Publications

T18 Magazine

T18 Magazine

For over ten years, with Xavier Alba, a good friend, good architect and classmate, we think about the possibility to edit a magazine of architecture, to publish such a good architecture all over the...

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Architecture as a Mystery

Architecture as a Mystery

Our work as an architect has a certain condition of alchemist, of transmuting metals, of turning worthless bricks into something valuable... And woe to anyone who renounces that magic, that search...

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Efficient Offices

Efficient Offices

We have made the headquarters of Inmobiliaria Colonial and, for them, half a dozen rental office buildings, several Regional Government Offices (the Labor Department and the Territorial Relations...

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Fundamental Particles

Fundamental Particles

BAT 774 at CERN.The book talks about the need for internationalization and the needs of CERN (acronym for Center Européen de la Recherche Nucléaire), an organization that occupies nine...

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Retail Spaces

Retail Spaces

We never wanted to be specialists in anything (let others be), but the truth is that many have us for it. In this country, you win a competition for a library, a court or a school and you end up...

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Slats Façades

Slats Façades

If we stick to the dictionary, lattice would be a wooden or metal lattice through which you can see without being seen. And if we accept the dissolution of the classical concept of façade (the...

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Building Skins

Building Skins

Mies van der Rohe used to say that God is in the details. Mies was a man of presence and resounding phrases, of which, perhaps, his Less is more is the best known. Although the American architect...

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Building & Light

Building & Light

“Every staircase goes up to the light” (I remember writing in my travel notebook, as a student, having visited LC's studio in Paris on Nungesser et Coli street)… Of course, there are also stairs...

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Sunlight Houses

Sunlight Houses

This book gives an account of some of the houses that we have designed and built over 25 years of profession. As the book is designed for a young audience, possibly architecture students, it´s in...

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