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Beatriz Villanueva Cajide Spanish fully qualified and award-winning architect with more than ten years of professional experience. At the beginning of her career, while working for others and as co-founder and director of bRijUNi Architects, she participated in projects and works of different scales. Throughout her career she has carried out many different jobs. Her interviews, articles and essays have been published in different publications specialized in architecture. At the same time she was building and participating in debates, round tables or conferences about her research, she was curating events on architecture. Currently continues making these jobs, while she teaches and participates in juries of schools of architecture and design, both in Spain and in the AA in London.

EDUCATION 2011-present PhD.candidate [ABD]. Research group ARKRIT. Design Studio Department. Public School of Architecture of Madrid [Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM]

2009-2011

Master in Advanced Architectural Design [MPAA) Public School of Architecture of Madrid [Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM]

2004-present Architect [Public School of Architecture of Madrid: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM] Registered in Spain [Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid]

2003-2004 Master in Design and Management of Virtual Spaces [Fundación Antonio Camuñas, Universidad Europea de Madrid]

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WORK EXPERIENCE 2013 Selected as Ambassadors for the Competition Arquia/Próxima organized by Arquia, Caja de arquitectos, Madrid, Spain 2011-present Responsible of the Section NST [New Technical Solutions] of the Spanish magazine Diseño Interior Coordinator of Laboratorio de Ideas, platform organized by Colegio de Arquitectos de Galicia. Tutor Summer School, Architectural Association [AA] London Professor at Universidad San Jorge of Architecture, Zaragoza 2010-present Professor Tri-Continental Master´s Degree in Advanced Architecture Design, Universidad Europea de Madrid [UEM] Professor Master en arquitectura y diseño interior Universidad de Salamanca, Spain 2009-present Curator and Deviser of Architectural events organized by Universidad Europea de Madrid [UEM], Fundación C.O.A.M. and Matadero Madrid Professor at Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid 2005-present bRijUNi architects: Founder & Senior Partner 2007 Monolab urbanism architecture, Rotterdam. Contributor to Rotterdam 2OO7 city of architecture. Leonardo Grant, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid 2003 Estudio Miguel Cabo, Madrid. Junior architect 2001-2002 Abyco arquitectos, Madrid. Junior architect YLeón urbanismo y arquitectura, Madrid. Intern. C.O.I.E. Grant 2000 PO2 (Marcos Parga e Idoia Otegui), Madrid. Intern. C.O.I.E. Grant

Ménage à trois, vol. 6, 2011

AA Unit 5 Summer School, 2012

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2 Housing Building in Jaén, 2009

Office in Madrid, 2009

PROJECTS: BUILT WORK In bRijUNi Architects architecture is perceived as a game of interaction. For this reason in their buildings, mostly residential, they strive to study how each of their interventions affects their urban environment,  their neighbors´ life and what can they bring to all of this.The opening to the space around them, the promotion of the neighborliness between its inhabitants and the population of the district in which it is located and the integration of a contemporary element in an old urban planning are concepts that always pull a trigger in bRijUNi´s design and remain relevant in all their work. These buildings are small, modest, where luxury is the space and exclusivity is a free and personal use of color. Their buildings have been highlighted in Spain with several awards, including the prize VIII Edición del “Premio Provincial de Arquitectura “Andrés de Vandelvira” of the Colegio de Arquitectos de Jaén” and Arquia-Próxima cataloge and published in specialized media and architecture blogs worldwide 3


BUILDINGS SELECTION 2005-2012 12 Houses Building in Jaén, Spain. Built thanks to a Detail Study [special urban planning] that allowed us to build twelve houses where once there was just one. It is, along with the two houses in Soria de San Juan street, an ambitious project intended to densify the center of Jaén, at the same time it becomes more contemporary 2008-2009 Office in Madrid, Spain Featured in: Diseño Interior, Onoffice, SUMMA+, Exkema, Oficinas and Plataforma Arquitectura, among others 2007-2010 CajaMadrid´s premises in Vigo (2), Cartagena and Leganés, Spain 2006-2007 Single home in Los Villares, Spain. House built according to sustainable principles for a disabled person. Design enables her to walk throughout her home and enjoy the views thanks to a system of exterior ramps 2004-2009

