Tac! Festival: architecture as dialogue

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TAC! Festival de Arquitectura Urbana 2023.
September 20, 2023 to October 23, 2023.
Plaza Músico López Chavarri, Valencia, Spain.


Manuel Bouzas (Pontevedra, 1993) is an architect and researcher established in Galicia and Boston. Graduated with honors in 2018 from the ETSA of Madrid (UPM), Manuel is currently studying the Master of Design Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

His work explores the intersection between Architecture and Ecology through multiple scales and formats, ranging from the design of temporary installations to academic research. His projects have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2023 and 2018, as well as at the XV Spanish Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021.

In addition, he has received the Renzo Piano World Tour Award 2022, the La Caixa Postgraduate Scholarship 2021, and the COAM Emerging Award 2020 by the Official College of Architects of Madrid, among others. Multiple international media have recognized and disseminated his work, such as Arquitectura Viva, El Mundo, Domus, Divisare, or Archdaily. Manuel combines professional and academic activity, having collaborated as a J-Term instructor at Harvard GSD, assistant in the Department of Architectural Projects at ETSAM (UPM), or visiting researcher at the Tsukamoto Lab (Atelier Bow-Wow) in Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Manuel Bouzas, Santiago del Aguila. Bouzas. Del Aguila

Bouzas. Del Aguila is a Madrid-based experimental architecture practice led by Manuel Bouzas (Pontevedra, 1993) and Santiago del Aguila (Madrid, 1992). Their work is focused on designing and producing prototypes and temporary installations while exploring emerging fabrication technologies through radical structural typologies. Their work was recognized with the COAM Award 2020 for Emerging Architects and has been exhibited at both the 15th BEAU 2021 and the 16th Venice Biennale in 2018.

Manuel Bouzas is an architect graduated with honors from ETSAM (UPM) in 2018. He is currently a ‘Master in Design Studies candidate’ at Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Santiago del Aguila is an architect graduated with honors from San Pablo CEU in 2018. In 2021 he completed the Master in Design and Digital Fabrication at Barlett School of Architecture (UCL).



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