Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Tech firms think the home is the next big computing platform
15/09/2019

Tech firms think the home is the next big computing platform

The Economist

Many of the technologies needed to make smart homes work already exist. Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, the two firms’ smart-speaker products, already have great market penetration...

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The Internet of Things will bring the internet’s business model
14/09/2019

The Internet of Things will bring the internet’s business model

The Economist

Ubiquitous computing offers the companies which master it the ability to mine data from the real world in the way that big tech firms now mine them from the virtual one...

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Barcelona's shipping container homes
14/09/2019

Barcelona's shipping container homes

The Guardian

Just a stone’s throw from La Rambla, the Spanish city is building 12 shipping container flats to help tackle its social housing crisis...

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Liangzhu stands the test of time
09/09/2019

Liangzhu stands the test of time

China Daily

Every Chinese is told at school that the country's civilization is 5,000 years old, but proving this beyond doubt has been a problem...

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Gare du Nord revamp ‘indecent’, say leading French architects
06/09/2019

Gare du Nord revamp ‘indecent’, say leading French architects

The Guardian

Jean Nouvel as well as historians and town planners wrote an open letter to Le Monde saying the €600m plan to create shopping space in Paris railway station was a “serious urban error”...

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Where are the architects who will put the environment first?
04/09/2019

Where are the architects who will put the environment first?

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

Nearly 40% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, to use a figure architects love to bandy, are caused by the built environment...

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Europe’s long vacation flight home
31/08/2019

Europe’s long vacation flight home

The Economist

Seen from an airliner, Europe’s problems look smaller. The continent is a patchwork of different histories, cultures and political traditions, but one where borders are utterly inadequate as tools of organisation...

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The foody benefits of farming vertically
30/08/2019

The foody benefits of farming vertically

The Economist

Vertical farms are sprouting up in all sorts of places, nourished by investment in the business from the likes of Japan’s SoftBank and Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos...

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The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019
28/08/2019

The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019

Time

Destinations to experience right now, from America’s hottest hometown pizzeria to a Tokyo museum bringing digital art to life...

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Gravitational astronomy proves its maturity
27/08/2019

Gravitational astronomy proves its maturity

The Economist

On august 14th, just after 9pm Universal Time, a ripple of gravitational waves reached Earth. Until a few years ago no one would have noticed such an event...

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One way or another the deluge is coming
26/08/2019

One way or another the deluge is coming

The Economist

How to prepare for rising sea levels. The ocean covers 70.8% of the Earth’s surface. That share is creeping up...

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L’histoire contemporaine au prisme de l’architecture
26/08/2019

L’histoire contemporaine au prisme de l’architecture Pdf

Le Monde

Les chroniques architecturales écrites par Luis Fernandez-Galiano pour «El País», entre 1993 et 2006, tissent le récit passionnant d’une période de bouleversements intenses...

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Climate change is a remorseless threat to the world’s coasts
26/08/2019

Climate change is a remorseless threat to the world’s coasts

The Economist

The world is not ready for the sea levels it will face. There are some 1.6m kilometres of coastline shared between the 140 countries that face the sea...

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Kinks in the clean lines of the Bauhaus
08/08/2019

Kinks in the clean lines of the Bauhaus

The Economist

Reconsidering the legendary design school on its centenary. Since it was built in 1924, the Landhaus Ilse, or Ilse country house, has been an incongruous presence...

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Streets ahead
06/08/2019

Streets ahead

The Economist

Europe is edging towards making post-car cities a reality. Hurtling along a “cycle highway” by the River Scheldt in Antwerp recently, Charlemagne only noticed...

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The Arctic is ablaze
04/08/2019

The Arctic is ablaze

The Economist

Peat fires in the Arctic are the latest symptom of climate change. The eastern siberian landscape does not normally resemble hell. In winter it is blanketed in snow...

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Travel With Us
02/08/2019

Travel With Us

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We are tourists, and pretend being travelers. Mass tourism used to be depicted with a cruise ship overwhelming the delicate scale of Venetian palazzos...

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Parliaments get facelifts; but it is politics that really needs one
29/07/2019

Parliaments get facelifts; but it is politics that really needs one

The Economist

Renovations give parliamentarians an opportunity to shore up democracy. Will they take it?...

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Attacking satellites is increasingly attractive—and dangerous
24/07/2019

Attacking satellites is increasingly attractive—and dangerous

The Economist

NASA declared in 1958 that “it is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.” Even then, that was a half-truth...

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Youngsters are avoiding Facebook—but not the firm’s other platforms
23/07/2019

Youngsters are avoiding Facebook—but not the firm’s other platforms

The Economist

Facebook owes its resilience to savvy acquisitions and tolerant regulators. One cause is youthful rebelliousness: few teens want to share a network with grandma...

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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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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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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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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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Resilient Ruins
03/07/2019

Resilient Ruins Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

War damage leaves resilient ruins. We use the term ‘urbicide’ to refer to the deliberate destruction of cities to wreck the physical resources and the morale of the opponent, but contemporary...

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For now, residential-property prices are likely to keep rising
30/06/2019

For now, residential-property prices are likely to keep rising

The Economist has kept a database of house prices for decades, using figures from the OECD and national agencies. And even an inexact forecast provides more insight than no forecast at all...

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Hybrid airliners could come to dominate the skies
29/06/2019

Hybrid airliners could come to dominate the skies

The Economist

They use both orthodox engines and electric motors in an optimum mix. The best lithium-ion cells are still far from being able to power the workhorses of civil aviation...

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Beyond
27/06/2019

Beyond Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Half a century after the first moon landing, space is making the news again. After the excitement of the space race that began with the Sputniks of the Soviet Union in 1957...

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Spectacle and uncertainty
25/06/2019

Spectacle and uncertainty

Revista de libros / Miguel Aguiló

With the English subtitle “A Chronicle of Architecture,” the two volumes of Alexandrine Years collect the articles published by Luis Fernández-Galiano in El País...

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The UN revises down its population forecasts
21/06/2019

The UN revises down its population forecasts

The Economist

The UN now thinks the world will contain a little over 9.7bn people in 2050 and just under 10.9bn in 2100. The first figure is 37m lower than the un forecast two years ago. The latter is 309m lower...

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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 216 - E2A 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 93 - SERGISON BATES 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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