Paraisa House by Manuel Ocaña

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Manuel Ocaña del Valle with Miguel Molins and Yolanda Arranz.
Isabel Ocaña del Valle.
Manuel Ocaña, Fast&Furious Production Office.
January- March 2016.
51 sqm.

Manuel Ocaña

Manuel Ocaña. Born in Salamanca (Spain) in 1966, being transferred to in the same year to Madrid. Architect from Madrid Technical School of Architecture  (ETSAM), where he graduated in 1992, founded the practice Manuel Ocaña Architects in Madrid in 2000.

In addition to working as an architect, he has also worked as a road manager for a pop group from the 90s, as well as a steelworker, carpenter, and photographer. He has been an associate professor of architectural projects and a member of the Master Habilitation Committee at the Technical University of Madrid, where he has published books such as “Madrid Monumental: Exorcity”. He has also taught and served on juries at the European University, IE University, the School of Architecture at the University of Alicante, and PUCP in Lima, Peru. He has published his texts and projects in national and international architecture magazines. The Foundation of the Official College of Architects of Madrid has published a monograph on his work entitled "Risky Business", and the Coam-EA Cultural Foundation (Ediciones De Arquitectura) a compilation in the monograph "eXcepto 18".

Among his projects, the Santa Rita Geriatric Center in Ciudadela stands out, an assisted housing building configured on one floor with 60 rooms arranged in a clover shape that face a system of gardens, Ocaña de España, a controversial housing development with a dramatic scenography in Ocaña, Toledo, and the headquarters of Casa Mediterráneo in the former Benalúa station in Alicante (2010-2013). Ocaña also represented Spain at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.



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