An opportunity for nature. Rambla Climate-House by Andrés Jaque / OFFPOLINN + Miguel Mesa del Castillo

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Design team
Roberto González García, Nieves Calvo López, Joan Fernández Linares, Ana Fernández Martínez, Marina Fernández Ramos, David Gil Delgado, Marta Jarabo Devesa, Jesús Meseguer Cortés, Laura Mora Vitoria, Paola Pabón, Belverence Tameau.
Quantity Survey.- Francisco de Asís Pérez Martínez.
Estructural Engineering.- Qube Ingeniería / Iago González Quelle.
Edaphology Consultant.- María Martínez Mena.
Ecology Consultant.- Paz Parrondo Celdrán.
Planting Consultancy.- Viveros Muzalé / Rubén Vives.
Topographical Survey.- Fulgencio Mª Coll Coll.
Geotechnical Report.- Forte Ingeniería.
Quality Survey.- Ingeolab.
Earth Movement.- Excavaciones Eltoni.
Victoria Sánchez Muñoz, Antonio Mesa del Castillo Clavel.
Foundations.- Hacienda Corvera. Structure.- Cerrajería Alberto Sobrino. Masonery.- Construcciones Vifransa S.L. Thermal Isolation).- Aispomur. Interior Partitions.- Escayolas Dani. Window Frames.- Hijos de Pascual Baño. Woodwork.- Carpintería Tornel. Glasswork.- Cristalería Marín. Thermal Curtains.- ACOM. Agrocomponentes. Mechanical Systems and Solar Energy Production.- Fontanería Diego. Electricity.- Anzora Instalaciones. Climate Management.- Iceberg Climatización S.L. Sensing System.- Netro. Painting.- Prymur. Stonework.- SYC Piedra Natural. Wire Fencing.- Mirete Mallas Metálicas S.A. Civil Construction.- Gestchaft.
Molina de Segura, Murcia, Spain.
José Hevia. Drones operator.- Juan José Rojo Albadalejo.


Andrés Jaque, is the founder and principal of the Office for Political Innovation, a New York/Madrid based practice developing architectural projects that bring inclusivity into daily life. In 2014 they received the Silver Lion of the 14 Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Biennale di Venezia and they are authors of awarded projects such as Plasencia Clergy House (Dionisio Hernández Gil Prize), House in Never Never Land (Mies van der Rohe European Union Award's finalist), TUPPER HOME (X Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo), or ESCARAVOX (COAM Award 2013). They have also produced architectural performances and installations meant to interrogate the political frames by which architecture is practiced; including IKEA Disobedients (MoMA Collection, 2011), PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society (Mies Barcelona Pavillion, 2012) or Superpowers of Ten (Lisbon Triennale, 2014).

Andrés Jaque is Advanced Design Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and Visiting Professor at Princeton University's School of Architecture.

Miguel Mesa del Castillo

Miguel Mesa del Castillo is an architect from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, he holds a PhD from the University of Alicante with the doctoral thesis Víctimas de un mapa. Architecture and resistance in the time of flexible culture. He has collaborated with Francisco Alonso de Santos, Clavel Arquitectos, Víctor López Cotelo, José María Torres Nadal and Massimiliano Fuksas in Rome. Between 2002 and 2007 he was an associate architect at the AdHoc studio in Murcia.

From 1996 to 2005 he lived in Rome (Italy) where he was a research assistant for a year at the Università degli Studi "La Sapienza" in Rome. He has published articles on city, architecture and society in specialised magazines such as C3 Korea, A 10 New European Architecture or Pasajes de Arquitectura y Crítica. He has lectured at the University of Seville, the Istituto Nazionale di Architettura (Rome), the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Copenhagen), Tabakalera (Donostia), and the Centro Universitario de Diseño de Barcelona, among other institutions.

In 1998, after travelling to Tel-Aviv and Tulkarem (Palestine), he began to work on the political implications of architectural practices in the Palestinian-Israeli territorial conflict, which occupies part of his academic dedication, both in teaching and research. He has published articles on the Palestinian question and participated in conferences, seminars and teaching workshops on the subject. In the academic year 2008-2009 he developed a teaching programme that resulted in the work "Mapping Gaza", which explores the implications of the architectural discipline in the conflict, and more specifically in the territory of the Gaza Strip.

Since 2010 he has been conducting research on the relevance of the ordinary in architecture from a socio-technical perspective. He has given lectures on the subject at MediaLab (Madrid), SOS 4.8 (Murcia), and La Casa Encendida (Madrid).

He has been a guest lecturer at the Institut D'Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya, at the European University of Valencia, at the Istituto Nazionale di Architettura (InArch, Rome), at LaBoral in Gijón and at Tabakalera, Donostia. He has been a full-time lecturer in the Architectural Projects Area of the Architecture degree at the University of Alicante since 2007 (he is currently an Associate Professor).



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