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Martin Laursen, Anders Lonka, Martin Krogh, Aidi Su. ADEPT

ADEPT is based in Copenhagen (DK) and Guangzhou (CN) and performs architecture, planning and landscape design. The studio was founded in Denmark in 2006 by Anders Lonka Architect MAA), Martin Laursen (Architect MAA) and Martin Krogh (Architect MAA). The three founding partners front ADEPT's creative work and strategic development.

In 2011 the three partners and Aidi Su joined forces and developed a strategy together founding ADEPT in China. The office is located in the CBD of the central Guangzhou.

ADEPT only takes part in deliberately selected projects. This makes it possible to achieve serious and ambitious collaborations and reach a high quality in every project in the studio's auspices. In recent years ADEPT has won several national and international architectural, landscape and urban planning competitions.

Martin Laursen, Anders Lonka and Martin Krogh. ADEPT in Copenhagen.

Aidi Su. ADEPT in China.

Atelier Barda

Atelier Barda Founded by Cécile Combelle and Antonio Di Bacco in 2017, maintains various collaborations in Paris, notably with the agency Antonio Virga architect. Foraine par Atelier Barda is the prestige furniture arm of the Montreal-based international architecture firm. In 2017, the agency won the Architecture Emerging Talent Award at the Emerging Designer Competition organized by the Toronto Design Exchange Museum and the Canadian Interior Award at the Best of Canada Competition.

Prix | Architecture Emerging Talent | Emerging Designer Competition | Organized by the Toronto Design Exchange Museum. 2017
Prix | Canadian Interior Award pour l’Appartement Saint-Laurent | Best of Canada Competition | Organized by Canadian Interiors and Canadian Architect Magazines. 2017

From left to right.- Antonio Di Bacco, (co-founder, architect OAQ MIRAC MAAPPQ), Cécile Combelle (co-founder, M.arq), François Olivier-Gouriou (interior designer, communication), Kevin Botchar (branch manager, M .arq), Michael Payette (architecture technician), Quan Thai (M.arq).

Christian Villanueva, Omar López, Eduardo Daniel Tapia, Alejandro Vargas. Cubo Rojo Arquitectura

Cubo Rojo Arquitectura. Architects from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. Sometimes office, other times workshop, Cubo Rojo Arquitectura does not seek to be a brand or an established business, but an eclectic space open to variables that will genuinely modify our conception of architecture.

They seek that our projects are the result of a creative drift that we do not know where it starts or when it ends completely, but always starting by unprejudiced from the ordinary to eventually aspire to the extraordinary.

In the middle of 2014, Cubo Rojo started with the concern to question the architectural work of our environment, and it is our goal in each project to continue shredding that practice to contribute in the best way and from our field to the development of solutions that improve the dynamics in the different ways of life, increasingly complex, of people.

Nacho Juan, Clara Cantó, Jose Iborra. HORMA Estudio

HORMA is an architectural studio founded and directed by Nacho Juan and Clara Cantó. Both, together with Jose Iborra, coordinate the work of the rest of the team and the development of each of the projects. 

Their job is to understand architecture as a personal experience that allows each client to turn their project into a unique reality according to their needs. The architecture, learned and developed from the passion and the knowledge, allows us to read each project as a new opportunity to continue growing.

Recently recognized in the selection of emerging architecture of the Valencian Community and in the mention received by the Official College of Architects of the Valencian Community, from the studio we continue working every day to get the best project for each of our clients. Architecture and interior design, merged into a single line of work, allow us to develop our projects from the first line of their idea to the last detail.

NACHO JUAN, Director - Puerto de Sagunto, 1983
2016 | Doctor architect by the Technical School of Architecture of Valencia. Outstanding Cumlaude. 
2016 - Deputy Director School of Architecture at the University Ceu Cardenal Herrera 
2013 - Director Master's Degree in Interior Design at the University Ceu Cardenal Herrera 
2012 - Co-director of the graphic architecture communication studio Drawyourdreams 
2009 - Professor at the Ceu Cardenal Herrera University 
2008 | Architect with Honorary Degree by the School of Architecture of Valencia 

