A brilliant rebirth of the Casa Vicens by Gaudí

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Architects
José Antonio Martínez Lapeña, Elías Torres (Martínez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectes S.L.P) and David Garcia (Daw Office S.L.P)
Collaborators
Museology of the project, Marta Antuñano, with the advice and collaboration of the technical institutions in the conservation of the heritage of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Barcelona City Council, as well as technicians in conservation-restoration specialists in different techniques (wood , ceramics, metal, mural painting and on canvas, stone and others).

José Antonio Martínez Lapeña

José Antonio Martínez Lapeña. (Born in Tarragona, 1941) He graduated from ETSAB in 1968, and from that same year he formed a professional association with Elías Torres. Since 1983 he has taught at the School of Architecture of Valles and since 1998 at the Ramon Llull University.

Among his works stand out: the Gardens of Villa Cecilia (Barcelona, ​​1986, FAD Award), the Regional Hospital of Mora de Ebro (1988, FAD Award), several residential buildings in the Olympic Village of Barcelona (1992, FAD Award), the Kumamoto Art Museum (1992), the Constitution Square in Gerona (1993), the Rauchwerk House (New Orleans, 1993), the San José Colony in Madrid (1994), the La Barriguilla student residence (Málaga, 1997), the stairs of La Granja (Toledo, 2000) and the esplanade with photovoltaic plate of the Universal Forum of Cultures 2004 (awarded at the Venice Architecture Biennial). He has also made restorations in historic buildings, such as the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes (1990) and the Bellver Castle, the Paseo de Ronda and the Bulwark of Ses Voltes in Palma de Mallorca (1993) .1 Likewise, between 1987 and 1994 was responsible for the restoration of several elements of Park Güell, the famous Gaudí work.

Elías Torres Tur

Elías Torres Tur (Elies Torres i Tur) (b. Ibiza, 1944 - ) He is a prominent Ibicenco architect. He studied architecture at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), obtaining the title of Architect in 1968 and Doctor in 1993. Professor of the Projects Department. Partner of José Antonio Martínez Lapeña & Elías Torres Architects, together with his partner José Antonio Martínez Lapeña.

Author of the Photovoltaic Plate of the Forum 2004 in Barcelona, the stairs of La Granja (Toledo) and the bastion of Ses Voltes in Palma de Mallorca. 2008: Ramon Llull Prize.

DAW. David García

David García crea a principios de 2010 el taller de proyectos daw, habiendo co-fundado Chacártegui García Arquitectos en 2004 donde con Antón Chacártegui dirigieron la dedicación del estudio hacia el concurso público y la promoción de origen privado.

Anteriormente, David García colabora en José Antonio Martínez Lapeña & Elías Torres Arquitectos, guardando un especial recuerdo lleno de aprendizaje y experiencia en grandes proyectos. Previamente, y durante los últimos años de carrera, estuvo trabajando con Benjamín Pleguezuelos, al cual le debe gran parte de la base y el rigor de su arquitectura.

daw está pensado como el resumen de las experiencias de cada una de las personas que han pasado y pasarán por el estudio. Desde proyectos o ideas inacabadas hasta obra construida, se expresa la evolución de las ideas y los proyectos con un claro sentido de autocrítica. daw es un espacio de reflexión sobre Arquitectura, Urbanismo y el diseño de todos aquellos elementos que materializan y dan escala a sus espacios. Dentro del estudio David proyecta, diseña y marca las directrices generales de los proyectos para que los colaboradores y los equipos multidisciplinares de cada proyecto los cuestionen.

formación e investigación
2013 · act Doctorando por la ETSALS Escola Tècnica Superior d´Arquitectura La Salle
2013 Tesina Kubeflex. Distribuciones agregativas. Arne Jacobsen 1969. en la ETSALS Escola Tècnica Superior d´Arquitectura La Salle
2012 · 2013 MPIA Máster Proyecto Integrado de Arquitectura por la ETSALS Escola Tècnica Superior d´Arquitectura La Salle
2004 Arquitecto Superior por la ETSALS Escola Tècnica Superior d´Arquitectura La Salle
experiencia académica

