Arquitectura Viva
Friday, September 21, 2018
Could a grid of giant filters help clean up Delhi's polluted air?
21/09/2018

Could a grid of giant filters help clean up Delhi's polluted air?

The Guardian

Thinking big in the fight against smog, architecture studio Znera have designed 100m-high pollution-absorbing towers for India’s capital city...

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Robert Venturi, Architect Who Rejected Modernism, Dies at 93
20/09/2018

Robert Venturi, Architect Who Rejected Modernism, Dies at 93

The New York Times

Robert Venturi, the influential American architect and theorist whose buildings and best-selling books helped inspire the movement known as postmodernism...

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By the Way House (Robert Konieczny KWK Promes)
20/09/2018

By the Way House (Robert Konieczny KWK Promes)

The design for this house in Poland connects the acess road, the building, and a nearby river by means of a 'white tape' that wraps the construction, twisting to form its walls and roof.

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Glasgow Art School's Mackintosh building 'will be rebuilt'
19/09/2018

Glasgow Art School's Mackintosh building 'will be rebuilt'

BBC

The building was gutted by fire in June, following another blaze in 2014. The future of the GSA has faced speculation that it could be demolished or turned into a museum...

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Charlie de Beistegui, the last odyssey of a legendary dandy
19/09/2018

Charlie de Beistegui, the last odyssey of a legendary dandy

ABC

The treasures of the eccentric and hugely rich collector are being auctioned at Christie’s in Paris...

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'The Island' at 'Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings' exhibition
19/09/2018

'The Island' at 'Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings' exhibition Pdf

On view through 20 January 2019 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London is an exhibition on Renzo Piano. One of the rooms presents 'The Island,' a piece of timber that brings together the 3D-printed models of 102 buildings by the Italian master.

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Spanish goverment to allocate 30 million euros for Prado expansion
19/09/2018

Spanish goverment to allocate 30 million euros for Prado expansion

El País

Spain's vice president endorses a plan to finance the renovation of the Hall of Realms by Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio...

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Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio present the project for the Hall of Realms
19/09/2018

Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio present the project for the Hall of Realms

Spain's Prime Minister attended the function after approving an allocation of 30 million euros to the Culture Commission for the enlargement of the Prado Museum…

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Paul Virilio (1932-2018)
19/09/2018

Paul Virilio (1932-2018)

El País

The French urbanist and philosopher Paul Virilio, former director of studies at the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, has died at the age of 86...

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Collapse in buiding work at Madrid’s Hotel Ritz
18/09/2018

Collapse in buiding work at Madrid’s Hotel Ritz

El País

According to early reports, one person has died and at least eleven are injured after the sixth floor of the building fell down to the first...

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Rain of awards for BAAS Arquitectura
18/09/2018

Rain of awards for BAAS Arquitectura

Coinciding with its 25th anniversary, the Barcelona practice of Jordi Badia (BAAS Arquitectura) has received several distinctions for its Department of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Besides the award in the Panorama of Works...

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Moriyuki Ochiai Architects, Tea House in Bisei (Japan)
18/09/2018

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects, Tea House in Bisei (Japan)

The Tokyo practice of Moriyuki Ochiai designed these colorful pavilions where one can take part in the tea ceremony while stargazing. Located in Okayama Prefecture, the town of Bisei (which means beautiful stars) has an astronomical observatory and is the birthplace...

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Sergio Sebastián Franco, MM House in Leciñena (Zaragoza)
18/09/2018

Sergio Sebastián Franco, MM House in Leciñena (Zaragoza)

The traditional model of rural dwellings in the Aragon region is characterized by the use of large wooden doors on the facade that protected the interior spaces from dust and were entrances for the carriages and horses used in the cultivation of cereal. Respecting...

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Jorge Mealha, house in Sátão (Portugal)
17/09/2018

Jorge Mealha, house in Sátão (Portugal)

The objective of the Portuguese practice of Jorge Mealha is to restore and enlarge a house in Sátão, in the Viseu district, the construction for which the client’s father carefully selected the stones. The old dwelling collapsed, and the new project used those same stones...

