Arquitectura Viva
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Architects’ Favourite Hotels
28/01/2020

Architects’ Favourite Hotels

The Guardian / Sarah Miller

From a rocket tower and a pasha’s palace to a beachside bungalow and a geometric masterpiece. Recommended by Dan Wood, Arcosanti in Mayer (Arizona)...

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'The last piece of the skyline': the battle to save Canada's ‘prairie castles’
26/01/2020

'The last piece of the skyline': the battle to save Canada's ‘prairie castles’

The Guardian / Leyland Cecco

The prairie town of Andrew is no stranger to loss, but when its last grain elevator was slated for demolition, the community fought to win a stay of execution...

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2019
25/01/2020

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2019

Together with the World Economic Forum, Scientific American convened an international Steering Group of leading technology experts and engaged in an intense process to identify this year's World-changing technologies that are poised to rattle the status quo...

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2 World Trade Center getting revamped Norman Foster design
24/01/2020

2 World Trade Center getting revamped Norman Foster design

New York Post

Larry Silverstein and architect Norman Foster are working on major changes to Foster’s original vision for the still-unbuilt skyscraper...

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What is the future of the rich world’s housing markets?
24/01/2020

What is the future of the rich world’s housing markets?

The Economist

Cheaper housing would make politics less volatile. Governments should explain why a shortage of housing is bad news for everybody, rather than celebrating when house prices go up...

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Renzo Piano World Tour 2020
24/01/2020

Renzo Piano World Tour 2020 Pdf

‘Art of Construction: the importance of structural details’ is the theme of the fourth international competition for the opportinity to travel around the world visiting works of Renzo Piano.

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The case for ... cities that aren't dystopian surveillance states
23/01/2020

The case for ... cities that aren't dystopian surveillance states

The Guardian / Cory Doctorow

Imagine your smartphone knew everything about the city – but the city didn’t know anything about you. Wouldn’t that be truly ‘smart’?...

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Kengo Kuma, The Darling Exchange in Sydney
23/01/2020

Kengo Kuma, The Darling Exchange in Sydney

Surrounded by high-rises and residential blocks with shops in the lower podium, the project is conceived as a hub centralizing the circulations in the busy area of Darling Harbor, in Sydney. The cylindrical form addresses the need to create an urban landmark...

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Home ownership is the West’s biggest economic-policy mistake
23/01/2020

Home ownership is the West’s biggest economic-policy mistake

The Economist

Far from shoring up capitalism, housing policies have made the system unsafe, inefficient and unfair. Time to tear down this rotten edifice and build a new housing market that works...

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Beatriz Colomina, Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2020
22/01/2020

Beatriz Colomina, Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2020

Architectural Review

Spanish-American critic and historian Beatriz Colomina and Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari and have been recognised by this year’s W Awards...

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Snøhetta to Design New Visual Identity for the Wikipedia Movement
21/01/2020

Snøhetta to Design New Visual Identity for the Wikipedia Movement

The Wikimedia Foundation has partnered with Snøhetta to create a new visual identity for its organization. The goal is to design a new visual identity system that represents Wikipedia and the Wikimedia mission as part of the essential infrastructure of free knowledge in the digital age...

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RDR architectes, Morro Chico Ranch in Santa Cruz (Argentina)
21/01/2020

RDR architectes, Morro Chico Ranch in Santa Cruz (Argentina)

At Puente Blanco, a remote spot in the Argentinian Patagonia, close to the southern border with Chile, we find this stockbreeding estate that has been renovated and expanded by Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes (RDR architectes), the firm run by Jacques...

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Lebbeus Woods drawing collections are acquired by the GRI
20/01/2020

Lebbeus Woods drawing collections are acquired by the GRI

Archinect

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) in Los Angeles has acquired two collections of drawings and sketches by visionary architect Lebbeus Woods...

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García-Germán Arquitectos, House in Ánaz (Cantabria)
20/01/2020

García-Germán Arquitectos, House in Ánaz (Cantabria)

Ánaz is a locality belonging to the municipality of Medio Cudeyo, in Spain’s Cantabria region, and there, in an enclave near Torreánaz Palace, the architectural practice of Jacobo García-Germán has built this reinterpretation of nearby mountain homes. The compact volume...

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The case for ... making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones
19/01/2020

The case for ... making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones

The Guardian / Amy Fleming

High-tech smart cities promise efficiency by monitoring everything from bins to bridges. But what if we ditched the data and embraced ancient technology instead?...

