Arquitectura Viva
Monday, July 22, 2019
MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt
22/07/2019

MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt

In 2019, MPavilion welcomes influential Australian architect Glenn Murcutt AO as our esteemed designer. Often referenced as Australia’s most famous architect, Glenn is the only Australian recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2002)...

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Green Goodness
22/07/2019

Green Goodness

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Vo Trong Nghia strives to make the world a better place, and tackles that titanic task in tune with nature. With the humble ambition...

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The vandalism of modern warfare
22/07/2019

The vandalism of modern warfare

The Economist

An exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London explores the architectural costs of conflict...

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The new city for a million outside Karachi
20/07/2019

The new city for a million outside Karachi

The Guardian

Bahria Town promises Pakistan’s middle classes respite from traffic, terror attacks and blackouts – local villagers are fighting to be heard by developers...

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Kéré Architecture, Xylem Pavilion in Fishtail (Montana)
19/07/2019

Kéré Architecture, Xylem Pavilion in Fishtail (Montana)

The Burkinabè architect Francis Kéré designed this permanent pavilion for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in Montana. The building joins a series of unique pieces that engage in dialogue with nature on the...

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Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew
19/07/2019

Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew

The New York Times

Notre-Dame still stands only because firefighters decided to risk everything, a New York Times reconstruction has found...

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Concrete Choreography
19/07/2019

Concrete Choreography

ETH Zürich

This novel fabrication process allows the production of 3D concrete elements without the need for any formwork...

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Stirling prize 2019 shortlist
18/07/2019

Stirling prize 2019 shortlist

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Energy efficiency is a priority this year as a railway station, visitor centre, social housing project and opera house vie for the RIBA award for British building of the year...

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Steven Holl Architects + Architecture Acts win concert hall in Ostrava (Czech Republic)
18/07/2019

Steven Holl Architects + Architecture Acts win concert hall in Ostrava (Czech Republic)

The firm of Steven Holl – with offices in New York and Beijing – in collaboration with Architecture Acts – a Prague practice established by Hana Petrik and Martin Kropac – has won the competition to build the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra’s new home in the eastern...

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Kanye West is building Star Wars-themed housing for the homeless
17/07/2019

Kanye West is building Star Wars-themed housing for the homeless

Forbes

Inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, West has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic...

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Competition for new housing typologies in Russia
17/07/2019

Competition for new housing typologies in Russia Pdf

Three entries from Spain – by Sidereal, Pedro Pitarch, and Raúl Gutiérrez Salgado – earned a prize in the ‘Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing,’ held in Russia to seek innovative designs for dwellings.

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Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy
16/07/2019

Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

TED

Journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union...

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Watch Trailer For ‘The Great Hack’
16/07/2019

Watch Trailer For ‘The Great Hack’

Red Carpet Crash

The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation, offering access to the personal journeys of key players in the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal...

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Nomo Studio, stone house in Menorca
16/07/2019

Nomo Studio, stone house in Menorca

On a slope with views of the north coast of the island of Menorca sits this one-family residence built by Nomo Studio, the Barcelona firm of Alicia Casals and Karl Nyqvist. The composition of the facade pursues a reinterpretation of the Menorcan custom of framing windows...

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Avella taller de arquitectura, two cabins in Nirgua (Venezuela)
15/07/2019

Avella taller de arquitectura, two cabins in Nirgua (Venezuela)

Scattered on a 40-hectare estate in Nirgua, a city in Venezuela’s State of Yaracuy, 245 kilometers from Caracas, are these camping faciities for children, including installations for recreational activities. With Ricardo Avella at the helm, the project involves adding two...

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ArchiPaper by Rafał Barnaś
14/07/2019

ArchiPaper by Rafał Barnaś

ArchiPaper is a short animated film that tells a story about architecture in an unconventional way. The basis and starting point for this work was a physical model of a house. The model was photographed and transformed into an image that teems with life...

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India’s magnificent stepwells are relics of a nuanced history
13/07/2019

India’s magnificent stepwells are relics of a nuanced history

The Economist

A restoration drive is reviving their glory—and uncovering their wisdom. Many pilgrims believe in the healing power of the baoli water...

