We are happy to announce that our project Two Cork Houses have been shortlisted for the biennial Enor architecture prize.www.enor.es
Emiliano López has been invited to participate at the Energy & Sustainability seminar coordinated by Javier García-Germán by giving a lecture and reviewing the student’s projects within the framework of the Master in City and Housing organized by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).www.mchmaster.com
Mónica Rivera has been invited by Hilary Sample to join her final review panel.www.gsd.harvard.edu
Our project Two Cork Houses is published in DETAIL 11-2019, an issue focused on how natural materials are being rediscovered as building materials.www.detail.de
This exhibition of award-winning Spanish Architecture from the BEAU will be held
at the Cervantes Institute of New York.
Under the motto “Más habitar, más humanizar” (“more living, more human”), this exhibition will highlight the best projects by Spanish Architects, both in Spain or in foreign countries. Our project Two Cork Houses takes part in the exhibition.
2019.10.30 > 2019.12.01www.nyorkcervantes.es
Our project Lattice House is on exhibit at Des Lee Gallery in downtown St. Louis as part of the simposyum Decoys & Depictions: Images of the Digital at Wahshington University in St. Louis. Organized and curated by Constance Vale.www.decoysanddepictions.net
Emiliano López and Mónica Rivera will give a lecture as part of the lecture series organized by the Basque Country International Architecture Biennial.www.bienalmugak.eus
López Rivera will be workshop leaders in Porto Academy Summer School 2019. 2019.07.19 > 2019.07.26www.portoacademy
Emiliano López will give a lecture as part of the lecture series organized by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Sevilla.www.etsa.us.es
Pop-in store for Pedro García Shoes in Santa Eulalia Shop, Barcelona. Until May 28th.www.pedrogarcia.com
Emiliano López will give a lecture as part of the seminar Energy & Sustainability coordinated by Javier García-Germán within the framework of the Master in City and Housing organized by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).www.mchmaster.com/
Mónica Rivera will give a lecture as part of the Academic Seminar organized for the XXI Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito organized by the Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador.www.baq-cae.ec
We had the great pleasure of visiting Rural Studio, reviewing the student’s projects and giving a lecture about our work.
Rural Studio is an off-campus design-build program of Auburn University’s Architecture program. Rural Studio gives architecture students a more hands-on educational experience while assisting an underserved population in West Alabama’s Black Belt region.www.ruralstudio.org
To celebrate the International Libraries Day, the Library of the Catalan Institute of Architects –Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya- has published a list of the top five most checked-out books. The COAC Library holds the second largest architecture books collection in Europe after the RIBA Library in London. Our book ‘Domestic Thresholds’ has been the third most demanded book during last year.
Here is the list of the five most checked-out books:
- ‘Adaptative reuse: extending the lives of buildings’ Liliane Wong (Ed. Birkhäuser, 2017)
- ‘Por qué se caen los edificios’ Matthys Levy (Ed. Turner, 2015)
- ‘Domestic Thresholds’ Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos (Ed. Quart Verlag, 2016)
- ‘Made in Norway: new Norwegian architecture’ (Ed. Arkitektur N – Birkhäuser)
- ‘Recordando a Coderch: incluye proyecto inédito La Herencia’ Pati Nuñez (Ed. Librooks, 2016)
Our project ‘Social Housing for Young People in Sant Andreu, Barcelona’ is part of the exhibition “Spanish Architectures. Crónica desde Europa” in the Exhibition Hall La Arquería Nuevos Ministerios in Madrid.
The exhibition presents all the projects nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award realized by Spanish architecture studios as well as projects built by studios from the rest of Europe, in Spanish territory.
2018.09.06 > 2018.10.28www.miesbcn.com
We are delighted to announce that our project Two Cork Houses have won the 14th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial. This edition of the Biennial was titled “More Living, More Human”. Our project, Inferniño Tourist Apartments, was shortlisted.www.bienalesdearquitectura.es
Mónica Rivera will give a lecture as part of the Summer School Workshop organized on behalf of the XIV BEAU by the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santander and directed by José Morales & Sara de Giles.www.bienalesdearquitectura.es
Mónica Rivera, who most recently served as a visiting professor, has been appointed as the new chair of graduate architecture and a professor of practice.www.samfoxschool.edu
We are delighted to announce that the Two Cork Houses have won the »best architects 19« gold award.www.bestarchitects.de
La celebració i lliurament dels Premis FAD 2018 serà el dijous 7 de juny a les 20h a la seu del FAD: el Disseny Hub Barcelona (Plaça de les Glòries, 37-38).