2 Houses Building in Jaén, Spain. Featured in: Diseño Interior, El País Semanal, Cyan Mag, La Vanguardia, A10 New European architecture, Plataforma Arquitectura and Del tirador a la ciudad, among others. Nominated to Best New Building VIII Edición del Premio Provincial de Arquitectura “Andrés de Vandelvira” Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Jaén 2003-2006 8 Houses Building in Jaén, Spain. Essay of a little Gesamtkunstwerk: design of the main door, lighting and handrails

Office in Madrid, 2009

12 Housing Building in Jaén, 2011

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PROJECTS: COMPETITIONS Entrying competitions has allowed them to adapt the basic principles of bRijUNi´s architecture to very diverse and very different projects from those they have had a chance to build. Thus,  the relations between human beings, the integration of the building with its surroundings and the necessary question of sustainability act as a starting point to design different

Winners FAC Dep. Directors, 2013

buildings such as churches, social housing or museums among others. The main awards they have obtained in our participation in competitions are listed below

COMPETITIONS SELECTION 2013 First Prize. Competition. Deputy Directors of Fundación Arquitectura Contemporánea, Spain

Special Mention Plot E1 APR 13.01, 2009

2010 Shortlisted. Competition for the design of the new Catholic Church San Pedro Poveda in Jaén 2010 Selected for the Catalogue of Young Architects of Spain with our participation in the blog La Civdad Viva. Foro Próxima Arquia Caja de Arquitectos, Valencia 2009 First Prize. Competition to select contributors to the blog la Ciudad Viva, hosted by Junta de Andalucía and Consejería de Vivienda y Ordenación del Territorio (two winners out of eighty two entries) Exhibition. Valencia, Congress of Architects (competition section experience/future) with the collective Studio Banana and as co-editors or the architectural channel in Studio Banana tv Special Mention. Competition by invitation sponsored by Fundación Camuñas and Empresa Municipal de Vivienda y Suelo (EMVS) in Plot E1 APR 13.01 Sierra Toledana -Puente de Vallecas- Madrid to design a social housing building 2008

Selected for the Catalogue of Young Architects of Spain with our proposal for the competition “Mercado de las flores de Tirso de Molina”. Foro Próxima Arquia Caja de Arquitectos, Valencia Selected to participate together with Studio Banana Alter Polis for Intermediae. Matadero de Madrid 2007

Selected by Cajamadrid to collaborate in its expansion plan 2007-2010 Finalists. Ideas competition by invitation. 75th anniversary of Afsluitdijk (dike protecting the Netherlands from the North Sea), working for Monolab, Rotterdam 2006 Second Prize. Ideas Competition for the Restoration and Conversion of Palacio Conde-Duque into a social-cultural building for Caja Provincial de Ahorros de Jaén 5


PROJECTS: INTERIOR DESIGN When it comes to work as interior designers bRijUNi Architects consider fundamental to adapt their concerns as architects to the inquiries of the customer that will live in this interior. To do this they begin with a very clear conception of space, which always seeks to satisfy user needs throughout the day, leaving free space to enjoy it when possible or necessary. Their work is integral. They design the space and the furniture that will occupy it. With this simple strategy the space becomes more flexible to enable the user to enjoy all of it as it has been only occupied by the elements required at all moments whilst the useless ones remain hidden. bRijUNi Architects use the walls to accommodate cabinets that can be converted into other elements, such as tables, chairs, boxes or beds and can be stored until they are needed. This achieves that space is always multiply and wholly available for the user

Furniture. Office in Madrid, 2009

INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS SELECTION

Pergola, 2010

2011-2012 Internal distribution, interior and furniture design for a dwelling in Madrid, Spain 2009-2011 Interior, lighting and furniture design for a penthouse in Madrid, Spain 2009 Internal distribution, interior, lighting and furniture design of an office in Madrid, Spain 2007-2010 Internal distribution of four CajaMadrid´s offices in Vigo (2), Cartagena and LeganÊs, Spain

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Poster of the Urban Design Summer Course, IED, 2011

