Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, May 19, 2019
World’s top solar-powered house in Times Square
16/05/2019

World’s top solar-powered house in Times Square

Fresh off taking first place in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East, Virginia Tech’s FutureHAUS will take a victory lap that includes constructing the sustainable, grid-connected 900-square-foot building in the middle of Times Square in Manhattan...

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How Life Before AutoCad Looks Like
15/05/2019

How Life Before AutoCad Looks Like

The Mind Circle

Before the advent of AutoCAD and other drafting software, the engineering drawings were made on the sheet of papers using drawing boards...

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Baselitz retrospective at Gallerie dell’Accademia
13/05/2019

Baselitz retrospective at Gallerie dell’Accademia

Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the exhibition, curated by Professor Kosme de Barañano, will trace the periods and critical junctures in the artist’s extraordinary 60-year career...

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Sotheby’s: 8.400 square of free art in the heart of New York
06/05/2019

Sotheby’s: 8.400 square of free art in the heart of New York

El País

The auction house’s new global headquarters, a redesign by OMA (Shohei Shigematsu), displays 1,400 works and outnumbers the Guggenheim and the Whitney in gallery space. (Images)

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Can you guess the city from the vintage travel poster?
05/05/2019

Can you guess the city from the vintage travel poster?

The Guardian

Think you know Chicago from Saint-Tropez? It’s harder than it looks. Which city is this? Genoa, Athens, Hong Kong or Palermo...

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Bruno Barbey’s Color of China
03/05/2019

Bruno Barbey’s Color of China

Magnum Photos

Jean Loh reflects upon how the photographer's decades of work in China have created a vivid portrait of a country forever on the move...

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‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’, at Design Museum, London
03/05/2019

‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’, at Design Museum, London

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

This astounding exhibition reveals the obsessive level of genius the great director showed, whether inventing the space age – or restaging the Vietnam war in a London gas works...

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Japan's New Concrete Seawalls
01/05/2019

Japan's New Concrete Seawalls

Wired

The Japanese government implemented a number of reforms, including relocating coastal villages to higher land and forbidding further development along the northeast coastline...

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Atlantic City: 'Trump turned this place into a ghost town'
25/04/2019

Atlantic City: 'Trump turned this place into a ghost town'

The Guardian

When Trump won the election, photographer Brian Rose made straight for the gambling town – to show the reality behind his billionaire boasts...

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Hélène Binet: Dialoghi, works from 1988 to 2018
20/04/2019

Hélène Binet: Dialoghi, works from 1988 to 2018

From April 19 to July 21, 2019, Shanghai’s Power Station of Art will present an exhibition dedicated to the French-Swiss photographer Hélène Binet. It is her first solo institutional exhibition in China...

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Knoll celebrates Bauhaus
17/04/2019

Knoll celebrates Bauhaus

The exhibition curated by OMA, the studio founded by Rem Koolhaas, with the collaboration of Domitilla Dardi, was in the showroom at Piazza Bertarelli during the Salone del Mobile in Milan...

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Francis Kéré builds shelters at Coachella
17/04/2019

Francis Kéré builds shelters at Coachella

artnet

Architect Francis Kéré has designed a ‘forest’ of brightly coloured shelters at desert arts and music festival Coachella, inspired by the baobab tree...

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LafargeHolcim Forum: ‘Re-materializing Construction’
16/04/2019

LafargeHolcim Forum: ‘Re-materializing Construction’

The 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction featured keynote speeches by Norman Foster, Christine Binswanger (Senior Partner at Herzog & de Meuron); Anne Lacaton, Francis Kéré...

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‘Mat Collishaw. Dialogues’ at Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden
12/04/2019

‘Mat Collishaw. Dialogues’ at Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden

The Sorigué Foundation in Lérida presents the first solo exhibition in Spain on Mat Collishaw (Nottingham, 1966), on view through 24 May in the Villanueva Pavilion of Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden. The exhibition focuses on two key themes of the oeuvre...

