The new Munch Museum opens
22/10/2021

The new Munch Museum opens

estudioHerreros   Norway   Instead of being simply a facility for the safeguarding, display, and dissemination of the work of Edvard Munch, the building is conceived to be a dynamic hub for contemporary culture and a cohesive element for Oslo and the country at large. Designed from the stance of a critical revision of the museum typology, the vertical...

22/10/2021

estudioHerreros. AV Monografías 238

Coinciding with the opening of the New Munch Museum in Oslo, AV Monographs features the complete oeuvre of the Madrid-based estudioHerreros. The city, sustainability, and typological revision are some the key...

22/10/2021

New York City's Newest Observation Deck

The New York Times   Alyson Krueger   There’s a new way to take in the skyline. For Kenzo Digital, a lifelong New Yorker who designed its dreamlike interior, the city was his muse. One Vanderbilt, a new construction at the corner of 42nd Street, opens its...

20/10/2021

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi set to open in 2025

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is on track for 2025 completion. Set to be part of a thriving community of cultural institutions in Abu Dhabi...

Series 'Retratos'

Highlights

21/10/2021

Hollywood’s Master Builder

The New York Review   Martin Filler   The African-American architect Paul R. Williams channeled the glamorous but breezy spirit of the Golden Age of Hollywood in designs that allowed his clients and the public to imagine themselves in fantasies akin to...

06/10/2021

‘Lacaton & Vassal. 1991-2021’

On the occasion of their winning the prestigious award, the publisher Arquitectura Viva published Lacaton & Vassal. 1991-2021, a volume of 176 pages, clothbound in hardcover, which gathers thirty of the French practice’s most acclaimed...

24/09/2021

All Fires the Fire

Luis Fernández-Galiano   I borrow Cortázar’s title to connect the violent fire of the volcano in La Palma with the countless fires that suggest for our time the name Pyrocene, instead of the standard Anthropocene (Paul Crutzen, 2000), the geographic Urbanocene...

estudioHerreros

Coinciding with the opening of the New Munch Museum in Oslo, AV Monographs features the complete oeuvre of the Madrid-based estudioHerreros. The city, sustainability, and typological revision are some the key interests of Juan Herreros (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 1958) who, through his studio, seeks channelling his academic, research, and professional career from a global perspective across disciplines. After a long career at Ábalos & Herreros, in 2006 Juan Herreros went solo and in 2014 German architect Jens Richter (Kassel, 1977) was made studio partner. Over these past fifteen years the office has completed works of different program and scale. 

Harquitectes

Few studios have fared better in reading the panorama of a profession in times of crisis, working with limited budgets, and with programs requiring a genuine dose of sustainability. Indeed for Harquitectes necessity can be a virtue, as shown by the four works featured in this issue: a winery in Tarragona, a house in Castelldefels, another one in Igualada, and the extension of the MACBA in Barcelona. In the Art/Culture section, Isabelle Regnier analyzes the ‘Gehry Tower’ in Arles, while Fernanda Canales comments on the ongoing Venice Architecture Biennale. The magazine’s looks at Rammed Earth Construction.

Buchner Bründler

AV Proyectos 106 devotes its dossier to the Swiss firm Buchner Bründler, whose architecture lets each project develop its own identity, always attentive to context. The following section features the BIST competition, with the winning project by Barozzi Veiga and the finalist proposals. The next chapter presents six modular housing projects. The construction feature in the issue covers the new main station of Stuttgart, designed by Christoph Ingenhoven. The exhibitions chapter is devoted to Josep Renau. Lastly, the images by Reginald Van de Velde are a manifesto of the momentariness of things, a portrait of the silent witnesses. 

Other publications

Future

14/06/2021

China's Zhurong Mars rover takes a selfie

BBC   China's Zhurong rover has sent back a batch of new images from Mars - including a "selfie". The robot, which landed in May, positioned a wireless camera on the ground and then rolled back a short distance to take...

Interiors

05/10/2021

Opernhaus Düsseldorf

Snøhetta   Germany   Located in the heart of Düsseldorf, this mixed-use development commissioned to the firm Snøhetta presents two towers containing offices, apartments, and a hotel, and includes a new opera house for the city...

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

Bill Gates   When I worked at Microsoft, it was always a thrill to see a product we’d been working on for years finally get released to the public. I’m feeling the same sense of anticipation today. My new book on climate change...

16/09/2021

Focus glazes its Gyrofocus model

Devoted to creating fireplaces, heaters, barbecues, and related accessories, the company  Focus presents the closed version of its iconic Gyrofocus. Maintaining this model’s original...

16/09/2021

Endless by Altissima Stone

Altissima Stone, a firm specializing in natural stone and belonging to Porcelanosa Group, presents its new ‘Endless’ catalogue, of slabs of natural stone extracted from quarries...

29/07/2021

Kriskadecor aluminum chains

Headquartered in Montblanch (Tarragona) and running office branches in Miami and Los Angeles, the firm Kriskadecor undertakes bespoke projects with architects and interior designers...

10/09/2021

Gino Strada (1948-2021)

The Economist   Gino Strada believed health care was a human right. People often wondered why Gino Strada led the life he did. With his skills as a heart...

11/06/2021

Gottfried Böhm (1920-2021)

Gottfried Böhm has died at the age of 101. A grandson, son, and father of architects, he was given the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1986. Böhn was a sculptor among..

28/05/2021

Jaime Lerner (1937-2021)

Jaime Lerner, architect, urban planner, former president of the International Union of Architects (UIA), has died of complications triggered by a chronic...