Between the everyday and extraordinary of public art and nature. Insect City by Iván Juárez

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Project team
With the collaboration and support of architekturforum oberösterreich (afo) Implementation.- Leonie Reese, Thomas Kluckner, Roland Laimer and Dominik Leitner and Mariya Zhariy (afo) and Ivan Juarez.
Collaborators
Bio-consultant.- Biologiezentrum Linz, Dr. Martin Schwarz.
Production, organization
Franz Koppelstätter, Uschi Reiter (afo).
Supported by
Time’s Up and Hanger-Holz GmbH.
Funding by
Linz Kultur
Thanks to
City of Linz, Linz AG and all neighbors of the Posthofstraße.

IVAN JUÁREZ

Ivan Juarez,  Architect, landscape architect and artist. He is a member of the National System of Art Creators through the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). He is founder of x-studio in Mexico, after acting as co-director at ex-studio in Barcelona. His projects explore the relationship between art and function; integrating the disciplines of architecture, design, sculpture and installation. He has developed a wide variety of projects in different countries in which he investigates and experiments with new ways of relating space with society.

He has developed numerous projects (architecture, urban projects, site specific interventions, landscape interventions,  set designs, exhibitions, outfit) in different countries such as  Italy (Tuscanny and Sicily), Senegal, Austria, Switzerland, France, Greece, Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Huesca, Bilbao), Portugal and Mexico, which he has conceived them in reason and function of its physical context and could not be generated in other place than in the one of their conception and realization.

His projects in which he investigates and experiment with new ways of relating space with society—explore the relationship between art and function, integrating the disciplines of architecture, design, sculpture, and installation. In this context, he has developed numerous projects at different scales, from large to small buildings, from objects to city and landscape interventions.

He  has built projects in different countries such as Italy (Tuscany, Sicily and Sardinia), Senegal, Austria (Vienna), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Huesca, Bilbao and Zaragoza), Portugal, Switzerland (Lausanne), Taiwan (Taipei) and Mexico, conceiving each project in reason and function of its physical context and they could not be generated in any other place than the one of their conception and realization.

He has been selected as one of top 10 emerging design firms in the Architectural Records Design Vanguard Award. His work has garnered different awards including: Design Vanguard Emerging Designers. selected by Architectural Record magazine;  Young Architects Award given by The Architectural League of New York,  AR award for Emerging Architects given by The Architectural Review in London , the New Generation Award, contractworld, Hannover, Germany, The Young Architects Prize, given by the College of Architects in Barcelona and the National Grant for Mexican Young Architects.

He has been guest lecturer and guest professor at different international institutes such as at the Architectural League of New York, at the Royal Institute of British Architects, at the Architekturzentrum Vienna,  at  the College of Architects of Catalonia in Barcelona and at the International University of Catalonia.

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