CLARA CANTÓ, Director - Líria, 1983
2015 - Professor of Master in interior design at the University Ceu Cardenal Herrera 
2012 - Co-director of the graphic architecture communication studio Drawyourdreams 
2010 - 2011 | Master in Prefabrication and Architectural Industrialization. 
2009 | Architect with Honorary Degree by the School of Architecture of Valencia

JOSE IBORRA, Coordinator - Murcia, 1987
2014 - Professor at the architectural graphic communication studio Drawyourdreams 
2012 | Architect by the Technical School of Architecture of Valencia

2017 | 2nd Prize. Square Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente Contest. Canet d'en Berenguer. 
2012 | 4th Classified Solar Decathlon Europe. Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera. SML system 2011 | 2nd Prize. Competition Auditorium Ciutat d'Elx. Collaboration with Clara Mejía, Juan Deltell and Guillermo Mocholí. 
2011 | 2nd Prize. Competition for the marina of Denia. Collaboration with Clara Mejía, Juan Deltell, Guillermo Mocholí and Lahoz + Martí architects. 
2008 | Finalist. Multipurpose building competition at the Miguel Delibes Campus. University of Valladolid. Collaboration with Clara Mejía, Juan Deltell and Guillermo Mocholí. 3rd Grade ETSAV Social Council Award. 
2008 | Finalist. Verni Contest • Preys for the Design of a Prefabricated Concrete Piece. ETSAV. Collaboration with Sergio Artola, Alejandro Gómez and Ángel López de Ocáriz. 
2007 | 1a Honorable Mention Hispalyt Ceramic Chair Contest. Brick Interpretation Center in Seville. Collaboration with Sergio Artola, Alejandro Gómez and Ángel López de Ocáriz. 
2006 | 1st Prize. Verni Contest • Prens for the Design of a Prefabricated Concrete Piece. ETSAV. Collaboration with Sergio Artola, Alejandro Gómez and Ángel López de Ocáriz. 2005 | 1st prize XV Iberian Contest of Constructive Solutions PLADUR. Pavilion M2012. ETSAV. Collaboration with Sergio Artola, Alejandro Gómez and Ángel López de Ocáriz.

Llorente/Ricart/Ros/Tudó. Harquitectes

Harquitectes is a team of architects which include David Llorente (ETSAV-UPC, 2000), Xavier Ros (ETSAV-UPC, 1998), Josep Ricart (ETSAV-UPC, 1999) and Roger Tudó (ETSAV-UPC, 1999). They combine professional practice and university teaching in national schools. Their work has been exhibited in many expositions and lectures both in Spain and abroad.


2018.- Premio ‘Detail Prize 2018’
2018.- Premio ‘XII Premios NAN’
2018.- Premiado en la ‘XIV BEAU’ Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.
2018.- ‘Premio Ciudad de Barcelona 2017’
2018.- Premio ex aequo de ‘Arquitectura de Ladrillo Hispalyt XIV’
2017.- Premio ‘Mapei a la edificación sostenible’
2017.- Premio ‘BB Construmat 2017’
2017.- Premio AD 2017 Architects of the year
2016.- Premio ‘Mostra Arquitectura Vallès’
2016.- Premio ‘Wienerberger Brick Award 2016’.
2016.- Premiado en la ‘X BIAU’ Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.
2016.- Premiado en la ‘XIII BEAU’ Biennal Espanyola d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme.
2016.- Premio de Arquitectura de Ladrillo Hispalyt XIII Edició.
2016.- Premio ‘Catalunya Construcció’ 2016.
2015.- 1r ‘Premio Ugo Rivolta’ 2015.
2015.- Premio FAD de la opinión 2015.
2015.- Premio ‘Catalunya Construcció’ 2015.
2014.- Premio ‘Archmarathon’ 2014.
2014.- Premio de Arquitectura de Cerámica ‘Fritz Höger Preis’ categoría de vivienda Winner Gold
2013.- 1er ‘Premio A+’ al Mejor Proyecto de Arquitectura Sostenible.
2013.- ‘Premio A+ Extraordinario al Estudio Joven más Prometedor’
2012.-  Sacyr Innovación Award for ICTA-ICP Building 1102.
2012.- AJAC 2012 Award for university dwellings in Sant Cugat dle Vallès.
2012.- Hise 2012 excelencia a la innovación Award, for 712 house.
2012.- FAD 2012 Award, 712 house.
2011.- ENOR Arquitectura Joven Award for 704 Gimnasium.


