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CRÜ. Clàudia Raurell, Joan Astallé.
Design team
Clàudia Raurell, Joan Astallé. Anna Enrich, Alejandra Alonso, Lluís Salvatella. Structure.- Calmat S.L.
Clara i Alan.
Construccions Rovian S.L.
300 sqm.
€ 300,000
Les Corts, Barcelona, Spain.

Clàudia Raurell, Joan Astallé. CRÜ

CRÜ, an architectural studio founded in 2014, is the combination between Barcelona-based architects Clàudia Raurell and Joan Astallé. The studio emerges from the desire to give an alternative response to the architectural panorama that echoed in the middle of the crisis and ended with the orthodox way of reading the figure of the architect.

CRÜ is a critical exercise to respond to the new contexts provoked by the economic crisis, rethinking the relationship between the client, the work and the architect. The result is a thoughtful, accessible, sensitive and bold architecture that understands the parameters –both human and spatial– from which it is upheld.

Clàudia Raurell born in 1986 is a Catalan architect based in Barcelona. Graduated from the ETSALS in 2014, she co-founded CRÜ the same year. Her academic background relates her to the London Metropolitan University, where she was involved in an independent programme at the Architecture and Spatial Design Faculty from 2009 to 2010. Claudia has been consistently related to the academia, teaching 2nd and 4th year design modules in ETSALS from 2014 to 2016 and by giving lectures, panels and workshops.

Joan Astallé born in 1985 is a Catalan architect based in Barcelona. Graduated from the ETSALS in 2012, he collaborated with different architecture studios before co-founding CRÜ in 2014. In parallel to the studio work, Joan taught 2ond and 4th year students of architecture in ETSALS between 2014 and 2016. At the moment he combines the indoor work of the studio with lectures, panels and workshops in architecture and design schools.



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