Gallarda House by José Francisco García-Sánchez

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Architect
José Francisco García-Sánchez / JFGS architects
Collaborators
Pablo Durbán Medina (quantity surveyor), Gloria Berenguel Cantón, Pedro Noguera Sánchez, Pedro J. Zamora Cintas (model design)
Situation
154 de la Orza St. Cortijo de Las Negras residential area. Las Negras (Níjar), Almería, Spain
Dates
Design.- May 2012. Construction.- from January 2013 to March 2014
Site area
1,200 sqm
Building area
215 sqm
Gross floor area
135 sqm

José Francisco García-Sánchez

José Francisco García-Sánchez is architect by the E.T.S. de Arquitectura of Universidad de Granada (2007) and Master's Degree in Advanced Architectural Projects from E.T.S. de Arquitectura of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is currently working on his doctoral Thesis in the PhD program of the Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos (D.P.A.) of ETSAM.

Since 2010, he is involved in teaching, both Cartagena as Madrid. In 2010-2011 he was teaching assistant with Javier Frechilla and José Manuel López-Pelaez in ETSAM, and in 2014-2015 he was teaching assistant in E.T.S. de Arquitectura of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena. Since March 2016 he is a research staff employed and assistant professor in Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos of E.T.S. de Arquitectura of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Since October 2015 , he holds the Departamento de Geografía y Ordenación del Territorio of the IEA, Instituto de Estudios Almerienses, leading several funded research projects. He has been scholar at the pre-doctoral program FPU (2010-2014), Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad (2010), Fundación Eduarda Justo (2014) and Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (2014). He researchs in specialized publications such as the journal 'Informes de la Construcción', 'European Scientific Journal', 'Diagonal Magazine', 'PH Investigación' and 'PH' of the Instituto Andaluz de Patrimonio Histórico, 'Circo'. He also write diffusion and opinion in papers of different newspapers: 'Ideal' (Grupo Vocento) or 'Diario de Almería'.

He has been distinguished with the next awards: Alonso Cano Architecture Award (2007) , Mention of Honor in the Iberian Pladur Prize (2007) and First Prize in his edition of the Universidad de Granada, Accésit at the Fundación Polanco Enri Awards (2007). Finalist in the Ideas Competition for the construction of an ephemeral pavilion in San Sebastián / Donostia (2015), Finalist in the Contest of Ideas for Regeneration, integration and renovation of the town of El Parador in Roquetas de Mar (2016), Mention in the Contest «The dream house» of La Cátedra Cerámica de Madrid, First Research Award at the 'I International meeting of researchers on Heritage' (2014) and Selected in the VI Concurso Nacional de Jóvenes Arquitectos (2006). His work, Casa Gallarda, has been selected at the 6th Enor Architecture Awards (2014), at the 15th International Architecture Biennial of Buenos Aires (2015) and at the V Edition of 'ARQUIA PRÓXIMA: Futuro imperfecto' (2016) ). And the italian magazine DOMUS has selected it in its list of 15 projects of the year 2015: #BestOf #Architecture.

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