AA Summer School, final jury, 2012

EDUCATIONAL & CAMPUS WORK As practitioners bRijUNi architects understand the challenge of getting the attention of their creative students with theoretical subjects like those regarding history, theory and criticism that they use to teach in our courses. Deeply convinced of their usefulness to train architects capable of thinking by themselves in the future, as professors, they focus on demonstrate it to students.To achieve this goal, they are constantly experimenting with new languages ​and tools, closer to the contemporary ways of thinking. If the theoretical background and knowledge of the history of architecture is important, not less important is the need to be embedded in an architectural design. The idea of making a project, capable of connecting the theoretical knowledge with the practice of their profession is essential to train the mind of an architect. The language of the project jumps from the architectonic to the artistic, occasionally crossing boundaries or using techniques borrowed from cinema, art or literature, becoming performances or artistic installations that nevertheless help students to open their minds to new dimensions of architecture.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND LECTURES SELECTION 2013 Lecture Looping frenesí. Una histeria electrónica, School of Architecture of Valencia, Spain Ménage à trois vol. 1, School of Architecture of Valencia, Spain Round-table: Making Mistakes. Blind dates conference series hosted by Wonderland magazine and Ordine Degli Architetti Della Provincia Di Milano, Via Solferino 19 Milano, 2013 May 22nd. Guest jury: End of Year Jury Third Course Studio. Invited by Professor Andrés Perea, Universidad Europea de Madrid [UEM] Conferences “Missing Manifesto” and “At the Verge or Criticism” hosted by Universidad Europea.Historical introduction and presentantion of participants at day 3. Espacio Trapecio and Madrid Roca Gallery. 2013 April 29th. and May 13rd. Professor Art & Architecture 20th-21th century [Part II:Architecture & Technology], Universidad Europea de Madrid 2011-2012-2013 Professor of Histoy and Theory of Design, Master en arquitectura y diseño interior Universidad de Salamanca, Spain Professor Tri-Continental Mater´s Degree in Advanced Architecture Design, Universidad Europea de Madrid [UEM] Professor of Deontology and Professional Ethics USJ, Zaragoza, Spain Coordinator Encuentros ASA-MEEYAB. Master en Eficiencia Energética y Arquitectura Bioclimática. Universidad Camilo José Cela de Madrid Guest jury End of Year Jury Studio, Universities of Alicante, UEM, Sevilla, IED Madrid and Jaén in Spain and AA in London, United Kingdom 2012 Lecture The influence of climate on Spanish Architecture. For the Notre Dame University of Louaize, Lebanon. Hotel Husa Chamartín Madrid, Spain Tutor Unit 5 Summer School Architectural Association [AA], London, UK Roundtable Arquitectura en papel couché. CEU Architecture, Madrid, Spain Lecture Transferencias. Universidad Camilo José Cela School of Architecture, Madrid, Spain Lecture Días de Hedonismo y Cítricos, School of Architecture of Sevilla, Spain Lecture Mini-estrategias patio-sociales: punkarquitectura a todo color. Rehabilita 2012, Plasencia, Spain 2011 Lecture Ética, ciudad y política. Proyectar el futuro mirando al pasado, Universidad San Jorge Zaragoza, Spain Lecture Apuntes optimistas sobre el drama líquido del espacio urbano. Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain Lecture Meanwhile. Desplazamientos semánticos de la confusión en la difusión de la arquitectura. Escuela Técnica Superior de Sevilla, Spain Director Summer Course Urban Design. IED Madrid 2010 Professor and Workshop tutor Summer Course Intendente Olavide, Spain Lecture La erótica del poder: arquitectura, política y tableros de Monopoli, Summer Course Intendente Olavide, Spain Pechakucha Night A Coruña vol. 2, Spain Lecture 2 Houses Building in Jaén, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Jaén, Spain Pechakucha Night A Coruña vol. 2, Spain Lecture Intimidad, emoción, acabados de quita y pon, Istituto Europeo di Desing

