una excepción. De hecho, Jean-Louis Cohen menciona a sus y en pocos casos con simpatía...

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El laboratorio del arte
10/08/2012

El laboratorio del arte

El País

El arte como experimentación define las obras de Olafur Eliasson (www.olafureliasson.net). Las instalaciones, esculturas y proyectos arquitectónicos del artista...

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Corto Maltés cumple 125 años
13/07/2012

Corto Maltés cumple 125 años

La Vanguardia

Corto Maltés nació el 10 de julio de 1887 en La Valeta (Malta), hace 125 años. Así lo quiso la fértil imaginación de su creador, el dibujante y guionista italiano...

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Del activismo como arte
29/06/2012

Del activismo como arte Pdf

Enrique Encabo

Es posible que hayan oído hablar de Ai Weiwei. Quizá incluso hayan oído hablar de él demasiado. Desde su detención en China, el pasado año, a su retrospectiva fotográfica...

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«Duchamp utiliza 'su otro yo' como mujer para criticar la idea...
15/06/2012

«Duchamp utiliza 'su otro yo' como mujer para criticar la idea...

La Vanguardia

Marcel Duchamp transformó para siempre el mundo del arte. El objeto no debe ser necesariamente bello, ni el resultado de un especial talento estético. Sus piezas...

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Lucien Hervé. Objetivo moderno
25/05/2012

Lucien Hervé. Objetivo moderno Pdf

Manolo Laguillo

El presente libro es la edición inglesa del publicado por Editions du Seuil a finales del pasado año, y que en francés se titula Contacts. Le Corbusier - Lucien Hervé....

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Historias de España. Monumentos revisitados
25/05/2012

Historias de España. Monumentos revisitados Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

La historia cristaliza en edificios, y dos obras recientes reconstruyen la de España a través de sus arquitecturas. Libros ambos de encargo, el atractivo de su tema y la calidad de sus...

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Arquia: 'Apuntes de viaje al interior del tiempo', de Luis M. Mansilla
16/03/2012

Arquia: 'Apuntes de viaje al interior del tiempo', de Luis M. Mansilla

La Fundación Caja de Arquitectos ofrece la descarga gratuita en PDF de la publicación Arquia/tesis 10: Apuntes de viaje al interior del tiempo, de Luis Moreno Mansilla.

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Una enciclopedia mundial del tebeo
15/03/2012

Una enciclopedia mundial del tebeo

El País

Terry Gilliam aprendió a dibujar copiando cómics. Siendo eso importante, no fue la enseñanza más trascendental que recibió del medio el director de Brazil. Brotando de las viñetas...

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Curvas resistentes
09/03/2012

Curvas resistentes

Alejandro Bernabeu

El éxito obtenido con la exposición y el libro dedicados a Félix Candela con motivo de su centenario, "La conquista de la esbeltez", ha permitido a la Fundación...

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Los mapas de palabras de Paula Scher
17/02/2012

Los mapas de palabras de Paula Scher

Princeton Architectural Press ha publicado Mapas, un libro que recoge el trabajo de reinterpretación del territorio que la artista y diseñadora gráfica Paula Scher (Washington, 1948) viene desarrollando desde 1990.

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‘Arquitectura y vida: el arte en mutación’
23/01/2012

‘Arquitectura y vida: el arte en mutación’

Texto íntegro del discurso  leído por Luis Fernández-Galiano en la ceremonia de su ingreso en la Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, y de la contestación de Rafael Moneo.
English version

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Oriente reconocido
13/01/2012

Oriente reconocido Pdf

Francisco Javier San Martín
Hatje Cantz se ha convertido en los últimos años en una de las referencias clave del mundo editorial en el campo del arte comtemporáneo y especialmente en el de...

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Espacios con palabras
27/12/2011

Espacios con palabras Pdf

Eduardo Prieto
La escrita no es la arquitectura más humilde, ni tampoco el menor de los géneros literarios. Desde la legendaria Torre de Babel o el fabuloso Templo de Salomón...

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Lo gris es verde. Elogio de la densidad urbana
25/11/2011

Lo gris es verde. Elogio de la densidad urbana Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano
Nada puede reemplazar la proximidad física. Tal es la lección esencial del libro del economista urbano Edward Glaeser, un profesor de Harvard que ha dedicado su vida...

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La primera obra maestra del Museo del Prado
17/11/2011

La primera obra maestra del Museo del Prado

El País
La primera obra maestra que se puede ver al llegar al Museo del Prado es —y se puede ver desde bien lejos—, el propio Museo del Prado. Su enorme contenedor. Así define su...

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Francesc Torres y la memoria oculta del 11-S
06/09/2011

Francesc Torres y la memoria oculta del 11-S

El País / Roberta Bosco
El 11 de septiembre de 2001, a las 8.46 de la mañana, Francesc Torres estaba en su piso a 300 metros del World Trade Center. "Estaba llamando a mi madre cuando cayó...

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New Books
AV Monografías 227_228 - CASAS EN DETALLE 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 228 - JOSÉ MARÍA SÁNCHEZ 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 100 - MAD ARCHITECTS 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
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles + Fracturas y ficciones
Luis Fernández-Galiano publishes Las grandes esperanzas (1976-1992), a critical revision of the issues and challenges of architecture, art, and society of those convulse and fertile years, offering a historical mirror on which we can find a reflection of our current economic, ecological, and social crisis.
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles
The recession caused by the oil crises that shook the planet in the 1970s serves as backdrop for Empeños sostenibles (1976-1984), a selection of articles by Luis Fernández-Galiano on technological alternatives, sustainable construction, and the relationship between architecture and energy.
Las grandes esperanzas Fracturas y ficciones
Through the one hundred essays on architecture, history, art, and society included in Fracturas y ficciones (1985-1992), Luis Fernández-Galiano outlines a portrait of a period of global prosperity in which the Olympic Games of Barcelona and the Expo of Seville brought international attention to Spain.
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 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.
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.
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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