Zuloark is a group of architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, design, pedagogies, research and development.
Zuloark has been recognized nationally and internationally with awards including the Golden Nica (2013) granted Barley Field, second and third prize in Europan IX or Arquia / Next Award (2012) developed within a Collective Intelligence Platform Zoohaus and has been a finalist in the XI Biennial of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism (Gran Vía / Great Work).
Zuloark is linked to the construction of open networking infrastructure.
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).