Presentación de la XI Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo

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Javier Corvalán / Laboratorio de Arquitectura. Casa Hamaca, Luque, Praguay, 2010. Foto: Leonardo Finotti.

El lunes 17 de diciembre se presenta la XI Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo en Casa América de Madrid y entre los actos destaca la conversación entre los arquitectos paraguayos Javier Corvalán, de Laboratorio de Arquitectura, y Joseto Cubilla con Arturo Franco, Comisario/director de la XI Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.

Joseto Cubilla, Casa Takuru, Piribebuy, Paraguay, 2016. Fotografía: Federico Cairoli.

Programa de la jornada:

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FHV Fruehauf Henry & Viladoms

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FHV Fruehauf Henry & Viladoms
Unithèque . Lausanne FHV Fruehauf Henry & Viladoms Unithèque updated scheme design. The extension of the university library means working on a building that is perfectly integrated within its natural environment, precisely located on the gentle slope overlooking Lake Geneva. It is dearly loved by all who know it and is affectionately referred to as … Continue reading FHV Fruehauf Henry & Viladoms
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Warmia Thermal Baths / Plaskowicki + Partnerzy Architekci

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Laka Reveals Winners of the 2018 "Architecture that Reacts" Competition

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First Prize: Tidal Terrains / Mary Denam. Image via Laka First Prize: Tidal Terrains / Mary Denam. Image via Laka

Laka has published the results of the 2018 edition of their annual Architecture that Reacts competition, focusing on “architectural, design, or technological solutions that are capable of dynamic interaction with their surroundings.” This year saw 200 participants from more than 30 countries submit 130 designs, following an interdisciplinary approach reaching beyond typical building solutions.

This year’s winners hailed from the USA and Austria, confronting issues such as climate change, ubiquitous computation, and new ways of perceiving space in a machine-driven future. Below, we have rounded up the winners, special recognitions, and honorable mentions from the 2018 edition. For more information on the competition, and previous results, visit the official website here.

First Prize

Tidal Terrains / Mary Denam

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Casa PH2 / DX Arquitectos

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© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco
  • Architects: DX Arquitectos
  • Location: Padre Hurtado, Chile
  • Author Architects: Juan Luzoro, Federico Novoa
  • Area: 184.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Pablo Blanco
  • Collaborator: Pablo Hip
  • Reckoner: Rodrigo Bravo
© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco

Text description provided by the architects. The house PH2 is a three-slope monovolume, fully dressed in the rusty tin on site, material taken from the rural environment, where agro-industrial buildings abound in various states of destruction. This "architecture without architects" that benefits from the lack of pretension serves us as a material reference, delimiting a stripped and essential formal language.

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Centre for Contemporary Art DOX+ / Petr Hajek Architekti

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© Benedikt Markel © Benedikt Markel
  • Architects: Petr Hajek Architekti
  • Location: Poupětova 1339/3, 170 00 Prague 7-Holešovice, Czech Republic
  • Architects Team: Petr Hájek, Tereza Keilová, Cornelia Klien, Benedikt Markel, Martin Stoss
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Benedikt Markel
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Anthony Saroufim Captures the Skeletal Materiality of Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences

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The architectural and engineering feats of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava can be admired around the world, but his City of Arts and Sciences, designed alongside Felix Candela, has remained a modern architectural marvel. Like many international visitors, Lebanese photographer Anthony Saroufim found himself inherently attracted to the highly publicized building complex with a specific, tailored angle - unraveling the relationship between the built reality and the people interacting with it.

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Japan is Selling Dilapidated Homes for Extremely Low Prices to Alleviate its Housing Crisis

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via Flickr. Image © Bo Nielsen via Flickr. Image © Bo Nielsen

Today, many individuals, both young and old, desire to buy property, redesign, and refurbish an existing house into their dream home. Umbrellaed under terms like “fixer-upper” and “adaptive reuse,” these projects begin with the skeletons of old structures and the building’s history. Many architects around the globe have utilized abandoned structures and transformed them into architectural marvels for both civic and domestic purposes.

Japan, in particular, has implemented a system to help alleviate the country’s current housing crisis. Despite rising urban real estate prices and limited space, over 8 million properties across Japan are unoccupied - according to a government report in 2013. It is believed that around 2 million of these structures are abandoned and deserted. Following the current trends, these numbers continue to grow each year. It is estimated that 21 million homes will be unoccupied by 2033.

