Arquitectura Viva
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Architect Frank Gehry: How I Got Started
08/11/2018

Architect Frank Gehry: How I Got Started

Fortune

Frank Owen Gehry, 89, has become one of the world’s leading architects, known for postmodern designs like the Walt Disney Concert Hall...

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Emilio Tuñón and Ignacio Vicens, International and Honorary Fellows
02/11/2018

Emilio Tuñón and Ignacio Vicens, International and Honorary Fellows

RIBA

The 2019 International Fellows come from four different countries. Their work represents not only the spirit of their homelands but also transcends it to become truly international...

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Mexicans Spurn New Mexico City Airport
29/10/2018

Mexicans Spurn New Mexico City Airport

The New York Times

Mexicans voted to scrap a part-built $13 billion new airport, designed by Norman Foster and Fernando Romero, for the capital in a divisive referendum pushed for by President-elect López Obrador...

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Mohsen Mostafavi to step down as GSD dean
27/10/2018

Mohsen Mostafavi to step down as GSD dean

The Harvard Gazette

Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) since January 2008, announced that he will step down from the position at the end of the 2018-19 academic year...

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Norman Foster and other leaders suspend participation in Saudi Arabian megacity
23/10/2018

Norman Foster and other leaders suspend participation in Saudi Arabian megacity

The Architects Newspaper

As the link between the alleged killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman grows stronger, leaders in many sectors are distancing themselves from projects and conferences sponsored by the regime...

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Richard Meier permanently steps away from firm in wake of sexual assault allegations
18/10/2018

Richard Meier permanently steps away from firm in wake of sexual assault allegations

The Architects Newspaper

Bernhard Karpf has been promoted to managing principal and will oversee the firm’s operations...

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London's most influential people 2018
17/10/2018

London's most influential people 2018

Evening Standard

Catalan-born Eva Franch i Gilabert this year became the first female director of the Architectural Association (AA) school...

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Who Is Neri Oxman?
11/10/2018

Who Is Neri Oxman?

The New York Times

A star of M.I.T.’s Media Lab working in “material ecology,” she has intrigued Björk, Brad Pitt and the Cooper Hewitt...

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Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation sues architect over ‘defective’ New Orleans homes
30/09/2018

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation sues architect over ‘defective’ New Orleans homes

Global News

The lawsuit, says damages caused by architect John C. Williams could cost Pitt’s Make It Right foundation more than US$15 million...

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Charlie de Beistegui, the last odyssey of a legendary dandy
19/09/2018

Charlie de Beistegui, the last odyssey of a legendary dandy

ABC

The treasures of the eccentric and hugely rich collector are being auctioned at Christie’s in Paris...

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Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio present the project for the Hall of Realms
19/09/2018

Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio present the project for the Hall of Realms

Spain's Prime Minister attended the function after approving an allocation of 30 million euros to the Culture Commission for the enlargement of the Prado Museum…

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David Beckham’s Miami soccer village
15/09/2018

David Beckham’s Miami soccer village

Architects Newspaper

Beckham have enlisted Arquitectonica to plan and design the complex. In addition to the 10.5.-acre soccer stadium...

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Grime threatens the Taj Mahal
13/09/2018

Grime threatens the Taj Mahal

El País

India's Supreme Court orders the government to save the country's most iconic building, also its leading tourist attraction, from deterioration...

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Brad Pitt foundation faces lawsuit over New Orleans homes
13/09/2018

Brad Pitt foundation faces lawsuit over New Orleans homes

AP News

An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt’s foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina...

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Rafael Moneo: "The water under the Prado does not catch me by surprise"
11/09/2018

Rafael Moneo: "The water under the Prado does not catch me by surprise"

El País

The architect of the museum's extension explains how in the wake of a study on humidity on the site, he built two wells to diminish the construction work's alteration of water flows...

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Juan Herreros, Global Practice
09/09/2018

Juan Herreros, Global Practice

e-flux architecture

Critical optimism is a commitment for me. The Munch Museum competition in Oslo is a example of this. The Scandinavian democratic processes can be really complicated...

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Syria's Palmyra to be ready for tourists by summer 2019
05/09/2018

Syria's Palmyra to be ready for tourists by summer 2019

The Art Newspaper

Authorities says they have received "good offers from the world powers" to help conserve ancient sites...

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Kanye West Debuts Prefab Social Housing Project
30/08/2018

Kanye West Debuts Prefab Social Housing Project

The Urban Developer

Very little information has been divulged about the architectural renderings released on Instagram, which depict a neo-brutalist inspired concrete shell, wrapping around an exposed and sunken internal courtyard...

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Shigeru Ban builds ‘private’ homes for flooding victims
20/07/2018

Shigeru 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

vrt

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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New Books
AV Monografías 208 - SOUTO DE MOURA 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 208 - SINGULAR BUILDINGS 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 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA 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
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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