Arquitectura Viva
Friday, March 31, 2017
Durban, by Ibai Rigby
30/03/2017

Durban, by Ibai Rigby

Durban is a city little known outside of South Africa. Nonetheless, it is slightly bigger in population than the more touristic city of Cape Town; it’s harbour is the busiest in the country and one of the busiest in the Southern...

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5 Surprising Ways Buildings Can Improve Our Health
30/03/2017

5 Surprising Ways Buildings Can Improve Our Health

National Geographic

The latest trends in green design go far beyond energy and water efficiency to improve our daily lives. Joseph Allen investigated hundreds of “sick buildings”...

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Diébédo Francis Kéré, Arnold W. Brunner Prize 2017
30/03/2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré, Arnold W. Brunner Prize 2017

The  American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize to Diébédo Francis Kéré. Since 1955 the prestigious U.S. institution has annually given it in recognition of significant contributions to...

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 Vo Trong Nghia, Panasonic showroom in Hanoi (Vietnam)
30/03/2017

Vo Trong Nghia, Panasonic showroom in Hanoi (Vietnam)

Located in the Dong Da district of the Vietnamese capital, the four-story prismatic building harbors complementary programs: on the one hand, a showroom for the lighting products of an electronics company; on the other hand, a gallery and a work space for architects...

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Norway wants to build the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel
29/03/2017

Norway wants to build the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel

The Verge

The firm Snøhetta put together these renderings as part of a photo project targeted toward politicians to help them make a decision...

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A river of rubbish in the China's most beautiful city
29/03/2017

A river of rubbish in the China's most beautiful city

The Guardian

An ‘international tourism destination of peerless beauty’ say the slogans hanging in the streets of Guilin, but one of the scenic city’s...

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Cadaval & Solà-Morales, MA House in Tepoztlán (Mexico)
29/03/2017

Cadaval & Solà-Morales, MA House in Tepoztlán (Mexico)

Working from offices in Barcelona and Mexico City, Eduardo Cadaval and Claro Solà-Morales were commissioned to build this residence with natural stone as the main material. The stone would be economical because it is common in the area...

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BIG, Panda House at Copenhagen Zoo
28/03/2017

BIG, Panda House at Copenhagen Zoo

Adjacent to the grounds of Frederiksberg Palace is the Copenhagen Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest. Near the Elephant House, a work of Norman Foster, the Danish firm of Bjarke Ingels is building a home for two giant pandas expected to arrive from China in 2018...

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Damien Hirst stakes all on his Venice treasure comeback show
28/03/2017

Damien Hirst stakes all on his Venice treasure comeback show

The Guardian

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is the first new exhibition of works by Damien Hirst since 2014’s indifferently received Schizophrenogenesis – and the stakes...

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Ghost In The Shell (2017) - Building Jump Extended Trailer
28/03/2017

Ghost In The Shell (2017) - Building Jump Extended Trailer

Ghost in the Shell opens in theaters nationwide on March 31. In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash...

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The Big Bend - the incredible U-shaped New York skyscraper
28/03/2017

The Big Bend - the incredible U-shaped New York skyscraper

Daily Mail

OIIO studio has unveiled designs for curved skyscraper 'The Big Bend' as solution to expensive zoning laws. The concept tower would need a two-track elevator system...

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1111 Lincoln Residences designed by Herzog & de Meuron
27/03/2017

1111 Lincoln Residences designed by Herzog & de Meuron

Curbed

An enthralling new project in Miami Beach has launched sales in 1111 Lincoln Residences, a mixed-use development designed...

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666 Fifth Avenue Is the Perfect Symbol for the Trump Era
27/03/2017

666 Fifth Avenue Is the Perfect Symbol for the Trump Era

CityLab

From its shady financing to its spectacular design, Zaha Hadid's 666 Fifth Avenue captures the Trumpian moment...

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Arnaud-Bello + Riestra + Von Werz: Galería OMR in Mexico City
27/03/2017

Arnaud-Bello + Riestra + Von Werz: Galería OMR in Mexico City

The architects José Arnaud-Bello (Oaxaca, 1976), Mateo Riestra (Mexico City, 1980), and Max von Werz (Montreal, 1977) have designed a new building for Galería OMR, a contemporary art gallery founded in 1983, in the Mexican capital...

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Gustav Metzger died
26/03/2017

Gustav Metzger died

The Economist

The inventor of auto-destructive art was 90. In a puffy bomber-jacket and a gas mask, Gustav Metzger started on his work of art on London’s South Bank in 1961...

