Seven innovative spaces by emerging architects. Ecologías para otras arquitecturas at La Casa Encendida

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Gianpiero Venturini.
Austrian Cultural Forum in Madrid and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Spain.
1 and 2 October 2022.
Venue / Location
Patio La Casa Encendida, Ronda de Valencia, 2, 28012 Madrid, Spain.

Karlheinz Boiger, Lisa Maria Enzenhofer, Andreas Goritschnig, Markus Jeschaunig, Bernhard König. Breath Earth Collective

Breathe Earth Collective was founded after the successful realisation of the Austrian Pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan. The collective, consisting of Karlheinz Boiger, Lisa Maria Enzenhofer, Andreas Goritschnig, Markus Jeschaunig and Bernhard König, works as an open network of different designers and functions as a think tank to experiment and design ecosystems that integrate plants, air and architecture.

Tymon Hogenelst, Jesse van der Ploeg. Studio Wild

Studio Wild, a collective of two young Dutch designers, was founded in 2018 by Tymon Hogenelst (Tokyo, 1993) and Jesse van der Ploeg (Amsterdam, 1989). With their practice they operate in areas of tension between politics, architecture, and nature, embracing complexity by working in a variety of disciplines, with a focus on the relation between landscape and architecture.

Elise Eeraerts, Roberto Aparicio Ronda. Aparicio / Eeraerts

Aparicio / Eeraerts is a multidisciplinary practice in spatial design and research founded by Roberto Aparicio Ronda and Elise Eeraerts. The duo has been collaborating since 2012, mainly focussing on the relation between art and architecture, researching the spatial qualities caused by different methodologies and conceptualizations in both disciplines. Aparicio / Eeraerts is currently based in Leuven, Belgium; though their partially nomadic practice brings about ideas, experiments and projects internationally.

Elise Eeraerts studied visual art in Brussels (BE) and Berlin (DE). During her studies she was an exchange student at the Aalto University in Helsinki (FI). She has done an internship at Studio Carsten Nicolai in Berlin (DE). In her art practice, she has won awards and exhibited internationally.

Roberto Aparicio Ronda studied in Valladolid and Bilbao (SP), receiving his master’s degree in architecture from ETSA University, and was an exchange student at the Aalto University in Helsinki (FI). He worked as an architect for various international offices, such as OMA, office for metropolitan architecture, Rotterdam (NL) and Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo (JP).

Déborah López, Hadin Charbel. Pareid

Pareid. Déborah López and Hadin Charbel are architects and founders of Pareid; an interdisciplinary design and research studio currently located in between London (United Kingdom) and Ponferrada (Spain). Their works adopt approaches from various fields and contexts, addressing topics related to climate, ecology, human perception, machine sentience, and their capacity for altering current modes of existence through iminent fictions (if).

They are both Lecturers (Teaching)  at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL in the B-Pro program where they run Research Cluster 1 in Architectural Design entitled “Monumental Wastelands” focusing on cli-migration and autonomous ecologies through climate fiction (Cli-Fi).

Previously they were Adjunct Professors and Second Year Co-cordinators at the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA) at the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University  (Bankgok).

Awarded with the Monbukagakusho scholarship (MEXT) between 2014-2018, they received their Master in Engineering in the Field of Architecture  from the University of Tokyo (T-ADS), after which they remained as researchers and tutors. Hadin received his B.A in architectural studies from UCLA and Deborah a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s of Architecture from the European University of Madrid.

Mireia Luzárraga + Alejandro Muiño, Takk

Takk (Mireia Luzárraga + Alejandro Muiño) is a space for architectural production focused in the development of experimental and speculative material practices in the intersection between nature and culture in the contemporary framework, with a special attention on the overcoming of anthropocentrism on its different ways (political, ecological, cultural, ​on gender...), and also on the definition of new notions of beauty through the articulation of the difference by assembling a multiplicity of materials from different origins and conditions, paying attention both to their physical properties and to their symbolic associations.

Mireia Luzárraga (Madrid, 1981) and Alejandro Muiño (Barcelona, 1982) are architects since 2008 graduated with honors for Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM-UPM) and Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura del Vallés (ETSAV-UPC) respectively and M.Arch. Architects for Universidad Internacional de Cataluña (ESARQ-UIC).

Their work has been awarded and distinguished in several national and international competitions. Some of them are: Fad Award on Architecture 2011 for the Project The walls Are Coming Down (2011) on the Ephemeral Interventions Group, Fad Award on Architecture Shortlisted for the Project Dreamhouse (2013), and they have been catalogued on the two last editions of the Arquia Próxima Award for architects under 40 in Spain. Besides, Takk has been awarded with the first Price for the built projects Paradís (2012) and Dreamhouse (2013), has won an Honourable Mention in the 1st Award on Social Architecture of the Konecta Foundation 2012 for the project Suitcase House, and has been invited to participate on the Open Innovation Platform in the Spanish Pavilion on the XIII International Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2012. Their work has been distinguised in national and international platforms such as Europan or Pasajes-iGuzzini and it has been published in magazines such as OnDiseño, D+A, Pasajes de Arquitectura y Crítica, AV Proyectos, Arquitectura COAM or Arquine among others. They have been exhibited at the Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB), the International Art Fair ARCOmadrid, the Cultural Center las Cigarreras at Alicante, and the FAD (Fomento del Arte y del Diseño).

Additionally to this profesional practice, Takk is developing a framework in the field of research and teaching. Mireia Luzárraga and Alejandro Muiño are teachers in the Projects Department of the Universidad de Alicante (UA), on the Instituto Europeo di Design in Madrid (IED Madrid), and Master Tutors in the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona(IAAC). They have also participated as teachers in different workshops and summer schools and have explained their work in several lectures internationally.

At the present time, Mireia and Alejandro combine their profesional and teaching labour with the development of their respective PhD Thesis on the politics of ornament and self sufficient micro-communities. They have been granted for them with the scholarship “Junior Faculty – La Caixa”.

Lucía Tahan

Lucia Tahan (Madrid, 1989) studied Architecture at ETSAM/Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), Technische Universität Berlin (Germany) and Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (Israel), where she also received training in digital design.

Lucia combines professional, academic and research activities. She has been a guest lecturer at University of Illinois at Chicago, DIA Foundation in Dessau, ETSA-Madrid, Universidad Camilo José Cela and MAO Ljubljana, among others. Her research is published in critical magazines such as Bartlett’s Lobby and Cuarto Magazine and has been awarded across disciplines, including the Future Architecture Platform Award for Return to Zion and the Roca Madrid Gallery Award to her portfolio, while being a finalist at the European Youth Award for the digital project Find me a home.

She has worked for international studios, such as Some Place Studio at the NEW INC incubator in New York, where she co-founded the software venture Tools for Show with Bika Rebek.

She has been invited to participate in international conferences such as Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Future Architecture Platform and COCA Congress in Architectural Communication and has been commissioned to produce critical projects by MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome, Fête des Lumières in Lyon and private galleries in Fukuoka (Japan) and Berlin.

HPO Collective

HPO Collective is a community of architects based in Ferrara, Italy. Founded in 2017 to escape academic boundaries, HPO sets up its practice as part of a hyper-connected territory.

Across various scales of intervention and through a collaborative and performative attitude, HPO, addresses issues such as labour, the implications of digital interfaces, representation systems, relationships in embodiment and digitality and volumetric regimes.



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