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Architects
Rica Studio.- Lorena del Río, Iñaqui Carnicero.
Team
Takuma Johnson, Liam Martin, Amy Hyemin Jang
Consultants
Lastra Zorrilla
Contractor
Ferrovial
Area
1000 m²
Budget
300.000 €
Date
2018

Iñaqui Carnicero - Lorena del Río RICA Studio

RICA*, based in New York and Madrid, is an architectural practice and a platform for design investigation operating across many scales, reflecting on the redefinition of flexibility and aiming to improve life condition through architecture. RICA* represents a new phase for Iñaqui Carnicero and Lorena del Río who together bring an extensive and diverse building experience. 

Iñaqui Carnicero is an awarded architect and international Phd from Polytechnic University of Madrid. Currently Visiting Professor at Yale University, Carnicero has previously taught at ETSAM, Cornell University, Columbia University, among others. Carnicero has won several competitions and completed many projects, including CEU University, 40 Social housing in Madrid, High School in Albacete, the new District Attorney’s Office in Madrid’s City of Justice, Hangar Nave16 at the slaughterhouse of Madrid. His recent work curating the Spanish Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale was honoured with the Golden Lion. His work has been recognized with the AIANY Housing Award, Design Vanguard, Hauser 2012, Emerging Architecture Architectural Record, Rome Prize, FAD Spanish Architecture and Public Opinion. Carnicero has lectured at prestigious institutions such as Cornell, Harvard GSP, Rice, Berkeley, NJIT, Carleton, Roma Tre. 

Lorena del Río co-founder of RICA*, graduated at ETSAM, where she is also developing her PhD. Currently Assistant Professor at Cooper Union in New York City, she has taught at Cornell University 2012-2016, at CCA, California College of the Arts in San Francisco 2016-2017, where she also was the co-director of the research laboratory BuilLab. Lorena has participated in reviews and lectures at several universities including Columbia GSAP, Yale University, MIT, University of Buffalo, NY CityCollege, NYIT,  University of PuertoRico, Stockholm School of Architecture. She has received several distinctions in international competitions and awards and her work has been published in international journals such as Detail, GA, Bauwelt and AV.

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