Zuloark is an Open Office of Architecture and Urbanism founded in 2001. Since then, the office has worked on liquid and collaborative professional models, building shared responsibility environments in which to share the authorship of projects with as many agents as possible. It currently has an open office in Madrid, Berlin, Barcelona, Mexico City and Brussels.
Zuloark's activity, working on different platforms such as El Campo de Cebada or Inteligencias Colectivas, has been internationally recognized with different awards, Golden Nica 2013, XII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial Award, 2012 Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial Award, Urbanism Award at the IV Arquia Próxima Awards, First Arquia Próxima 2012 Award and UN Best Practice at the 2014 Dubai International Award.
His work has been shown in different cultural institutions around the world, such as the MoMA in NewYork, the Akademie Der Kunste in Berlin, the Lisbon Architecture Triennial or in Matadero Madrid.
Her practice revolves around collaborative production and learning processes, working in open networks.
He has participated in other contexts such as the Venice Biennale 2016 and 2018, or as a guest editor in the magazine Arquitectura 375 of the COAM.
Her research The City Writes Itself received the Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts/Arquia fellowship 2016, the Matadero Madrid/Tokyo Wonder Site grant 2015, and was exhibited at the Japan Pavilion 16th Venice Biennale 2018.
Villalba is cofounder of Zoohaus Collective, whose project Collective Intelligences has developed fieldwork research and prototyping projects in 15 countries, in collaboration with universities, cultural institutions and local collectives; and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna.
Villalba is a professor at IED Madrid since 2012, and has been a Visiting Proffesor at different architecture
schools worldwide, such as CUINDA Bangkok (Thailand), Keio University Tokyo (Japan), Lebanese American University New York (USA), Universidad Javeriana Bogotá (Colombia), FAU Arquitectura Santiago (Chile); and a guest juror and lecturer at Harvard GSD Tokyo, University of Virginia, Bartlett School of Architecture, ETSAM, and Columbia GSAPP, among other institutions. Her works and articles have been published in MoMA Ed., Architectural Design, Damdi, El País, World Architecture magazine, Urbanism and Architecture, Arquitectura Viva, Domus web, etc.
Previously she worked as an architect at Foreign Office Architects in London (UK), Herzog & de Meuron in
Basel (Switzerland), Izaskun Chinchilla Architects in Madrid (Spain), and was a member of the editorial board of Arquitectura Viva magazine in Madrid (Spain).