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Monday, February 18, 2019
 
New Books
AV Monografías 209_210 - DAVID CHIPPERFIELD 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 210 - MATERIAL CHINA 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 90 - JOSÉ MARÍA SÁNCHEZ 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
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.
Change of Climate Change of Climate
Following the editions of 2010, 2012, and 2014 – ‘More for Less,’ ‘The Common,’ and ‘The Necessary,’ the 4th international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad set out to examine ‘Change of Climate’ in architecture, now undergoing deep change.
Necessary Architecture Necessary Architecture
Following the editions of 2010 and 2012, ‘More for Less’ and ‘The Common,’ the third international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad came with the heading of ‘Necessary Architecture’, centering upon values of austerity but also on cultural aspects of architecture.
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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Junya Ishigami to design
2019 Serpentine pavilion

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Japanese architect announces plan to create a mysterious cloud of grey slate for the annual London pavilion project. A drifting cloud of rough grey slates will hover above the lawn of Kensington Gardens this summer...

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14/02/2019

Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 finalist: Conference Center in Plasencia, by Selgascano

The center is on the boundary between the town and the country, between the artificial and the natural. It was necessary to choose one of the two sides, and from the outset the second option was chosen. This forced to rest the buildings on a much lower level than the street because the existing constructions had ...

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14/02/2019

MVRDV, KoolKiel complex
in Kiel (Alemania)

The Rotterdam firm MVRDV has unveiled images of Koolkiel, a mixed-use complex to go up in a former industrial zone of Kiel, capital of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The final design will be worked out with input from the community. The 65,000-square-meter...

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12/02/2019

Will Frank Gehry’s Wimbledon concert hall outshine £300m City rival?

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

There is now a project to build a 1,250-seat venue in the suburb better known for its tennis – Wimbledon – to be designed by the celebrated Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry...

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12/02/2019

Ágora arquitectura, weekend refuge

The Barcelona firm Ágora – set up in 2014 by Joan Casals Pañella and José Luis Cisneros – built this hut on a small plot in a camping area of the Catalan Pyrenees, at the confluence of the rivers Durán and Segre and the road that connects Bellver de la Cerdanya...

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11/02/2019

Arquitectonica, Thomas P. Murphy Building at University of Miami

The Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio is the latest edition to the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables (Florida). For the architecture school the local firm Arquitectonica has raised this rectangular-planned, 1,858-square-meter building protected by a huge undulating roof...

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08/02/2019

Lynch Architects,
Nova SW1 complex in London

The British practice of Patrick Lynch has presented a new design for a development that is part of the Nova masterplan around London’s Victoria Station. The proposal that Lynch Architects previously drew up for the plot next to Victoria Palace Theatre gained...

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06/02/2019

National Museum of Qatar in Doha
opens on 28 March

Inspired by the petals of the desert rose, the museum designed by Jean Nouvel uses its expressivity to establish a nexus between Bedouin culture and global modernity. An organic system of intersecting discs extends around the Old Amiri Palace, giving rise to a undulating journey inside...

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06/02/2019

Norton Museum of Art transformed
by Foster + Partners

The renovation and expansion of the museum in West Palm Beach (Florida) has added new galleries and much needed facilities for its visitors, while reinstating the axial arrangement and clarity of circulation of the original 1940’s building. Above all, the museum...

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05/02/2019

COR, Natural Collections Museum of the University of Alicante

Working from offices in Alicante, Elche, and Albacete, the firm COR Asociados Arquitectos – headed by Miguel Rodenas and Jesús Olivares – has turned one of the oldest buildings of the University of Alicante into a home for its natural collections. With a total area...

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04/02/2019

Lacime Architects, Shimao Longyin Center in Suzhou (China)

The firm Shanghai Lacime Architects has for the Chinese real estate group Shimao Property built this complex in the city of Suzhou, known for classical gardens listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The buildings of different heights are positioned in a hierarchical...

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02/02/2019

2019 AIA Awards - Architecture

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the winners of its 2019 Honor Awards. These stunning projects show the world the range of outstanding work architects create and highlight the many ways buildings and spaces can improve our lives...

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01/02/2019

Arquitectura G,
House for a Single (Barcelona)

The commission was to transform an old 10x70-meter tailoring and dressmaking workshop into a residence for one person that would in addition have to incorporate a studio and atelier for artistic creation. With this as starting point the intervention had two objectives...

