Doctor Surgery in Paüls, by Vora

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Pere Buil, Toni Riba. VORA

vora is an architecture studio in operation in Barcelona since 2000. It is headed by Pere Buil and Toni Riba, both graduates from ETSAB in 2000. They work in building and urban design, at different scales and typologies, with some forays into industrial design. They combine professional activity with teaching, curating, and cultural activities.

His approach to the design and construction process is based on the abstract and the material. They are interested in reduction and materiality in response to the challenges of architecture. Also because of the traces, traces, and absences as a remnant of memory and its impact on collective identities.

His work has received multiple awards, including the Frame 2020, Surface Design 2020, 2AA 2018, Archmarathon 2014, Ciutat de Barcelona 2013, AJAC 2012, Arquitectura + 2011, and Bonaplata 2007 awards, and has been a finalist or selected in several editions of the FAD, ENOR, Bigmat awards, Spanish Architecture Biennial (BEAU), European Landscape Biennial, Mies Van der Rohe and Arquia / Próxima Awards, among others. It was also exhibited at the Venice Biennale in the Catalan and Spanish pavilions in the 2014 and 2016 editions. In May 2018 they inaugurated their first monographic exhibition “Shared Identities” at the Kolektiv Gallery in Belgrade.

His works with the greatest recognition are: Vallirana 47 (comprehensive reform of a small residential building), the Can Rosés Temporary School, the Ramon y Mar Pavilion (a small domestic extension pavilion), the surroundings of the Born Market, the Juan apartment ( reform of a house) and the Can Ricart Sports Center in El Raval, all in Barcelona; the design of the Nantes chair, a Medical Clinic in Paüls, Rambla Sant Francesc in Vilafranca and the operations yard of the Bank of Spain in Madrid.


Adrià Goula Sardà (Barcelona, 1973) was formed in the School of Architecture in Barcelona where he obtained a degree in architecture in 2000 and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in 2007. He works as an architect in various offices in Barcelona (Enric Miralles (EMBT) and Coll-Leclerc arquitectos, etc..) and Paris (Yves Lion architectes et urbanistes) and in 2005 founded his firm "aH! arquitectura" together with Helen Silvy-Leligois.

Alongside professional start in photography of architecture, which will become its main activity. In this area, performs work for renowned architects locally and internationally (Yves Lion, Josep Mias, Josep Lluis Mateo, Eduard Bru, Vicente Guallart, Fermin Vazquez (b720 architects), Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores, etc.), and to various public and private institutions (City of Barcelona, Barcelona Metropolitan Area (MMAMB) Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona (CCCB), Musée des Monuments Français, Aéroports de Catalunya, Escofet, etc..)

Has published several monographic books: "On building of Josep Lluis Mateo" (Ed. Actar), "b720" (TC quadernos), " Ciutat Vella de Barcelona: memòria urbà d'un proces" (Ed. Criteria) and "Barceloneta Market of Josep Mias "(Ed. Actar) and has collaborated with multiple books and magazines, national and international (METALOCUS, AV, Domus, Abitare, Quaderns, AMC, Frame, On diseño, Arquitectura y Diseño, C3, Detail, etc ...). He has also been a professor of photography at the Escola Sert in Barcelona, has participated in several workshops and has lectured at various universities and schools.

He also developed a personal photo work beyond the architecture, that has been exposed individually in Paris ("NY" in Salón de Torigny, November 2003), Bordeaux ("Murs" in June 2009 and "Vietnam" in April 2011 in Atélier Dartois) and Barcelona ("NY" in June 2004 and "De-Construcción" in June 2010 in the Col.legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya). Currently, he's preparing an exhibition at the Gallery Kowasa in Barcelona for September 2012. He also published a book of his personal work "De-Construcción" by Fundación Esteyco in November 2009.




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