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Cultural area / editions



Collection: arquia/thesis
Direction: Carlos Martí Arís / José Antonio Sosa

The collection arquia/thesis focuses on the publication of the doctoral theses awarded in the Iberian call for papers of the Biennial contest for architecture theses of the Arquia Foundation and the European Manuel de Solá-Morales Award for urban planning theses, which makes up an editorial collection of relevant theses whose texts arise from the distillation of intense and prolonged architectural research work and contain original and unpublished contributions on the topics they address. In other words, they transcend the scope of their strict specialty and acquire a general interest for the architectural discipline, by making available to the public valuable material that would otherwise be difficult to access.

#archiathesis #research #thesisarchitecture

arquia/la cimbra

Collection: arquia/la cimbra
Direction: (Luís Martínez Santamaría until 2015)
Currently editorial board Arquia Foundation

With regard to the theory and criticism of architecture, it must be considered that it no longer possesses the solidity and compactness of the old treaties. Its current condition is lighter and more volatile and it is manifested in an occasional way in articles, debates and interviews. To preserve this ethereal knowledge, the collection la cimbra compiles the contributions of those authors who have developed an intense thought on architecture.

#lacimbra #architecturalcriticism #thinking


Collection: arquia/topics
Direction: Editorial Board Arquia Foundation

The collection arquia/topics is characterised by the publication of monographs by architects or thematic collections of architectural works (with unpublished and original archival material), as well as treatises and research projects (from competitive calls and consolidated research groups) with difficult commercial fit, but of unquestionable interest, which are usually outside the publishing world and therefore difficult to access. arquia/topics aims to cover this vacant space by concentrating heterogeneous works capable of generating open debate on architectural practice and criticism.

#arquiatopics #thinking


Collection: arquia/e-topics
Direction: Arquia Foundation / Mónica Bonafonte

The arquia/e-topics collection is a publication in digital format that allows viewing, interaction (web App format) or direct download free of charge for accredited users. This format, more agile and intuitive, presents characteristics and functionalities adapted to the topic and contents, providing new tools for the architecture professional. Therefore, it offers the collective an instrumental support for training in the exercise of the profession, in its different profiles, and includes procedures, technical information, as well as best architectural practices.

No Judgment

Collection: No Judgment
Direction: Arquia Foundation

The collection No Judgment is focused on the publication of manuscripts that, due to their format and content, are brief and concise, with the objective of disseminating and bringing architecture and law, as well as other related disciplines, closer to the non-specialized citizen, through topics that address the interdisciplinary nature of architecture and law or other topics in order to contribute to and strengthen a critical spirit and curiosity No Judgment, as Walt Whitman said: "Be curious, not judgmental"; thanks to authors of renowned professional careers in their respective specialisation fields.


Collection: arquia/contexts
Address: Fundación Arquia / Los libros de la Catarata

The arquia/contexts collection, published by the Arquia Foundation and the "Los libros de la Catarata" publishing house, forms part of the institution's activities and is characterised primarily by the diffusion of architectural culture and bringing the figure of the architect closer to society.

The current "context" makes it necessary to reflect on the role of architecture, through an analysis of the demands of society, and in parallel, approaching citizens with the usefulness of knowledge, services and skills of architects; to consolidate criteria that will allow greater understanding of architectural work and its contribution to society. Thus, we have established four first editorial lines comprising: the current value of the past or the legacy of architects; participation and democratization of architecture; innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity; and finally, architecture and the city.

The arquia/contexts collection has been selected in the 2016 FAD AWARDS for thought and criticism for its editorial initiative.

You can obtain copies here.

arquia/otras ediciones

Collection: arquia/otras ediciones
Address: Ministerio de Fomento / Fundación Arquia

Fundación arquia edita y publica, en colaboración con otras instituciones nacionales e internacionales, catálogos de exposiciones y bienales de arquitectura, anuarios, atlas y guías de arquitectura, etc... entre las que se encuentran la Bienalle di Venecia, Bienal de Arquitectura Española e Iberoamericana, bienal del paisaje; así como las ediciones arquia/próxima y otros premios de arquitectura, que permite situarnos en la actualidad arquitectónica.

Actualmente está ampliando su colaboración con otras instituciones para realizar mayor difusión de la arquitectura contemporánea española, así como sus principales protagonista.


Collection: arquia/newspapers
Address: Fundación Arquia

The arquia/journals collection, published by the Arquia Foundation, is comprised by journals published on the occasion of the exhibits of the various biennial architectural events promoted by the Ministry of Development and the grant programme promoted by the Arquia Foundation. It is a format that allows a wide and flexible dissemination among the interested audience, and it is also a useful support for communicating the award-winning projects.

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