Open Program 2015


Traces. Carlos Martí Arís

Curator and Designer Ariadna Perich

Graphic Design Júlia Doz and Ariadna Perich

Collaborators Roger Such, Júlia Doz and Alba Alsina

Photography Ariadna Perich

Venue Espai Barberí, Calle Fontanella 26, 17800 Olot (Girona)

Dates From August 3 to August 28, 2015

Exhibition around the figure and work of the architect and PhD in architecture Carles Martí Arís on the occasion of the granting of the Magister Honoris Causa from the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB).

Carlos Martí Arís (Barcelona, ​​1948) is an architect, PhD in Architecture and full professor of the Projects Department of the UPC. He was deputy director of the magazine 2c Construcción de la Ciudad throughout its entire lifecycle (1972-1985). He is currently the editor of the OPA magazine and directs the arquia / thesis collection for the Caja de Arquitectos Foundation.

He has developed a broad theoretical reflection in numerous writings and conferences. He has published several articles in newspapers such as El Noticiero Universal or El País and in professional magazines including Lotus, El Croquis, A+U, AV Architecture-Housing, City and Territory, and so on.

Among his books stand out: Las variaciones de la identidad. Ensayo sobre el tipo en arquitectura (CLUP, Milan, 1991 and Ediciones del Serbal, 1993), Las formas de la residencia en la ciudad moderna (UPC Editions, 1991), Santiago de Compostela. La ciudad histórica como presente (Consorcio de Santiago, 1995), Sostres arquitecto (COAC, 1999, with Antonio Armesto), Silencios elocuentes (Editions UPC, 1999 and Christian Marinotti Ed., 2002) and La cimbra y el arco (Caja de Architectos Foundation, 2005 and Christian Marinotti Ed., 2006).

His current research topics are, among others, Public Place and Contemporary City and Crucial Years: Architecture and Cinema between 1950 and 1964.

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Ángela García de Paredes & Ignacio Pedrosa

Founders of ParedesPedrosa arquitectos
Spanish National Architecture Award 2007
Program Architecture and Landscape
Lecture Shared Landscapes

August 6, 2015

Ángela García de Paredes (Madrid, 1958) and Ignacio Pedrosa (Madrid, 1957) graduated from the School of Architecture of Madrid in 1982, where they are professors in architectural design. They have been visiting professors at several universities as the IUAV in Venice, GSD Harvard, ETH Zurich, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and EPFL Lausanne.

ParedesPedrosa was founded in 1990 after collaborating for ten years with José María García de Paredes. Their work has been awarded with the Spanish National Architecture Award 2007 and other numerous prizes. Their work has participated in several Biennials as the Spanish, Venice and Iberoamerican Biennial. In 2016 they were curators of the X BIAU 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

ParedesPedrosa arquitectos

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Antoni Blázquez

Founder of BG Arquitectes consultores de estructuras
Program Architecture and Landscape
Lecture  Structures in RCR

August 13, 2015

Antoni Blázquez (Badajoz, 1957) graduated in architecture in 1985 and PhD Architect in 1988 from the School of Architecture of Barcelona. He is Vice Chairman of the Association of Consultants of Structures and professor in Structure at the Higher Polytechnical School of the University of Girona (UdG). He leads two masters on building structures (UPC and UdG). Author of several articles and papers on seismic design and calculation of single structures. Member of the Scientific Committee of ACHE (Association of Scientific and Technical Structural Concrete) and ACE (Association of Consultants of structures). He collaborates with RCR Arquitectes in consultancy structures.

BG Arquitectes consultores de estructuras was founded in 1990 and collaborates with RCR Arquitectes in the consultancy of structure in several projects.

BG Arquitectes consultores de estructuras

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Hisao Suzuki

Founder of Nature Urban Architecture Art (nuaa) / Hisao Suzuki Photography
Program Audiovisual and Photography
Lecture The Magic Light

August 18, 2015

Hisao Suzuki (Yamagata, Japan, 1957) is a Japanese photographer who lives in Barcelona for more than 30 years. Since 1993 he collaborates with the architectural journal El Croquis, becoming their principal photographer and contributing significantly to the recognition of the magazine as one of the most prestigious and international publications on contemporary architecture.

