Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
A Resilient Urban Model
09/11/2018

A Resilient Urban Model

Pablo Canga

We are witnessing an unprecedented urbanization process. A UN report says that in 2050, two-thirds of humanity will be living in cities...

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Architect Frank Gehry: How I Got Started
08/11/2018

Architect Frank Gehry: How I Got Started

Fortune

Frank Owen Gehry, 89, has become one of the world’s leading architects, known for postmodern designs like the Walt Disney Concert Hall...

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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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WSJ Magazine’s Innovators Award 2018: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
07/11/2018

WSJ Magazine’s Innovators Award 2018: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron

Wall Street Journal Magazine

As the Swiss firm founded by 2018 Design Innovators Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron celebrates its 40th anniversary, its ideas and approaches are still fresh with each new project...

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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 Banknote Design for Norges Bank
05/11/2018

New Banknote Design for Norges Bank

In 2014, The Central Bank of Norway appointed Snøhetta and Metric Design/Terje Tønnessen to develop the design proposal for its new paper currency. The new 50 and 500 notes have now gone into circulation...

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High Rise Award 2018: Torre Reforma in Mexico City
05/11/2018

High Rise Award 2018: Torre Reforma in Mexico City

infobae

Standing 246 meters, the work of the Mexican architect Benjamín Romano has been crowned as the world’s best skyscraper… 

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India is unveiling the world’s tallest statue
04/11/2018

India is unveiling the world’s tallest statue

Quartz India

At 182 metres (240 metres including the base), the “Statue of Unity” tops the Spring Temple Buddha (128 metres) in China that previously held the record for the world’s tallest statue...

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World-first: Bio-bricks from urine
04/11/2018

World-first: Bio-bricks from urine

University of Cape Town

The bio-bricks are created through a natural process called microbial carbonate precipitation. It’s not unlike the way seashells are formed...

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Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
04/11/2018

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates...

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Construction to start on Morocco's record-breaking skyscraper
02/11/2018

Construction to start on Morocco's record-breaking skyscraper

CNN

Designed by Rafael de La-Hoz and Hakim Benjelloun, the Bank of Africa tower in Rabat will stand at 250 meters tall, and become the second-highest skyscraper on the continent...

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Emilio Tuñón and Ignacio Vicens, International and Honorary Fellows
02/11/2018

Emilio Tuñón and Ignacio Vicens, International and Honorary Fellows

RIBA

The 2019 International Fellows come from four different countries. Their work represents not only the spirit of their homelands but also transcends it to become truly international...

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O’Donnell + Tuomey reveals details of V&A’s new East Bank outpost
02/11/2018

O’Donnell + Tuomey reveals details of V&A’s new East Bank outpost

The V&A East project will create two interconnected sites in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London: a brand-new museum at Stratford Waterfront and a new collection and research centre at Here East...

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Tadao Ando-designed exhibition space opens in Chicago
02/11/2018

Tadao Ando-designed exhibition space opens in Chicago

Curbed

Wrightwood 659 is a new venue which officially opened with the inaugural exhibition ‘Ando and Le Corbusier: Masters of Architecture’...

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The forgotten cinemas of Baltimore
02/11/2018

The forgotten cinemas of Baltimore

The Guardian

Since the 1890s, the city in Maryland has been home to more than 240 cinemas and while many of these buildings have survived, only a few of them still show films...

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Battery-powered paper town
02/11/2018

Battery-powered paper town

Audi Norway commissioned Swedish renowned artist, Anne-li Karlsson, to illustrate a 3D town that depicts the manufacturer's vision on the future of urban mobility...

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Life on the tiny island of Migingo
01/11/2018

Life on the tiny island of Migingo

The Guardian

A rounded rocky outcrop covered in metal shacks, Migingo Island rises out of the waters of Lake Victoria like an iron-plated turtle...

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Harquitectes, Lleialtat Santseca Civic Center in Barcelona in Barcelona
01/11/2018

Harquitectes, Lleialtat Santseca Civic Center in Barcelona in Barcelona

The project takes off from three fundamental premises: understanding the value of the history of Lleialtat Santsenca (1928), an old workers’ cooperative; knowing with precision the material state of the building; and taking stock of the entire collaborative process...

