Arquitectura Viva 249: Tuñón y Albornoz

Arquitectura Viva 249: Tuñón y Albornoz


Heritage Settings. In the decade that has elapsed since Luis Moreno Mansilla passed away, Emilio Tuñón has undertaken a professional shift of scale, alongside Carlos Martínez Albornoz, towards smaller works, of the kind which nevertheless continue to take pride in the trademark of the house: the determination to work in contexts dominated by the preexisting or the landscape, as well as by the great geometric and constructive rigor which Arquitectura Viva attests to through six works: the refurbishment of the Paredes-Saavedra House, the Helga de Alvear Museum, and a Stone House in Cáceres; a Stone and Tile Cabin in the Sierra of Soria Province; and a Brick House and the new Arquia Bank headquarters in Madrid.

This issue’s dossier presents four of the stadiums in Qatar that were specially built to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches: the main one in Lusail, by Foster+Partners; 974 and Al Thumanan in Doha, both by Fenwick Iribarren Architects; and Al Janoub in Al Wakrah, by Zaha Hadid Architects.

In the Art and Culture section, Estrella de Diego makes a revision of the controversial figure of Pablo Picasso, whose fiftieth death anniversary is coming up, and Justo Isasi writes on the graphic work of Hergé, in time with a major Madrid retrospective on the Belgian cartoonist. Finally, the usual News and Books sections are complemented by a Francis Fukuyama text on the moderation that ought to take hold of liberalism.

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