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Cristián Izquierdo, house in Morrillos (Chile)
24/03/2017

Cristián Izquierdo, house in Morrillos (Chile)

The floor plan of this house designed by Cristián Izquierdo, sitting on a dune facing the sea in Morrillos (Chile), adopts a cross-shaped arrangement that allows using it in different ways during the year. Sometimes it is a large vacation residence for a single family...

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Spain’s greatest art museum gets a new director
24/03/2017

Spain’s greatest art museum gets a new director

The Economist

Miguel Falomir inherits a Prado with big ambitions. At the turn of this century the Prado, Spain’s premier art museum, slumbered in neglect... 

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De Stijl centenary postage stamps
24/03/2017

De Stijl centenary postage stamps

Het Nieuwe Instituut

On 27 March 2017, as part of the celebrations of '100 Years of De Stijl: Mondrian to Dutch Design’, the Dutch postal service is issuing ten De Stijl postage stamps in...

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A Secret Little Glass Home in the Heart of New York
24/03/2017

A Secret Little Glass Home in the Heart of New York

The New York Times

On a quiet block in the East 50s in Manhattan sits a discreet, Modernist marvel: Philip Johnson’s 1950 Rockefeller Guest House...

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The J.M. Roberts Residence by Richard Neutra goes on sale for $1,795,000
23/03/2017

The J.M. Roberts Residence by Richard Neutra goes on sale for $1,795,000

Crosby Doe Associates

In the mid-fifties, the lifestyles afforded by Richard Neutra’s design aesthetic were not...

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BBGK Architekci, Katyn Museum in Warsaw
23/03/2017

BBGK Architekci, Katyn Museum in Warsaw

In the southern part of the Warsaw Citadel stands the museum that commemorates the massacre of Katyn Forest, near the Russian city of Smolensk. A total of 21,768 Poles, mostly military officers, were executed by the NKVD, the Soviet Secret Police...

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David Adjaye elected as Royal Academician
22/03/2017

David Adjaye elected as Royal Academician

Royal Academy of Arts

Sir David Adjaye RA is recognised as a leading architect of his generation. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, his broadly ranging influences, ingenious use...

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OMA completes Concrete at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai
22/03/2017

OMA completes Concrete at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai

The Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture of Rem Koolhaas – which has branches in New York, Hong Kong, Doha, and Dubai – has finished its first building in the United Arab Emirates. A former warehouse has been turned into a cultural center...

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Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace near Cannes
21/03/2017

Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace near Cannes

The Guardian

Straight lines were anathema to architect Antti Lovag, and you will not find a single one in this complex of domes overlooking the Med being sold by the fashion designer...

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‘Camera and Model’ at Madrid’s ICO Museum
21/03/2017

‘Camera and Model’ at Madrid’s ICO Museum

Eduardo Prieto

Photography played a key role in the creation and dissemination of the iconography, and also the ideology, of modern architecture. This role of photography has much been...

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Astounding wooden architecture
20/03/2017

Astounding wooden architecture

The Guardian

From a chunky Russian dacha to Renzo Piano’s evocative turrets in the South Pacific, these inventive buildings celebrate the oldest and most malleable...

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Tesla built a huge solar energy plant on the island of Kauai
20/03/2017

Tesla built a huge solar energy plant on the island of Kauai

The Verge

Islands in the Pacific Ocean are some of the most practical places to install solar panels. Kauai in Hawaii has traditionally generated electricity by shipping in many barrels of diesel fuel...

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Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Sayama Forest Chapel in Saitama (Japan)
20/03/2017

Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Sayama Forest Chapel in Saitama (Japan)

In the cemetery of Lake Sayama – which supplies water to Tokyo – stands this chapel amid the trees of a dense forest, echoing its context as much in its geometry as in its materials. Without subscribing to any particular denomination...

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Architect builds giant wind-turbine-temple for Shaolin monks
17/03/2017

Architect builds giant wind-turbine-temple for Shaolin monks

Curbed

That’s right: The Shaolin Flying Monks Temple enables the monks to fight in mid-air. The first Shaolin temple was built as far back as 495 AD...

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‘Spiral Jetty’ Is Named an Official State Work of Art by Utah
17/03/2017

‘Spiral Jetty’ Is Named an Official State Work of Art by Utah

The New York Times

The great American sculptor Robert Smithson, who died in a plane crash in 1973 at the age of 35, was as interested in the history of the Earth...

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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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