Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Detroit’s opulent ruins
02/07/2020

Detroit’s opulent ruins

The Guardian

Detroit’s early 20th-century buildings were astonishingly grand – now they’re being destroyed. Philip Jarmain captured their fading glamour...

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Unesco's plan to ‘revive spirit’ of devastated Mosul gets under way
20/06/2020

Unesco's plan to ‘revive spirit’ of devastated Mosul gets under way

The Art Newspaper

Initiative involves local communities in rebuilding their historic landmarks and neighbourhoods. After a five-week lockdown, several conservation projects have begun in Mosul...

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Andrés Jaque reveals theme for the 2020 Shanghai Biennale
18/06/2020

Andrés Jaque reveals theme for the 2020 Shanghai Biennale

Titled Bodies of Water, the 13th Shanghai Biennale will operate as an eight-month “in crescendo” project, unfolding in three phases between November 2020 and June 2021...

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Coronavirus street art
03/06/2020

Coronavirus street art

The Guardian

Covid-19 is the subject of topical, colourful and attention-grabbing street art, whether it is for artistic, educational or political ends...

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One Photo Challenge 2020
31/05/2020

One Photo Challenge 2020

Architizer

The winning photographs tell powerful stories about architecture and the people that inhabit it, sparking intrigue and inspiration in the process...

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Wunderkammer 2020, by Olafur Eliasson
24/05/2020

Wunderkammer 2020, by Olafur Eliasson

You are invited to create your own cabinet of curiosities in augmented reality by bringing objects, outdoor phenomena, and smaller spatial experiments by Olafur to your home or environment - a sun, a puffin, a ladybird, or flowers, a compass or a rainy cloud...

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New Dates for the Biennale Architettura
20/05/2020

New Dates for the Biennale Architettura

La Biennale di Venezia announces that the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – How Will We Live Together? – curated by Hashim Sarkis has been postponed to 2021, to be held Saturday May 22nd to Sunday November 21st...

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Built landscapes in Iranian desert
17/05/2020

Built landscapes in Iranian desert

A photo series by Manuel Álvarez Diestro (Santander, 1972) captures the development of new affordable housing outside Iran's major cities, particularly the capital, Tehran.

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New Expo 2020 Dubai dates announced
14/05/2020

New Expo 2020 Dubai dates announced

The global mega event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a delay that allows all participants to safely navigate the impact of COVID-19 and allows the World Expo to focus on a collective desire for new thinking to identify solutions...

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‘Chair Times’, a History of Seating
12/05/2020

‘Chair Times’, a History of Seating

Vitra is sharing, free of charge, the documentary film Chair Times, a walk through 125 seats – ranging from an 1807 model to the most recent, 3D-printed designs – on display at Vitra's Schaudepot, a work of Herzog & de Meuron.

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Explore some of the works in the Museo Reina Sofía Collection
09/05/2020

Explore some of the works in the Museo Reina Sofía Collection

The Museo Reina Sofía presents 10 works from its Collection in gigapixel (ultra HD) images, technology which enables every detail in these pieces to be analysed comprehensively through a high-definition zoom.

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Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect. Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France
08/05/2020

Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect. Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Morgan Library & Museum

In 1825, after struggling for nearly a decade to find a buyer for his drawings, Jean-Jacques Lequeu (1757–1826) donated 823 sheets to the Print Department of the Royal Library in Paris... (Video)

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Museum of Covid-19
07/05/2020

Museum of Covid-19

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Scrawled signs, neon rainbows, flour mania … the V&A’s collectors are creating a show for our times, targeting the everyday objects taking on new meaning in the coronavirus age...

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Andrés Jaque and Ivan Munuera premiere film exploring Covid-19
01/05/2020

Andrés Jaque and Ivan Munuera premiere film exploring Covid-19

Dezeen

The Transscalar Architecture of COVID-19 tracks how coronavirus, its contagion, and its responses are enacted through space...

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Edward Hopper, painter of solitude
29/04/2020

Edward Hopper, painter of solitude

France tv arts

Painters by Hopper express what many countries are currently experiencing in the flesh: isolation and social distancing as measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2020 Cancelled
28/04/2020

Serpentine Pavilion 2020 Cancelled

Counterspace's pavilion will not be built this year because of the COVID19 crisis. The Johannesburg-based practice collaborates with the Serpentine on a series of projects throughout 2020, which will culminate with the opening of the Pavilion in Summer 2021...