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Hace tiempo, hablando con una amiga sobre qué iban a hacer con un edificio céntrico que iban a demoler en su ciudad ella nos comentó que iban a hacer "un pulmón", maravillados [pues vivimos en el centro de Madrid, donde no hay demasiados "pulmones"] preguntamos que si iban a hacer un parque de semejantes dimensiones, ella nos dijo que no, que iban a hacer un "pulmón urbano" Nos quedamos alucinados..tantos años para sacarnos la carrera de arquitectos y algunos menos ejerciendo la profesión y en la vida habíamos oído semejante expresión…¡¡¡un pulmón urbano!!!! Cómo podía ser????? El fin de semana pasado, al fin, descubrimos qué era un pulmón urbano...y no tuvimos que viajar a la ciudad de nuestra amiga...no hizo falta porque aquí en Madrid, como en botica, hay que todo y resulta que sin saberlo tenemos un súper pulmón urbano en el centro de nuestra ciudad!!!! Si alguien duda de nuestra palabra, lo comprendemos, pero le invitamos a que pasee por un entorno encantador: el parque del canal, concretamente el que rodea al campo de golf. Podrá comprobar, como hicimos nosotros que ¡¡¡el césped es artificial!!! La verdad es que al principio tenemos que reconocer que no nos gustó nada la idea…¿qué había pasado con el césped que estaba allí antes?¿qué hacía la gente viendo deslizar sus pelotas de golf por esa especie de decorado de minigolf de plástico????

Article for Pop Guide Magazine, 2008

Pero pronto nos dimos cuenta de que estábamos siendo incoherentes. Siempre nos estamos quejando de que nuestra ciudad es poco ecológica, que no tiene carriles bici, que está muy contaminada….Y para una vez que hay una iniciativa ecológica nos quejamos también!!! El mantenimiento de este campo de golf desde luego nos cuesta mucho menos a todos y, sobre todo, al medio ambiente...Además, tal como vamos con los temas del agua lo mejor para los golfistas es irse acostumbrando a deslizar sus bolas por el plástico, así que...bienvenidos al campo de golf del futuro!!!

Comic, Future arquitecturas, 2009

Interview to Peter Cook, Pasajes, 2012

WRITINGS & RESEARCH Since 2001 they have collaborated periodically in publications specialized in architecture and design, writing articles, interviews and essays. In 2009 they started their career as bloggers by winning a competition to be correspondents for La Civdad Viva. In parallel they develop their doctoral thesis. The prior investigations has led them to develop articles and essays that have been selected for many national and international congresses.