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Art into Nature, Nature into Art
18/01/2020

Art into Nature, Nature into Art

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Fitting his architecture to its landscape, César Manrique turned Lanzarote into a living artwork of sun, sea and surprise...

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The Coolest Architecture on Earth Is in Antarctica
18/01/2020

The Coolest Architecture on Earth Is in Antarctica

The New York Times / John Gendall

Who said a polar research base had to be ugly? Gradually, designers are rethinking how to build for the world’s harshest environment...

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Hudson Yards Promised a Park. They Didn’t Mention the Giant Wall.
17/01/2020

Hudson Yards Promised a Park. They Didn’t Mention the Giant Wall.

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

For phase two, the developer imagines a 700-foot-long structure overshadowing the High Line. “The last thing New Yorkers need is a wall,” a state senator said...

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Steven Chilton Architects, Taihu Show Theatre in Wuxi (China)
17/01/2020

Steven Chilton Architects, Taihu Show Theatre in Wuxi (China)

Drawing inspiration from the nearby Sea of Bamboo Park of Yixing, this theater of the city of Wuxi rises close to Lake Taihu as a permanente venue for The House of Dancing Water, a show written and directed by Franco Dragone...

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Miró Rivera Architects, Citica development in Monterrey (Mexico)
16/01/2020

Miró Rivera Architects, Citica development in Monterrey (Mexico)

A work of the Texas-based practice of Juan Miró from Spain and Miguel Rivera from Puerto Rico, in association with the Mexican firm Ibarra Aragón Arquitectura, this complex of mixed uses – apartments, offices, and retail – stands 95 meters on a plot in downtown...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Unicorn Island masterplan in China
16/01/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, Unicorn Island masterplan in China

The Start-Up exhibition and conference centre, the first building within Chengdu's 67-hectare Unicorn Island masterplan in the Tianfu New Area, is nearing completion.

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Cristina Iglesias, Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2020
16/01/2020

Cristina Iglesias, Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2020

The Royal Academy of Arts

For three years, the Royal Academy Architecture Prize has been awarded to an individual whose work inspires and instructs the discussion, collection or production of architecture...

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Brighton College’s Sports and Science Centre, by OMA / Ellen van Loon
16/01/2020

Brighton College’s Sports and Science Centre, by OMA / Ellen van Loon

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

In a departure from the gothic image of English private schools, Brighton College’s new building, designed by OMA, is an expression of global ambition (Photo gallery)...

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Environmental Histories
16/01/2020

Environmental Histories

Luis Fernández-Galiano

This environmental history deserves a plural name. The architect Eduardo Prieto has carved a 64-facet diamond to explore the ecology and climate dimension of building...

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Roger Scruton, 1944-2020
15/01/2020

Roger Scruton, 1944-2020

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The conservative British philosopher died on 12 January at the age of 75, succumbing to cancer. A public intellectual and prolific writer, he left behind – besides several...

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Architect-US, the employment platform for architects in the United States
15/01/2020

Architect-US, the employment platform for architects in the United States

The employment platform Architect-US puts architects and engineers anywhere in the world in contact with companies based in the United States. The program expedites entry into the American job market, obtaining in 30 days...

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Might there soon be a supernova near Earth?
14/01/2020

Might there soon be a supernova near Earth?

The Economist

A giant star called Betelgeuse is behaving strangely. It is a red supergiant star in Orion, a prominent constellation that spans the celestial equator. It is easily visible to the naked eye...

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Snøhetta, indoor garden for 550 Madison in New York
14/01/2020

Snøhetta, indoor garden for 550 Madison in New York

The firm Snøhetta has gotten the New York City Planning Commission’s go-ahead to create a public garden in the AT&T tower that went up in 1984 at 550 Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee. The announcement...

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Thom Mayne at Cevisama 2020
14/01/2020

Thom Mayne at Cevisama 2020

It has been confirmed that Thom Mayne / Morphosis will be taking part in the Architecture and Design Forum at the Cevisama International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, slated to be held from 3 to 7 February in Valencia.

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Carles Enrich Studio, restoration of Merola Tower in Puigreig (Barcelona)
13/01/2020

Carles Enrich Studio, restoration of Merola Tower in Puigreig (Barcelona)

The Barcelona practice of Carles Enrich undertook the restoration of one of the two faces of the defense tower at the castle of Merola, the only remnants of the 13th-century construction in Puigreig, a municipality of the comarca of Berguedà...

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