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Pepe Espaliú

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In These Twenty-Five Years + garcía | galería Although Espaliú initiated his art career in Barcelona in the early seventies, during the rise of conceptual art in Catalonia, it wasn’t until the beginning of the eighties that his work became a complex territory of concealment and desire, where issues such as the body, identity, the … Continue reading Pepe Espaliú
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Villa Zeist 2 / HofmanDujardin

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© Matthijs van Roon © Matthijs van Roon
  • Architects: HofmanDujardin
  • Location: Zeist, The Netherlands
  • Team: Barbara Dujardin, Michiel Hofman, Anne Boonstra, Fabian van den Bosch, Maik Peters
  • Area: 375.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Matthijs van Roon
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UCCA Dune Art Museum / OPEN Architecture

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Aerial View. Image © Qingshan Wu Aerial View. Image © Qingshan Wu
  • Architects: OPEN Architecture
  • Location: Qinhuangdao, China
  • Architect In Charge: Hu Li, Wenjing Huang
  • Design Team: Tingting Zhou (Project Architect), Mengmeng Wang, Boji Hu, Kuanyin Fang, Joshua Parker, Di Lu, Bong Lin, Qing Ye, Steven Shi, Han Jia
  • Area: 930.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Qingshan Wu, Nan Ni
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Lacaton&Vassal

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Lacaton&Vassal
Transformation of 530 dwellings, block G, H, I . Bordeaux Lacaton&Vassal . Frédéric Druot . Christophe Hutin . photos: © Philippe Ruault . video: © Christophe Hutin . + Simon 530 dwellings – Grand Parc Bordeaux nominated for EU Mies Award 2019. _ · The project consists of the transformation of 3 inhabited social buildings, … Continue reading Lacaton&Vassal
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Continuing House / Naf Architect & Design

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© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano
  • Architects: Naf Architect & Design
  • Location: Yokosuka, Japan
  • Architects In Charge: Akio Nakasa (Principal Architect) , Teppei Amano
  • Area: 104.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano
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S Space / H&P Architects

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© Nguyen TienThanh © Nguyen TienThanh
  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Location: Dong Van town, Duy Tien district, Ha Nam province, Vietnam
  • Team: Doan Thanh Ha ,Tran Ngoc Phuong, Nguyen Hai Hue, Nguyen Duc Anh, Tran Van Duong, Trinh Thi Thanh Huyen
  • Construction: Dong Phat company & Local workers
  • Land Section Area: 720.0 m2
  • Area: 300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Nguyen TienThanh
© Nguyen TienThanh © Nguyen TienThanh

Text description provided by the architects. Not quite far from a large polluted industrial park, the project is located in a new emerging urban area with a high construction density in Dong Van town, Ha Nam province.  This is an open space for the community with its focus on cultural and artistic aspects on a periodical basis, among which coffee space is a daily activity.

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Álvaro Siza

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The ‘Eduardo Souto Moura’ coin Álvaro Siza Souto de Moura is worth now 7.5 €. Many times 7.5 €, in fact. Álvaro Siza has designed a coin in honour of Eduardo Souto de Moura. Banco de Portugal has put a silver-alloy collector coin into circulation with face value of €7.50, entitled ‘Eduardo Souto Moura’. The … Continue reading Álvaro Siza
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DAS_Lab Office / DAS Lab

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© Yifei Xu © Yifei Xu
  • Interiors Designers: DAS Lab
  • Location: Zao-Fong Universe Building, No. 1800 Zhongshan Road West, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
  • Lead Designer: Jingze Li
  • Design Team: Guo Xiang, Yu Qian, Zeyuan Chen
  • Area: 120.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Yifei Xu
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Text description provided by the architects. The reversal brought by emotions in the atmosphere create a balance state in two areas.

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ThuBao's House / 85 Design

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© To Huu Dung © To Huu Dung
  • Architects: 85 Design
  • Location: Vietnam
  • Architect: To Huu Dung
  • Client: Mr.Bảo/ Mrs. Thư
  • Area: 104.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: To Huu Dung
© To Huu Dung © To Huu Dung

Text description provided by the architects. This house is located in a small alley in Danang City with a width of only 4m and a depth of more than 25m. The task is to design a full living space for a small family of 4 people including a Garage, Living, Kitchen and Dining, Study room, and 3 separate bedrooms.

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Come Hell or High Water: Cities Must Evolve in the Face of Climate Change

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[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]

The time to talk about climate change as if it’s merely a hazy possibility that won’t occur in our lifetime anyway has long passed. Multiple recent reports have made it clear that it’s already happening, and its effects will be much worse than previously expected.

In 2016, the Paris climate accords set a goal of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius (at which it’s already failing); the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change now says two degrees is both inevitable by the year 2040 and genocidal, set to cause the death of all coral reefs, extreme wildfires, heat waves and other weather events that will subsequently threaten the world’s food supply and transform the global economy.

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