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Dazzling projections will cover Walt Disney Concert Hall
17/09/2018

Dazzling projections will cover Walt Disney Concert Hall

Curbed

The Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles will be used as a canvas with Refik Anadol’s projections...

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Churches help to preserve bird biodiversity
16/09/2018

Churches help to preserve bird biodiversity

The Economist

A team led by Piotr Skorka of the Polish Academy of Sciences set out to see just how good churches are as bird habitats...

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The world's longest labyrinth
16/09/2018

The world's longest labyrinth

El Mundo

In the small Italian town of Fontanellato is the Masone cultural park, which features this labyrinth...

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The world’s most spectacular staircases
16/09/2018

The world’s most spectacular staircases

The Guardian

There are two Bramante staircases in the Vatican Museums in Italy but only the newer (1932) one is generally open to the public...

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David Beckham’s Miami soccer village
15/09/2018

David Beckham’s Miami soccer village

Architects Newspaper

Beckham have enlisted Arquitectonica to plan and design the complex. In addition to the 10.5.-acre soccer stadium...

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Alejandro Aravena, RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2018
15/09/2018

Alejandro Aravena, RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2018

Royal Institute of British Architects

The RIBA Charles Jencks Award is given to an individual or practice that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture...

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10 of the best new luxury hostels
14/09/2018

10 of the best new luxury hostels

The Guardian

From India to Peru, all these places offer boutique-hotel touches at budget prices. We pick 10 recent openings from a new book on posh hostels...

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Anthropocene Trailer | TIFF 2018
14/09/2018

Anthropocene Trailer | TIFF 2018

Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky follow up Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark with a sobering meditation on psychedelic potash mines, expansive concrete seawalls, mammoth industrial machines, and other examples...

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Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings review
14/09/2018

Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings review

The Guardian

From the Pompidou Centre to the Shard, this exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, showcases the architectural pioneer’s greatest hits...

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Road makers turn to recycled plastic for tougher surfaces
14/09/2018

Road makers turn to recycled plastic for tougher surfaces

The Economist

On September 11th in Zwolle, a town in the Netherlands, a 30-metre bicycle track made from 70% recycled plastic and the rest from polypropylene was opened...

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Henning Larsen, Town Hall of Eysturkommuna in the Faroe Islands
14/09/2018

Henning Larsen, Town Hall of Eysturkommuna in the Faroe Islands

This building for the municipality of Eystur dilutes its edges amid nature with a passable green roof that crosses the river. The designer is Osbjørn Jacobsen, Faroese partner of the Scandinavian firm Henning Larsen, and author too, of the Harpa Concert Hall...

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Volvo’s 360c is a fully autonomous bedroom on wheels
14/09/2018

Volvo’s 360c is a fully autonomous bedroom on wheels

The Verge

The 360c driving office makes it viable for people to live at greater distances from crowded cities...

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Grime threatens the Taj Mahal
13/09/2018

Grime threatens the Taj Mahal

El País

India's Supreme Court orders the government to save the country's most iconic building, also its leading tourist attraction, from deterioration...

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Saving the Yamuna River
13/09/2018

Saving the Yamuna River

ABC

The Spanish architect Iñaki Alday leads a project in India to clean up one of the planet's most polluted urban rivers...

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The Prado Museum presents its 200 years of art
13/09/2018

The Prado Museum presents its 200 years of art

El Mundo

The art museum presents the special program marking its bicentenary, which will reach out to all parts of Spain and kick off on 19 November...

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Brad Pitt foundation faces lawsuit over New Orleans homes
13/09/2018

Brad Pitt foundation faces lawsuit over New Orleans homes

AP News

An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt’s foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina...

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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 206 - ANIMAL HOMES 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 87 - E2A 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
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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