Arquitectura Viva
Monday, October 26, 2020
Amanda Levete: the architect building the future
17/10/2020

Amanda Levete: the architect building the future

Financial Times

The RIBA Stirling Prize winner believes we can build a better, brighter world. She’s very persuasive...

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Norman Foster addresses the first United Nations Forum of Mayors in Geneva
07/10/2020

Norman Foster addresses the first United Nations Forum of Mayors in Geneva

Norman Foster has given the opening keynote to the first UN Forum of Mayors, a platform where mayors presented their experience dealing with the COVID-19 health emergency...

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Akon just unveiled his $6 billion ‘futuristic’ city in Senegal
03/10/2020

Akon just unveiled his $6 billion ‘futuristic’ city in Senegal

The Washington Post

The twisting metallic skyscrapers planned for Akon City look like they could sprout on Mars in the distant future — blueprints that scream: Bring your hoverboard...

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Richard Rogers to retire
02/09/2020

Richard Rogers to retire

The Guardian

Rogers, 87, will have his name removed from the firm of Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners in the coming months as part of the practice’s constitution...

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Renzo Piano's speech at Genoa bridge inauguration
26/08/2020

Renzo Piano's speech at Genoa bridge inauguration

On 3 August, the city of Genoa inaugurated its new bridge, designed by Renzo Piano to reconstruct the Polcevera Viaduct, also known as the Morandi Bridge, which collapsed on 14 August 2018, killing 43.

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Eva Franch i Gilabert fired as director of London’s Architectural Association
15/07/2020

Eva Franch i Gilabert fired as director of London’s Architectural Association

The Architect's Newspaper

An open letter co-signed by over 150 architects, curators, academics, and other non-AA community members praised Franch’s “vigilance, fairness, integrity and relentlessness in demanding excellence”...

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Practicing Architecture in a Pandemic
29/05/2020

Practicing Architecture in a Pandemic

The New York Times

A year after opening the Shed, Elizabeth Diller is trying to adjust to a world in which she and colleagues can no longer kick around ideas in person...

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Rem Koolhaas Says Redesigning Public Spaces Was Necessary Before the Pandemic
19/05/2020

Rem Koolhaas Says Redesigning Public Spaces Was Necessary Before the Pandemic

Time

Airports are just one among the many, many public spaces that may have to be rethought, reorganized and redesigned in the era of pandemics, and Koolhaas believes it is way overdue...

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The barefoot architect
03/04/2020

The barefoot architect

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

She created gilded monuments to corporate excess. But now Yasmeen Lari is building mud huts for the poor...

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Renzo Piano: " It hurts to think of my buildings empty"
03/04/2020

Renzo Piano: " It hurts to think of my buildings empty"

Corriere della Sera

In this interview the Italian architect, in confinement due to the coronavirus, shares his reflections: "if you don't draw inspiration from reality, if you have no contact with people, what do you create?"...

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The Arquia Foundation presents the documentary 'Conversations with Renzo Piano' within its arquia/maestros series
20/03/2020

The Arquia Foundation presents the documentary 'Conversations with Renzo Piano' within its arquia/maestros series

Luis Fernández-Galiano converses with the Genoese master in his studio at Punta Nave shortly before his 80th birthday. We reproduce the interview published in Arquitectura Viva 198.

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Forensic Architecture Founder Says USA Prevented His Visit
22/02/2020

Forensic Architecture Founder Says USA Prevented His Visit

The New York Times

Eyal Weizman, the director of the investigative group, said an embassy official in London told him an algorithm had identified a security threat that was related to him...

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Aranda, Pigem, and Vilalta, members of France’s Académie d'Architecture
20/02/2020

Aranda, Pigem, and Vilalta, members of France’s Académie d'Architecture

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta of the firm RCR have been made foreign members of France’s Académie d’Architecture, founded in 1840 as the Société Centrale des Architectes primarily to promote architectural quality. RCR in 2015 received the academy’s...

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 Trump wants to 'Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again' with neoclassical order
07/02/2020

Trump wants to 'Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again' with neoclassical order

The Guardian

President reportedly wants to mandate return to ‘classical architectural style’, according to draft order...

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Frank Lloyd Wright's School of Architecture at Taliesin to close
29/01/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's School of Architecture at Taliesin to close

The Guardian

School will shutter in June after no agreement could be made with foundation to keep operating the facility, the governing board said...

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Andrés Jaque, Chief Curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale
02/12/2019

Andrés Jaque, Chief Curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale

Andrés Jaque is an architect, writer, and curator internationally renowned as one of the initiators of interscalar and transmedium approaches to urban and territorial studies. His work explores environments as the entanglement of life, bodies, technologies...

