Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, November 17, 2019
 Amsterdam citizens given chance to own a piece of its golden age
16/11/2019

Amsterdam citizens given chance to own a piece of its golden age

The Guardian

Architectural treasure trove up for grabs in attempt to ‘breathe new life’ into old Amsterdam...

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Archstudio, Folding Courtyard in Beijing (China)
15/11/2019

Archstudio, Folding Courtyard in Beijing (China)

The project involved renovating a siheyuan – a historical Chinese type of residence – located in Beijing’s Dongcheng District. Originally there was a group of unconnected volumes under a flat roof, a rare feature in constructions of this kind, characterized by pitched roofs...

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Wolfgang Tschapeller suspends over 100,000 books in new Cornell library
14/11/2019

Wolfgang Tschapeller suspends over 100,000 books in new Cornell library

The Architect's Newspaper

Cornell University’s much-anticipated Mui Ho Fine Arts Library is finally open in Ithaca, New York. Set within a 27,000-square-foot industrial building from 1911...

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Elisa Valero, Eight Experimental Dwellings in Granada
14/11/2019

Elisa Valero, Eight Experimental Dwellings in Granada

The dwellings are located in Realejo, an old Jewish ‘arrabal’ (a group of houses outside the city center) and one of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. This area, at the foot of the Alhambra, has a steep topography, and some of its urban blocks have differences...

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Glenn Murcutt, MPavilion 2019 in Melbourne (Australia)
13/11/2019

Glenn Murcutt, MPavilion 2019 in Melbourne (Australia)

Every year since 2014 the Naomi Milgron Foundation commissions an architect to design a summer structure for Melbourne called MPavilion, and the sixth has just opened in Queen Victoria Gardens. The Australian architect Glenn Murcutt conceived a simple...

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Soane Medal Lecture 2019: Kenneth Frampton
12/11/2019

Soane Medal Lecture 2019: Kenneth Frampton Pdf

Kenneth Frampton, renowned British architect, critic, historian and Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, New York, delivered the 2019 Soane Medal Lecture on November 11th at the LSE’s New Academic Building on Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Ülemiste train terminal in Tallinn (Estonia)
12/11/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, Ülemiste train terminal in Tallinn (Estonia)

A design drawn up by the British firm Zaha Hadid Architects – in collaboration with the Estonian practice Esplan – has been awarded first prize in the competition for Rail Baltic’s new terminal in Ülemiste, a subdistrict of the country’s capital. The station is the starting point...

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Hariri-Pontarin's Bahá’í Temple Wins 2019 RAIC International Prize
11/11/2019

Hariri-Pontarin's Bahá’í Temple Wins 2019 RAIC International Prize

This temple for the Baha'is of South America outside Santiago de Chile is a formal and technical wonder. It just won the $100,000 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) International Prize for best building. It uses light for its spiritual and design inspiration...

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Inside the High-Stakes Race to Build the World’s First Flying Taxi
09/11/2019

Inside the High-Stakes Race to Build the World’s First Flying Taxi

The New York Times

Lilium, a German start-up, illustrates the potential and the risks of creating a new generation of electric aircraft for urban transportation...

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‘Jean Nouvel, in my head, in my eye… belonging...’ in Shanghai
08/11/2019

‘Jean Nouvel, in my head, in my eye… belonging...’ in Shanghai

Open to the public until March 1st, 2020, the Power Station of Art presents the first solo exhibition in China of French architect Jean Nouvel. Nouvel will transform the exhibition room into a theater filled with light and shadow...

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BIG, Panda House in Copenhagen (Denmark)
08/11/2019

BIG, Panda House in Copenhagen (Denmark)

The circular shape of the Panda House solves the problems arising from the complex conditions of the site, at the intersection of walkways between Copenhagen Zoo’s elephant, monkey, and Nordic fauna sections. At the same time, the circularity presents the opportunity...

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Second Home Hollywood, designed by Selgascano
07/11/2019

Second Home Hollywood, designed by Selgascano

The co-working campus includes a historic building designed in the 1960s by Paul Williams - the first African-American to be admitted to the American Institute of Architects. 90% of members say Second Home’s unique design is why they love working here. 

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PPAA + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Tlalpuente House in Mexico City
07/11/2019

PPAA + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Tlalpuente House in Mexico City

A work of two Mexican practices – Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados (PPAA) and the office of Alfonso de la Concha Rojas – built this house that engages in dialogue with the privileged forested environment of Tlalpuente. With optimal views and no need to protect...

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Neon dreams: Los Angeles by night
07/11/2019

Neon dreams: Los Angeles by night

The Guardian

Franck Bohbot’s photography series LA Confidential, started in 2018, is a nocturnal exploration that focuses on neon signs...

