David Frutos Ruiz was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on 11-12-1973 and lives between Murcia and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He graduated in Information Sciences with a specialization in Visual and Auditory Image, Complutense University, Madrid, 1999.
He is primarily engaged in architecture photography and owns all the necessary equipment to meet technical and aesthetic standards of this photography branch. Among his methods, he uses a large format digital camera, Cambo Wide DS, with 6 digital, wide image circle lens and a Leaf Aptus 75 digital support.
He owns a photography studio designed by architect Enrique Nieto. Founding partner of BisImages portal dedicated to managing photographic collections of architecture in publications around the world. www.bisimages.com
His current web site is www.davidfrutos.com and holds over 4000 photographs. He has photographed over 600 buildings in Spain. Head of the Photography Section at ”Catálogos de Arquitectura” magazine with which he has made the last 13 numbers. His publishing career is supported by more than 400 publications in magazines and books worldwide.
In 2009 he was awarded for his photographs in collaboration with advertising agency Communication Germinal a Gold Laus, a Silver Laus and a Bronze Laus in other campaigns. In 2009 he obtained a Silver Laus with F33 agency.
He also teaches and has carried out various exhibitions.
José Juan Barba (1964) graduated from ETSA Madrid in 1991. Special Mention in the National Finishing University Education Awards 1991. PhD in Architecture ETSAM, 2004. He founded his professional practice in Madrid in 1992 (www.josejuanbarba.com), he is architecture critic and editor-in–chief of METALOCUS magazine since 1999, he was advising different NGOs until 1997. He has been a lecturer (in Design, Theory and Criticism, and Urban planning) and guest lecturer at different national and international universities (Roma TRE, Polytechnic Milan, ETSA Madrid, ETSA Barcelona, UNAM Mexico, Univ. Iberoamericana Mexico, University of Thessaly Volos, FA de Montevideo, Washington, Medellin, IE School, U.Alicante, Univ. Europea Madrid, UCJC Madrid, ESARQ-U.I.C. Barcelona,...).
Maître de ConférencesIUG-UPMF Grenoble 2013-14. Full-time Professor, since 2003 up to now at the University of Alcalá School of Architecture, Madrid, Spain. And Jury in competitions as Quaderns editorial magazine (2011), Mies van der Rohe Awards, (2015), Europan13 (2015). He has been invited to participate in the Biennale di Venezia 2016 as part "Spaces of Exception / Spazi d'Eccezione".
He has published several books, the last in 2016, "#positions" and in 2015 "Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi " and collaborations on "Spaces of Exception / Spazi d'Eccezione", "La Mansana de la discordia" (2015), "Arquitectura Contemporánea de Japón: Nuevos territorios" (2015)...
- Award. RENOVATION OF SEGURA RIVER ENVIRONMENT, Murcia, Sapin, 2010.
- First Prize, RENOVATION GRAN VÍA, “Delirious Gran Vía”, Madrid, Spain, 2010.
- First Prize, “PANAYIOTI MIXELI Award”. SADAS-PEA, for the Spreading of Knowledge of Architecture Athens, 2005.
- First Prize, “SANTIAGO AMÓN Award," for the Spreading of Knowledge of Architecture. 2000.
- Award, “PIERRE VAGO Award." ICAC -International committee of Art Critics. London, 2005.
- First Prize, C.O.A.M. Madrid, 2000. Shortlisted, World Architecture Festival. Centro de Investigación e Interpretación de los Ríos. Tera, Esla y Orbigo, Barcelona, 2008.
- First Prize. FAD AWARD 07 Ephemeral Interventions. “M.C.ESCHER”. Arquin-Fad. Barcelona, Sapin 2007.