Arquitectura Viva
Friday, March 31, 2017
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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Subatomic opportunities. Quantum leaps
13/03/2017

Subatomic opportunities. Quantum leaps

The Economist

The strangeness of the quantum realm opens up exciting new technological possibilities. A bathing cap that can watch individual neurons, allowing others to monitor...

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Technology Quarterly. Here, there and everywhere
10/03/2017

Technology Quarterly. Here, there and everywhere

The Economist

After decades as laboratory curiosities, some of quantum physics’ oddest effects are beginning to be put to use...

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‘Global Kitchen’ by Cosentino
09/03/2017

‘Global Kitchen’ by Cosentino

Eduardo Prieto

Because of its ties with fire, the kitchen was the heart of the traditional house. Later the kitchen was hidden away, a commoner in the bourgeois or aristocratic house...

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ARCHITECT@WORK in Barcelona
08/03/2017

ARCHITECT@WORK in Barcelona

From 29 to 30 March, the International Convention Center of Barcelona (CCIB) hosts the ARCHITECT@WORK fair under the theme of ‘water and architecture’ and with the aim of offering novel products to architects and interior designers.

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Two dwellings in Oropesa by Paredes Pedrosa, ASCER Tile of Spain Award
06/03/2017

Two dwellings in Oropesa by Paredes Pedrosa, ASCER Tile of Spain Award

In the context of the Cevisama fair held in Valencia from 20 to 24 February, the winners of the 15th ASCER (Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association) awards were handed their prizes. The jury, presided by Gonçalo Byrne and including Iñaqui Carnicero...

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Virtual Singapore Looks Just Like Singapore IRL
03/03/2017

Virtual Singapore Looks Just Like Singapore IRL

Wired

More than million people live in Singapore. The densely populated island city-state off southern Malaysia covers 277 square miles and contains more than...

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How to keep cool without costing the Earth
10/02/2017

How to keep cool without costing the Earth

The Economist

Ronggui Yang and Xiaobo Yin of the University of Colorado have invented a film that can cool buildings without the use of refrigerants and without drawing any power to do so...

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How 3D printing is shaking up the construction industry
03/02/2017

How 3D printing is shaking up the construction industry

The Guardian

Robotics and prefabrication could see more 3D printers deployed on building sites but quality control remains a problem...

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BIM's 'Google Docs for buildings' is transforming architecture
30/01/2017

BIM's 'Google Docs for buildings' is transforming architecture

Wired

Architecture is in the middle of its biggest transformation since the introduction of computers. Building information modelling (BIM)...

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Lego’s Boost Kit Turns Your Bricks Into Robots. Robots
13/01/2017

Lego’s Boost Kit Turns Your Bricks Into Robots. Robots

Wired

The beauty of Lego has always been its simplicity. The iconic bricks don’t talk, flash or move—except in your imagination. Until now...

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Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known
13/01/2017

Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known

MIT

Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter. The new material, a sponge-like configuration...

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Will a new breed of elevator transform our cities?
12/01/2017

Will a new breed of elevator transform our cities?

The Guardian

For all the attention given to the role of cars in our urban landscapes, lifts are becoming the global city’s truly indispensable transport....

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Bulgari B.Zero 1 ring by Zaha Hadid
30/12/2016

Bulgari B.Zero 1 ring by Zaha Hadid

urdesign

In 2015 Bulagri chief executive Jean-Christophe Babin invited Zaha Hadid to reinvent the B.zero 1 collection...

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Massive Rooftop Solar Growth Potential In America In 3 Maps
28/12/2016

Massive Rooftop Solar Growth Potential In America In 3 Maps

Clean Technica

America’s leading solar energy company, SolarCity, has taken to its blog to highlight “the absurd growth potential of rooftop solar...

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Wind-powered Water Seer pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water
18/10/2016

Wind-powered Water Seer pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water

Inhabitat

A new device that relies on simple condensation to collect clean water from the atmosphere promises to provide up to 11 gallons of safe drinking water...