ROLDÁN + BERENGUÉ is an Architecture firm with 25 years of experience, founded in 1988 by partners Miguel Roldán and Mercè Berengué, conformed by a multidisciplinary team with experts in sustainability and design and construction management.

They are experts in residential architecture, corporate headquarters, public and private facilities and the restoration of historic and industrial buildings. In urbanism, the firm has realized integrated projects of new implementation and reform of existing layers, as well as numerous planning documents. Since 1999, they maintain an extensive international activity, especially in academic scope.

Miguel Roldán Architect (Ceuta, 1961. Architect, ETSAB-UPC, 1988).
“Thomas A. Bullock Endowed Chair in Leadership and Innovation” 2012-2013 of the Texas A&M University.
Director of Exchange Program for Architecture Schools between Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya and univesities of:
- ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico, since 2002.   
- Texas A&M University, USA, since 2000.
- Clemson University, USA, since 1999   
- Université de Montréal (Canada), 2003.

Mercè Berengué Architect (Barcelona, 1962. Architect, ETSAB-UPC, 1989).
Representative of the district of Barcelona in the Agrupació d’Arquitectes Urbanistes de Catalunya since 2007.
Deputy member of Technical Communication Commission Regional Planning in the metropolitan area of Barcelona in representation of COAC since 2012.
Member of the Association of Architecture and Sustainability COAC.
Director of the “Àrea de Coneixement d’Urbanisme-Territori, ESARQ-UIC” (Area of knowledge of Urbanism-Territory, ESARQ-UIC) 1997-2000.
Collaborator with the Planning Services of Barcelona’s City  Council 1992-1997.
Trained at SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) and Frank Gehry’s offices in Chicago 1989-1990.

Cristina Mora, David Jiménez. 08023 Architects

Cristina Mora and David Jiménez are two architects from the Barcelona Architecture School, together they founded 08023 Architects, a Barcelona architecture studio that understands architecture as a collaboration between the people who enjoy it and the architects who design it. A personal and custom architecture.

They design spaces where you want to live, work, dream. They work with people's emotions, needs and desires, adapting to the different demands of each of their clients.

In the same way that a tailor makes a tailor-made suit for his model, they design and build tailor-made projects for their clients. Their projects are singular and unique because for them no two people are alike.

They don't design for people, they design with people in a process of collaboration and co-creation. They involve them in the creative process, they interview them, they specify objectives and they mark a follow-up.

They do not develop projects but create experiences. All to better understand what they want and need to develop a personalized, unique and exclusive architecture.

Its custom architecture is ecologically, healthy and efficient, energetically and economically; you only invest in what you want and need. A sincere and responsible architecture that focuses on achieving dreams and solving needs.

Nikolaas Martens, Robbe Van Caimere.- Martens Van Caimere Architecten

Martens Van Caimere Architecten is a Belgian architecture studio founded by Nikolaas Martens and Robbe Van Caimere in 2010.

Nikolaas Martens graduated as an architect from the University of Ghent and completed a master's degree in engineering architecture and urban planning. From 2006, until the studio was founded, he was working as an engineering architect in various companies.

Robbe Van Caimere graduated as an architect from the University of Ghent, he was working as an architect since 2008, until the creation of the studio.

Bram Van Cauter, Hans Vanassche Studio Okami Architecten

Studio Okami Architecten was founded in Antwerp by Bram Van Cauter and Hans Vanassche.

Bui The Long, Võ The Duy, Nguyen Thi Xuan Thanh, Mai Huu Tin. CTA. Creative Architects

CTA stands for Creative Architects. It was founded in 2018 by Bui The Long, Võ The Duy, Nguyen Thi Xuan Thanh and Mai Huu Tin. It's a group of young architects, architectural activities with the spirit of learning and promoting creativity, in order to create experiences, interesting in the architectural space. Besides architectural activities, CTA also has academic, research and creative activities to create solutions to overcome outstanding issues of society today.

