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Friday, September 18, 2020
 
New Books
AV Monografías 226 - SOU FUJIMOTO 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 227 - KAAN 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 99 - FOSTER+PARTNERS 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
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
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.
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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Guallart Architects,
Rec House in Igualada (Barcelona)

In Igualada’s Rec neighborhood, once an industrial area focused on leather tanning and now becoming a cultural hub, the Barcelona practice of Vicente Guallart (Valencia, 1963) has turned two late-19th-century buildings that hosted a residence and a small textile...

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18/09/2020

Sharon Davis Design, Bayalpata Hospital in Achham (Nepal)

The New York practice of Sharon Davis worked with the NGO Possible Health and the Nepalese government in raising new medical facilities in Achham, one of Nepal’s poorest and most remote regions. Surrounded by mountains in the Seti River Valley, the complex...

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17/09/2020

OOIIO Arquitectura,
terraced houses in Madrid

The Madrid firm established by Joaquín Millaìn Villamuelas, OOIIO Arquitectura, built these two houses in the Montecarlo residential area of Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district. Adapted to the particular needs of two different families, the designs present personalized...

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16/09/2020

Estudio Cavernas,
Koh Kong Mangrove Lodging (Cambodia)

Based in Mae Sot (Thailand), Estudio Cavernas – founded by the Cuevas Durán brothers from Spain, Juan (1984) and Yago (1989) – built these shelters amid mangrove forests in the southwestern Cambodian province of Koh Kong. Drawing inspiration from traditional...

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15/09/2020

Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados, building renovation at Paseo de la Castellana 19

The Madrid architecture practice of César Ruiz-Larrea, Antonio Gómez, and Gorka Álvarez – in collaboration with Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho (MADC) – has won the ideas competition that the CCS (Insurance Compensation Consortium) has organized with a view ...

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14/09/2020

Barkow Leibinger, Fidelio Opera Set in Vienna (Austria)

The only opera that Ludwig van Beethoven wrote, Fidelio, has not ceased to attract music connoisseurs since it premiered in Vienna in 1805. For the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, the Theater an der Wien has presented – with set designs by the architect...

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11/09/2020

petrjanda/brainwork,
visitor center in Abu Dhabi

The firm of the Czech architect Petr Janda has won the competition to build a visitor center in the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, located in the United Arab Emirates capital, where flamingos abound. The project seeks to make the building blend into the landscape by...

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10/09/2020

MVRDV, Concordia Design building
in Wroclaw (Poland)

Located in the western Polish city of Wroclaw, which was the German Breslau, the Concordia Design building highlights the Dutch firm MVRDV’s capacity to deal with all kinds of situations. In this case the situation could hardly have been more complicated. The task at...

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09/09/2020

Guillermo Hevia & Catalina Poblete,
courtyard house in Lago Ranco

This 400-square-meter wooden house in Chile’s Los Ríos Region is the vacation home of a large family. Using a system of pillars, props, and beams, the structure rises as an exoskeleton around the cladding. A repeated section leaves all the loadbearing elements visible...

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08/09/2020

OMA, Prince Plaza building
in Shenzhen (China)

This mixed-used skyscraper designed by OMA / David Gianotten contains 60,000 square meters of offices over a 40,000-square-meter podium mall. Built by the real estate developer China Merchants Shekou Holdings in Shenzhen’s Shekou economic zone, the 200-meter...

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07/09/2020

Basel’s Stadtcasino reopens

The firm Herzog & de Meuron recently completed the renovation and new extension of the Stadtcasino Basel. Built in 1876, this concert hall is one of Europe’s oldest, world-renowned for its acoustics. What started as an urban study in 2012 has resulted... (video)

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04/09/2020

Nieto Sobejano win competition
for the Cité du Théâtre in Paris

The Madrid architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, in collaboration with the Parisian firm Marin + Trottin Architectes, have finished first in the competition for the Cité du Théâtre in Paris, organized by the French Culture Ministry and three prestigious...

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03/09/2020

Hugo Mompó Architecture,
house in Bétera (Valencia)

On the outskirts of the city of Valencia, in the municipality of Bétera, located east of the comarca Campo de Turia, stands this residence built by Hugo Mompó and Juan Grau. Applying local codes and a maximum economy of means, a distilled rectangular block...

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02/09/2020

MAD Architects, ‘Gardenhouse’ in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles County)

This mixed-use building is the first project carried out by MAD Architects, the firm of Ma Yansong (Beijing, 1975), in the United States. Located in Beverly Hills, at 8600 Wilshire Boulevard, the 4,460-square-meter complex named Gardenhouse presents a shopping...

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01/09/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, Xi’an International Football Center (China)

Taking in 60,000 spectators, the stadium rises within the orthogonal grid of the new Fengdong business district of Xi’an, the city that is hosting the 2023 championship of the Asian Football Confederation. With new civic spaces and facilities for sporting, cultural, and...

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31/08/2020

GLA Design,
Visitor Center in Xikeng (China)

Among the thousands of cultural facilities that have enriched China’s tourist infrastructure in the course of the past years, the Wencheng Forest Visitor Center in Xikeng, near the city of Wenzhou, stands out. Carried out by GLA Design, the building is located between...