Els Premis FAD d’Arquitectura i Interiorisme s’emmarquen dins de la Barcelona design Week, l’esdeveniment que uneix tots els premis de disseny del FAD i que tindrà lloc a Barcelona del 5 al 14 de juny de 2018.www.arquinfad.org
We are delighted to announce that the Two Cork Houses have won the 2018 Egurtek Wood Award, given to one building every two years as part of the International Forum of Architecture & Wood Construction that this year will take place in Bilbao in October 18th & 19th.www.egurtek.com
Emiliano López will give a lecture entitled “Married Student Dormitories vs. San Gimignano” as part of the seminar organized by the Observatorio del Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University.www.observatorio.harvard.edu
Emiliano López together with Bakpak and MGM Arquitectos will give a lecture at Convento Santa María de los Reyes in Sevilla as part of lectures series organized by the AxA and curated by Omar Ornaque and moderated by Beatriz Borqué.www.arqxarq.es
Our project Two Cork Houses is published in Casabella nº 882 together with a text by Stephen Bates entitled “A Wander Through the Woods”.www.casabellaweb.eu
Emiliano López together with Lluís Clotet will give a lecture at the Col·legi Oficial d’Arquitectes in Tarragona as part of opening ceremony of the traveling exhibition organized by the COAC and curated by Jaume Farreny and Ramon Fité. Our project Two Cork Houses is part of the exhibition.www.arquitectes.cat
Mónica Rivera will give a lecture at the Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall as part of the Visiting Faculty Lecture Series at the School of Architecture at Washington Univerrsity in St. Louis.www.samfoxschool.edu
Emiliano López will give a lecture on the work realized in wood as part of the 2n Congrés I Fira de Vic. Fusta Constructiva.www.fustaconstructiva.cat
Emiliano López will give the closing lecture at the Escola Sert’s postgraduate course conducted by Daniel Isern and entitled: Proyectando el Hotel del siglo XIX.www.arquitectes.cat
Emiliano López will give the lecture entitled “Sustainable Construction: The use of Cork in Housing” as part of the lecture series organized by the Barcelona Building Construmat Fair.
Emiliano López will give the lecture entitled “Domestic Thresholds” at the Carles Rahola Library in Girona as recipient of the 2017 Girona Architecture Award with the project Two Cork Houses.www.coac.net
Mónica Rivera will give a lecture as part of the lecture series organized by The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.www.utexas.edu
Mónica Rivera has been appointed as Eugene McDermott Centennial Visiting Professor for the spring term 2017.www.utexas.edu
This volume shows the diverse ways in which the young architectural couple from Barcelona has always addressed questions of architecture, utilization and space. For instance a series of dated momentary photographs while travelling, aptly formulated impressions, thematically specific thoughts and photographs of interior spaces using models present their uninterrupted study of the important themes of architecture. Scattered in between are seven precisely designed buildings on the theme of housing, which are described in detail. The exciting collection is complemented by four essays by renowned guest authors.
Articles by: Stephen Bates, Ricardo Carvalho, Jan Olav Jensen, Gillermo Zuaznabar, and Emiliano López and Mónica Riverawww.quart.ch
Emiliano López will give a lecture at the 6th Egurtek International Forum of Architecture and Construction in Wood in Bilbao.www.egurtek.com
Emiliano López will give a lecture as part of the international conference Arquitectonics Network: Mind, Land and Society organized by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.www.arquitectonics.com/
On occasion of the presentation of the guide “Arquitectura d’avantguarda a Barcelona. Josep Lluís Sert i el GATCPAC”, Emiliano López will share round table toguether with Mario Corea, Carolina B. García and Josep Torrent discousing about “Mirades a l’avantguarda“.www.museu del disseny de barcelona.cat
Emiliano López together with Toni Cumella will give a lecture as part of the first seminar “Arquitectura e Industria. Innovar con Cerámica” organized by the Universidad de Granada.www.ugr.es
Mónica Rivera will give a lecture as part of the lecture series organized by the Hochschule für Architektur, Bau und Geomatik in Basel.
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW.