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Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path
13/10/2016

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path

Bored Panda

Cycling is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel, and thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark...

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Bobrick presents its new manual foam soap dispenser
29/09/2016

Bobrick presents its new manual foam soap dispenser

The American firm Bombrick, based in North Hollywood (California), has a hundred years of experience in the washroom accessories market. It recently presented B-823, a manual foam soap dispenser to be mounted on counters...

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The industrial internet of things: The great convergence
22/07/2016

The industrial internet of things: The great convergence

The Economist

China aims to lead the world in connecting the factory. The “internet of things” (IoT) is much hyped. For a decade, a world in which household appliances, packaged...

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MIT scientists find weird quantum effects, even over hundreds of miles
21/07/2016

MIT scientists find weird quantum effects, even over hundreds of miles

MIT

Neutrinos traveling 450 miles have no individual identities, according to MIT analysis In the world of quantum, infinitesimally small particles....

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A kilobyte rewritable atomic memory
20/07/2016

A kilobyte rewritable atomic memory

Nature

The advent of devices based on single dopants, such as thesingle-atom transistor1, the single-spin magnetometer...

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Pokémon Go, an anthropology lesson
19/07/2016

Pokémon Go, an anthropology lesson

Cuando despertó, el pokémon todavía estaba allí. Las 721 especies que, según dicen los naturalistas de lo digital, conforman la familia de los Pocket Monsters, han encontrado un nuevo ecosistema que colonizar: el de la ‘realidad aumentada’...

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Breathing Skins Project
24/06/2016

Breathing Skins Project

An architectural experiment to develop simple technologies to improve our future living environment. The project focuses on responsive facades that allow to gradually adapt room climate and condition to the users...

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Mexican scientist creates glow-in-the-dark cement
19/05/2016

Mexican scientist creates glow-in-the-dark cement

Global Construction Review

This glowing cement that absorbs solar energy during the day and emits light after sun-down. It could make roads and structures glow in the dark, cutting the cost of street-lighting...

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 ‘Musical Labyrinth’ Installation made with Dekton
19/05/2016

‘Musical Labyrinth’ Installation made with Dekton

Daniel Libeskind and Cosentino have inaugurated the Musical Labyrinth installation on Alter Oper Platz in Frankfurt. The fruit of collaboration between the American architect and the Spanish multinational company...

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Hyperloop has signed partnership with BIG
13/05/2016

Hyperloop has signed partnership with BIG

Wired

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Arup, and Aecom Are Now Partners With Hyperloop, the tube-based high-speed transport system originally proposed by Elon Musk back in 2013...

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BIG & Artemide, Alphabet of Light
12/05/2016

BIG & Artemide, Alphabet of Light

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group starts from an abacus of essential geometries to design a new font that translates into light, an alphabet used to write and express thoughts, a tool to give shape to spaces. Base modules, either straight or curved...

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Lexus Design Award 2016 winner
28/04/2016

Lexus Design Award 2016 winner

Out of 1,232 entries from 734 countries, Agar Plasticity, a packaging prototye made of seaweed, has been announced the winner of the Lexus Design Award, a prize given yearly by the car manufacturer. The proposal drawn up by the Japanese office AMAM...

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50 manga chairs in Milan by Nendo
28/04/2016

50 manga chairs in Milan by Nendo

This installation of 50 manga chairs is the result of adapting the strong symbolic nature of manga comics to furniture design. Manga consist of a series of frames on a single sheet of paper that creates a sequence. Similarly, 50 standard...

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Solar Impulse 2 lands safely in San Francisco
25/04/2016

Solar Impulse 2 lands safely in San Francisco

The Guardian

Plane powered only by sun flies over Golden Gate Bridge after spending 56 hours coming from Hawaii on riskiest leg of its journey around the world...

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New Books
AV Monografías 193_194 - ESPAÑA 2017 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 193 - SOUNDSCAPES 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 78 - AIRES MATEUS 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
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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