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28/08/2020

Gerald Hines tribute

Norman Foster

I am greatly saddened to hear about the death of Gerald Hines, an urban visionary and a close friend. Through the sheer force of his unique entrepreneurial spirit...

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27/08/2020

Tokyo Now Has Transparent Public Toilets

The New York Times

Using “smart glass,” Shigeru Ban created colorful toilet stalls to allay fears about safety and hygiene. The toilets were set up in two public parks. They had a safety feature that automatically opened the doors and turned the glass transparent if sensors detected no motion for 10 minutes....

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27/08/2020

Renzo Piano's speech
at Genoa bridge inauguration

On 3 August, the city of Genoa inaugurated its new bridge, designed by Renzo Piano to reconstruct the Polcevera Viaduct, also known as the Morandi Bridge, which collapsed on 14 August 2018, killing 43.

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26/08/2020

Ferrier Marchetti Studio,
Huaxin Tiandi Campus in Shanghai (China)

The Paris practice of Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti built this complex of office buildings in Shanghai. Interconnected by spaces covered with vegetation, the sober blocks were designed according to their positions on the site. In spite of their varying heights...

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25/08/2020

Space Popular, Brick Vault House
in Valencia (Spain)

Located in Nueva Santa Bárbara (Valencia), the Brick Vault House was carried out in collaboration with the local architects Alberto Burgos and Javier Cortina. It is the result of combining two fundamental strategies: a spatial grid and a construction solution of ceramic vaults...

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24/08/2020

MAD Architects, Le Cheng Kindergarten in Beijing (China)

A chromatic roof is the highlight in the conversion of a traditional siheyuan courtyard into a preschool center that is remarkable, too, in its openness to daylight and vegetation. The principal strategy of the project involved wrapping the preexisting building with a tapestry of...

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21/08/2020

OHLAB, Casa Palerm
in Lloret de Vistalegre (Mallorca)

In a rural part of the island of Mallorca, in the municipality of Lloret de Vistalegre, stands this residence built by the firm OHLAB, which Paloma and Jaime Oliver run from offices in Palma de Mallorca and Madrid. Elongated, stretching perpendicular to the site’s steep...

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20/08/2020

The United Nations of Uniqlo

The Economist / Amelia Lester

Unusually for a clothing company, Uniqlo measures its significant milestones not in iconic outfits but in manufacturing breakthroughs. Today over 1,000 researchers there work on inventing new fabrics...

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18/09/2020

The southern hemisphere skipped flu season in 2020

The Economist

Not only have countries in the southern hemisphere slowed the spread of covid-19, but they also appear inadvertently to have stopped the proliferation of another deadly disease: the flu...

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17/09/2020

‘Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan’ at Museo ICO

On view from 16 September to 17 January at the ICO Museum in Madrid are 76 images taken by the photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon – born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942 – that show the architectural transformation of Lower Manhattan. Curated by Lyon himself...

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16/09/2020

KAAN Architecten

Based in Rotterdam but running offices in São Paulo and Paris as well, KAAN Architecten was set up by Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, and Dikkie Scipio as a new professional venture after the 2014 closure of Claus en Kaan...

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16/09/2020

Designing Time

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Architects design space, but also time. Imagining the city after the pandemic, they strive to reconcile the need for social distance with the convenience of proximity...

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16/09/2020

How China Controlled the Coronavirus

The New Yorker / Peter Hessler

Afew days before my return to classroom teaching at Sichuan University, I was biking across a deserted stretch of campus when I encountered a robot...

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14/09/2020

Tower blocks are 'not so bad'

The Guardian

2 September 1975: Pioneering designs, such as those by Le Corbusier, included outdoor spaces and gardens but these have been ignored, a symposium on buildings hears...

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13/09/2020

Concéntrico 06

The Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design, an annual reflection on the urban environment and the city, held its latest edition from 3 to 6 September 2020.

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12/09/2020

'Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales' at Matadero Madrid

On view through 31 January is this exhibition curated by Ethel Baraona and designed by Taller de Casquería ...

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11/09/2020

Air pollution is returning
to pre-covid levels

The Economist

Covid-19 is not all bad, as any city-dweller who stepped outside this year will have seen. The virus has killed hundreds of thousands of people...

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07/09/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright home in Phoenix set for new lease of life after $7.25m sale

The Guardian

Desert home was built for son and daughter-in-law in 1952 Buyers reportedly intend to preserve and restore house...

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05/09/2020

China makes its mark on the world of tattoos

The Economist

The innovations pioneered by China’s tattooists are transforming the art of inked flesh everywhere...

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04/09/2020

How Syria's blasted landmarks are starting to rise from the ruins

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

From Aleppo to Palmyra, many of the country’s architectural treasures have been reduced to rubble, but restoration has begun...

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03/09/2020

Louise Michel rescue vessel
in action

The Banksy-financed Louise Michel lifeboat reached Lampedusa after rescuing 219 refugees who had been drifting for days in the Mediterranean Sea.