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Light show in Irish mountains goes online after coronavirus cancellation
26/03/2020

Light show in Irish mountains goes online after coronavirus cancellation

Savage Beauty, which would have drenched a five kilometre stretch of Connemara mountain in shimmering emerald green and sapphire blue light, was cancelled...

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Neri Oxman harnesses the powers of 17,000 silkworms for New York show
18/03/2020

Neri Oxman harnesses the powers of 17,000 silkworms for New York show

The Art Newspaper

The designer has employed natural processes and used materials from plants and shellfish for her exhibition ‘Material Ecology’ at the Museum of Modern Art...

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Colonizing the Countryside. Rem Koolhaas at the Guggenheim
04/03/2020

Colonizing the Countryside. Rem Koolhaas at the Guggenheim

Vladimir Belogolovsky

We used to be fascinated with the future and newness, we are now scared of it and comforted by nostalgia. Before, we were obsessed with crafting beautiful objects and buildings...

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Richard Long at Luis Barragán's Cuadra San Cristóbal
29/02/2020

Richard Long at Luis Barragán's Cuadra San Cristóbal

Artnet

Using local materials, sourced from quarries within the valley of Mexico City and Puebla, Long has created work inspired by Barragán and the local architecture...

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Royal Gold Medal lecture with Grafton Architects
27/02/2020

Royal Gold Medal lecture with Grafton Architects

RIBA

Watch live: lecture by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of the Dublin-based Grafton Architects, the recipient of the Royal Gold Medal 2020.

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‘Drawings’, by Blanca Miró Skoudy
26/02/2020

‘Drawings’, by Blanca Miró Skoudy

Ivorypress presents artist Blanca Miró Skoudy’s first solo exhibition in Madrid. Miró’s work embraces multiple creative fields, from illustration to design, video making and scenography. This exhibition includes selections from the foundation and inspiration...

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Why Antony Gormley teamed up with K-pop superstars BTS
16/02/2020

Why Antony Gormley teamed up with K-pop superstars BTS

The Guardian

The sculptor’s metal tumbleweed made from 11 miles of aluminum tubing brings the band’s global arts project to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3, New York, as part of ‘CONNECT, BTS’...

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‘Dialogues in balance. Leo Matiz and Lukas Ulmi’
14/02/2020

‘Dialogues in balance. Leo Matiz and Lukas Ulmi’

Artsy

Set Espai D'Art in Valencia establishes a dialogue between the photographs by Leo Matiz (Aracataca, 1917 - Bogota, 1998) and the sculptures by Lukas Ulmi (Lucerne, 1958)...

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OMA, Resort Potato Head Studios in Bali
14/02/2020

OMA, Resort Potato Head Studios in Bali

On the Indonesian island of Bali, within the Badung regency and the Seminyak beach town, we find this OMA project carried out under the direction of David Gianotten, an exclusive hotel complex that combines guest amenities with spaces accessiblt to the public at large...

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Museo Guggenheim de Bilbao: Olafur Eliasson, ‘In Real Life’
14/02/2020

Museo Guggenheim de Bilbao: Olafur Eliasson, ‘In Real Life’

This retrospective gathers 40 works completed since 1990. The exhibition includes pieces of different format – installations, sculptures, photographs, and paintings – made with materials ranging from moss or fog to light and reflective metals, and invites us to immerse...

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Art Rises in the Saudi Desert, Shadowed by Politics
14/02/2020

Art Rises in the Saudi Desert, Shadowed by Politics

The New York Times

Some artists say Desert X AlUla is a step toward changing Saudi society. Critics call the government-funded exhibition “morally corrupt.”...

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Rem Koolhaas goes rural
13/02/2020

Rem Koolhaas goes rural

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The seer of sizzling city architecture now says the countryside is where the future is being built. Ahead of a major Guggenheim New York show, he explains his epiphany... (video)

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Mies van der Rohe Foundation: Big Bang Building Light! by Mario Pasqualotto
12/02/2020

Mies van der Rohe Foundation: Big Bang Building Light! by Mario Pasqualotto

‘Big Bang Building Light!’ is an artistic intervention by Mario Pasqualotto that redraws the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona with lines of light. Visitors are welcome, for free, until 16 February (except for 13 February), from 18:30 to 20:00...

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‘Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors’
06/02/2020

‘Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors’

Our homes are an expression of the way we live, they shape our everyday routines and fundamentally affect our well-being. With this exhibition, the Vitra Design Museum aims to reopen the conversation about the contemporary private interior and its evolution...

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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.
Other publications
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
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.
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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.
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.
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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