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AV Monografías 169 - ÁBALOS+SENTKIEWICZ 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 165 - GLOBAL TOUR 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 63 - DOSSIER SOU FUJIMOTO 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
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.
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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Javier Terrados, municipal theater
of Arahal (Seville)

In a plan to convert the old facilities of the cloth and textile company Hilaturas y tejidos Andaluces into culture and sport centers for the citizens of Arahal, a small town near Seville, the first project to be completed is the municipal theater...

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28/08/2014

Rural Urban Framework,
primary school in Mulan (China)

El estudio Rural Urban Framework —liderado por Joshua Bolchover y John Lin, profesores en la Universidad de Hong Kong— ha ampliado la escuela primaria en la aldea de Mulan, situada en la provincia china de Guangdong...

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27/08/2014

Santiago Calatrava opens Florida Polytechnic University

In  2009, Santiago Calatrava was commissioned by the city of Lakeland, in the state of Florida, to draw up a masterplan for the expanded campus of Florida Polytechnic University, and design its main piece: the Innovation, Science and Technology...

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26/08/2014

Riegler Riewe, contemporary art museum in Katowice (Poland)

The Austrian office of Florian Riegler and Roger Riewe has built the Silesian Museum of Contemporary Art in Katowice. The past of the Polish city is linked to heavy industry and mining, and this has created its particular historical-cultural identity and factory...

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25/08/2014

Toni Gironès: Interpretation Center
in Artesa de Segre (Lleida)

In an agricultural area in the region of La Noguera, Lleida, the cultural center of the Dolmen of Seró harbors multipurpose spaces, taking up the site of two abandoned vegetable gardens by the town square. In 2007 an irrigation pipeline was being built on the site...

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22/08/2014

Travertine strips facade,
housing blocks by Group8asia

The arrangement of the vertical travertine pieces generates a rhythmic facade, which alters the perception of the structure depending on the different observation angles. These housing blocks in the Swiss town of Crans-près-Céligny have been designed by Group8asia...

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21/08/2014

OMA to transform an industrial building
in Paris into an art gallery

The French department stores Galeries Lafayette have commissioned OMA to undertake the transformation of a 19th century building into an art gallery and studio for artists. The building, located in Le Marais, one of the oldest quarters in Paris, is a listed property...

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20/08/2014

Herzog & de Meuron, herb processing
plant for Ricola

Ricola has inaugurated its seventh Herzog & de Meuron building: a new center for processing herbs beside the Swiss company’s production plant in Laufen. Stretching 100 meters and rising 11, the new facility emerges like an erratic block in the midst...

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19/08/2014

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners,
British Museum extension

The firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed the extension of the British Museum in London. The addition endows the museum with new interconnected and flexible spaces, adapted to its varied program. Four connected pavilions let light into...

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18/08/2014

Lederer Regnarsdóttir Oei, Diocesan Curia and archives in Rottenburg (Germany)

As one of the German cities spared the devastation of World War II, Rottenburg maintains an important historical center with marks dating back to medieval and Baroque times. Of particular interest is the bishop’s palace, constructed around...

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14/08/2014

Archiworkshop.kr, glamping
in Korea

This project targets a niche market: the so-called glamping (from ‘glamour’ and ‘camping’), favored by those who cherish direct contact with nature but don’t want to give up the comforts of their urban homes when enjoying the outdoors...

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13/08/2014

Rafael Moneo + GCA Architects
+ Lucho Marcial: Puig Tower in Barcelona

Accompanied by two other towers of similar height, the new corporate headquarters of Group Puig rises on Plaza Europa, halfway between El Prat Airport and the city of Barcelona, entrusting its iconographic image to a spiral of glass bands...

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11/08/2014

Sou Fujimoto / NL*A / OXO, ‘L’ Arbre Blanc’ Tower in Montpellier (France)

Of 17 floors and 10,000 square meters, the design of this iconic tower located by Lez River is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition of outdoor living, and is the result of the collaboration of the Japanese office with two young French studios...

