Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
An American Führer. Philip Johnson, a Biography
15/05/2019

An American Führer. Philip Johnson, a Biography

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Should biographers respect their subjects? Not necessarily, but even in books about serial killers, authors try to dig beneath the skin of protagonists. No such thing happens...

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Cities, Ideas for a Brighter Future
03/04/2019

Cities, Ideas for a Brighter Future

National Geographic

By 2050 the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion. Nearly 70 percent of this booming population—6.7 billion people— is projected to live in urban areas...

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‘The Age of Spectacle’ and ‘Time of Uncertainty’
25/03/2019

‘The Age of Spectacle’ and ‘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.

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Fernández-Galiano analyzes the world through architecture in ‘Alexandrine Years’
21/02/2019

Fernández-Galiano analyzes the world through architecture in ‘Alexandrine Years’

El País / Ferrán Bono

“It would be very hard to find a critic with the training of Luis,” said Rafael Moneo to a packed audience. He was referring to the Navarre-born architect seated to his left, Luis Fernández-Galiano, author of the book Alexandrine Years…

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Luis Fernández-Galiano: "Architecture makes our lives better”
21/02/2019

Luis Fernández-Galiano: "Architecture makes our lives better”

El Mundo / Luis Alemany

All the topics that a reader expects to find in a newspaper appear in the articles that Luis Fernández-Galiano – architect, professor, critic, and editor of architecture magazines – wrote for the daily El País from 1993 to 2006, with architecture as thread…

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Catalog of Francis Kéré show at Museo ICO
14/01/2019

Catalog of Francis Kéré show at Museo ICO

Arquitectura Viva has published the catalog of ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements,’ the ICO Museum exhibition on the Burkinabe architect, curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, which has been extended through 2 February.

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Koolhaas-Boom!
07/01/2019

Koolhaas-Boom!

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Four years later, the fifteen small books making up the catalog of the Venice Biennale directed by Koolhaas have been republished in a larger and thicker single volume...

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Menil Memorial
02/01/2019

Menil Memorial

Luis Fernández-Galiano

American museums engrave the names of benefactors on a ‘donors wall.’ This biography of Dominique and John de Menil begins with thanks to the hundreds who...

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Philip Johnson, the Man Who Made Architecture Amoral
23/12/2018

Philip Johnson, the Man Who Made Architecture Amoral

The New Yorker

How a giant of twentieth-century architecture escaped—and enacted—his far-right past. In 1936, on a fairground on Chicago’s...

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Elliott on Two Nationalisms
29/11/2018

Elliott on Two Nationalisms

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Tying up the histories of Catalonia and Scotland from the 15th century to the present, John Elliott has written a book that is both topical and timeless. It is comparative...

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A Resilient Urban Model
09/11/2018

A Resilient Urban Model

Pablo Canga

We are witnessing an unprecedented urbanization process. A UN report says that in 2050, two-thirds of humanity will be living in cities...

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Rick Joy celebrates 25th anniversary with retrospective tome
03/10/2018

Rick Joy celebrates 25th anniversary with retrospective tome

Rick Joy started his practice in Tucson, Arizona, in 1993, bringing a crafted, material approach to residential design. Projects like the Desert Nomad House of 2006 were part of a renaissance in desert building...

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10 of the best new luxury hostels
14/09/2018

10 of the best new luxury hostels

The Guardian

From India to Peru, all these places offer boutique-hotel touches at budget prices. We pick 10 recent openings from a new book on posh hostels...

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Saving the Yamuna River
13/09/2018

Saving the Yamuna River

ABC

The Spanish architect Iñaki Alday leads a project in India to clean up one of the planet's most polluted urban rivers...

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Jørn Utzon, architect of the "patient search"
12/09/2018

Jørn Utzon, architect of the "patient search"

Fahrenheit 451

In AV Monographs 205, Jørn Utzon is presented as a figure who changed the architectural directions of a nation...

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Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007
24/08/2018

Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The publication of the work of some architects becomes printed history. This is what happened with the mythical eight volumes of Le Corbusier’s Oeuvre complète...

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On Architectural Criticism
20/08/2018

On Architectural Criticism

Philip Ursprung

A comienzos de la década de 1920 una buena crítica podía valer una fortuna, y una mala podía arruinar toda una carrera. Todavía se hacía sentir el aura de los grandes...

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Thomas Hardy, Architect
17/08/2018

Thomas Hardy, Architect

Luis Fernández-Galiano

A writer and an architect, Thomas Hardy (1840-1932) is not acknowledged in both creative fields on equal terms. As a writer he is...

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On Clinical Architecture
15/08/2018

On Clinical Architecture

Alberto Pieltáin

Variations on a theme are common in art. The genre gives opportunity to test techniques or ideas alongside those of other authors on one same...

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Visions on Le Corbusier
13/08/2018

Visions on Le Corbusier

Eduardo Prieto

The piles of sketches, photographs, press cuttings, invoices, train/ship/airplane tickets, letters, telegrams, separatas, project texts...

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A Soviet Residential Saga
10/08/2018

A Soviet Residential Saga

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The centenary of the Russian Revolution has brought on the inevitable deluge of publications, but perhaps none as exceptional as The House of Government...

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‘Industrias’, the work of Javier García-Solera
08/08/2018

‘Industrias’, the work of Javier García-Solera

The publishers Carmen Jordá and Maite Palomares recently launched Industrias, first of the ‘Arquitectura moderna y contemporánea. Monografías ETSA-UPV’ series on the work of Javier García-Solera...

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Robbrecht & Daem´s Anthology
06/08/2018

Robbrecht & Daem´s Anthology

Josean Ruiz Esquíroz

This anthology on Robbrecht en Daem is superlative. It weights and takes up space like a brick, but is complex like a city. Everything in it is organized by means of a mathematical...

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It is useless to live
03/08/2018

It is useless to live

TLS / Nan Z. Da

There is a type of Chinese poem called the juemingci, which means, roughly, verses to terminate your life. Almost the poetic equivalent of a suicide note...

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Red Label
24/07/2018

Red Label

Luis Fernández-Galiano

When the books one is currently reading accumulate and the pile shows a half-dozen titles crowned by the red band of Acantilado, it is clear that the interest raised by...

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Roman Holidays
27/06/2018

Roman Holidays

The New York Review of Books

Baroque Antiquity: Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe by Victor Plahte Tschudi. For several decades in the early seventeenth century, German-speaking visitors...

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California Crazy: pop architecture from the past
07/06/2018

California Crazy: pop architecture from the past

The Guardian

Starting in the 1920s, inventive entrepreneurs started creating attention-grabbing buildings to appeal to passing drivers. In Jim Heimann’s new book, California Crazy...

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For the first time, astronomers have a reliable map of the heavens
27/04/2018

For the first time, astronomers have a reliable map of the heavens

The Economist

For something so enormous, astronomers know remarkably little about the Milky Way, Earth’s home galaxy. They know its rough dimensions—somewhere between...

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The "Catalog", 50 Years Later
25/04/2018

The "Catalog", 50 Years Later

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In the stream of commemorations of les événements, we should perhaps not forget about the most important countercultural publication, the Whole Earth Catalog, which first appeared ...

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Rafael Moneo: Forms, Ideas, Investigations
08/04/2018

Rafael Moneo: Forms, Ideas, Investigations

Luis Fernández-Galiano

This promenade through Córdoba, Seville, and Granada is also a walk through the intellectual journey of its author. Rafael Moneo brings together three texts, written in...

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New Books
AV Monografías 213_214 - ESPAÑA 2019 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 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.
AV Proyectos 91 - OFFICE 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
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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