Unfinished at City College NY by RICA Studio

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Design exhibition
RICA Studio: Iñaqui Carnicero, Lorena del Río
Andy Fortunaty, Angela Posse
Iñaqui Carnicero, Carlos Quintáns Eiras
Gobierno de España MINISTERIO DE FOMENTO Secretaría de Estado de Infraestructuras, Transportes y Vivienda Dirección General de Arquitectura, Vivienda y Suelo Government of Spain MINISTRY OF DEVELOPMENT Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing General direction of Architecture, Housing and Land
In collaboration with
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND COOPERATION Secretary of State for lnternational Cooperation and for Latin America AECID, Spanish Agency for lnternational Development Cooperation. Directorate of Cultural and Scientific Relations
Support by
Fundación Arquia
Coordination of Bienials.- Francisco Mangado -- Scientific commitee.- Angel Martinez García-Posadas, Santiago de Malina Rodríguez, Jacobo García-Germán -- Coordination.- Eduardo Aragoneses (Fomento), Sara León (Fomento), Menique Lambie (AC/E), Alejandro Romero (AECID), Alvaro Calleja (AECI D) -- Graphic concept.- desescribir. Web Design.- Estudio Caravana -- Translation.- Kathy Lindstrom -- Technical support for the interviews.- Elena Toumayan, Johanna Grazel, Matthew Sokol -- Printing.- Museoteca -- Production and installation.- Luigi D1 0ro & ARGUZIA S.r.l. with Flaminio Bovino ( Engineering), Mario Cristofaro (Videomapping producción), Giovanni Spagnoletti, Chiara Mazzarella, Micol Riva
Special Thanks to
The Spanish Ministries of Fomento, Foreign Affairs, Acción Cultural Española, the New York City Major’s Office, Michael Miller – Director of Undergraduate Affairs, lñaqui Carnicero – Curator and Visiting Professor at Spitzer -, Dean Gordon Gebert; and, to the exhibition team of students and professionals.
Thu, Oct 4, 2018 — Fri, Feb 8, 2019
The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture 141 Convent Ave at W. 135th Street New York, NY 10031. USA

Iñaqui Carnicero - Lorena del Río RICA Studio

RICA*, based in New York and Madrid, is an architectural practice and a platform for design investigation operating across many scales, reflecting on the redefinition of flexibility and aiming to improve life condition through architecture. RICA* represents a new phase for Iñaqui Carnicero and Lorena del Río who together bring an extensive and diverse building experience. 

Iñaqui Carnicero is an awarded architect and international Phd from Polytechnic University of Madrid. Currently Visiting Professor at Yale University, Carnicero has previously taught at ETSAM, Cornell University, Columbia University, among others. Carnicero has won several competitions and completed many projects, including CEU University, 40 Social housing in Madrid, High School in Albacete, the new District Attorney’s Office in Madrid’s City of Justice, Hangar Nave16 at the slaughterhouse of Madrid. His recent work curating the Spanish Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale was honoured with the Golden Lion. His work has been recognized with the AIANY Housing Award, Design Vanguard, Hauser 2012, Emerging Architecture Architectural Record, Rome Prize, FAD Spanish Architecture and Public Opinion. Carnicero has lectured at prestigious institutions such as Cornell, Harvard GSP, Rice, Berkeley, NJIT, Carleton, Roma Tre. 

Lorena del Río co-founder of RICA*, graduated at ETSAM, where she is also developing her PhD. Currently Assistant Professor at Cooper Union in New York City, she has taught at Cornell University 2012-2016, at CCA, California College of the Arts in San Francisco 2016-2017, where she also was the co-director of the research laboratory BuilLab. Lorena has participated in reviews and lectures at several universities including Columbia GSAP, Yale University, MIT, University of Buffalo, NY CityCollege, NYIT,  University of PuertoRico, Stockholm School of Architecture. She has received several distinctions in international competitions and awards and her work has been published in international journals such as Detail, GA, Bauwelt and AV.


Iñaqui Carnicero. 1973 Born in Madrid, Spain.
1998 Bsc. Architecture, School of Polytechnic University of Madrid.
2000-2011 Associate Professor of Design at the Architecture School of Polytechnic University of Madrid.
2000 Invited Bienal of Venice.
2002 Honorable Mention Luigi Cosenza Prize.
2003 Honorable Mention C.O.A.M. awards.
2008 JAE exhibition. young Spanish Architects.
2008 Scholarship by the Royal Spanish Academy of the Fine Arts for research in Rome.

2009 Final stage Architectural Digest awards.
2010 Selected BSI University of Mendrisio awards

2010 Final Stage FAD Spanish Awards.
2011 Design Vanguard Award 2011. Architectural Record.
2011 Emerging Architecture Awards. Architectural Review.
2011 First prize Hauser award 2012.
2011 Current Doctoral Thesis : “Louis Kahn vs Robert Venturi: Learning from the scale of Rome”.



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