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31/01/2019

Herzog & de Meuron,
Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada)

Images of the final design for the Vancouver Art Gallery – which will be the first Canadian work of the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron – have been unveiled. The structure maintains the stacked form of the original project, presented in 2015, but the exterior wooden...

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30/01/2019

Kulturpalast Dresden, by gmp,
wins DAM Preis 2019

The German firm gmp (Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner) finished refurbishing and enlarging te Kulturpalast of Dresde in 2017. A result of a 2009 competition, the intervention respects the style of the original building, raised in 1969, while redoing...

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29/01/2019

Bernard Tschumi Architects,
Exploratorium museum in Tianjin (China)

The firm of Bernard Tschumi (Lausanne, 1944), working from offices in Paris and New York, has in Tianjin, China, completed this 33,000-square-meter museum, ahead of opening in Fall 2019. It is part of the Binhai Cultural Center, the masterplan of which was...

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28/01/2019

KPF, China Resources HQ in Shenzhen

The firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has completed a 400-meter skyscraper in the Houhau District of Shenzhen. Headquarters of the export company China Resources, the office tower is now the city’s third tallest building. Its 56 slender prefabricated steel columns...

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25/01/2019

Henning Larsen completes The Wave residential complex in Vejle (Denmark)

In 2006, in the Danish city of Vejle, work began on this 14,000-square-meter complex of 100 apartments. Two of the five towers were completed and it stayed that way for years, thanks to the global financial crisis of 2008, which brought construction to a stop...

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24/01/2019

Snøhetta wins contest for new district
in Budapest

Working from offices in Oslo and New York, the firm Snøhetta has won the commission to draw up a masterplan for a new neighborhood in the south of the Hungarian capital. Its entry was selected in a competition organized on an invitation-only basis, in which sixteen other...

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23/01/2019

First designs revealed for new £288m London concert hall

The Guardian

Cost of 2,000-seat ‘centre of music’, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the site of the Museum of London, would have to be raised from private donations...

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22/01/2019

Pereda Pérez, house in Pamplona

In a newly created urban core located on the outskirts of the city of Pamplona stands this house designed by the Navarrese practice of Carlos Pereda and Óscar Pérez. Rectangular and elongated in plan, the simple construction is fragmented to present a friendly scale...

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21/01/2019

‘The Age of Spectacle’
and ‘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.

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Bill Viola / Michelangelo:
Life Death Rebirth

The Guardian

Ever since Bill Viola first pitched up in Florence as a 23-year-old film technician in 1974, there has been a certain inevitability that 45 years on he would end up here...

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17/02/2019

Scottish modernist ruin
awaits a saviour

The Guardian

Photographed by Murdo MacLeod, the A-listed St Peter’s seminary in Cardross, near Glasgow, remains derelict despite being hailed as an architectural masterpiece...

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16/02/2019

Designing the Expansion of Paris' Opéra Bastille

Henning Larsen Architects has been selected for the expansion and transformation of the French Opéra Bastille, the largest opera house in Paris. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019...

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15/02/2019

M+ acquires
the Archigram Archive

Artforum

The M+ museum in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District has acquired the entire archive of the experimental London-based architecture collective Archigram...

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15/02/2019

Tate Modern wins privacy case brought by owners of £4m flats

The Guardian

Residents had complained of ‘near constant surveillance’ by visitors to London gallery. The claim was rejected because residents could put up net curtains...

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14/02/2019

Winners of the Viewpoint of the Fjords (VOF) competition

Organized by Arquideas, Viewpoint of the Fjords (VOF) Norway, an international competition open to architecture students and young architects, brought in 216 entries from 39 countries. The brief called for a space for contemplation, preferably...

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13/02/2019

Snøhetta’s new chair is made from ocean plastic

Curbed

International architecture and design studio Snøhetta bolsters the cause with the S-1500 chair, a simple plastic chair that’s a thing of beauty...

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11/02/2019

An art gallery buried on a Chinese beach

The Economist

“Our work was not just to design a physical structure,” says Li Hu of Open Architecture, one of the overseers of the project, but to “dream up an entirely new type of institution.”...

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08/02/2019

Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2019

The Royal Academy Architecture Prize is awarded to an architect or individual who has been instrumental in shaping the discussion, collection or production of architecture in the broadest sense...

