Arquitectura Viva
Friday, July 20, 2018
Architect Ban builds ‘private’ homes for flooding victims
20/07/2018

Architect Ban builds ‘private’ homes for flooding victims

The Asahi Shimbun

Ban, members of his Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN) and student volunteers used recycled paper tubes and pieces of fabric to create partitions...

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Iconic Vlooyberg Tower heavily damaged after explosion
14/07/2018

Iconic Vlooyberg Tower heavily damaged after explosion

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The Vlooybergtoren is a state-of-the-art staircase which was built 5 years ago. Apparently someone had detoned something at the bottom...

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Stay overnight at the Bauhaus
13/07/2018

Stay overnight at the Bauhaus

A very special kind of Bauhaus experience awaits visitors here: overnight accommodation in the studio building. In the recreated studios, the atmosphere of the Bauhaus remains palpable today...

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador won't halt Mexico's airport, at least not yet
12/07/2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador won't halt Mexico's airport, at least not yet

Bloomberg

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s next president, is no longer seeking an immediate suspension of Mexico City’s new $13 bn airport, designed by Foster+Partners...

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Architectural Association awaits its ‘Spanish tornado’
26/06/2018

Architectural Association awaits its ‘Spanish tornado’

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

The association’s first permanent female leader, Eva Franch i Gilabert, takes up her post on 1 July. Is it ready for this ‘force of nature’ with radical ideas?...

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How I Live: Sri Lankan architect Palinda Kannangara
14/06/2018

How I Live: Sri Lankan architect Palinda Kannangara

The Spaces

Kannangara has created a concrete idyll beside Colombo’s waterways as his home and studio. One of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018... 

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3WTC Is Officially Unveiled After Years of Delays
14/06/2018

3WTC Is Officially Unveiled After Years of Delays

AD

After unveiling the fifth-tallest building in NYC, AD spoke with architect Richard Rogers about the mixed-use tower near the site of the 9/11 attacks...

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un at Norman Foster’s Capella Resort
11/06/2018

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un at Norman Foster’s Capella Resort

The historic meeting of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will took place on 12 June at the sinuous Capella Hotel in Singapore, designed by Norman Foster, on Sentosa Island.

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Farshid Moussavi, Officer of the British Empire
11/06/2018

Farshid Moussavi, Officer of the British Empire

Traditionally, and to mark her official birthday, Queen Elizabeth II presents the annual Birthday Honours List, which this year includes architect  Farshid Moussavi, distinguished with an OBE (Officer of the British Empire). 

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Israel authorizes the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar village (West Bank)
05/06/2018

Israel authorizes the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar village (West Bank)

La Repubblica

The Supreme Court of Israel approves the demolition of the Bedouin village Khan-al Ahmar and of its school, built by the Italian studio ARCò Architettura & Cooperazione... 

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50 Years Coop Himmelb(l)au
01/06/2018

50 Years Coop Himmelb(l)au

A short film from Coop Himmelb(l)au celebrates the 50th anniversary of the firm started by Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky, and Michael Holzer in Vienna, Austria, in May 1968...

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Amazon pausing Seattle construction because of business tax proposal
31/05/2018

Amazon pausing Seattle construction because of business tax proposal

Curbed

Amazon has paused construction of a new tower “pending the outcome” of a full Seattle City Council vote on a proposed tax...

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Tulane names Iñaki Alday as new dean
30/05/2018

Tulane names Iñaki Alday as new dean

Iñaki Alday (Zaragoza, 1965), founder and principal with Margarita Jover of aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje, has been appointed as new dean of Tulane University in New Orleans...

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Herzog & de Meuron: Designing Buildings That Speak to the World
29/05/2018

Herzog & de Meuron: Designing Buildings That Speak to the World

The New York Times

From the converted industrial space of the Tate Modern in London to the polygonal, copper-clad de Young in San Francisco, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron...

