Toboggan House by Z4Z4

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Rafael Beneytez.
Victor M Cano, Rafael Beneytez, Ophelia Mantz.
Borja Iglesias, Santiago Ibañez.
Ars Tectónica, Mario Navarro.
Juan Carlos Arroyo.
512 sqm.
Jimena Menéndez Pidal St. 22, Aravaca, Madrid, Spain.
Imagen Subliminal. Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero.

Rafael Beneytez Durán. Z4Z4

Rafael Beneytez Durán, (1972) has an architecture degree from the ETSAM, (Architecture School of Madrid), was proposed for an extraordinary final year project prize, and is currently running Z4Z4 AAA (Architects Activities Associates), an architecture practice based in Madrid that defines itself as a productive design unit. He has worked with renowned architect Rafael Moneo Vallés as project manager from 1997 to 2007. He is currently associate lecturer for the architectural projects department and is collaborator for the Advanced Architectural Projects Master’s Degree at the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). He also teaches in the Architectural Project Design Department and has led the Aesthetics and Architectural Composition Department from 2009 to 2012 at the Architecture and Technology School (ESAyT).

He is currently developing his PhD “Atmospheres” at the DPA department of the ETSAM. He has been visiting lecturer at Würzburg University, Germany, as well as the VI Architecture Workshop for the Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, associate lecturer with Blanca Lleó for the Post-grad Master degree at ETSAB University and visiting lecturer at El Vallés Architecture School and jury at Harvard GSD for Career Discovery 2002.

His work has been recognised and awarded at the 2011 XI Spanish Architecture and Urban Design Biennale. He has also been awarded with the first prize for the Huesca Congress Hall, the Castilla y Leon Pavilion for the 2008 Zaragoza Exposition, Baghdad Olympic City, third prize for the Leganés Sports Management Centre, Special Mention for the Taboadella Europan 10, First Mention for the Herrera del Duque Tourism Hospice and Mention for the Castuera Tourism Hospice. His work has been selected for several exhibitions such as the FUCOAM gallery, the 2010 Hay Festival, the 2006 and 2008 Huesca CCM, La Casa de los Picos 2010, Fachhochschule Münster (2002), Fachhochschule Würzburg (2001), Cáceres Congress Hall (2010 y 2011) or the Magda Bellotti Art Gallery (2002). At present, he is developing a project for the abstraction of atmospheric water for Fuerteventura and Atacama, and is member of the Cultural Landscape Investigation Group at ETSAM.



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