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Sunday, May 19, 2019
Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 Shortlist
25/04/2019

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 Shortlist

The 20 shortlisted projects, which are located in 16 different countries, will compete for US$ 1 million in prize money. The prestigious prize-giving ceremony will be hosted in the historic centre city of Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation, in the autumn of 2019...

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CTBUH Names 2019 Best Tall Building Worldwide
23/04/2019

CTBUH Names 2019 Best Tall Building Worldwide

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the 2019 Best Tall Building Worldwide and Category Winners. The Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is the winner for 400 Meters and Above section...

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Bast, school cafeteria in Montbrun-Bocage (France)
11/04/2019

Bast, school cafeteria in Montbrun-Bocage (France)

Winner of the 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award for Emerging Architecture, this school cafeteria designed by the Toulouse firm Bast is located in Montbrun-Bocage, a commune in France’s Haute-Garonne department, close to the Pyrenees. Named E26...

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Mies Award 2019: 530 homes in Bordeaux (France)
10/04/2019

Mies Award 2019: 530 homes in Bordeaux (France)

For their renovation of 530 social housing units in Bordeaux, Lacaton & Vassal, Frédéric Druot and Christophe Hutin have won the Mies van der Rohe Award, a biennial prize that comes with 60,000 euros and acknowledges quality in European architectural production...

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Arata Isozaki, Pritzker Prize 2019
05/03/2019

Arata Isozaki, Pritzker Prize 2019

The president of The Hyatt Foundation has announced the awarding of the 2019 Pritzker Prize to Arata Isozaki. Born in Oita in 1931, Isozaki is a leading figure in Japanese architecture, a bridge between the modernity imported from Europe and the eclectic modernity...

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Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Royal Academy Architecture Prize
08/02/2019

Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Royal Academy Architecture Prize

The Royal Academy Architecture Prize is awarded to an architect or individual who has been instrumental in shaping the discussion, collection or production of architecture...

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2019 AIA Awards - Architecture
01/02/2019

2019 AIA Awards - Architecture

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the winners of its 2019 Honor Awards. These stunning projects show the world the range of outstanding work architects create and highlight the many ways buildings and spaces can improve our lives...

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Kulturpalast Dresden, by gmp, wins DAM Preis 2019
29/01/2019

Kulturpalast Dresden, by gmp, wins DAM Preis 2019

The German firm gmp (Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner) finished refurbishing and enlarging te Kulturpalast of Dresde in 2017. A result of a 2009 competition, the intervention respects the style of the original building, raised in 1969, while redoing..

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The National Gallery’s Sainsbury Wing Receives AIA’s 25 Year Award
24/01/2019

The National Gallery’s Sainsbury Wing Receives AIA’s 25 Year Award

AIA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is honoring the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery in London— designed by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates (VSBA)...

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Moshe Safdie, Wolf Prize in Architecture 2019
21/01/2019

Moshe Safdie, Wolf Prize in Architecture 2019

Wolf Foundation

Over a long and distinguished career spanning 50 years, Moshe Safdie has produced a body of work of great originality and artistry in the field of architecture and urbanism...

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40 works selected for Mies van der Rohe 2019
16/01/2019

40 works selected for Mies van der Rohe 2019

Fundación Mies van der Rohe

The works vying for this year's Mies Award have been announced, including six built in Spain. The prize-winning ceremony will take place on 7 May.

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18th Andreu World International Design Contest
27/12/2018

18th Andreu World International Design Contest

Since 2001 the firm Andreu World  has held an annual competition in which students and yougn designers can present ideas for chairs and tables. The jury of the latest edition – among whose members were Luis Fernández-Galiano, Giulio Ridolfo, Ej Lee, Ana Domínguez...

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Richard Rogers, 2019 AIA Gold Medal
07/12/2018

Richard Rogers, 2019 AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects

Born in Florence, Italy, Rogers was trained as an architect in London at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and at Yale University...

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World Architecture Festival 2018 Winners
05/12/2018

World Architecture Festival 2018 Winners

WAF

World Building of the Year, Kampung Admiralty in Singapore by WOHA Architects; Landscape of the Year, Pedestrian Path along the Gypsum Mines in Barcelona, by Batlle i Roig Arquitectura...

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Children Village Wins the RIBA International Prize 2018
21/11/2018

Children Village Wins the RIBA International Prize 2018

Royal Institute of British Architects

Children Village, a new school complex on the edge of the rainforest in northern Brazil designed by Brazilian architects, Aleph Zero and Rosenbaum, has won the RIBA International Prize 2018...