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Studio QI, Annso Hill Hotel in Heshun (China)
12/07/2019

Studio QI, Annso Hill Hotel in Heshun (China)

The firm of Shanshan Qi, working out of offices in New York and Hangzhou, designed this hotel in Heshun (in Tengchong County), once a staging post along the southern Silk Route. The stepped construction is adapted to the 13-meter-wide plot that slopes to form...

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‘The Salt Series II’ by Tom Hegen
12/07/2019

‘The Salt Series II’ by Tom Hegen

The Salt Series II is a collection that looks at the way salt mining in Australia generates an otherworldly pastel colour-palette. Here is a making-of video of how the photos were taken.

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Cristina Díaz & Efrén García, professors at Universität für angewandte Kunst of Viena
12/07/2019

Cristina Díaz & Efrén García, professors at Universität für angewandte Kunst of Viena

Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda, who head the Madrid architecture firm amid-cero9, succeed Kazuyo Sejima (2015-2019) at the helm of Abteilung Architekturentwurf 1 (Architecture Design 1). They have been given Architecture Design professorship chairs...

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David Chipperfield Architects, James Simon Galerie in Berlin
11/07/2019

David Chipperfield Architects, James Simon Galerie in Berlin

In continuity with Friedrich August Stüler’s forum architecture, the James Simon Galerie serves as the new entrance building for Museum Island, occupying the site where Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Neuer Packhof building used to stand. A mostly underground ‘archaeological...

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How trees could save the climate
11/07/2019

How trees could save the climate

ETH Zürich

Around 0.9 billion hectares of land worldwide would be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds of human-made carbon emissions...

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32 shortlisted for XI Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2019
10/07/2019

32 shortlisted for XI Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2019

The Biennial will take place from 5 to 11 October in various venues in Asunción, Paraguay. The finalists are projects in Argentina (2), Brazil (4), Chile (1), Colombia (2), Ecuador (3), Spain (7), Mexico (4), Paraguay (1), Peru (2), Portugal  (4), Uruguay (1), and Venezuela (1).

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Kris Provoost: The staggering scale of Chongqing
10/07/2019

Kris Provoost: The staggering scale of Chongqing

The Guardian

Chongqing’s population is estimated at just below 10 million but that rises to more than 31 million if the built-up surroundings are included...

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SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion in LA
09/07/2019

SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion in LA

Built in 2015 for the Serpentine Gallery in London, the pavilion designed by the Spanish firm SelgasCano will until 24 November be an events venue for the company Second Home, located in La Brea Tar Pits, in the heart of Los Angeles.

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Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos, full renovation of a house in Petrer (Alicante)
09/07/2019

Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos, full renovation of a house in Petrer (Alicante)

The local firm headed by Pablo Muñoz Payá renovated this single-family home in Petrer, a municipality located in the interior of Alicante province. The regulations did not allow enlarging the existing surface area of the one-level house – 138 square meters...

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Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT: exhibition project at the Vittoriano in Rome
08/07/2019

Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT: exhibition project at the Vittoriano in Rome

The layout of the permanent exhibition 'Italian Lexicon: Stories and Faces of Our Country' was designed by Benedetta Tagliabue (Milan, 1963) and her architectural firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, with Nazaret Busto Rodríguez (project leader) and the design team formed...

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A Le Corbusier-rooftop transformed  into a contemporary art space in Marseille
07/07/2019

A Le Corbusier-rooftop transformed into a contemporary art space in Marseille

Designboom

Situated on the very top of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille, Ora Ito’s MAMO (Marseille Modulor) is a place among the clouds devoted to art and design...

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Finch, a parametric tool that generates adaptive plans
06/07/2019

Finch, a parametric tool that generates adaptive plans

The tool is designed to help architects understand the constraints and potential of a site in the early stages of the design process. Finch will be launched in 2020 as a plug-in to visual programming tool Grasshopper within 3D computer graphics software Rhino...

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Young Architects Program 2019: Pedro & Juana
05/07/2019

Young Architects Program 2019: Pedro & Juana

Hórama Rama by Pedro & Juana (Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo & Mecky Reuss), winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 20th annual Young Architects Program, is on view at MoMA PS1 from June 28 through September 2, 2019...

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New Books
AV Monografías 216 - VO TRONG NGHIA 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 215 - MVRDV 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 92 - ECOSISTEMA URBANO 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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