Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Virgin Galactic is moving to New Mexico
17/05/2019

Virgin Galactic is moving to New Mexico

Virgin Galactic is taking its next step towards full commercial service by moving its operations to Spaceport America, desinged by Foster+Partners, in New Mexico this summer...

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Le Corbusier's Zurich pavilion is open again
17/05/2019

Le Corbusier's Zurich pavilion is open again

The Le Corbusier pavilion re-opened on May 11 after a careful renovation and some conflict between the former owner and the city over the branding of the new institution. The pavillon is open from May to November...

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Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira, Art Pavilion and Chapel in Saya Park (South Korea)
15/05/2019

Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira, Art Pavilion and Chapel in Saya Park (South Korea)

Nestled in the dense woodlands of Gyeongsang Province, this refined complex of sculpture-like constructions explores the close relationship between architecture and landscape. The largest of the complex’s three buildings is the art pavilion...

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Foster + Partners, expansion of Tocumen International Airport in Panama
14/05/2019

Foster + Partners, expansion of Tocumen International Airport in Panama

In March 2013, 24 kilometers from the center of Panama City, construction of Tocumen International Airport's Terminal 2 began. Phase 1 of Norman Foster's expansion was completed and operations started at the end of April 2019. Containing 85,000 square meters...

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Izaskun Chinchilla, Coworking Utopicus Clementina in Barcelona
13/05/2019

Izaskun Chinchilla, Coworking Utopicus Clementina in Barcelona

In Barcelona, at Calle Bretón de los Herreros 9, this coworking office building opens out southward to a courtyard presided by a tree whose fruit, the clementine, gives the facility its name. For the design, the Madrid practice of Izaskun Chinchilla took inspiration from the rural...

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The Forest of the Trojan Women by Stefano Boeri
12/05/2019

The Forest of the Trojan Women by Stefano Boeri

The scenic project for the Euripide’s tragedy The Trojan women is an idea of a landscape rather than an architectural presence in the suggestive environment of Greek Theater of Syracuse...

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Idom, Biocruces Institute HW in Baracaldo (Vizcaya)
09/05/2019

Idom, Biocruces Institute HW in Baracaldo (Vizcaya)

Located at Plaza de Cruces in Baracaldo, this new-build construction harbors laboratories and animal research facilities of the Biocruces Institute. The project drawn up by Idom under the direction of Gonzalo Carro presents eight floors, three of which are basements...

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Daw Office, secondary school in Thionck Essyl (Senegal)
08/05/2019

Daw Office, secondary school in Thionck Essyl (Senegal)

The Barcelona firm headed by David García Martínez, Daw Office, designed this educational facility currently under construction in Thionck Essyl, in Senegal’s Casamance region. The project adapted to the needs and the economic situation...

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Sotheby’s: 8.400 square of free art in the heart of New York
06/05/2019

Sotheby’s: 8.400 square of free art in the heart of New York

El País

The auction house’s new global headquarters, a redesign by OMA (Shohei Shigematsu), displays 1,400 works and outnumbers the Guggenheim and the Whitney in gallery space. (Images)

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Tracks Architectes, La Ruche kindergarten in Perthes-en-Gatinais (France )
03/05/2019

Tracks Architectes, La Ruche kindergarten in Perthes-en-Gatinais (France )

The Paris firm Tracks Architectes, headed by Moïse Boucherie y Jérémy Griffon, designed this kindergarten as an orderly succession of timber constructions with gabled forms, reinterpreting the simple geometry of local architecture in Perthes-en-Gatinais, a village...

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b720/Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, Forma Itaim Tower in São Paulo (Brazil)
02/05/2019

b720/Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, Forma Itaim Tower in São Paulo (Brazil)

The envelope of ceramic pieces rendered in a variety of colors does much to give the building a personality of its own in the urban fabric, while distinguishing each apartment unit. The 25-floor tower is located in Itaim Bibi, a São Paulo neighborhood...

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Fernanda Canales, Tamayo Pavilion in Mexico City
30/04/2019

Fernanda Canales, Tamayo Pavilion in Mexico City

A project of the Mexican Fernanda Canales, this almost rectangular installation organized around three patios of varying size engages in a dialogue of opposite, with the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, a 1979-1981 work of Teodoro González de León...

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An old theatre in Barcelona is reimagined as a live/work space
30/04/2019

An old theatre in Barcelona is reimagined as a live/work space

Wallpaper

The building has been named ‘The Theatre’ in honour of its colourful past. The renovation and redesign has been imagined by Cadaval & Solà-Morales...

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Marià Castelló, Water Sports Center in Formentera
22/04/2019

Marià Castelló, Water Sports Center in Formentera

At the port of La Savina, the main point of access to the Balearic island of Formentera, is a saltwater lake that forms part of a natural park. This lake is used to anchor small fishing boats, and now also accommodates the municipal sailing school along with facilities...

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SUP Atelier, Public Square-Village Lounge in Shangcun (China)
19/04/2019

SUP Atelier, Public Square-Village Lounge in Shangcun (China)

The project brief is based on a plan of the Chinese government to promote sustainable development and preservation of the region’s values. The Village Lounge is set forth as a renovation project whereby a ruined courtyard is transformed into a public space for both...