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08/02/2019

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, by HOK

The 2019 Super Bowl took place in this stadium that takes in 70,000 spectators and boasts a retractable roof  and the world’s largest video board.

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08/02/2019

Farshid Moussavi wins the Houston Ismaili Centre contest

Houston Chronicle

Farshid Moussavi has won the commission to design the building for The Aga Khan Foundation. She was selected from a selection list of finalists that included David Chipperfield and Rem Koolhaas...

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07/02/2019

James Turrell Asks MoMA PS1 to Close Installation

The New York Times

A construction crept high enough to be visible when experiencing the work, which is meant to offer an uninterrupted view of the sky...

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07/02/2019

Planning permission granted for Olympia London

Heatherwick Studio’s plans for Olympia London, the 150-year old exhibition, event space and conference centre in West Kensington have been approved by planners at Hammersmith and Fulham Council...

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06/02/2019

Candida Höfer Captures Grand Mexican Architecture in New Exhibition

Metropolis

‘Candida Höfer – In Mexico’, on view at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York City through March 16, continues the artist’s investigation of architecture’s psychological effects...

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05/02/2019

Tower Fifth in New York, by Gensler

The New York Times

If approved at 473 meters tall, the skyscraper would rank as the second-tallest building not only in New York, but in the Western Hemisphere...

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04/02/2019

Google's Environmental Insights Explorer tracks carbon pollution

Explore estimated carbon emissions from transportation and buildings, rooftop solar energy potential, and NASA climate forecasts, derived from Google’s proprietary data and leading data sources...

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04/02/2019

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Victoria & Albert Museum

Until Sunday, 14 July 2019, this exhibition in London presents over 200 rare Haute Couture garments drawn from the V&A's couture collection and the extensive Dior Archives...

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03/02/2019

MoMA Receives Major Gift of Works by Herzog & de Meuron

The Museum of Modern Art announces a major donation of material representing nine innovative built and unbuilt projects developed and realized between 1994 and 2018 by Swiss firm...

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02/02/2019

The magnetic north pole is messing with your smartphone’s mapping apps

Technology Review

The magnetic north pole is influenced by the movement of liquid iron below Earth’s surface. The magnetic north pole is wandering away from the Canadian Arctic toward Siberia...

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01/02/2019

British Museum chief: taking the Parthenon marbles was 'creative'

The Guardian

Hartwig Fischer has provoked anger by suggesting the removal of the Parthenon marbles from Greece in the 19th century could be seen as “a creative act”...

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01/02/2019

Cevisama. Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture 2

In the context of Cevisama, the international fair of the ceramic industry, is a forum directed by Luis Fernández-Galiano and titled ‘Material Architecture 2.’ (29 and 30 January in Valencia)...

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31/01/2019

The technology to combat rogue drones is getting better

The Economist

Indra, a big Spanish technology company, said it had completed extensive testing in “dangerous” places of an anti-drone system called Arms....

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31/01/2019

Faraway so Close

With this first comprehensive European exhibition the Aedes Architecture Forum presents the work of Kashef Chowdhury URBANA from Bangladesh, who received the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016...

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30/01/2019

The pros and cons of placebo buttons

The Economist

Over the course of many years, the authorities in New York disabled most of the control buttons that once operated pedestrian-crossing lights in the city...

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30/01/2019

John Ruskin:
The Power of Seeing

The Guardian

The influential critic, social reformer and troubled genius profoundly changed British culture. In his 200th anniversary year, can this exhibition help us see him clearly?…

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29/01/2019

MiniLook Berlin

This is a story of one day in a miniature Berlin, the creation of humanity. Put your headphones, take a breath and dive into the symphony of the city...

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27/01/2019

The National Gallery’s Sainsbury Wing, AIA’s 25 Year Award

AIA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is honoring the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery in London— designed by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates (VSBA)...

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24/01/2019

Ideas for seven ‘poblados’
of Madrid

Josean Ruiz Esquíroz

Madrid It is not often that the ideas of young architects can be heard. This exhibition presents the work of a group of recent graduates of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid’s architecture school (ETSAM), carried out in the class conducted by Professor Luis Fernández-Galiano...

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23/01/2019

The Chrysler Building Is for Sale

The New York Times

The building lacks the light and efficiency of contemporary working spaces, and it is hugely expensive and time-consuming to repair and modernize...

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23/01/2019
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