2013 Clase Magistral Arquitectura Modular. Kubeflex. Arne Jacobsen. en la ETSAV Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès (UPC)
2008·2009 Profesor de Planeamiento V de Arquitectura Superior en ETSALS Barcelona
2008 Profesor invitado para la conferencia de nuevos alumnos de ETSALS bajo el título "Qué te va a dar la arquitectura". Barcelona
2007 Profesor invitado para la conferencia de nuevos alumnos de ETSALS bajo el título "Obra Reciente". Barcelona

premios
2010 2º Premio finalista. Edificio ParcBit Alaior. Menorca
2009 1er premio ex aequo Racons del FAD concurso de ideas para la dar solución al espacio exterior "un Rincón en la plaza Lesseps", bajo el Lema "L´albereda de Lesseps". Barcelona
2008 Finalista. Concurso para el proyecto de construcción de 18 viviendas v.p.o en Palma, para el IBAVI, bajo el lema "interiores de manzana".
Mallorca
2007 1er premio concurso de ideas restringido para la propuesta de restauración del Hotel UTO y sus entornos en Palma de Mallorca, convocado por ayuntamiento, bajo el lema "con vistas al mar". Mallorca 2007 1er premio concurso de ideas restringido para la conexión entre el Castillo de Bellver y Génova mediante un paseo verde lúdico-cultural en Palma de Mallorca, convocado por ayuntamiento, bajo el lema "Génova Verde". Mallorca
2006 1er premio concurso restringido para el cerramiento del parque de Ses Estacions en Palma de Mallorca, convocado por SFM, bajo el lema "bosque de álamos". Mallorca
2005 5º premio finalista. concurso EUROPAN08, ceuta , benzú bajo el lema "grottos". Ceuta
2004 2º premio concurso internacional organizado por BCB, "international roca design competition", "the hotel bathdroom of the future". Barcelona
2002 Finalista premio FAD 2002 arquitectura. (colaboración en estudio de Benjamín Pleguezuelos).
Mención especial premio ciudad de Barcelona 2002. Arquitectura y Urbanismo. (colaboración en estudio de Benjamín Pleguezuelos)
afiliaciones

desde 2012 Miembro del CAU/BR. "Conselho de Arquitectura e Urbanismo do Brasil"
desde 2004 Miembro Colegiado de COAC. "Col·legi Oficial d´Arquitectes de Catalunya"

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926)  was born in 1852 in Riudoms or Reus, to the coppersmith Francesc Gaudí i Serra (1813–1906) and Antònia Cornet i Bertran (1819–1876). He was the youngest of five children, of whom three survived to adulthood: Rosa (1844–1879), Francesc (1851–1876) and Antoni. Gaudí's family originated in the Auvergne region in southern France. One of his ancestors, Joan Gaudí, a hawker, moved to Catalonia in the 17th century; possible origins of Gaudí's family name include Gaudy or Gaudin.

Gaudí's work was influenced by his passions in life: architecture, nature, and religion. He considered every detail of his creations and integrated into his architecture such crafts as ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. He also introduced new techniques in the treatment of materials, such as trencadís which used waste ceramic pieces.

Under the influence of neo-Gothic art and Oriental techniques, Gaudí became part of the Modernista movement which was reaching its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work transcended mainstream Modernisme, culminating in an organic style inspired by natural forms. Gaudí rarely drew detailed plans of his works, instead preferring to create them as three-dimensional scale models and moulding the details as he conceived them. Gaudí's work enjoys global popularity and continuing admiration and study by architects. His masterpiece, the still-incomplete Sagrada Família, is the most-visited monument in Spain.

On 7 June 1926, Gaudí was taking his daily walk to the Sant Felip Neri church for his habitual prayer and confession. While walking along the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes between Girona and Bailén streets, he was struck by a passing tram and lost consciousness. Assumed to be a beggar because of his lack of identity documents and shabby clothing, the unconscious Gaudí did not receive immediate aid. Eventually some passers-by transported him in a taxi to the Santa Creu Hospital, where he received rudimentary care. By the time that the chaplain of the Sagrada Família, Mosén Gil Parés, recognised him on the following day, Gaudí's condition had deteriorated too severely to benefit from additional treatment. Gaudí died on 10 June 1926 at the age of 73 and was buried two days later.

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