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08/08/2014

‘Riverbed’, Olafur Eliasson
in Copenhagen

On view until 1 April 2015 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen is an exhibition on the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. The central piece of the show is the installation ‘Riverbed’.

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26/08/2014

Zaha Hadid suing New York Review of Books

The Guardian

World Cup 2022 stadium designer claims magazine accuses her of 'showing no concern' for deaths of migrant workers in country...

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25/08/2014

Koolhaas, Access to Tools

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Decomposing architecture into its different elements is something that was already present in Vitruvius, and certainly in Alberti...

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22/08/2014

Hospital Patients May Feel Better Already

The New York Times

The University Medical Center of Princeton realized several years ago that it had outgrown its old home and needed a new one...

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22/08/2014

Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished after landmark court ruling

The Guardian

The Turkish Council of State has ordered three luxury apartment blocks to be bulldozed amid widespread outrage. But will it have any...

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22/08/2014

From the Technical to the Thermal

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Iñaki Ábalos graduated in 1978 from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM), which in those years harbored two different traditions...

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21/08/2014

Moscow's historic Shukhov Tower gets reprieve

The Guardian

Soviet-era communications tower, whose latticed steel beams influenced London's Gherkin, granted protected status by city...

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20/08/2014

Robotics: The march
of the kilobots

The Economist

“A thousand-robot swarm” sounds like the title of a 1950s science-fiction B movie. It is actually, though, the title (or, strictly...

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19/08/2014

Grand Tour

Luis Fernández-Galiano

From the classical Grand Tour to the contemporary road movie, the journey has always been a route of discovery...

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18/08/2014

Utopias and Revolts

Eduardo Prieto

When he wrote that bit about man being a political animal, Aristotle could not have imagined that his thesis would be completed...

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14/08/2014

Refugee Camp for Syrians in Jordan as a Do-It-Yourself City

The New York Times

A young Syrian salesman stopped into Ahmad Bidawi’s barbershop for a shave the other day. Music wafted on fan-cooled air...

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14/08/2014

Spain Builds.
From Mecca to Lima

News - Arquitectura Viva 162
Some people thought that with the outbreak of the real estate crisis and the end of large-scale public investment, Spain’s leading...

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13/08/2014

Sir Peter Hall, a champion of cities, died on July 30th, aged 82

The Economist

ONE of Peter Hall’s earliest memories was being lifted above a wall by his father so that he could see a London Underground...

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08/08/2014

MCHAP: Seven Finalists

Seven buildings have been shortlisted for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) of the IIT’s College of Architecture. In the prize’s first edition, the jury...

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06/08/2014

Spectra: the dazzling column
of light over London

The Guardian

After eight months of secrecy, a jaw-dropping pillar of light shot into the London sky last night to commemorate the first world war...

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06/08/2014

Harun Farocki, Filmmaker of Modern Life, Dies at 70

The New York Times

Harun Farocki, an avant-garde German filmmaker and video artist whose work examined the ways images are used to inform...

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05/08/2014

Dossier Towers.
Arquitectura Viva 164

Despite their lack of mechanical and energy efficiency, high-rise buildings continue to proliferate in the financial and service-sector centers of cities all over the world...

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25/07/2014

London in 3D: Google brings the capital's skyline to life

The Telegraph

London can now be explored in greater detail, and without the need to actually visit, after Google launched 3D mapping...

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25/07/2014

Airbus's folding saddle seat

The Guardian

As Airbus files a patent for a new space-saving design to jam many more economy class passengers in. If you thought low-cost...

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25/07/2014

MoMA Names Martino Stierli New Architecture and Design Curator

The Wall Street Journal

The Museum of Modern Art  named Martino Stierli, a professor at the University of Zurich, its new chief curator of architecture...

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24/07/2014
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