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Luxembourg to Become the First Country to Offer Free Mass Transit for All
20/11/2019

Luxembourg to Become the First Country to Offer Free Mass Transit for All

The New York Times

Luxembourg is barely larger than a city-state, with a population of about 560,000 — roughly equivalent to smaller European capitals like Copenhagen...

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Dominique Perrault Appointed Director of 2021 Seoul Biennale
19/11/2019

Dominique Perrault Appointed Director of 2021 Seoul Biennale

Perrault joins the team of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism as its new General Director, for the 3rd edition, scheduled from September to November 2021. Its purpose is to act as an exchange and information platform on the evolution of cities around the world...

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 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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Philharmonie de Paris architect sues over fines for late opening
24/10/2019

Philharmonie de Paris architect sues over fines for late opening

The Guardian

Jean Nouvel’s lawyers say sums demanded from him are ‘totally disproportionate’. The cost of the concert hall rose from €173m when the project was announced in 2006 to €386m...

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Shigeru Ban has an alternative focus: designing shelters for the displaced
23/10/2019

Shigeru Ban has an alternative focus: designing shelters for the displaced

The New York Times

Writing about Shigeru Ban is unlike writing about nearly any other living architect, in the sense that most of his important work cannot be seen or experienced in person...

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Tim Marlow, new Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum
09/10/2019

Tim Marlow, new Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum

The Arts Newspaper

Announcement of RA artistic director's new appointment comes after Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black stepped down as co-directors...

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Kanye West's Dome-Like Housing Prototypes Torn Down
21/09/2019

Kanye West's Dome-Like Housing Prototypes Torn Down

tmz

Kanye West's futuristic housing community needs a new home base ... because his dome-shaped structures in Calabasas have been destroyed...

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Barry Bergdoll and Deborah Berke, members of the Pritzker Prize Jury
20/09/2019

Barry Bergdoll and Deborah Berke, members of the Pritzker Prize Jury

“Together they bring to the jury experience in architectural practice, education, and history. Their presence will help us keep abreast of both historical and contemporary challenges that architecture is facing,” comments Stephen Breyer, Chair of the Pritzker Prize Jury...

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Jacques Herzog Meets Tatiana Bilbao
10/09/2019

Jacques Herzog Meets Tatiana Bilbao

Louisiana Channel

“It’s all about the architecture we can do, and not about us being the architect.” Enjoy this cordial conversation between two long-time friends and titans of architecture...

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The Secret Curse of Owning a Frank Lloyd Wright House
30/08/2019

The Secret Curse of Owning a Frank Lloyd Wright House

Realtor

Why would such a popular and adored architect's homes be so hard to hand off to a new owner? ...

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Six architects and designers revisit their first commission
29/08/2019

Six architects and designers revisit their first commission

The Guardian

Norman Foster, David Chipperfield, Thomas Heatherwick, Kate Macintosh, Asif Khan and Mary Duggan...

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Kanye West May Be Forced to Tear Down Dome-Like Structures
21/08/2019

Kanye West May Be Forced to Tear Down Dome-Like Structures

tmz

After inspectors came out to the property they determined the project violates the building code, and if Ye doesn't get the property permits by Sept. 15, the structures must be torn down...

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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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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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New Books
AV Monografías 226 - SOU FUJIMOTO 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 227 - KAAN 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 99 - FOSTER+PARTNERS 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
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles + Fracturas y ficciones
Luis Fernández-Galiano publica Las grandes esperanzas (1976-1992), una revisión crítica de los problemas y retos de la arquitectura, el arte y la sociedad de aquel período convulso y fértil que nos ofrece un espejo histórico donde podemos adivinar el reflejo denuestra actual crisis económica, ecológica y social. 
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles
La recesión provocada por las crisis del petróleo que sacudieron el planeta en los 70 sirve de telón de fondo para Empeños sostenibles (1976-1984), una selección de artículos de Luis Fernández-Galiano sobre las alternativas tecnológicas, la construcción sostenible y la relación entre arquitectura y energía.  
Las grandes esperanzas Fracturas y ficciones
Mediante 100 artículos sobre arquitectura, historia, arte y sociedad, Luis Fernández-Galiano perfila en Fracturas y ficciones (1985-1992) el retrato de un tiempo de prosperidad global donde destacó el protagonismo internacional de la España de los Juegos de Barcelona y la Expo de Sevilla.  
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
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 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.
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.
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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