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Andrés Jaque appointed
25/05/2018

Andrés Jaque appointed

Andrés Jaque appointed Director of the Advanced Architectural Design Program at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation...

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Only Capitalism Can Solve The Housing Crisis
13/05/2018

Only Capitalism Can Solve The Housing Crisis

Patrik Schumacher

The 'housing crisis' is basically a housing affordability crisis. It manifests itself in the form of extraordinary housing prices and rents after three decades of nearly uninterrupted...

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Bjarke Ingels joins WeWork as chief architect
10/05/2018

Bjarke Ingels joins WeWork as chief architect

He will continue to lead the architectural firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and will offer his insights and ideas to extend the boundaries of architecture, real estate, technology, and design at WeWork...

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The new magnetism of mid-size cities
07/05/2018

The new magnetism of mid-size cities

The Curbed

For many millennials, second cities are becoming their first choice. If, 10 years ago, you had asked 28-year-old Sarah Luckett Bhatia if she’d return to her hometown of Louisville...

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The Floor Plans for Jeff Bezos’s $23 Million DC Home
04/05/2018

The Floor Plans for Jeff Bezos’s $23 Million DC Home

Washingtonian

The Amazon founder's Kalorama mansion will have 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, and two elevators. At 27,000 square feet, the mansion was already the biggest home in Washington...

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The ‘Brexit memo’ of David Chipperfield
03/05/2018

The ‘Brexit memo’ of David Chipperfield

The British architect has sent the RIBA a ‘Brexit memo’, criticizing the Institute for failing to defend social needs and architects’ interests.

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Jørn Utzon’s travel diaries and photography
01/05/2018

Jørn Utzon’s travel diaries and photography

Wallpaper

As part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of architect Jørn Utzon’s birth, the Utzon Center in Aalborg, Denmark, follows the international travels...

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Turner prize shortlist
28/04/2018

Turner prize shortlist

The Guardian

Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson in contention for prize...

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Future Thinking
25/04/2018

Future Thinking Pdf

Monocle

In his foundation, Norman Foster has brought together an enthusiastic team of architects, urbanists and designers who share his energy and passion...

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The most influential people
23/04/2018

The most influential people

Time

Elizabeth Diller is the only architect named on Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people of 2018...

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Five Seasons: the gardens of Piet Oudolf
23/04/2018

Five Seasons: the gardens of Piet Oudolf

An immersive and meditative documentary that reveals how the revolutionary landscape designer, Piet Oudolf, upends our conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself...

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Agreement between the Norman Foster Foundation and Arquitectura Viva
19/04/2018

Agreement between the Norman Foster Foundation and Arquitectura Viva

Arquitectura Viva has donated to the Norman Foster Foundation a complete collection of its publications, which includes all the issues edited up to date of its three magazines: AV Monographs, Arquitectura Viva, and AV Proyectos...

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Great Centennial Dane
09/04/2018

Great Centennial Dane

Today, 9 April 2018, being the centenary of the birth of Jørn Utzon, we reproduce the introduction of the monograph we have devoted to the Danish master, which will be released for sale this week. 

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Cashing out
03/04/2018

Cashing out

Curbed

Bitcoin’s young investors put their digital currency to work in the physical world. Today, listings from one coast to another tout Bitcoin as a way to make a property transaction...

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Activists protest french oil giant’s sponsorship of the Louvre
30/03/2018

Activists protest french oil giant’s sponsorship of the Louvre

Hyperallergic

More than a dozen demonstrators entered the Louvre museum in Paris and laid down in front of Theodore Géricault’s iconic oil painting The Raft of Medusa, in protest of the company Total...

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China's radical plan to limit the populations of Beijing and Shanghai
28/03/2018

China's radical plan to limit the populations of Beijing and Shanghai

The Guardian

Critics claim the reforms disproportionately affect the cities’ poorest. Tens of thousands of migrants were forced out of Beijing as part of a government crackdown on illegal housing...

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New Books
AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 205 - AMERICA IMPORTS 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 87 - E2A 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
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
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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