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New Books
AV Monografías 170 - LACATON & VASSAL 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 168 - MASS IS MORE 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 65 - DOSSIER EMILIO TUÑÓN 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
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.
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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Lahdelma & Mahlamäki, Museum
of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw

A work of the Helsinki office run by Ilmari Lahdelma and Rainer Mahlamäki, designed in collaboration with the Warsaw firm of Kuryłowicz & Associates, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews is located in Willy Brandt Park, a place that fell within...

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20/11/2014

Planb: Arquitectos, Embera School
in Vigía del Fuerte (Colombia)

Accessible only by small plane or helicopter from Medellín or by boat along the Atrato River, the township of Vigía del Fuerte – in Colombia’s Antioquia department – is the location of the Embera Atrato Medio School, a work of Felipe Mesa...

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19/11/2014

Holcim Awards 2014 for Asia Pacific

The announcement in Jakarta of the winners for Asia Pacific wraps up the fourth edition of the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, held by regions to acknowledge building projects that give sustainable answers to the technological...

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18/11/2014

BIG to refurbish Smithsonian Institution
in Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1846 by the British chemist and mineralogist Jams Smithson to promote the dissemination of scientific knowledge, the Smithsonian Institution has unveiled the master plan drawn up by BIG to restructure its South Mall campus in Washington, D.C...

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17/11/2014

João Paulo Loureiro, Two Houses
in Moncão (Portugal)

This house is really two houses – for a father and a son – sheltered beneath a large and emphatic slab of prestressed concrete that, with its area of 84 x 16 meters, stretches the domestic presence of the complex up to the landscape... 

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14/11/2014

Nieto Sobejano to restore
the Archaeological Museum of Munich

The design drawn up by the partners Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won first prize in the competition for the restoration and extension of the Bavarian capital’s archaeology museum. The project presents...

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14/11/2014

All I Own House by PKMN [Pacman]

Yolanda moves to the house that was her grandmother’s. Located in the north of Madrid, it is one-floor and small but has a large backyard. The All I Own House project of the Madrid group PKMN [Pacman] materializes the interior of the dwelling...

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13/11/2014

ACXT-Idom, new Athletic Club de Bilbao stadium

Located at the edge of Bilbao’s gridded extension, looking over the estuary and almost exactly on the spot of the demolished football stadium, which with its over a hundred years of age was called “the cathedral,” the new San Mamés will go up in several...

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12/11/2014

Herzog & de Meuron,
National Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel released the first images of Herzog & de Meuron’s concept design for its new home in Jerusalem. In collaboration with the Tel Aviv office of Mann Shinar, the Swiss partners will continue developing the design in 2015...

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11/11/2014

Holcim Awards 2014 for North America

A ceremony was held in Toronto to celebrate the winning projects in the fourth Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction for North America. For offering efficient and innovative ways of building with attention to environmental...

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10/11/2014

RCR Arquitectes, Entremuros House
in Olot (Girona)

Many houses of Catalonia’s historical cities are distributed into plots of Gothic origin, very narrow and deep, with rear parts usually opening on to a courtyard. Such is the case in this dwelling in Olot, whose facade is listed as protected heritage...

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07/11/2014

Stefano Boeri’s ‘bosco verticale’
opens in Milan

In the center of Milan, close to the Argentinian architect César Pelli’s Unicredit Tower, rise two new residential skyscrapers – 112 and 80 meters tall, with 73 and 40 apartment units, respectively – on whose facades grow over a million different vegetal...

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06/11/2014

MAD designs Lucas Museum
of Narrative Art in Chicago

The Beijing office led by Ma Yansong, MAD, has released its preliminary design for the museum of the American film director George Lucas. Crowned with a ‘floating’ disc over an observation deck offering panoramic views of the city...

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05/11/2014

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s dome structure installation complete

The National

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has reached yet another milestone with the installation of the final super sized steel element on its dome. The dome structure consists of 85 super-sized steel elements...

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05/11/2014

The construction of Birmingham New Street Station progresses

Based on the design with which FOA won the 2008 competition to redevelop Birmingham New Street Station, before Alejandro Zaera and Farshid Moussavi agreed to dissolve their London studio, the project has been continued by the Madrid architect with AZPML, and construction works are progressing.

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04/11/2014

Punching Aluminum: Office Building
by Yoshihiro Amano in Tokyo (Japan)

Situated on a commercial street of Tokyo, the building breaks with the area’s characterless image by means of a facade of faceted and seemingly random shapes that serve as a visual announcement. The envelope is formed by two layers separated...

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02/11/2014

a21studio, i-Resort in Nha Trang (Vietnam)

Specializing in mud baths, this resort is located on a small hill with thermal springs aplenty, close to the main river of tropical Nha Trang, a Vietnamese city of almost 400,000 inhabitants. Inspired in certain typological givens as well as in the construction methods...

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31/10/2014

OFIS builds stadium
for F.C. Bate Borisov (Belarus)

The Ljubljana firm OFIS of Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik is the author of the Belarusian football club Bate Borisov’s new stadium in Barysaw. With capacity for over 13,000 spectators, the building designed by the Slovenian partners has a curved shape...