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WRITINGS & RESEARCH SELECTION 2013 SYMPOSIUM 2: SILENCE AND CRITICISM, AA Conversations , 8 August 2013 SYMPOSIUM 2: MISSING MANIFESTOS, AA Conversations ,13 June 2013 SYMPOSIUM 1: ON THE VERGE OF CRITICISM, AA Conversations, 22 May 2013 Paper: Reciclar el espíritu del barrio. Lugar de la identidad de una ciudad sostenible. II European Conference on Energy efficiency and sustainability in architecture and planning. Universidad del País Vasco, Donostia, Spain 2012 Cooltemporaneidad, Liquar, Marketináculo, Arquitectura “Bichomórfica”; Arquitectura camuflaje, Gusano habitable and Torre de manzana cerrada, articles published in the book: PM, PAT, PECH. Estrategias de Proyectos: Experimentos, Madrid, Colección de Textos Académicos ETSAM-UPM, Mairea Libros,2012 Un hito, article published in the book: OMA/AMO Casa de la música de Oporto, Madrid, Colección de Textos Académicos ETSAM-UPM, Mairea Libros,2012 Entrevista a Peter Cook, Pasajes de Arquitectura y Crítica, nr. 125, October 2012, pp. 50-55 Paper: La importancia del espacio público en el ámbito privado como agente de cohesión social. Ideas de los Smithson para la sociedad contemporánea. II Congreso Equiciudad 2012, Vicerrectorado del Campus de Gipuzkoa de la UPV/EHU, Spain Paper: Neoliberty y funcionalismo o el fin de una tradición: el debate anglo-italiano de Banham y Rogers en Casabella y Architectural Review en las revistas españolas de los años 60, VIII International Congress The History of Modern Spanish Architecture, Escuela de Arquitectura de Navarra, Spain Entrevista a Beatriz Colomina, Pasajes de Arquitectura y Crítica, nr. 122, June 2012, pp. 50-54 Paper: El lugar de la identidad en una ciudad sostenible y Pinceladas sobre arquitectura para edificios educacionales, VIII International Jornadas científicas arquitectura, educación y sociedad. International Association Architectural Research 2011 Paper: Escuelas en Europa en el siglo XX: algunas ideas sobre pedagogía y arquitectura. Paper: El edificio icónico como comunicador de la arquitectura contemporánea. II Congress Digital Society: Spaces for interactivity and immersion. Icon magazine, nr. 8, 10/2011. ISBN: 1697-8293 Sobre Jaén, iconos y crisis, Almenas, nr. 8 pp. 11-16 Tozmowy A&B: idee pod controla, Architektura & Biznes, nr. 3, 2011, ISSN 1230-1817 [Based on an interview with Sir Peter Cook in his office -CRAB- London, January 2011] Bajo sospecha, Detail, nr. 3 year 2011, pp. 252-255. ISSN 1578-5769 2010 Competitions for a better world, Magnus Rönn, Reza Kazemian, Jonas E. Andersson, The Architectural Competition: Research Inquiries and Experiences, AXL Books, Stocolhm, pp. 469-490. ISBN-10: 9197859826 Mouse(s), devices y otros interfaces, Arquitectos, nr. 188, 1/2010 [July 2010] Copenhague. Vanguardia danesa, Diseño Interior, nr. 208 [November 2009] pp. 54-64. ISSN 1130-9458 Mecanoo lands in Lleida, de Architect [April 2010] pp. 34-41 2009 Comunication: A la búsqueda de una nueva identidad como profesionales, Congreso de arquitectos, Valencia, Spain Bjarke Ingels, Diseño Interior, nr. 208 [November 2009] p. 68. ISSN 1130-9458 [Based on an interview with Bjarke Ingels in his office BIG, Copenhaguen, March 2008] Julien de Smedt, Diseño Interior, nr. 208 [November 2009] p. 65. ISSN 1130-9458 [Based on an interview with Julien de Smed in his office JDS, Copehaguen, March 2008] Andrés Jaque, Diseñart, nr. 35 (June 2009) pp. 42-43 [Based on an interview with Andrés Jaque in MadridFoto in May 2009] Tuñón y Mansilla, Diseñart, nr. 34 (April 2009) pp. 58-59 [Based on an interview with Luís Moreno Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón at Museum of Art Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Madrid, August 2008] 10


Rotterdam -retrato coral de la ciudad de la arquitectura-, Todos los caminos llevan a OMA y Vivir y dejar Rotterdam (cómic), Future arquitecturas, nr. 15 (February 2009) pp.12-21,103-105 y 235-239. ISNN-1885-8228 Malabarismo y textura, Europ’A Acero Arquitectura, nr. 10, pp. 50-51 [Caixa Fórum Madrid, Herzog&deMeuron] ISSN 1951-1299 2008 Paper: Competitions for a better world, KTH School of Architecture an the Built Environment. Nordic Symposiym Architectural Competition, Stocolhm, Sweden Especial Expo Zaragoza 2008 Agua y desarrollo sostenible, Europ’A Acero Arquitectura, special number (July 2008), pp 6-35, including eight reviews on the main buildings of the international exhibition.ISBN 2-7258-0012-9 Cruda y desnuda, Europ’A Acero Arquitectura, nr. 8, (April 2008), pp. 56-57 [Restoration naves Intermediae-Prado Matadero –Madrid-, Arturo Franco and Fabrice van Teeslar] ISBN 2-7258-0011-0 Turín 2oo8 World Design Capital, Diseño Interior, nr. 189 (April 2008), pp. 104-114. ISSN 1130-9458 BMW Welt Munich / Coop Himmelb(l)au / Arquitectura de viento y nubes, Diseñart, nr. 24 (February 2008), pp. 99-10 2007 DeBrug / JHK Architecten + West 8 / Oficina volante sobre Rotterdam De Brugg, Diseñart, nr. 22 (December 2007), pp. 99-106 El maximalismo de Mecanoo, Diseño Interior, nr. 185 (December 2007), pp. 70-80 (text and photographs 4, 8 and 9) [based on an interview with Francine Houben, director of Mecanoo, in their headquarters in Delft, June 2007] ISSN 1130-9458 El velo leve, Europ’A Acero Arquitectura, nr. 6 (October 2007), pp. 24-29 [Madrid Arena, Casa de Campo de Madrid, estudio Cano Lasso] ISBN 2-7258-0008-0 2006 Biographic Dictionary, Real Academia de Historia. Eleven biographies of Spanish architects

