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PYO arquitectos / Paul Galindo Pastre, Ophélie Herranz Lespagnol.
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PYO arquitectos / Héctor Rivera Bajo, David Freijeiro González, Lorenzo Grieco, Jungmin Lee, Eleonora Lo Buono
Aetas Servicios Generales SL / Ioan Bezdedan
Madrid, Spain.
240 m²

Ophélie Herranz Lespagnol + Paul Galindo Pastre PYO Arquitectos

PYO ARQUITECTOS is an architecture office based in Madrid (Spain) directed by Ophélie Herranz Lespagnol (Angers, France, 1981) and Paul Galindo Pastre (Paris, France, 1980). After studying at the Lycée Français de Madrid, they graduated as architects at the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) in 2006 and 2007 respectively, and complemented their education with an academic year at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. Since 2009 they are developing their research work as Phd candidates at the ETSAM as part of the Advanced Architectural Projects Program.

They have been invited as guest critics at the Haute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD) in Geneva (Switzerland), the ESAYT at Camilo José Cela University, and the ETSAM, both of them in Madrid. Paul has teached as assistant professor at ETSAM Architectural Projects Department during 2010 spring semester. Before founding PYO arquitectos, they worked as project architects for Rafael Beneytez and Solid Arquitectura (Soto & Maroto Arquitectos) in Madrid, and for SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP) in New York. They are currently working in close collaboration with the architecture office NOMOS Groupement d’architectes based in Switzerland.

Ophélie and Paul have been working as a team since 2002, carrying out academic projects, taking part in local and international competitions in which they have obtained 5 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 1 accessit and 5 honourable mentions. They have won the following architecture competitions: Apartment building in Geneva (2012), Idensitat 07 (2006), Ofitec 2006 (2005), 400000 dwellings (2004), Zoom Neologisms for Chicago (2002). Their built projects include the Casa Tmolo in Asturias (under construction) and an apartment renovation in Madrid (2011). In 2013 they launch OPYO, as a section of PYO arquitectos focused on furniture design and edition.

Their work has been widely published in periodicals and books, among which we can briefly point out “Future”, “AV Proyectos”, “L’Arca”, “2G” and “Self-Sufficient Housing”. Their projects have also been subject of collective exhibitions in Spain, Italy, Portugal, The Netherlands, U.S.A. and Argentina. In 2007, PYO was selected to take part in FRESHFORWARD

Ophélie Herranz Lespagnol, Paul Galindo Pastre. NOMOS arquitectos

NOMOS arquitectos. (Formerly PYO, now NOMOS). NOMOS is the name under which Ophélie Herranz and Paul Galindo practice in Madrid. NOMOS is an association of architects based in Geneva, Lisbon and Madrid. Together they work on projects of all scales, from furniture to masterplanning, with great interest in cultural context and the environment.

Using drawing primarily to shape their ideas, they explore new ways of creating community through buildings that seek opportunities within constraints.

They approach each project with enthusiasm, care and curiosity; always striving for sustainable beauty.

Geneva is headed by Katrien Vertenten & Lucas Camponovo, Massimo Bianco, Daniel Schwarz and Ugo Togni.
Lisbon is headed by Jorge Paquete & Veronica Pires.
Madrid is headed by Ophélie Herranz & Paul Galindo.



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