Mies van der Rohe Award 2024 finalists
20/02/2024

Mies van der Rohe Award 2024 finalists

The European Commission and the Fundació van der Rohe have revealed the names of the finalists in the competition for the 2024 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, five in the principal Architecture section and two under Emerging Architecture. The five shortlisted for the main Architecture accolade are: Colegio Reggio in Madrid...

3rd Foro España Awards
16/02/2024

3rd Foro España Awards

Luis Fernández-Galiano has been distinguished with the Award for Values of Spanish Architecture, one of a series of accolades which the association Foro España Cívica gives to individuals with proven excellence in their respective areas of knowledge...

Housing, 50 Works in Spain
15/02/2024

Housing, 50 Works in Spain

Arquitectura Viva gathers in one volume of 320 pages, with a special price of 60 euros, hardbound and in fully bilingual Spanish-English edition, 50 housing projects built in Spain since the year 2000. Always at the center of the architectural debate...

23/02/2024

Sauerbruch Hutton: 'Drawing in Space'

The exhibition 'Drawing in Space' brings insight into the thinking that lies behind the coming-into-being of Sauerbruch Hutton’s architecture. In this, drawing is an indispensable tool for exploring form, material and colour in both real and imagined space...

30/01/2024

Cevisama 2024: Architecture Forum

In line with Cevisama, a trade fair held in Valencia (26 February – 1 March) for the ceramic tile, bathroom equipment, and natural stone sectors, the Architecture Forum will be headlined by Néstor Montenegro, Matthias Sauerbruch, Fuensanta Nieto, Max Arrocet, and J. M. Sánchez...

15/02/2024

Tramo restaurant in Madrid

Selgascano   Spain   The architecture firm led by José Selgas and Lucía Cano, in collaboration with the designer Andreu Carulla, has transformed an industrial space built in the early 1950s into a restaurant. The building previously harbored...

15/02/2023

Renzo Piano World Tour 2024

‘Art of Construction: the importance of structural details’ is the theme of the international competition for the opportinity to travel around the world visiting works of Renzo Piano (1st March, material submission deadline)...

Highlights

07/02/2024

David Lake and Ted Flato win AIA Gold Medal 2024

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded its Gold Medal of 2024 to David Lake and Ted Flato – who in 1984 founded Lake Flato Architects in San Antonio (Texas) – in recognition of their commitment to controversial environmental and sociopolitical...

05/02/2024

‘Burtynsky: Extraction/Abstraction’

This exhibition at Saatchi Gallery London marks the largest exhibition ever mounted in the 40+ year career of world-renowned photographic artist, Edward Burtynsky, who has dedicated his practice to bearing witness to the impact of human industry on the planet...

31/01/2024

Awesome and Affordable: Great Housing Now

Friends of Residential Treasures: Los Angeles (FORT: LA) is collaborating with Frances Anderton, longtime architecture advocate and author of Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles, on an innovative online resource called...

26/01/2024

Galeries Lafayette closes its Berlin store

A Jean Nouvel work which opened in 1996 on Friedrichstrasse in Berlin, what was the first branch abroad of the iconic Galeries Lafayette of Paris could now become a large library. In spite of huge investments...

22/01/2024

The Paths of Trade

Luis Fernández-Galiano   Trade unites, and its paths weave a web that holds the world together. Faced with shrinking globalization, with many countries preferring geographical or ideological proximity in their exchanges, to defend the links created...

Portfolio 2023

After thirty volumes of the Spanish Yearbook, which covers of the best architecture built each year in the country, in 2023 to this special edition we add an international Portfolio featuring the most noteworthy buildings completed outside our borders. This selection of the twelve buildings of the year includes from iconic works raised by Renzo Piano in Turkey, Herzog & de Meuron in Israel, and MVRDV in Albania to more modest projects completed by Diana Kellogg in India, JEJU.studio in Tanzania, and Productora in Mexico, without forgetting the large museums designed in China and the United States by Neri & Hu, Zaha Hadid, and Studio Gang or the exceptional civic complexes proposed by Lina Ghotmeh in France, Níall McLaughlin in Ireland, and Behet Bondzio Lin in Taiwan...

Visual Thinking

The AV/Arquitectura Viva project celebrates in 2024 its fortieth year, and the magazine has wanted to mark the occasion with a special issue that reproduces the last lesson Luis Fernández-Galiano gave at the Madrid School of Architecture before his retirement. Reviewing a life trajectory essentially devoted to communicating architecture, the director of the magazines shows the back side of our publications to explain their history, and unravels how images, as much as words, have been his tools to understand the world; an approximation to visual thinking that is completed with a thematic section of Books that reviews different editions...