INDEX-LINKED ARTICLES Entrevista a Peter Cook, Pasajes de Arquitectura y Crítica, nr. 125, October 2012, pp. 50-55. ISSN 1575-1937. AVERY. Entrevista a Beatriz Colomina, Pasajes de Arquitectura y Crítica, nr. 122, June 2012, pp. 50-54. AVERY. Mouse(s), devices y otros interfaces, Arquitectos (C.S.C.A.E. journal), nr. 188, 1/2010 [July 2010] pp. 58-60. ISNN 0214-1124. AVERY. IN-RECS(0,000). Mecanoo lands in Lleida, de Architect [April 2010] pp. 34-41. AVERY RIBA. A la búsqueda de una nueva identidad como profesionales, Arquitectos (C.S.C.A.E. journal), nr. 187, 2/2009 [May 2009] pp. 64-65. ISSN 0214-1124. AVERY. IN-RECS(0,000)

Posts published in the website La Civdad Viva since 2009 La Civdad Viva is a prestigious website hosted by Junta de Andalucía and is ranke 2nd-3rd in Spanish written websites as it is wide world read with a huge number or readers from Latin America. bRijUNi architects contributes regularly with texts about History and Theory of Architecture, Criticism or other issues since we won an open ideas competition back in 2009 2013 “Al borde de la crítica (3/3): Silencio y crítica” June 14th “Al borde de la crítica (2/3): Manifiestos Ausentes” May 29th “Al borde de la crítica (1/3): Nuevos habitantes, nuevas miradas audiovisuales” May 17th “Por qué estudiar arquitectura hoy” April, 1st “¿Qué es arquitectura contemporánea?” February 25th 2012 “Ciudades sin estilo” November 12nd “Vuelve el Diccionario Mutante (tercera entrega doble)” June 21st “Cielos y Suelos de Badajoz” May 28th “Rehabilita-35” March 31st “Ma Yansong en Madrid” February 14th “Bajo sospecha” January 9th 11


2011 “La arquitectura sólo interesa a las escuelas de arquitectura” December 6th “No tocar” November 7th “La participación en Caño Roto según Antonio Vázquez de Castro” October 3rd “La arquitectura: un interminable trabajo colectivo individual” June 27th “Visibilidad” May 30th “La inocencia perdida” April17th “Sutiles diferencias” April 3rd “Robin Hood Gardens & Criteria for Mass Housing” March 6th “Volver antes de ir” February 14th “Encuentros de críticos en Londres y Madrid” January 22nd 2010 “La ciudad horrible. Del in-between al poché: una regresión infantil” December 28th “Oficina de patentes y diccionario mutante (segunda y última entrega)” December 9th “Adiós al Ministerio de Vivienda” November 24th “Oficina de patentes (primera entrega) y de regalo: diccionario mutante” November 14th “Retales y saldos político-literarios” October 26th “Architecture as a hobby: un negocio ruinoso” October 6th “Derivadas. Resaca de verano, ausencia de debate y appetizers sobre vivienda” September 7th “Mouse(s), devices and interfaces. Historias para jóvenes de arquitecturas a golpe de ratón”July 19th “Felicidades, Gran Vía! [¿O es que alguien no se ha enterado?]” 18 June “Ausencia de debate” May 20th “Mecanoo lands in Lleida* La Llotja de Mecanoo en Lleida” April 24th “La injusticia de la vivienda social en propiedad (II). ¿Un problema de medios económicos o de sensibilidad y cultura?” March 30th “La injusticia de la vivienda social en propiedad” 2 February “Del icono al objeto encontrado: la estrategia serena de las palmeras” January 24th 2009 “Yo no cruzo el puente” November 23rd “Little boxes” October 13rd “Urbs in horto” September 17th “Paciencia infinita” August 14th “Ex novo” July 7th