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Chillida Leku reopens
12/04/2019

Chillida Leku reopens

Outside Hernani, the museum founded by the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida reopens to the public on 17 April, with its outdoor scuptures and the exhibition space inside the Zabalaga house.

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Visitors shred artist's huge Louvre paper artwork in one day
05/04/2019

Visitors shred artist's huge Louvre paper artwork in one day

The Guardian

Courtyard collage celebrating art gallery’s 30th anniversary created an optical illusion. The French artist JR and 400 volunteers created a 17000 sq metre optical illusion...

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Christo’s Next Project: Wrapping the Arc de Triomphe
04/04/2019

Christo’s Next Project: Wrapping the Arc de Triomphe

The New York Times

Christo had received permission to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, next year from April 6 through 19...

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‘Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People’
30/03/2019

‘Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People’

Vitra Design Museum

On view through 8 September, the exhibition will open Doshi’s work to a global audience and show how the architect’s work has redefined modern Indian architecture...

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sport pictograms
28/03/2019

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sport pictograms

The inside story behind the Olympic Sport Pictograms. They were designed in line with Tokyo 2020’s theme, ‘Innovation from Harmony’, while drawing inspiration from the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, when pictograms were first introduced at the Olympics...

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What on Earth is this New Public Art Project on the LES?
21/03/2019

What on Earth is this New Public Art Project on the LES?

Bedford + Bowery

Chilean-born, New York-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz is installing a projection that will stream live footage of Earth from a NASA satellite...

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The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL - Spring 2019 Guest Exhibition
13/03/2019

The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL - Spring 2019 Guest Exhibition

An exhibition of drawings and accompanying material detailing the new design of the Lin'an History Museum, by architects Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu...

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Karl Blossfeldt, Art Forms in Nature
12/03/2019

Karl Blossfeldt, Art Forms in Nature

In order to guarantee their continued existence, natural elements reduce their form to the essential, reaching their most efficient organization. This basic structure, which is repeated following the same pattern in each species, is present in a particularly marked...

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Centre Pompidou Acquires 12 Architectural Models by MAD Architects
10/03/2019

Centre Pompidou Acquires 12 Architectural Models by MAD Architects

Each model uniquely exemplifies MAD’s architectural vision, and expresses the firm’s core values which look to envisioning a futuristic architecture that is akin to dream-like earthscapes – one that creates a conversation with nature, the earth, and the sky...

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Damien Hirst’s Vegas hotel room is an inhabitable art experience
08/03/2019

Damien Hirst’s Vegas hotel room is an inhabitable art experience

The Spaces

Damien Hirst has designed an immersive art hotel room at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, complete with a pair of formaldehyde sharks...

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5 Cosmic Art Projects
01/03/2019

5 Cosmic Art Projects

artnet

Art in space has a long history. Here are some major examples. As barriers to commercial space travel slowly erode each year, artists are taking note...

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‘Fernando Higueras. Desde el origen’ at Museo ICO
28/02/2019

‘Fernando Higueras. Desde el origen’ at Museo ICO

On view through 19 May at the ICO Museum is an exhibition on Fernando Higueras (Madrid, 1930-2008), curated by Lola Botia and organized by the ICO Foundation in collaboration with the Spanish Public Works Ministry’s Directorate-General for Architecture...

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The artists fighting climate change
24/02/2019

The artists fighting climate change

The Guardian

After too long a silence, art is finally tackling global warming. Here are the big players – including the artist who’s lighting up Alaska...

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Thom Mayne | Morphosis Urbano
21/02/2019

Thom Mayne | Morphosis Urbano

The lecture given by Thom Mayne on 6 February was part of the qualifying master’s degree program of the UPM’s School of Architecture in Madrid.

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Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth
17/02/2019

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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Scottish modernist ruin awaits a saviour
16/02/2019

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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AV Monografías 213_214 - ESPAÑA 2019 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 213 - COBE 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 91 - OFFICE 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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