A kind empowerment. Beyond-the-family Kin by Ignacio G. Galán + OF Architects

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Ignacio G. Galán + OF Architects. Lead architects.- Ignacio G. Galán, Alvaro M. Fidalgo, and Arantza Ozaeta.
Project team
Ana Herreros Cantís, Natalia Molina, Paula Rodriguez Vara, Pablo Saiz del Rio.
Quantity Surveyor.- Jorge Chico Jimenez.
Structural Engineers.- Mecanismo Ingenieria.
Madrid, Spain.
Imagen Subliminal. Miguel de Guzman, Rocio Romero Rivas.

Arantza Ozaeta, Álvaro Martín Fidalgo. O.F. Architects

O.F. Architects. Architecture studio formerly known as TallerDe2, founded in 2008 by Arantza Ozaeta and Álvaro Martín Fidalgo established in Madrid, Spain. Both architects conceive their work as a collaborative practice, bringing together work teams with members whose diverse backgrounds contribute to achieving high-quality projects with responsible results for a happy life. His interests focus on the exploration of architecture as a vehicle for urban regeneration, intergenerational care and socio-environmental challenges, developing initiatives in collaboration with private, municipal and territorial agents in permanent commitment to innovative practice.

O.F. Architects has won and built national and international competitions, and its work has been recognized on multiple occasions, including the German Bauwelt-Preis Award (2013), for the best first work built; the COAM-Luis Moreno Mansilla Award (2013), for the best work carried out abroad; the FAD Prize for Thought and Criticism (2016), in collaboration with the HipoTesis publishing house; the Europe 40under40 recognition (2017) by the European Centre. His work has also been selected and exhibited at the Spanish Architecture Biennial (2013-2021), the FAD Internacional (2014) and the FAD Arquitectura (2020). Also in the international exhibitions «Archipaper. Drawings from the plane» (2018), «Architetus Omnibus?» (2015) or "Export Spanish Architecture Abroad" (2015). They have curated the lecture series Argumento#1 “Sampling-Contexts” at the ETSAM where they are also editors of the book of the same name that was recognized with the COAM-Diffusion Award (2021).

Arantza Ozaeta and Álvaro Martín Fidalgo combine professional practice with academic and research work, developing their teaching activities at the AA-Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, the ETH in Zurich, the Hochschule Coburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and in the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid-ETSAM, where they are currently professors in the Department of Architectural Projects.


Ignacio G. Galán

Ignacio G. Galan. Spanish architect based in New York, USA. He is an architect from ETSAM, Spain, and has a master's degree in architecture from Harvard GSD as well as a master's degree from Princeton University.

The office's collaborative projects have been awarded in different competitions, including the Second Prize for the Beti Jai Stadium in Madrid and the First Prize for the New Velodrome in Medellín, which is part of the permanent collection of the Pompidou Center. The office has recently designed and built a number of projects exploring new forms of residence, hospitality and care, including Another Seedbed and Beyond-the-family Kin.

His work has been included in the international exhibition at the 2021 Venice Biennale (Your Restroom is a Battleground and The Restroom Pavilion), the 2014 Venice Biennale (Cinecittà Occupata) and at the New York Center for Architecture in 2022 (Aging Against the Machine) among other spaces. Together with the After Belonging Agency, he was chief curator of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale and co-editor of “After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay in Transit”, published by Lars Muller. He is also a member of the research project Radical Pedagogies and was co-curator of its exhibition at the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the 2014 Venice Biennale, and co-editor of the book of the same name, published by MIT Press.

Ignacio G. Galán is an assistant professor at Barnard and Columbia Colleges and teaches classes at Columbia GSAPP.



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