The housing of our time does not yet exist. This phrase, used by Mies van der Rohe almost a century ago, could well be used today, although it is true that awareness of the situation has been raised and the advances in collective housing are great and well-directed.
The contemporary housing project must advance on the concept of the open house. Just as the sociologist Richard Sennett has claimed the same quality for the design of cities, a design that must incorporate the complexity and diversity, the variable and mutable nature of urban life, the same must be done with collective housing. We must achieve domestic structures capable of being easily adapted, built, and maintained, a typology in keeping with the liquid condition of society.
Se proyecta un local de atención al público para el Servicio Vasco de Empleo LANBIDE y para el Servicio Público de Empleo SEPE. Ambos comparten el mismo espacio aunque con atención diferenciada. El proyecto procura construir un espacio de trabajo y atención con las mejores condiciones ambientales posibles, tanto para trabajadores como usuarios.
The project is based on a system of courtyards and vestibules linked to the homes, taking advantage of the building's access areas as places for the expansion of domestic life. Each house is associated with an outdoor space immediately outside its door that is large enough to be colonised for multiple activities. This surface area seeks to inspire ambiguous spaces, necessary for everyday and exceptional situations. The Covid pandemic has highlighted the lack of resilience of collective housing.
The proposal is based on the will to adapt intelligently to the pre-existing CEBT (Centre for Technology-Based Companies) building, sharing functionalities with it, taking advantage of the infrastructure already built and improving it with the controlled intervention in the undeveloped spaces of the site.
The project for the Gogora Institute's New Exhibition Space proposes a serene, neutral and discreet volume on the outside, inside which two types of spaces are structured: an exhibition ring with four themed rooms containing the Institute's informative content, and a central agora for reflection in which the public can internalise the message received and share what they have learnt. The new pavilion aims to build a particular personal experience.
The project seeks to enhance the specific values of La Lechera Industrial Complex through two project strategies: recognising and strengthening the essential structure of the heritage complex and incorporating new architectural elements that establish a dialogue with history, allowing the incorporation of a contemporary and flexible programme over time.
Auzo Factory Irazabal Matiko ha sido seleccionado para formar parte de los contenidos del Pabellón Español en la Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia de 2016. La muestra lleva por título Unfinished y será inaugurada el 26 de mayo.
Todo proyecto, independientemente de su escala, debe gobernarse por una idea. Un concepto a partir del cual establecer una identidad propia y original, una literalidad que unifique su génesis y explique su materialización. Según este principio, la Sala de Alcaldes del Ayuntamiento de Bilbao trata de conseguir un nuevo espacio que acompañe y amplifique el contenido expuesto, los retratos de los sucesivos alcaldes de la Villa.
Shortlisted plot 501
Shortlisted plot 557
Plot 501: The proposal offers, at the same time, a singular architecture according to its specific place and the maximun number of houses permitted by urban regulations. The corner of the new building takes into account its singular condition as entrance to the village, so that it is designed as an abstract composition of planes and voids. A part of the south roof is removed to get a sundeck terrace with nice views.
Cossonay is a small village were life is quiet and related to nature. Its scale and its low density configure a valuable architectonic and landscaping context for its inhabitants. The Chavannes area is not an exception so we propose a group of small school and sport buildings embedded in this context. The idea separates the program in three minor scale buildings which, however, maintain the same identity.
Social Housing buildings in Torrent, Valencia, 2023
Social Housing buildings in Elche, 2022
Social Housing building in Alicante, 2021
Building for technological companies, 2021
New Exhibition Space, 2021
Cultural Center La Lechera, 2021
Cala Advocat, 2021
Park in Nervion's Riverbank, 2020
Estrategias y efectos de escala
Housing the Basque Country in Madrid, 2019
Housing the Basque Country in San Sebastián, 2018
HBC Book, 2018
Auzo Factory Irazabal Matiko exhibited at Venice Biennale, 2016
Housing the Basque Country Madrid, 2019
Housing the Basque Country San Sebastián, 2018
Housing the Basque Country, 2018
Residential Building in León, 2017
RESSIDO Project, 2016
Ice Rink in Brunico, 2014
Sala de los Alcaldes de Bilbao, 2014
Auzo Factory Irazabal Matiko, 2013
Public Housing in Epalinges, 2013
School and swimming pool in Cossonay, 2012