Facebook Hisao Suzuki

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Anna & Eugeni Bach

Founders of Anna & Eugeni Bach, architects
International FAD Award 2014
Program Architecture and Landscape
Lecture Afinidades electivas

August 19, 2015

Anna Bach (Nummi, Finlandia, 1973) graduated in architecture from the Helsinki University of Technology, 2001. Assistant professor, Vertical Workshop ESARQ UIC, Barcelona, directed by Duncan Lewis (1999). Currently lecturing Final Project Workshop in Interior Design, EINA, School of Arts and Design, Universitat Autònoma, Barcelona.

Eugeni Bach (Barcelona, 1974) graduated in architecture from the School of Architecture of Barcelona, UPC, 1999. Assistant professor, Vertical Workshop ESARQ UIC, Barcelona, directed by Winy Maas (1998) and Duncan Lewis (1999). Mies van der Rohe Department Teacher, ETSAB UPC, directed by David Chipperfield (2001). Currently lecturing at First Design Studio, La Salle Architecture School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona.

Anna & Eugeni Bach operates from Barcelona from urban planning to interior and industrial design. Their work has been published in several European magazines, such as Domus, Arquitectura Viva and A10. They have shown their works in solo exhibitions in the College of Architects of Girona in 2014 and the College of Architects of Barcelona and in group shows at the Cité de l´Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris in 2009 and the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 2000, among others. They have been awarded several times with the FAD Awards, 2014 in the International and Interior Design categories, 2008 in the Opinion category, and selected for exhibitions such as the VII Iberoamerican Architecture and Urbanism Biennial 2010, and the AJAC Young Architects Award 2004.

Anna & Eugeni Bach, architects

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Pedro Gadanho

Director of the Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT)
Program Architecture and Landscape
Lecture Placing architecture / Displacing the Architect

Auust 21, 2015

 Pedro Gadanho (Covilha, Portugal, 1968) is an architect and PhD Architect in architecture and media by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), where he has been professor. He holds a master degree in art and architecture by the Kent Institute of Art and Design in the United Kingdom and has been a guest lecturer at various European schools of architecture. He has been editor, among others of Bookazine ALLÁ and the magazine Beyond, writes the blog ShrapnelContemporary and contributes regularly in international publications. He has been awarded with the 2012 FAD in Theory and Criticism. He has curated exhibitions, among others the Post.Rotterdam, Space Invaders, and Pancho Guedes, a Modern Alternative. At the Venice Biennale of Architecture, he curated the Portuguese Pavilion in 2004 and has been strategic adviser to the United Kingdom in 2010. From 2012 to 2016 he has been the Curator of Contemporary Architecture and has lead the Program of Young Architects of the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). Currently he is director of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon.

Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT) / Shrapnelcontemporary – Pedro Gadanho’s Blog 

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Josep Maria Montaner

Architecture Critic
 Architecture and Landscape
Lecture The exhibitions Creativitat compartida. RCR Arquitectes at the Palau Robert and Papers. RCR Arquitectes at the Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona

August 29, 2015

 Josep Maria Montaner (Barcelona, 1954) is PhD Architect and holds a Chair of Architectural Composition of the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC). He codirects with Zaida Muxí the Master Laboratory for Housing of the 21st Century. He has given courses and lectures in Europe, America and Asia. He is the author of more than thirty books, some of them several times reissued, such as Después del Movimiento Moderno (1993); La modernidad superada (1997, new revised and expanded edition 2011); Arquitectura y crítica (1999); Sistemas arquitectónicos contemporáneos (2008), and Arquitectura y política. Ensayos para mundos alternativos (2011, with Zaida Muxí), all of them issued at Editorial Gustavo Gili. He collaborates in the newspapers El País and La Vanguardia, for what he has received the National Award of Urbanism to the journalistic initiative 2005 of the Ministry of Housing, and publishes in national and international journals. Currently he is part of the Government of the Barcelona City Council and is, among other charges, Councilor of Housing.

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