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Robert A.M. Stern Architects, transformation of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
06/11/2019

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, transformation of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

The New York firm of Robert A.M. Stern has renovated the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University in Cambridge (Massachusetts), giving clarity to the complex through three constructions that effectively unite the four preexisting buildings...

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Fernando Casasempere at Ivorypress
06/11/2019

Fernando Casasempere at Ivorypress

This exhibition, open to the public until 11 January 2020, brings together a series of sculptural and pictorial works based on three sources of inspiration: pre-Hispanic heritage, the Chilean landscape and the impact that living in London for twenty-two years has had...

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Obama Presidential Center Renderings
05/11/2019

Obama Presidential Center Renderings

The Obama Foundation has revealed updated renderings for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC), the project designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) for a site in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side...

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Chinese province closes all glass bridges over safety fears
05/11/2019

Chinese province closes all glass bridges over safety fears

The Guardian

Hebei, a scenic mountainous province in northern China, has quietly closed all 32 of its glass bridges, walkways and mountain viewing platforms over the past year for safety reasons...

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Snøhetta, visitor center in Longyearbyen (Norway)
05/11/2019

Snøhetta, visitor center in Longyearbyen (Norway)

The Oslo firm Snøhetta has designed a facility to go up on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, near Longyearbyen, which is the capital of the Svalbard Archipelago, in the Arctic Ocean. The Arc, as it will be called, aims to give visitors access to the Arctic World Archive...

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A pair of Australian bridges try to cure concrete cancer
04/11/2019

A pair of Australian bridges try to cure concrete cancer

The Economist

Reinforcing concrete with steel rods called rebars is the basis of modern construction. But because water gets in through tiny cracks, the rebars rust...

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Fologram, Augmented Reality in Rhino
03/11/2019

Fologram, Augmented Reality in Rhino

Fologram uses the HoloLens to blend your Rhino model with physical space. Design at scale and in context. Fologram is used by architects, engineers, designers, manufacturers, educators and creatives...

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‘Álvaro Siza: in/discipline’ in Porto
03/11/2019

‘Álvaro Siza: in/discipline’ in Porto

On view through 2 December 2020 at the Serralves Foundation in Porto is an exhibition on Álvaro Siza that has been organized as part of observance of the 20th anniversary of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, a work of the Portuguese master. Curated...

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Gensler redesigns lobby for postmodern AT&T Building
02/11/2019

Gensler redesigns lobby for postmodern AT&T Building

Curbed

The future of 550 Madison Avenue, the Postmodern icon designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, is light-filled. It is part of the major overhaul of the skyscraper led by Snøhetta...

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Damien Hirst Mandalas
01/11/2019

Damien Hirst Mandalas

White Cube is pleased to present ‘Mandalas’, an exhibition of new work by Damien Hirst at Mason's Yard. His first major show in London for seven years, it features large-scale works from the recent concentric paintings.

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 David Beckham's MLS team unveil plans for $966m stadium in Miami
31/10/2019

David Beckham's MLS team unveil plans for $966m stadium in Miami

The Guardian

The masterplan of Miami Freedom Park was developed by Arquitectonica, who teamed up with HOK to develop the design of the stadium in line with the culture of Inter Miami Club...

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Tomohiro Hata, Loop Terrace House in Hyogo (Japan)
31/10/2019

Tomohiro Hata, Loop Terrace House in Hyogo (Japan)

This house in Hyogo (Japan) pursues two principal objectives which could well be seen as contradictory: on the one hand, to create an intimate abode on a barely 140-square-meter lot with neighbors in all four directions; on the other, to make the domestic spaces fluid...

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Zaha Hadid Architects + Cox Architecture, airport in Sydney
30/10/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects + Cox Architecture, airport in Sydney

The London firm Zaha Hadid Architects and Sydney-based Cox Architecture have together won the competition for the new Western Sydney Airport (WSA) in Parkland City, part of the coastal metropolis’s western expansion. It is to be named after the Australian...

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Eduardo Souto in Lisbon
30/10/2019

Eduardo Souto in Lisbon

Saïd Hejal (Kronos Homes), who recently presented the project for two towers in Valencia with Ricardo Bofill, has commissioned Eduardo Souto de Moura – currently the subject of an extensive exhibition at the Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos – to carry out a major residential complex in Lisbon. Hejal and Souto de Moura are photographed with the model.

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Smoke surrounds the Getty Center
29/10/2019

Smoke surrounds the Getty Center

Daily Mail

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the Getty wildfire in the city's western neighborhoods has scorched more than 600 acres but its growth has slowed and dramatic footage showed...

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Ocean Cleanup
29/10/2019

Ocean Cleanup

Wired

The anti-plastic crusaders have another plan to keep junk from reaching the sea: trash-eating barges in rivers...

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New Books
AV Monografías 218_219 - KENGO KUMA 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 218 - BAROZZI VEIGA 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 94 - EMBT 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.
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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