Mónica Rivera and Emiliano López have been invited as final review critics by Stephen Bates to the Visiting Studio he is currently running at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) by invitation of the Municipality of Barcelona.www.etsab.upc
On 5th, 6th and 7th of may Mónica Rivera together with Marta Thorne, Carla Juaçaba, Frida Escobedo, Beatriz Rave, Claudia Uccelli, Angela Stessano, Paula Santos and Cazú Cegers have been invated to lecture at the architecture schools of Cordoba, Granada and Sevilla as part of the lecture series organized by the “Aula Americana de Arquitectura en Andalucía 2014/2015. Arquitectura y Mujer en Iberoamérica. [AM_Ib]”www.juntadeandalucia.org
Mónica Rivera has been apointed member of the jury of the 57th edition of the prize.www.arquinfad.org
Emiliano López has been invited to talk together with Daniel Moreno Flores (Ecu) and Gerardo Caballero (Arg) about “Territorio / geografías continentales”. Moderated by Miguel Alfredo Irigoyen (Arg) Foto: Luis Vignoliwww.ixbiaurosario2014.org
Our project “27 habitatges de protecció per a joves a Barcelona” will be exhibited with pictures by Román Yñan at the “Centre de la creativitat Arts Santa Mònica”.www.artssantamonica.cat
Emiliano López will give a lecture as part of the lecture series ‘Foros 2014’ organized by the School of Architecture UIC Barcelona.www.uic.es
Our project ‘Social Housing for Young People in Sant Andreu, Barcelona’ is part of an exhibition at l’Accademia di Architettura a Mendrisio. The exhibition shows 20 social housing projects in Barcelona.
The Connection_ Project is promoted by the Agencia de Apoyo a la Arquitectura de Barcelona [AAAB]
An exhibition catalogue by dpr- barcelona accompanies the exhibition.www.aaabarcelona.net
Our project ‘Social Housing for Young People in Sant Andreu, Barcelona’ is part of the exhibition ‘Feeling at home. Finding common ground in six urban housing projects in Europe’. The exhibition is curated by Sergison Bates architects for this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.
The Biennale’s theme, Common Ground is, according to Director David Chiperfield ‘a deliberate act of resistance towards the image of architecture propagated in much of today’s media of projects springing fully formed from the minds of individual talents’. The Biennale will focus on ‘the things that architects share in common, from the conditions of the practice of architecture to the influences, collaborations, histories and affinities that frame and contextualise our work.’
“Feeling at home” focuses on social housing and features projects by Brendeland & Kristoffersen, Knapkiewicz & Fickert, Lacaton & Vassal, López Rivera, Wingender Hovenier and Sergison Bates.
An exhibition catalogue accompanies the exhibition and contains essays by Irina Davidovici on ‘The open question of social housing’ and a timeline charting the evolution of social housing in architecture, urbanism and social policy.
The catalogue can be ordered online from
Debate session “Materia Sensible”: Monday July 9th at 16.30. Exhibition Hall , Catalan Institute of Architects (COAC). Event in Spanish.
“Materia Sensible: jóvenes arquitectos catalanes” reúne una muestra representativa de una manera de proyectar la arquitectura hoy en Cataluña y Baleares. Se trata de 20 proyectos realizados por 10 estudios dirigidos por arquitectos de entre 30 y 40 años de edad. Todos ellos presentan una concepción y aproximación a la arquitectura comunes, con una identidad singularizada, que responde a los retos globales de la arquitectura a partir de rasgos específicos propios del territorio y la cultura donde se inscriben.
La conceptualización de la muestra y la selección de obras y estudios de arquitectura ha ido a cargo de los comisarios, los arquitectos Pere Buil , Carlos Cámara y Joan Vitòria, con el objetivo de dar visibilidad a una manera de entender y proyectar la arquitectura. La selección pone el acento en la intencionalidad de estos jóvenes estudios capaz de reinterpretar los modelos y referentes históricos para dar respuesta a nuevas realidades y necesidades sociales.www.materiasensible.cat
TU Munich professors Bruno Krucker and Stephen Bates organized the Symposium ‘At home in the City‘ at the Vorhoelzer Forum from 10 am till 6 pm. The architects Rivera and Lopez from Barcelona, Brendeland and Kristoffersen from Trondheim and Roger Diener from Basel took part as guest speaker.www.lsw.ar.tum.de
On October 14th 2010 The Hotel Aire de Bardenas was one of the awarded projects at the Biennial.
The Awards Ceremony and Exhibition opening took place at the Plaza Mayor Congress Center in Medellin, Colombia.
The Hotel Aire de Bardenas has been awarded the Young Prize, while the ‘Social Housing for Young People’ was one of the 33 finalists. The Awards Ceremony and Exhibition opening took place in the Peredo Barreda Palace in Santillana del Mar, Asturias.www.bienalesdearquitectura.es
The ‘Social Housing for Young People’ has been awarded the FAD Prize of Architecture!www.fad.cat