“The Catenary and the Arch” a Temporary Installation by Manuel Bouzas and Santiago del Aguila in Can Balaguer

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Manuel Bouzas y Santiago del Aguila
Clara Alvarez García, Alexander Zikan.
Superficie construida.- 200 m²
Carrer de la Unió, 3, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain.
Departamento de Cultura del Consell de Mallorca

Manuel Bouzas, Santiago del Aguila. Bouzas. Del Aguila

Bouzas. Del Aguila is a Madrid-based experimental architecture practice led by Manuel Bouzas (Pontevedra, 1993) and Santiago del Aguila (Madrid, 1992). Their work is focused on designing and producing prototypes and temporary installations while exploring emerging fabrication technologies through radical structural typologies. Their work was recognized with the COAM Award 2020 for Emerging Architects and has been exhibited at both the 15th BEAU 2021 and the 16th Venice Biennale in 2018.

Manuel Bouzas is an architect graduated with honors from ETSAM (UPM) in 2018. He is currently a ‘Master in Design Studies candidate’ at Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Santiago del Aguila is an architect graduated with honors from San Pablo CEU in 2018. In 2021 he completed the Master in Design and Digital Fabrication at Barlett School of Architecture (UCL).


Manuel Bouzas (Pontevedra, 1993) is an architect and researcher established in Galicia and Boston. Graduated with honors in 2018 from the ETSA of Madrid (UPM), Manuel is currently studying the Master of Design Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

His work explores the intersection between Architecture and Ecology through multiple scales and formats, ranging from the design of temporary installations to academic research. His projects have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2023 and 2018, as well as at the XV Spanish Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021.

In addition, he has received the Renzo Piano World Tour Award 2022, the La Caixa Postgraduate Scholarship 2021, and the COAM Emerging Award 2020 by the Official College of Architects of Madrid, among others. Multiple international media have recognized and disseminated his work, such as Arquitectura Viva, El Mundo, Domus, Divisare, or Archdaily. Manuel combines professional and academic activity, having collaborated as a J-Term instructor at Harvard GSD, assistant in the Department of Architectural Projects at ETSAM (UPM), or visiting researcher at the Tsukamoto Lab (Atelier Bow-Wow) in Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Santiago Del Águila

Santiago Del Águila is an architect who completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture with honors at the CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, Spain in 2018. He currently resides in Madrid and works as a designer for Nagami, a manufacturing start-up. 3D printing, where robotics are used to design and automate the production of large-scale architectural and engineering components.

His interests focus on industrial design, technology and their synergies with architecture. That is why he completed a postgraduate course at UCL focused on platforms and automation aimed at hosting, design, coding and prototyping.

He currently works for Nagami Design as a computational and mechanical designer developing tool paths and components related to manufacturing processes in 3D printing and robotics. He also works as an independent architect at Shelf_Fill, Collaborating at BouzasDelAguila and part-time with other architects such as Pedro Pitarch.



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