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Saturday, November 17, 2018
The Menil Drawing Institute’s New $40 Million Building Opens in Houston
17/11/2018

The Menil Drawing Institute’s New $40 Million Building Opens in Houston

artnet

Designed by Los Angeles-based architects Johnston Marklee, the airy $40 million building subtly announces its devotion to drawing...

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OMA, Innovation Tower in Stockholm
13/11/2018

OMA, Innovation Tower in Stockholm

The Dutch practice OMA – headed by Rem Koolhaas – has carried out its first work in Sweden, following a project of Reinier de Graaf. The Innovation Tower is the tallest residential building in the center of Stockholm – rising 125 meters in 26 floors offering 182 apartments...

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Architecture studio by Nelson Resende in Arada (Portugal)
09/11/2018

Architecture studio by Nelson Resende in Arada (Portugal)

The Portuguese architect Nelson Resende has designed his own office in Arada, a municipality in Aveiro District. Located in a rural environment dotted with one-family houses, the project presents two spaces in distinctly separate volumes connected by corridors...

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Sabín-Blanco arquitectos, house in Mera (A Coruña)
09/11/2018

Sabín-Blanco arquitectos, house in Mera (A Coruña)

The Galician practice headed by Patricia Sabín and Enrique M. Blanco built this one-family vacation home on the coastal town of Mera, following a design based on a pure form, a square with 12.4-meter sides.

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Peter Zumthor, rural house in Chivelstone (UK)
06/11/2018

Peter Zumthor, rural house in Chivelstone (UK)

Through large windows and glass panes, the rental vacation house designed by Peter Zumthor frames spectacular views of the southern English landscape, in Devon County. What is the Swiss architect’s first permanent construction in the United Kingdom is part of a series...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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Teopanzolco Cultural Center, Oscar Niemeyer Prize 2018
25/10/2018

Teopanzolco Cultural Center, Oscar Niemeyer Prize 2018

REDBAAL (Latin American network of architecture biennials) has bestowed its Oscar Niemeyer Prize on Teopanzolco Cultural Center in Cuernavaca (Mexico), by Isaac Broid and Productora. In the second edition of the biennial prize, the jurors – Jean Pierre Crousse...

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Rahul Mehrotra, three-court house in Alibag (India)
23/10/2018

Rahul Mehrotra, three-court house in Alibag (India)

In Alibag, a coastal town in the Indian state of Maharashtra, stands this house fragmeted into three modules, a work of the Mumbai firm RMA Architects of Rahul Mehrotra. Organized around an exterior courtyard, these modules work autonomously but are connected, both physically...

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OAB + Peñín Arquitectos, 12 houses on Fernando Poo in Barcelona
22/10/2018

OAB + Peñín Arquitectos, 12 houses on Fernando Poo in Barcelona

This complex of twelve residences occupies a corner plot in Barcelona’s Poblenou neighborhood. Two main streets intersect here and there is a flow of tourists coming from the Barceloneta Beach, so Carlos Ferrater’s firm OAB pursued a strategy to reinforce privacy...

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Alberonero, 86x73 in Mazaro del Vallo (Italy)
21/10/2018

Alberonero, 86x73 in Mazaro del Vallo (Italy)

The Italian designer Alberonero has intervened in a private courtyard of a Sicilian one-family home with an experimental spatial proposal based on using color in three dimensions and in the proportions of the grid that organizes them.

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Sameep Padora & Associates, Maya Somaiya Library en Kopargaon (India)
19/10/2018

Sameep Padora & Associates, Maya Somaiya Library en Kopargaon (India)

sP+a, the Mumbai practice headed by Sameep Padora, has enlarged a small children’s library for Sharda School in Kopargaon, a town in the largely rural Indian state of Maharashtra. Its complex undulating roof is inspired in the brick tile vault techniques of the Spaniard...

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gmp, Guangxi Culture and Art Center in Nanning (China)
18/10/2018

gmp, Guangxi Culture and Art Center in Nanning (China)

This venue for cultural events is the second work that the Hamburg firm gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner – has carried out in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China. Rising independently on a stone plinth are the three...

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Dominique Coulon, housing for elderly people in Huningue (France)
17/10/2018

Dominique Coulon, housing for elderly people in Huningue (France)

In the French commune of Huningue, located in the department of Alsace and on the banks of the Rhine, stands this assisted housing center for senior citizens, a work of the Strasbourg practice of Dominique Coulon. Given the exceptional site, the communal areas...

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Gana Arquitectura, Cerveza Victoria brewery in Málaga
15/10/2018

Gana Arquitectura, Cerveza Victoria brewery in Málaga

The lager beer brand Victoria, founded in Málaga in 1928, has new brewing facilities designed by the local firm Gana, headed by Antonio Galisteo and Álvaro Fernández Navarro. On the foundations of an old industrial shed located on Avenida Velázquez, at the intersection...

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Gad Line + Studio, housing in Dongziguan (China)
12/10/2018

Gad Line + Studio, housing in Dongziguan (China)

The firm GAD Line + Studio, which works in close collaboration with the University of Hangzhou, has been tasked to develop this affordable housing development for the rural community of Dongziguan, in China’s Fuyang District. Inspired in the region’s vernacular...

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Nieto Sobejano: Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa (Estonia)
11/10/2018

Nieto Sobejano: Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa (Estonia)

The new center dedicated to the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (Paide, 1935) opened with a concert on 13 October. Built by the firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, which works from offices in Madrid and Berlin, the complex is located in Laulasmaa...

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Carme Pinós, MPavilion 2018 in Melbourne
10/10/2018

Carme Pinós, MPavilion 2018 in Melbourne

Carme Pinós (Barcelona, 1954) has inaugurated her pavilion for Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, which will host various cultural activities through 3 February 2010. Since 2014, each year the Naomi Milgrom Foundation commissions a different architect...

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Arnau estudi, Casa Retina in Santa Pau (Girona)
08/10/2018

Arnau estudi, Casa Retina in Santa Pau (Girona)

Located outside the walls of Santa Pau, a village and municipality in the Catalonian province of Girona, in eastern Spain, the Retina House is a family refuge that offers magnificent views, as its very optical name suggests. A place for the enjoyment of nature and simple things...

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López Cotelo & Panero, Training Center in Santiago de Compostela
05/10/2018

López Cotelo & Panero, Training Center in Santiago de Compostela

The fundación Laboral de la Construcción found the most convenient site for the Centro de Referencia Nacional en Materia de Rehabilitación (public research and innovation center in the field of refurbishment) in the old 18th century tannery of Pontepedriña...

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Rahul Mehrotra, ATE offices in Ahmedabad (India)
04/10/2018

Rahul Mehrotra, ATE offices in Ahmedabad (India)

Outside Ahmedabad, the largest city of the Indian state of Guyarat, stands this corporate office building, a work of the Mumbai firm RMA Architects led by Rahul Mehrotra. Its formal composition comes from the use of green facades and other passive cooling elements. In its multilayer...

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BIG, Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen
03/10/2018

BIG, Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen

Located in the Christiana neighborhood of the Danish capital, chef René Redzepi’s new Noma restaurant, holder of two Michelin stars, is designed by the firm of Bjarke Ingels. The project involved renovating an abandoned old military warehouse and adding new volumes...

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Junya Ishigami’s New Shop for Eyewear Brand Jins in Shanghai
02/10/2018

Junya Ishigami’s New Shop for Eyewear Brand Jins in Shanghai

Spoon & Tamago

In what is a masterful feat of structural engineering, Junya Ishigami has sculpted concrete cantilevered display shelves that are up to 12-meters long for this shop in Shanghai...

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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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