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29/10/2014

OAB: Kaplankaya Clubhouse
in Bodrum (Turkey)

In Turkey’s Muğla Province is Bodrum – the ancient Halicarnassus, cradle of the Greek historian and geographer Herodotus – and there, like a fortress facing the sea, stands the Kaplankaya Clubhouse, a work of Carlos Ferrater and Borja Ferrater...

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28/10/2014

Mass is More

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Modernity surrendered to the charm of lightness. Steel and glass allowed achieving extremely slender and thin building elements...

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21/11/2014

Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Spanish National Architecture Award 2014

Given previously to Lluís Clotet, Carlos Ferrater, and Oriol Bohigas, among others, by the ministerial department with authority over housing and construction...

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20/11/2014

Paris row after Triangle skyscraper rejected

BBC

Amid politically charged scenes, Paris city council has narrowly rejected a plan to build the historic city's first skyscraper since...

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19/11/2014

Thomas Heatherwick’s floating island park for the Hudson River

The New York Times

It would be a bold addition to the Manhattan waterfront — a $170 million, futuristic park built atop an undulating platform...

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19/11/2014

Farshid Moussavi: ‘We are in a world where ideas migrate’

The Guardian

The in-demand architect behind projects ranging from Parisian housing to Victoria Beckham’s Mayfair store talks about fashion...

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18/11/2014

Guggenheim Helsinki,
Architectural Competition Data

Taller de Casquería presents an infografic video  regarding the massive impact and response Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition has had. 

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18/11/2014

Renzo Piano reboot of Harvard art museums largely triumphs

The Guardian

Harvard has everything: a faculty packed with Nobelists, the world’s largest private library system, an alumnus in the White House...

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17/11/2014

Postwar Californian Houses

Juan Coll-Barreu

Does it make sense to talk about ‘the Californian house’? Probably not. The plurality of paths, interests, and answers...

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14/11/2014

Alvar Aalto's Viipuri Library
wins Modernism Prize

World Monuments Fund

The 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize will be awarded to the Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri...

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14/11/2014

Frank Gehry at UTS: inside
Dr Chau Chak wing building

The Guardian

Architect Frank Gehry courts curves and controversy, and the deputy vice-chancellor of UTS admits to a degree of trepidation...

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14/11/2014

Diébédo Francis Kéré,
Schelling Architecture Award

In Karlsruhe, Germany, where the Schelling Architecture Foundation is based, its award-giving ceremony was held with Diébédo Francis Kéré carrying the day over the nother nominees.

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13/11/2014

Barceló & Balanzó, new center
of Valldoreix (Barcelona)

La propuesta de Antoni Barceló y Bàrbara Balanzó, realizada junto al estudio Alegre-Lloveras, ha resultado ganadora del primer premio en el concurso público de ideas...

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13/11/2014

L.A. County supervisors approve initial funding for LACMA

Los Angeles Times

The Board of Supervisors has approved a road map for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as it plans a $600-million makeover...

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12/11/2014

Juan Herreros, Director of Advanced Studies at Columbia

Juan Herreros (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 1958) has been named Director of Advanced Studies of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation...

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11/11/2014

Sydney's One Central Park wins world's best tall building award

The Guardian

A residential building in Sydney has been named the best tall building in the world. One Central Park by Jean Nouvel...

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11/11/2014

Manuel Álvarez Diestro,
Hong Kong alleys

The Cantabrian-born photographer Manuel Álvarez Diestro explores the hidden side of Hong Kong by capturing images of alleys between buildings in the city’s densest neighborhoods.

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10/11/2014

Alejandro Aravena: "My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process"

TED

When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration...

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07/11/2014

Zaha Hadid's Tokyo stadium,
a 'monumental mistake'

The Guardian

The 2020 Olympic stadium has faced two years of widespread criticism and budget cuts. Now prominent Japanese architect Arata Isozaki...

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07/11/2014

European prizes ‘40 under 40’ 2014

The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum have announced the winners of the Europe 40 under 40 Awards. Eight Spaniards have made it into the list of top European architects and designers under 40 years of age.

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07/11/2014

Michel Corajoud (1937-2014)

The French landscape architect Michel Corajoud has died at the age of 77. Born in Annecy, Corajoud from the start of his career firmly believed in...

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06/11/2014

China's obsession
with vertical cities

The Guardian

By the end of next year one-in-three of the world’s 100m+ skyscrapers will be in China, as its state-orchestrated urbanisation...

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06/11/2014

'Musings on a Glass Box' by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in Paris

The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain commemorates its 30th anniversary with ‘Musings on a Glass Box’, a installation created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro...

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06/11/2014

Top 10 European Schools
of Architecture

Arch2o

This list has selected the top ten schools of architecture based on four criteria: programs available, admissions requirements...

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05/11/2014

Antiquities Lost,
Casualties of War

The New York Times

Yasser Tabbaa, a specialist on Islamic art and architecture, remembers taking many trips to a 13th-century shrine dedicated...

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05/11/2014

Personal Portraits by Tusquets

Jorge Sainz

“I’ll bring the girls.” This seeming frivolity captures the tone of this book by Oscar Tusquets, his fifth collection of essays...

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31/10/2014

zero2infinity to launch nanosatellites from stratosphere

The Barcelona-based company zero2infinity, which sends balloons to the stratosphere, flying scientific and commercial payloads, has designed Bloostar, a vehicle for launching ...

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31/10/2014
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