A radical house in the desert. Jacaranda House by José Francisco García-Sánchez

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Quantity Surveyor.- Pablo Durbán. Project managers.- Juan López and Juan Rodríguez.
Roysefa.- Antonio Rodríguez.
Parcel.- 1250 sqm. Surface.- 375 sqm.
Project year.- 2015-2017. Completion year.- 2018.
Aluminum joinery.- Technal. Lighting.- iGuzzini. Concrete material.- Cemex. Ceramic brick material.- Cerámica Antonio Alemán.
Cortijo de Las Negras urbanization. Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, Almería. Spain.

José Francisco García-Sánchez

José Francisco García-Sánchez (Almería, 1983). Architect by the E.T.S. of Architecture of Granada (2007). MPAA (Master in Advanced Architectural Projects) by the E.T.S. of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (2011). Ph.D. in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (2020).  

Teaching. 2010-2015: Professor of Architectural Projects 1 and 3 at the E.T.S. of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena. 2016-2020: Lecturer in Projects 5 and 6 and the Qualifying Master's Degree, in the Department of Architectural Projects at the E.T.S. of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. From the academic year 2020-2021: Interim Substitute Professor of Architectural Projects at the E.T.S. of Architecture of the University of Granada.

Research. He directs and participates in several funded research projects. Research Grants: pre-doctoral F.P.U. (2010-2014), Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad (2010), Fundación Eduarda Justo (2014), Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (2014). And since 2013, he has been researching and promoting the work of the Almerian architect Fernando Cassinello Pérez.

Diffusion. Speaker at various conferences, such as the I, II, and III Pioneers of Modern Architecture National Congress of the Alejandro de la Sota Foundation, the International Congress on Culture and the City of the University of Granada, the I International Meeting of researchers on the heritage of the International University of Andalusia, the VI DOCOMOMO Congress, the I International Congress on Research in Construction of the Polytechnic University of Madrid or the RESOUK 2012 of the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), among others. Author of research articles in specialised publications such as Informes de la Construcción, the European Scientific Journal, Revista Diagonal, VAD: Veredes, Arquitectura y Divulgación, the journal PH Investigación and PH del Instituto Andaluz de Patrimonio Histórico, Journal of Construction, P+C: Proyecto y Ciudad or Circo. He has also published his work in the magazines On Diseño, ConArquitectura, Casa Viva, Casas Internacional, Trends, and in books published by national and international publishers such as Thames and Hudson, TC Cuadernos, Mairea Libros, and Park, among others. He regularly writes articles of diffusion and opinion in different newspapers: Ideal del Grupo Vocento or Diario de Almería.

Exhibitions. His works and projects have been exhibited: Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid, Cádiz, Almería and Granada, Cevisama International Fair (Valencia), Alfredo Krauss Cultural Centre (Madrid), Rectorado del Hospital Real (Granada), E.T.S. de Arquitectura (Madrid), IFEMA (Madrid), Murcia, Jaén, Castellón, Exhibition Centre (Bilbao), and in the Centro Cultural La Recoleta de Buenos Aires (Argentina).  

Prizes and awards. Alonso Cano Architecture Prize (2007) from the University of Granada and Honourable Mention in the Iberian Pladur Prize (2007). First prize for research at the 'I International meeting of researchers on Heritage' (2014). First Prize 'Research Texts' in the Hispalyt Ceramic Forum 2018-2019. Mention in the 'La casa soñada' competition of the Cátedra Cerámica de Madrid. Selected in the VI National Competition for Young Architects (2006).

The Gallarda House (2013) has been selected in the VI Enor Architecture Awards (2014), in the call 'Architectural Processes' of the CSCAE (2014), in the XV International Biennial of Architecture of Buenos Aires (2015), and the V Edition of 'ARQUIA PRÓXIMA: imperfect future' (2016). He has been Finalist in the 'Cemex Building Award 2017 / Sustainable Building'. ARCO AWARD (2012-2016) in the category of 'Housing, rehabilitation and interior design' of the College of Architects of Almeria. And the Italian magazine DOMUS has selected it in its list of 15 projects of the year 2015.

The Jacaranda House (2018), has been a finalist in the XII Porcelanosa Architecture and Interior Design Awards (2019), finalist in the V A+ ArquitecturaPlus Awards (2019), finalist in the Piscina & Wellness Awards in Barcelona (2019), and selected as a work in the XVII International Biennial of Architecture of Buenos Aires (2019). Finalist in the Brick Awards 2020. It has been selected in the VIII Enor Architecture Awards (2020) and selected as a Finalist in the VII Arquía/Próxima Call for Entries (2020). It has received a Mention in the 'Habitar' category of the 'Palmarés Architecture Aluminium TECHNAL 2019'. Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2022 / EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2022.



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