Architecture Set / Everyday Prepositions Shanghai Edition 2017A sellection of my projects for Vibok Works editorial practice will be exhibited from Nov 7th to Dec 15th at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University as part of the exhibition Architecture Set curated by Mediomundo Arquitectos (Marta Pelegrin + Fernando Perez Blanco), Placido Gonzalez and Weijia Tian.
Vibok Works has been finalist in the FAD Award
of Thought and Criticism in Architecture, 2017
FAD Prize of Thought and Criticism in Architecture, 2017.The book "Politics and Digital Fabrication" by Francisco González and Nuria Álvarez, edited by Paula V. Alvarez and published by Vibok Works, is one of the five finalist works for the the FAD Prize of Thought and Criticism in Architecture, 2017. The book In the Light of Hilberseimer by Placido González Martínez has been short-listed for the prize.
Luces de Barrio / Teranga wins the COAS Award 2016
in the category of "Urban Space Design and Landscape Architecture"
The initiative "Luces de barrio", curated by Nomad Garden, and in which I participated with the project "Teranga", carried out in collaboration with numerous civic associations in the San Jerónimo neighborhood of Seville, has been recognized with the COAS Award 2016 in the category of "Urband Space Design and Landscape Architecture". Luces de Barrio has also been selected for the 2016 Rosa Barba International Landscape Award, in the category of "Urban Regeneration", and cataloged by the arqhia / proxima cultural program, an initiative of the Arquia Foundation, in its 2016 edition.
"Teranga/Hospitality", San Jerónimo, Seville
Urban Intervention. Paula V. Álvarez / Vibok Works, 2015Teranga celebrates and makes visible the unsuspected cultural and supportive tissue that nurtures San Jeronimo suburban quarter, one of the most disadvantaged areas of Seville. Within the atypical urban fabric of this neigborhood, a myriad of solidarity and cultural associations silently operate, with a focus in intercultural activities. In a day of convivence, the associations opened the doors of their stablishments to the city, while a number of activities -socio-cultural guided tours, gymkhanas, multicultural story-telling and games, among others- crossed the collective interiors with the streets. Framed with light, the doors of the headquarters amplified their presence in the urban landscape, suggesting a new reading of the place.
Vibok Works exhibited in Mostra Espaha 2015, Evora
Exhibition. Department of Architecture, Art School, Evora. October - November 2015A selection of my proyects with Vibok Works will be exhibited this autumm in Mostra Espaha as part of the program "Ready Architecture", curated by Marta Pelegrin + Fernando Pérez / Mediomundo Arquitectos. Design processes, construction and use are set and laid out at the Architecture Department of Evora University in order to debate about and elaborate on the links between architectural practices and the cultural context in which they are produced. The exhibition catalog, edited by the University of Seville, contains a series of essays and reflections of the program. The book is available in both Spanish and English.
"MAca • Máster en Comunicación Arquitectónica"
Teaching. School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, 2015Thrilled to announce that I will be part of the docent team of "MAca • Máster en Comunicación Arquitectónica", a postgraduate degree in Architectural Communication at the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. I will be responsible of the Editorial Communication Project along with Javier Elvira, Enrique Encabo / Planeta Beta, Davide T. Ferrando, Gonzalo Pardo and Francisco Triviño. Honored and excited to be part of this challenging and heady project!
Unface Book selected to be exhibited at the 2nd. Istanbul Design Biennnial
Exhibition. Galata Greek Primary School, Istanbul. Nov. 1 - Dec. 14 2014Thrilled to announce that the project Unface Book has been selected to be exhibited at the 2nd. Istanbul Design Biennial, curated by Zoë Ryan, Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design in The Art Institute of Chicago. Open between Nov. 1 and Dec. 14, the main venue of the design biennial will be the Galata Greek Primary School, and will exhibit 53 projects from 200 designers from two dozen countries. Under the title is “The Future is not What it Used to be”, this second biennial invites designers to rethink the manifesto, harnessing this powerful and fertile genre as a platform for criticality in design.
"Ready Architecture" / CAAC, Seville
Exhibition. Andalussian Contemporary Art Center, Seville. October - November 2014A selection of my proyects with Vibok Works will be exhibited this autumm at the CAAC in Seville as part of the program "Ready Architecture", curated by Marta Pelegrin + Fernando Pérez / Mediomundo Arquitectos. The exhibition brings together diverse architectural practices that develop an operative and sensitive relation with the context within they operate, and that propose new views on the spatial and material realms. It is an honor to take part in this careful and exciting project, and a pleasure to share space and discussions with many interesting practices whose work I closely follow.
"Instant Village" / OpenPHoto 2014
Collaboration. Rumanian Cultural Institute and PHotoEspaña 2014. June 2014Thrilled to collaborate with the Rumanian Cultural Institute in the exhibition of the work "Instant Village" by Simona Rota, as part of the OpenPHoto Section of PHotoEspaña 2014. The series is a photographic survey of different types of housing in the Canary Islands. Because they are almost wholly dependent on tourism, the islands have faced growing planning pressure, from the 1960s to the recent bursting of the property bubble, which provides a perfect example of the problems faced by Spain as a whole. It was a pleasure to work with Rota and to collaborate with the RCI. I would like to express my gratitude to Raluca Doroftei, coordinator of the exhibition.