Over the years, his projects have received several awards. In 2017 the T-house won the first prize of the Dream House Architecture Magazine contest organized by the Vietnam Association of Architects, in 2019 Melody Stair won a prize to encourage the Dream House competition of the Beautiful House Architecture Magazine organized by the Vietnam Association of Architects, and in the same year the green gift won a prize to encourage the contest Joining hands in rural houses organized by the Vietnam Association of Architects.


Josep Lluís Mateo was born in Barcelona (1949) and graduated in Architecture in 1974 from the ETSAB and gained his doctorate (cum laude) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1994.

Mateo’s practice is based in Barcelona, and he is currently involved in a number of local and international projects such as the new Film Theatre of Catalonia in Barcelona, the new headquarters for PGGM Pension Fund Company in Zeist, Holland and the office building on the former site of Renault factories in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, among others.

With each of his projects, Mateo seeks to connect the practice of construction with research and development in both intellectual and programmatic terms. He works in the area between the sphere of ideas and the physical world of reality.

Academic collaborations and teaching:
Josep Lluís Mateo has been Professor of the Architecture Department at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich (ETH-Z) since 2002. He has also taught and lectured at numerous institutions around the world, including Princeton, Columbia University in New York, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, ABK Stuttgart, UP8 Paris, OAF Oslo and ITESM Mexico. He was Visiting Scholar at the Jean P. Getty Center in Los Angeles from 1991 to 1992. Josep Lluís Mateo is President since 2009 of the Board of Directors of the Barcelona Institute of Architecture. He has been a member of a number of juries and expert committees, including the Quality Committee of Barcelona City Council (2000-2008), and for prizes such as the European Landscape Award and the Thyssen Award.

Recent exhibitions and prizes:
The practice’s work has been exhibited on numerous occasions thanks to its international influence. New York’s MoMA devoted a space in the exhibition “Spain: On Site” (2006) to its apartment building in Valencia for the Sociopolis Project. Individual exhibitions include those at Ras Gallery (Barcelona, 2009), Architekturgalerie Aedes (Berlin, 2004), Architekturzentrum Wien (Vienna, 1998), Col•legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (Barcelona, 1998),Galerie Fragner (Prague, 1998), Galerie Aedes (Berlin, 1994), Architekturgalerie Luzern (Luzern, 1992) and Architekturgalerie Munich (Munich, 1991).

The work of Josep Lluís Mateo has been awarded many prizes, including:
- Top International Purpose-Built Venue 2008, First Prize. Best International Convention Centre category.
Organized by C&IT magazine, London. Project: CCIB-Barcelona International Convention Centre
- 2008 Archizinc Award, First Prize. Collective Housing category. Project: Sant Jordi Students’ Hall of Residence, Barcelona
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2005, Runner-up. Project: CCIB- Barcelona International Convention Centre
- 15th Award of Grupo Dragados de Arquitectura.

Arisara Chaktranon, Siriyot Chaiamnuay. Onion

Onion is a Bangkok-based design practice founded in 2007 by Arisara Chaktranon and Siriyot Chaiamnuay. The two designers carry out a continuous exploration aimed at different needs for contemporary life styles. Onion brings the local craftsmen to explore the new techniques of using local materials. Together, they constantly push the boundaries of spatial designs in order to form a unified approach to retail and living experiences. The studioís portfolio includes a variety of products ranging from interior objects such as handmade lamps, chairs, tables, to architectural designs such as the boutique hotels entitled Sala at various locales. 

Arisara Chaktranon. Received a Bachelor of Architecture in Interior Architecture (Honors) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and a Masters Interdisciplinary design course in Interior, Industrial and Identity at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Worked as an interior architect at RDG planning & Design, Bangkok from 2000 to 2002. From 2005 until 2007 worked at Orbit Design studio as a senior interior designer. From 2007 has been a design director at Onion Co. Ltd.

Siriyot Chaiamnuay. Received a Bachelor of Architecture (Honors) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and a Master of Architecture Association, London. He worked for Architect 110 in Bangkok and Zaha Hadid Architects in London before becoming a design director at Onion Co. Ltd. He has been guest speaker at Chulalongkorn University, Thammazart University KMUTT, Chiangmai University and Kasetsart University. From 2003 to 2009 he was visiting instructor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Chulalongkorn University.



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