Alberto Campo Baeza

AV Proyectos 120 dedicates its last dossier of the year to the most recent projects by Alberto Campo Baeza, examples of an architecture that surrenders to the naturality of logic, and lets gravity and light order the space. Next, the issue presents the complete set of projects shortlisted in the competition to design the Spanish Pavilion at Expo 2025 in Osaka. The issue also includes six examples of ephemeral interventions, from pavilions for architecture or music festivals to experimental housing modules. The construction section presents an in-depth feature on the new Aviva Studios cultural space in Manchester...

In Construction 2

Arquitectura Viva presents —in Spanish-English and digital format only— the second compilation of buildings published in the ‘In Detail’ section of AV Proyectos. The volume, of over 200 pages, features twelve works covered with comprehensive sets of technical plans, details, and photographs documenting the different stages in the construction process of some of the most prominent buildings completed in recent years around the world. The new selection includes cultural infrastructures like the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg by Herzog & de Meuron or the Contemporary Creation Center of Córdoba by Nieto Sobejano...

Other publications

08/01/2024

Vermeer, Van Leeuwenhoek

Luis Fernández-Galiano   In 17th-century Holland, the microscope and the camera obscura for evermore changed the way we behold. The historian Laura J. Snyder describes this phenomenal mutation in how we perceive things through two figures...

08/01/2024

On Galiano’s Visual Thinking

Eduardo Prieto   A species in extinction, a fragile koala still existing even though the ecosystems it thrived in no longer do, architecture criticism has for a while now been facing the question of how to die. Some part of it will take...

08/01/2024

The Story of Looking

Enrique Morillo   In the 1970s, John (Berger) overtook John (the Evangelist) and put the gaze before the Word. A half-century later, we are living a time of absolute visual supremacy, and many already perceive fury and fatigue...

08/01/2024

On the Human Gaze

Alberto Ballesteros   “The book’s better than the film” is an axiom that embroils us in debates. The matter goes way back to the dawn of humanity: word vs. image. Mary Beard is among those who believe that what we see is as important as...

Future

12/01/2024

MareNostrum 5

MareNostrum 5, the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) supercomputer located in Spain was officially inaugurated in Barcelona by Pedro Sánchez...

03/07/2023

ESA's Euclid space telescope launched

Euronews   The European Space Agency's Euclid space telescope was launched for a six-year mission to shed light on dark energy and dark matter and chart the largest-ever map of the universe...

12/02/2024

Performing Pavilion in Madrid

SOLAR   Spain   Performing Pavilion is a revision of the home-workshop, proposing it as a new paradigm for the link between the work of art, the place where it is created, and contemporary lifestyles. Resulting from the enlargement...

17/01/2024

SCDM in Madrid

NULA.STUDIO   Spain   The 60 square meters attic is completely stripped to accommodate a series of interconnected spaces that regulate their levels of intimacy through large dividing elements. Thus, a corridor that serves as both a bedroom and a study...

13/02/2024

Lusail Museum

Herzog & de Meuron   Qatar   Three intersecting spheres form and carve the building, breaking it up into two parts: one is like a full moon and other like a crescent moon wrapped around it. That is the art museum that Herzog & de Meuron designed...

The Undersigned

Luis Alemany   The Greek writer Vassilis Vassilikos, author of the political novel Z (on which the Costa-Gavras film of the same title was based), tells of how a few days after...

Pérgola series of Grupo Ayuso

Grupo Ayuso presents its Pérgola series for terraces and gardens. With mixed aluminum and canvas coverings, it is designed to provide spaces where one can enjoy the open air while being sheltered against adverse weather...

New black PVD finish by Comenza

The Galician company Comenza, which specializes in developing industrialized railing and handrail systems, presents the PVD Black Finish for its GlassFit CC-800 and GlassFit CC-775 glass railings, offering it as an...

04/12/2023

Elliot Erwitt (1928-2023)

Magnum Photos   Legendary photographer and long-time Magnum member Elliott Erwitt has passed away at the age of 95. Elliott Erwitt was born Elio Romano Ervitz to Russian-Jewish parents in Paris in 1928. He spent his childhood in Milan...

22/11/2023

Rob Krier (1938-2023)

Rob Krier has died at 85 years of age. A representative, with his brother, of New Classical Architecture, and a defender of traditional composition in postwar urban planning, the Luxembourger took part in the IBA of Berlin and wrote...

23/10/2023

Anthony Vidler (1941-2023)

Anthony Vidler, the architectural historian and critic who was professor at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, was the author of books including Histories of the Immediate Present: Inventing Architectural Modernism...