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Friday, March 31, 2017
Durban, by Ibai Rigby
30/03/2017

Durban, by Ibai Rigby

Durban is a city little known outside of South Africa. Nonetheless, it is slightly bigger in population than the more touristic city of Cape Town; it’s harbour is the busiest in the country and one of the busiest in the Southern...

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Damien Hirst stakes all on his Venice treasure comeback show
28/03/2017

Damien Hirst stakes all on his Venice treasure comeback show

The Guardian

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is the first new exhibition of works by Damien Hirst since 2014’s indifferently received Schizophrenogenesis – and the stakes...

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De Stijl centenary postage stamps
24/03/2017

De Stijl centenary postage stamps

Het Nieuwe Instituut

On 27 March 2017, as part of the celebrations of '100 Years of De Stijl: Mondrian to Dutch Design’, the Dutch postal service is issuing ten De Stijl postage stamps in...

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‘Camera and Model’ at Madrid’s ICO Museum
21/03/2017

‘Camera and Model’ at Madrid’s ICO Museum

Eduardo Prieto

Photography played a key role in the creation and dissemination of the iconography, and also the ideology, of modern architecture. This role of photography has much been...

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Astounding wooden architecture
20/03/2017

Astounding wooden architecture

The Guardian

From a chunky Russian dacha to Renzo Piano’s evocative turrets in the South Pacific, these inventive buildings celebrate the oldest and most malleable...

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‘Spiral Jetty’ Is Named an Official State Work of Art by Utah
17/03/2017

‘Spiral Jetty’ Is Named an Official State Work of Art by Utah

The New York Times

The great American sculptor Robert Smithson, who died in a plane crash in 1973 at the age of 35, was as interested in the history of the Earth...

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The visionary architects who shaped Japan
16/03/2017

The visionary architects who shaped Japan

The Guardian

A new exhibition at the Barbican shows how the private house has inspired some of Japan’s most extraordinary architecture...

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‘Hello, Robot’ at the Vitra Design Museum
16/03/2017

‘Hello, Robot’ at the Vitra Design Museum

ICD Sttutgart

The exhibition features three ICD projects, which showcase the architectural design and construction potential for robotically fabricated structures...

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City of ice: Jan Erik Waider's chilling landscapes
13/03/2017

City of ice: Jan Erik Waider's chilling landscapes

The Guardian

Iceland-based photographer Jan Erik Waider captures the beautiful yet sinister Arctic twilight of Greenland...

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Wang Shu. Amateur Studio
08/03/2017

Wang Shu. Amateur Studio

Museum of Modern Art Louisiana

The Architect’s Studio is a new series of Louisiana exhibitions focusing on a new generation of pace-setting and prize-winning architects...

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The Moscow that never was
07/03/2017

The Moscow that never was

Daily Mail

The exhibition, to be held at the Design Museum in Kensington, London, will focus on six unbuilt architectural landmarks located near Moscow’s Red Square...

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The Walled Off Hotel: Banksy opens in Bethlehem
06/03/2017

The Walled Off Hotel: Banksy opens in Bethlehem

The Telegraph

The Presidential Suite boasts “the worst view of any hotel in the world”. The piano lounge is decorated with mounted CCTV cameras. And the doorman...

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Cathedrals of power: Philadelphia's abandoned turbine halls
03/03/2017

Cathedrals of power: Philadelphia's abandoned turbine halls

The Guardian

The Philadelphia Electric Company built enormous metropolitan power stations at the turn of the 20th century. Now vacant and decaying...

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America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s review
01/03/2017

America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s review

The Guardian

This unmissable show at Royal Academy in London, is a time capsule of 1930s America, from the Dust Bowl to Jean Harlow at the movies...

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Leandro Erlich at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid
22/02/2017

Leandro Erlich at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid

In line with the 36th cycle of the ARCOmadrid International Contemporary Art Fair, in which the guest country is Argentina, the Espacio Fundación Telefónica presents ‘Ephemeral Certainties’ by Leandro Erlich (Buenos Aires, 1973)...

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‘Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine’
20/02/2017

‘Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine’

On view until 14 May at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein is an exhibition that examines the current boom in robotics. The show gathers more than 150 objects and poses ethical, social, and political questions.

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New work by Wolfgang Tillmans
15/02/2017

New work by Wolfgang Tillmans

The Economist

The photograph of two skinny, half-naked 20-somethings defined a generation. “Lutz and Alex Sitting in the Trees” was a near perfect evocation of the counterculturalism...

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Sunshine coasts and heights of beauty in Australia
13/02/2017

Sunshine coasts and heights of beauty in Australia

The Guardian

Photographer Gab Scanu, 20, has amassed a huge following on Instagram with his aerial shots of Australian landscapes and coastlines...

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Human settlements on Earth
10/02/2017

Human settlements on Earth

DLR

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has published a detailed interactive global map of human settlements.

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Mies van der Rohe & JamesStirling: Circling the square
07/02/2017

Mies van der Rohe & JamesStirling: Circling the square

Architecture

This exhibition offers a renewed examination of their iconic architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London...

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Architecture photography corner
02/02/2017

Architecture photography corner

The Guardian

In 2014, Sheffield-based photographer and graphic designer Dave Mullen Jr started Geometry Club, a collaborative Instagram project...

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‘The Architecture of Imagination’, a free online course
01/02/2017

‘The Architecture of Imagination’, a free online course

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Architecture engages a culture’s deepest social values and expresses them in material, aesthetic form. In this course, you will learn how to “read” architecture as a cultural...

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The world's best drone photography
27/01/2017

The world's best drone photography

The Guardian

Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of our favourites...

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A Chinese Nuclear Site Is Reborn as a Tourist Draw
27/01/2017

A Chinese Nuclear Site Is Reborn as a Tourist Draw

The New York Times

Tree-carpeted mountains rise high in this sleepy Yangtze River district, best known for its crunchy pickled mustard tubers...

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Explore live radio by rotating the globe
27/01/2017

Explore live radio by rotating the globe

Radio.Garden

Radio Garden allows listeners to explore processes of broadcasting and hearing identities across the entire globe...

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All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map
25/01/2017

All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map

Metrocosm

This map shows the estimated net immigration (inflows minus outflows) by origin and destination country between 2010 and 2015...

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José Manuel Ballester: In the Studio
18/01/2017

José Manuel Ballester: In the Studio

From 17 January to 15 March, the Pilar Serra Gallery in Madrid hosts an exhibition on the photographer and painter José Manuel Ballester (Madrid, 1960).

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Farrell and McNamara, curators of Biennale Architettura 2018
17/01/2017

Farrell and McNamara, curators of Biennale Architettura 2018

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have been appointed as curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in 2018. They live and work in Dublin, where they graduated from the School of Architecture of University and co-founded the firm Grafton...

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Rafael Moneo in Hong Kong
11/01/2017

Rafael Moneo in Hong Kong

South China Morning Post

The “Rafael Moneo: A Theoretical Reflection from the Professional Practice” exhibition is on display at d-mart, Hong Kong Design Institute...

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Manuel Álvarez Diestro, residential towers in China and South Korea
04/01/2017

Manuel Álvarez Diestro, residential towers in China and South Korea

The photographic series by Manuel Álvarez Diestro explores various vertical structures that have risen in China and South Korea in recent times, capturing them from an angle of isolation in the landscape.

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AV Monografías 193_194 - ESPAÑA 2017 AV Monographs
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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
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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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