Archinect - News 2015-12-02T00:24:20-05:00 The first-ever AV Monograph on Rem Koolhaas focuses on the last 12 years Nicholas Korody 2015-09-22T20:03:00-04:00 >2015-09-22T20:45:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="470" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Spanish-publisher&nbsp;Arquitectura Viva just published a new monograph on Rem Koolhaas, their first-ever on the Dutch architect. Focusing on work since he won the Pritzker in 2000, the monograph includes&nbsp;an essay and twelve critical texts by Luis Fern&aacute;ndez-Galiano alongside images of some of the most notable projects by OMA / AMO over the last twelve years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The 240 page volume is available for &euro;55, or&nbsp;&euro;28 for the digital edition. Visit AV's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a> for more information.</p><p><br>Check out some of the images below:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Winners of the "NORMAN FOSTER In the 21st Century" giveaway Justine Testado 2014-03-17T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T17:41:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="639" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A few weeks ago, Archinect had another monograph giveaway for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectura Viva</a>'s "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster In the 21st Century</a>". The most recent and longest installment in AV's monograph series, the book features 50 works and projects by British architect Norman Foster that were developed in the 21st century.</p><p>The lucky winners who'll receive the "Norman Foster" monograph are:</p><ul><li><strong>David I.</strong> - Detroit, MI</li><li><strong>Andrew H.</strong> - Cambridge, MA</li></ul><p>Congrats, David and Andrew! Thanks to everyone that participated.<br><br>For more details about the book, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Win "NORMAN FOSTER In the 21st Century" from Arquitectura Viva Justine Testado 2014-03-03T20:06:00-05:00 >2014-03-17T17:53:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="636" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Missed our last monograph giveaway? Here's your next chance. Archinect is giving out another big-name architect's monograph: <em><strong>Norman Foster</strong> In the 21st Century</em>. The 328-page book is the longest installment from publisher <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectura Viva</a>'s monograph series.</p><p><strong>To be eligible for this random drawing, <a href=";formkey=dGFGQWg3NjRVeWhaekEybUpjdFRCYXc6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">please fill out this survey</a> by end of day March 7, 2014. Winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p>Keep reading for more details from AV...<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Over the course of more than fifty years, the prolific oeuvre of Norman Foster has earned worldwide renown for its innovative approach and environmental commitment. The third AV monograph devoted to the British architect &mdash; after issues 38 and 78 &mdash; gathers fifty works and projects developed in the 21st century."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>"Produced in close collaboration with the architect, the monograph begins with an extensive essay in which Norman Foster takes stock of this influences, and continues with an article by Luis Fern&aacute;ndez-Galiano."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>"Structured in eight thematic grou...</p> BIG in Arquitectura Viva's "Monographs" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-06T18:03:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T10:11:44-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="636" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It seems as if BIG will stop at nothing short of world domination. As the subject of Arquitectura Viva&rsquo;s 162nd monograph, the sheer volume and span of projects from Bjarke Ingels Group since its founding in 2005 is staggering. After breaking away from OMA and then his partnership with&nbsp; Julien De Smedt of PLOT to form BIG, Bjarke Ingels has consistently spewed out (mostly unbuilt) large-scale international projects, while also establishing a momentous array of icons.</p> <p> Within the Danish context, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> is a loud firm -- in presence, perspective, and popularity. Conceptually, the projects blend Danish sensibilities of high-minded idealism and humbled, matter-of-fact rationalism with social-democratic values and no small seasoning of pomo gimmickry. A maritime museum &ldquo;docked&rdquo; in the landscape? A waste-energy treatment plant that blows smoke rings? A multi-use Chinese hotel complex, shaped like the character for &ldquo;the people&rdquo;? But in their graphical representation, through promotional mat...</p>