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The empty city: New York without New Yorkers
31/10/2018

The empty city: New York without New Yorkers

The Guardian

Charles Johnstone was given one of the last batches of the toxic chemicals and paper that make cibachrome images. He used it to seek out empty places across New York’s five boroughs...

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Nua arquitectures, Gon-Gar Workshops in Benisanet (Tarragona)
31/10/2018

Nua arquitectures, Gon-Gar Workshops in Benisanet (Tarragona)

For almost five decades now, the agricultural machinery repais company Gon-Gar has been located in the compact urban area of Benisanet, a town in Catalonia’s Ribera d’Ebre county. The Catalan firm Nua arquitectures – Ferran Tiñena, Arnau Tiñena, and Maria Rius...

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The space race is dominated by new contenders
31/10/2018

The space race is dominated by new contenders

The Economist

Some 4,500 satellites circle Earth, providing communications services and navigational tools, monitoring weather, observing the universe, spying and doing more besides...(Graphic details)

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Idom, University of Navarre Clinic in Madrid
30/10/2018

Idom, University of Navarre Clinic in Madrid

Directed by Jesús María Susperregui Virto, Idom’s project follows a high specialization, teaching and research hospital model, focused on patient care. With 35,000 m2 dedicated to healthcare purposes, the compact building is designed to minimize distances and maximize...

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Guns in America: A Time and JR Project
29/10/2018

Guns in America: A Time and JR Project

Time

325 million people. More than 265 million guns. 35,000 deaths a year. And one 227-year-old constitutional right. To tell this uniquely American story, Time partnered with JR, the artist and photographer known in part for his murals around the world...

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Artist Quayola uses robots to create stunning 'classical' sculptures
29/10/2018

Artist Quayola uses robots to create stunning 'classical' sculptures

Independent

Italian artist programmes robots with algorithms to recreate some of the world's most revered works of art – or rather, incomplete, and therefore unique, versions of the original...

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Heatherwick Studio, Coal Drops Yards shopping district in London
29/10/2018

Heatherwick Studio, Coal Drops Yards shopping district in London

The London-based studio of Thomas Heatherwick has refurbished two heritage rail buildings from the 1850s to create a new shopping district in King’s Cross. The old cast-iron and brick buildings served different uses over the years, but became partially abandoned...

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Mexicans Spurn New Mexico City Airport
29/10/2018

Mexicans Spurn New Mexico City Airport

The New York Times

Mexicans voted to scrap a part-built $13 billion new airport, designed by Norman Foster and Fernando Romero, for the capital in a divisive referendum pushed for by President-elect López Obrador...

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What a new bridge says about Hong Kong’s relations with mainland China
28/10/2018

What a new bridge says about Hong Kong’s relations with mainland China

The Economist

The world’s longest sea-crossing bridge connect Hong Kong with the mainland city of Zhuhai and the former Portuguese colony of Macau...

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'Disneyland for adults': John Portman's dizzying interior legacy
28/10/2018

'Disneyland for adults': John Portman's dizzying interior legacy

The Guardian

John Portman, the Atlanta architect known for his ‘Jesus moments’ – when visitors would look up and exclaim ‘Jesus!’ – remade his home town in ways few get to...

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Mohsen Mostafavi to step down as GSD dean
27/10/2018

Mohsen Mostafavi to step down as GSD dean

The Harvard Gazette

Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) since January 2008, announced that he will step down from the position at the end of the 2018-19 academic year...

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Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas, house in Rota (Cádiz)
26/10/2018

Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas, house in Rota (Cádiz)

The project involved enlarging a house built by the Americans in the vicinity of the US military base at Rota, on the coast of the southern Spanish province of Cádiz. The urban development it is located in responds to a typically Anglo-Saxon set of tastes: plots clustered...

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New Books
AV Monografías 207 - BATLLE i ROIG 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 208 - SINGULAR BUILDINGS 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 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA 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
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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