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Mario Botta, Ratzinger Prize for Theology
20/11/2018

Mario Botta, Ratzinger Prize for Theology

An architect is for the first time a winner of the Ratinzer Prizes for Theology, given each year in recognition of work that contributes to the understanding and explanation of the Christian faith...

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João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Leon Battista Alberti Prize
12/11/2018

João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Leon Battista Alberti Prize

Awarded by the Politecnico di Milano, the Commune of Mantua, and the Alberti Foundation, the new prize acknowledges the Portuguese architect’s achievements in restoring historical heritage…

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WSJ Magazine’s Innovators Award 2018: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
07/11/2018

WSJ Magazine’s Innovators Award 2018: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron

Wall Street Journal Magazine

As the Swiss firm founded by 2018 Design Innovators Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron celebrates its 40th anniversary, its ideas and approaches are still fresh with each new project...

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High Rise Award 2018: Torre Reforma in Mexico City
05/11/2018

High Rise Award 2018: Torre Reforma in Mexico City

infobae

Standing 246 meters, the work of the Mexican architect Benjamín Romano has been crowned as the world’s best skyscraper… 

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Teopanzolco Cultural Center, Oscar Niemeyer Prize 2018
25/10/2018

Teopanzolco Cultural Center, Oscar Niemeyer Prize 2018

REDBAAL (Latin American network of architecture biennials) has bestowed its Oscar Niemeyer Prize on Teopanzolco Cultural Center in Cuernavaca (Mexico), by Isaac Broid and Productora. In the second edition of the biennial prize, the jurors – Jean Pierre Crousse...

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Norman Foster's Bloomberg office in London wins Stirling prize
11/10/2018

Norman Foster's Bloomberg office in London wins Stirling prize

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

One of the most environmentally friendly office buildings ever conceived has been named the winner of the 2018 Stirling prize, beating off competition from a quirky brick nursery... (Photos)

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MCHAP 2018 goes to Barclay & Crousse’s university building in Piura
11/10/2018

MCHAP 2018 goes to Barclay & Crousse’s university building in Piura

The new winner of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, given bienially by the College of Architecture of the Illilnois Institute of Technology (IIT) to acknowledge the best buildings raised in the Americas, has been announced. The jury of this year’s MCHAP...

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Nicholas Grimshaw, RIBA Royal Gold Medal
27/09/2018

Nicholas Grimshaw, RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, renowned British architect known for his Modernist public buildings and large-scale infrastructure projects, has been named 2019 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal...

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Rain of awards for BAAS Arquitectura
18/09/2018

Rain of awards for BAAS Arquitectura

Coinciding with its 25th anniversary, the Barcelona practice of Jordi Badia (BAAS Arquitectura) has received several distinctions for its Department of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Besides the award in the Panorama of Works...

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Alejandro Aravena, RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2018
15/09/2018

Alejandro Aravena, RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2018

Royal Institute of British Architects

The RIBA Charles Jencks Award is given to an individual or practice that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture...

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RIBA International Prize 2018
13/09/2018

RIBA International Prize 2018

The shortlist announced is: Il Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), Milan, by Boeri Studio; Central European University (Phase 1), Budapest, by O’Donnell + Tuomey; Children Village, Brazil, by Aleph Zero + Rosenbaum; and Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, by Nikken Sekkei...

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Denise Scott Brown wins the 2018 Soane Medal
06/09/2018

Denise Scott Brown wins the 2018 Soane Medal

The pioneering architect, planner, theorist and educator, Denise Scott Brown is the recipient of this year's Soane Medal, which is awarded annually in recognition of architects who have made a major contribution to their field......

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2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
29/08/2018

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

Our judges reviewed thousands of photos and selected the top winners for this year's National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Photos were entered to three categories: nature, cities, and people...

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Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018 Announces Six Finalist Projects
01/08/2018

Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018 Announces Six Finalist Projects

Awarded by the College of Architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) is given every two years to acknowledge the best built works of architecture in the Americas. The prize is named after the S. R. Crown Hall...

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Stephen Lawrence Prize 2018 Shortlist
31/07/2018

Stephen Lawrence Prize 2018 Shortlist

RIBA

The Stephen Lawrence Prize is now in its twentieth year and rewards the best examples of projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million...

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New Books
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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