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02/09/2020

Richard Rogers to retire

The Guardian

Rogers, 87, will have his name removed from the firm of Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners in the coming months as part of the practice’s constitution...

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02/09/2020

A Second Virus Wave Grips Spain

The New York Times

The coronavirus is spreading much faster in Spain than anywhere else in Europe. After a relative lull during the summer...

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01/09/2020

Biden and Trump Go Cloud to Cloud

Bloomberg / Ben Schott

In terms of length and complexity, Joe Biden’s speech was the shortest and simplest. Donald Trump’s speech was not just twice as long, it was also significantly more complex…

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31/08/2020

First printed house
in Europe at Kamp C

Kamp C, the Center for Sustainability and Innovation in Construction, printed this two story building. It has a floor surface of 90 square meters and was printed with the largest 3D concrete printer in Europe...

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28/08/2020

ACROS Fukuoka 25 years' anniversary

Situated in Fukuoka City (Japan), ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall is a center of cultural and information exchange, designed by Emilio Ambasz, a pioneer of ecological architecture...

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26/08/2020

Norman Foster unveils plan for pop-up glass parliament

The Times

A transparent pop-up parliament has emerged as a potential home for MPs when the House of Commons is closed for repairs...

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25/08/2020

Animales arquitectos
Learning from Nature

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The Finnish architect and author Juhani Pallasmaa organized in 1995 in Helsinki an exhibition on constructions made by animals, from beehives to bird’s nests and beavers’...

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24/08/2020

How viruses shape the world

The Economist

Viruses have caused a litany of modern pandemics, from covid-19, to hiv/aids to the influenza outbreak in 1918-20, which killed many more people than the first world war...

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23/08/2020

Viruses have big impacts on ecology and evolution as well as human health

The Economist

Humans are lucky to live a hundred years. Oak trees may live a thousand; mayflies, in their adult form, a single day...

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23/08/2020

Itinerarios filosóficos
From Cassirer to Sloterdijk

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Two recent books can change the minds of those who do not believe in the power of philosophy to inspire. Zeit der Zauberer intertwines the lives and oeuvres of four legends...

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19/08/2020

Architecture, in Abstract: A Quiz

The New York Times

With international travel still largely curtailed, the Travel desk is offering a pictorial trip around the world via these abstract architectural photographs. Can you identify the city in which each was taken?...

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15/08/2020

La edad de la ansiedad
Contemporary Concerns

Luis Fernández-Galiano

One hundred years ago, in 1920, Edith Wharton published The Age of Innocence, a novel about the New York of the ‘Gilded Age’ that many know through the 1993 Scorsese film...

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14/08/2020

Downsized hajj pilgrimage begins amid Covid-19 restrictions

The Guardian

The hajj, one of the five pillars or most important practices of Islam and an obligation for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime...

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02/08/2020

A peep into
the Virgin Galactic cabin

Seis plazas diseñadas para maximizar la visión de la Tierra. Un gran ojo de buey en cada asiento, varias cámaras por pasajero y experiencia de gravedad cero sin cinturones.  El precio del viaje: 250.000 $...    

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01/08/2020

Notes without Staves

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Sou Fujimoto describes his haphazard architectures as ‘notes without staves,’ and trying to interpret his forms through conventional composition is a futile effort...

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31/07/2020

Protests as Norway begins tearing down building adorned with Picassos

The Guardian

The Y-block office building in Oslo, with a Picasso drawing sand-blasted on to a 250-tonne section of the facade, will be replaced by a modern, safer development...

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31/07/2020

'It Begins With One Word. Choose Your Own,' by Katarzyna Krakowiak

Through 23 August the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona hosts the sound installation by the Polish artist  Katarzyna Krakowiak, composed of 300 words in 14 languages.

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29/07/2020

Ocamica Tudanca arquitectos, redevelopment of Plaza de Mansilla Mayor (León)

In this intervention, for which they have won the 2020 FAD Award for City and Landscape, Iñigo Ocamica and Iñigo Tudanca reinterpret the Castile-León landscape with different types of aggregate concrete for Plaza de la Fuente.

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28/07/2020

Productive Landscapes

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The landscape is a voluntary geography. The idyllic vision of landscape as intact nature is denied by experience and memory. Shaped by economic, environmental, and cultural forces...

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25/07/2020

Is there life on Mars?

The Economist

A new generation of spacecraft may soon find out. And now is a good time to do so, for Earth and Mars are aligned in a way that means the journey takes less than seven months...

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24/07/2020

Schools Beat Earlier Plagues With Outdoor Classes

The New York Times / Ginia Bellafante

In the early years of the 20th century, tuberculosis ravaged American cities, taking a particular and often fatal toll on the poor and the young. In 1907, two Rhode Island doctors...

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23/07/2020

Huge Atlas statue to guard Sicily's Temple of Zeus once more

The Guardian

A colossal statue of Atlas, buried for centuries among ancient ruins, will soon take its rightful place among the ancient Greek temples of Agrigento on Sicily...

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19/07/2020
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