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Norwegian National Scenic Routes
18/04/2019

Norwegian National Scenic Routes

The development of the highways in Norway left the vernacular routes that ran along national roads in disuse. This circumstance is common to the rest of Europe, but was especially dramatic in the Nordic country because of the extraordinary landscapes that were...

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Heike Hanada, Bauhaus Museum in Weimar (Germany)
17/04/2019

Heike Hanada, Bauhaus Museum in Weimar (Germany)

A work of the German architect Heike Hanada, this new museum opens in time for the centenary of the Bauhaus, founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919. With its clear-cut geometry, the five-floor concrete volumes presents horizontal grooves on the facades...

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Welcome to Copenhagen Zoo’s new panda house
16/04/2019

Welcome to Copenhagen Zoo’s new panda house

The New York Times

It was designed by Bjarke Ingels, the renowned Danish architect, and cost $24 million to build. It was inaugurated by Queen Margrethe II, Denmark’s reigning monarch...

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David Adjaye, Ruby City art center in San Antonio (Texas)
15/04/2019

David Adjaye, Ruby City art center in San Antonio (Texas)

Designed by the British practice of David Adjaye in collaboration with the Texan firm Alamo Architects, this museum will harbor the Linda Pace Foundation’s permanent collection of contemporary art, which features works of Olafur Eliasson, Thomas Demand...

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Bast, school cafeteria in Montbrun-Bocage (France)
11/04/2019

Bast, school cafeteria in Montbrun-Bocage (France)

Winner of the 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award for Emerging Architecture, this school cafeteria designed by the Toulouse firm Bast is located in Montbrun-Bocage, a commune in France’s Haute-Garonne department, close to the Pyrenees. Named E26...

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Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba, The Young Old House in Cercedilla (Madrid)
11/04/2019

Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba, The Young Old House in Cercedilla (Madrid)

In Cercedilla, a municipality in the Guadarrama mountain range, 57 kilometers from Madrid, stands this 1970s summer house that has now been renovated and enlarged by Enrique Espinosa (Cuenca, 1981) and Lys Villalba (Madrid, 1981), following a triple strategy...

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Mies Award 2019: 530 homes in Bordeaux (France)
10/04/2019

Mies Award 2019: 530 homes in Bordeaux (France)

For their renovation of 530 social housing units in Bordeaux, Lacaton & Vassal, Frédéric Druot and Christophe Hutin have won the Mies van der Rohe Award, a biennial prize that comes with 60,000 euros and acknowledges quality in European architectural production...

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Noguera and Fernández Ponce, Turó de la Peira sports center in Barcelona
09/04/2019

Noguera and Fernández Ponce, Turó de la Peira sports center in Barcelona

Anna Noguera and José Javier Fernández Ponce carried out this project that involved building a new multisport center for Barcelona’s Turó de la Peira neighborhood and fitting out the interior of one of its city blocks. The facilities are housed in a volume set into the ground...

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Prouvé gas station to be auctioned
06/04/2019

Prouvé gas station to be auctioned

The Architects Newspaper

The station is currently located outside Marseille, France, listed a “heritage” structure, but needs to be relocated...

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro, The Shed in New York
05/04/2019

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, The Shed in New York

The western end of Manhattan, where the High Line meets Hudson Yards, is the home of The Shed, a new center for artistic creation and research designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group. The complex. With six levels for cultural programs...

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Renzo Piano, Emergency Children’s Surgery Center in Entebbe (Uganda)
04/04/2019

Renzo Piano, Emergency Children’s Surgery Center in Entebbe (Uganda)

Emergency’s new Center for Pediatric Surgery in Uganda, south of the city of Kampala, on the north shore of Lake Victoria, is not only a hospital of excellence, but a building that enriches the area in a number of ways. Emergency’s hospitals provide health services...

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Native Narrative, learning center in Mas-in Village (Philippines)
02/04/2019

Native Narrative, learning center in Mas-in Village (Philippines)

The Danish studio Native Narrative designed this elevated pavilion where children and adolescents – the 4–17 age group – can play and study after school hours. Located in Mas-in Village, in the Philippine island of Leyte, the 9x7-meter facility is a reading space...

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Aulets Arquitectes, Muncicipal Archive of Felanitx (Majorca)
01/04/2019

Aulets Arquitectes, Muncicipal Archive of Felanitx (Majorca)

Like just another house in the old quarter of Felanitx, a locality in the southeast of the island of Majorca, stands this construction that houses the municipal archives, a work of the Majorcan firm Aulets Arquitectes, led by Francisco Cifuentes, Sebastià Martorell...

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Tottenham's new stadium by Populous Architects
31/03/2019

Tottenham's new stadium by Populous Architects

The Guardian

With a capacity of 62,062, the stadium is the second largest club ground in English football. It includes a retractable natural turf surface for Football combined with an astro-turf pitch for American Football (NFL) underneath...

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Robie House reopens after major restoration
30/03/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Robie House reopens after major restoration

Curbed

Built as a private residence near the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus, the Robie House epitomizes Wright’s Prairie School architectural style. The early 20th-century movement...

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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 213 - COBE 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.
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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.
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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 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.
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.
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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