“Buenas intenciones” June 16th “Perversas ambiciones” May 29th Posts published in the website VEREDES Veredes is a website focused on architecture, theory and history. It is monthly ranked among ten most influencers Spanish Architectural websites. bRijUNi architects is often requested to contribute among with other prestigious critics and authors who reflect on different issues of expertise 2013 “Manifiestos ausentes” June 7th “Arquitectura moderna” March 1st “Defensa de lo defendible” February 1st 2012 “La perversa privacidad” October 30th “Distancias disimuladas” August 16th “Cuestión de estilo” June 28 th “Reconversión de “Fábrica dos Leões’” en Escuela de Arquitectura de Évora” April 12nd

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Laboratorio de Ideas, 2012

CURATORIAL ACTIVITY

Pechakucha Night Jaén, vol. 5, 2010

bRijUNi strongly believes in the necessity of finding new ways of communicating the architecture capable of connecting with contemporary society. In their events they have experimented with new ways to confront the public with the message. Through techniques of theatrical performances, with the action of D-js and V-js as a link between spectators and commentators, with the disappearance of the curators and some others they have achieved to connecting better with the public not degrading the architectural message.

ARCHITECTURAL EVENTS SELECTION 2011-present Jornadas “Al Borde de la Crítica” (“On the Verge of Criticism”) Curators: Francisco Javier Casas Cobo, Beatriz Villanueva and Ramiro Losada, Organized by Universidad Europea de Madrid New inhabitants. New audiovisual ways of looking.Participants: Nuria Álvarez Lombardero (AA), E. González, J. Yuste (Arquitectura Viva), Norberto López Amado (filmaker). 2013, April 15th Missing Manifestos.Participants: Beatriz Colomina (Princeton University), Milla H. Pezzi (ETSAM), Andrés Perea (UEM), Nacho Martín (AA). 2013, April 29th Silence and criticism. Participants: Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (El País), Fredy Massad (ABC), Néstor Montenegro (UEM) and Francisco González de Canales (AA). 2013 May 13th Laboratorio de Ideas. Platform of reflection about the future of the profession of architect. Coordinator of the theme “Communication and training”. Organized by COAG, Vigo, Spain 2009-present Pecha Kucha Night Jaén vol. 1-8. 2010-2011 F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions). Devisers and curators: bRijUNi Architects, Organized by Fundación C.O.A.M., Madrid, Spain. F.A.Q. Colectivos. April 4th, 2011 F.A.Q. Visibilidad. May 12th, 2011 Ménage à trois Devisers: bRijUNi Architects and Eduardo Rega. Curators: bRijUNi Architects, V-j and Audiovisual Design: Eduardo Rega. Organized by Fundación C.O.A.M., Madrid, Spain. Ménage à trois vol. 6: Without you I’m nothing (?). 2011, April 14th. Jesús Donaire, Iván López Munuera and Guillermo Espinosa Ménage à trois vol. 5: paradojas de la complejidad, espacios de la creatividad. 2011, March 22th. Andrés Perea, Nicolás Caparrós and Emilio Luque Ménage à trois vol. 4: crítica. 2011, January 18th. Fredy Massad, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa and Jordi Costa Ménage à trois vol. 3: provocación. 2010, December 16th. Paco Leiva, Ramiro Lapiedra and Manuel Bartual Ménage à trois vol. 2: género. 2010 November 10th. Carlos Arroyo, Vampirella and Pilar Cristóbal Ménage à trois vol. 1: blind date. 2010 October 5th. Beatriz Ramo, Agustín Fernández Mallo and Guzmán de Yarza *Ménage a trois has a Creative Commons license and has been taken place at CAC Santiago de Chile, COA Jaén and Cooper Union New York. 13


PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS SELECTION 2013 Winners. Deputy Directors of Fundación Arquitectura Contemporánea, Spain 2012 Acid wit, Onoffice Magazine(UK), nr. 65, July, pp.42-45.Text: Emily Pacey Estudio de arquitectura Brijuni arquitectos, SUMMA+(Argentina), nr. 123, December, pp. 102-103 Estudio de arquitectura Brijuni arquitectos, exkema(Colombia), 12 pp. 71-74 Rehabilita 2012 exhibition, March 2012,Plasencia, Spain 2011 ¿Lo real puede ser ideal?, El País Semanal, November 6th, pp.88-94. Text: Anatxu Zabalbeascoa Cambio de concepto, ES La Vanguardia, July 30th, pp. 16-18 Text: Alicia Guerrero Yeste Vanguardia barata en Jaén, Del tirador a la ciudad, May 25th. Text: Anatxu Zabalbeascoa Dos viviendas en la calle Soria de San Juan de Jaén/Brijuni Arquitectos, Plataforma arquitectura, May 19th Text: Giuliano Pastorelli Estudio en Malasaña/Brijuni Arquitectos, Plataforma arquitectura, March 29th. Text: Alejandro Concha Fresco, moderno, barato, Diseño Interior, nr. 224 March, pp. 54-63. ISSN 1130-9458. Text: José María Faerna Conversion of two houses, A10 New European architecture, nr. 37 January-February 2011, pp.32-34 . Text: M.J. Marcos & G. Herrero Delicado 2010 Nominated to best new building: project “Two dwellings (yellow and green)” VIII Edición del Premio Provincial de Arquitectura “Andrés de Vandelvira”, Spain Selected for the Catalogue of Young Architects of Spain with our participation in the blog La Civdad Viva. Foro Próxima Arquia Caja de Arquitectos, Spain Verde y extrovertido, Diseño Interior, nr. 213, April 2010, pp. 46-48.ISSN 1130-9458. Text: Rafael Fernández Bermejo A todo color, Cyan Mag, nr. 11, July 2010, pp. 52-55. ISSN 2171-6242. Text: María José Marcos & Gonzalo Herrero Delicado 2009 Winners. Contributors to the blog la Ciudad Viva, Junta de Andalucía, Spain Exhibition. Valencia, Congress of Architects as co-editors of the architectural channel in Studio Banana tv. Special Mention. Competition by invitation sponsored by Fundación Camuñas and Empresa Municipal de Vivienda y Suelo (EMVS) in Vallecas, Madrid, Spain to design a social housing building Estudio de arquitectura Brijuni arquitectos, Oficinas, nr. 281, December 2009, pp. 45-49 ISNN 030-0650. Text: Celia Lozano 2008 Selected for the Catalogue of Young Architects of Spain with our proposal for the competition Mercado de las flores de Tirso de Molina. Foro Próxima Arquia 2007 Finalists. Competition 75th anniversary of Afsluitdijk with Monolab, Rotterdam 2006 Second Prize. Ideas Competition for the Restoration and Conversion of Palacio Conde-Duque into a social-cultural building, Jaén

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MADinUSAL Master in Interior Design, Universidad de Salamanca, 2013 Workshop: Monsters vs Paper-dolls Monsters vs Paper-dolls proposes a playful, carefree and definitely fun way to approach architecture from different forms of representation ( plans, sections , models,... ) in which , starting from the classical analysis of a building according to its plinth, body and coronation, leave in the hands of students -organized in autonomous and self-discussion teams- the possibility of combining these three arts in an unprejudiced and infant way -as in paper-doll and fashion games where children combine shoes, dresses and hats, in such a way that from these combinations, significant conclusions can be drawn about the common and immutable ideas, (or otherwise ) as to the formal structure of the buildings. But not being the architecture a strictly formal affair ... Why not introduce complex variables such as structure, program or function ? What would be the result of altering and recombining some of these variables, like if they were simple pieces of a puzzle ? Would it be an unforgivable attack on the absolute integrity of the project, on Alberti's definition of beauty: a concert of all parties in the work of architecture, conform and fit in the equation, in its current location , and thus it happens that you can not add or subtract anything or overlay without damaging it ? Can architecture use collage as a tool out of a temporary and inclusive context to compose buildings where there is still a certain consistency, as in the lovely paper-dolls or, on the contrary, the result we can expect is not very different from an architectural monster, a sort of abominable Frankenstein? Game on: the argument against free will, monsters vs paper-dolls is a sacrilege attack to the purest and most stale architecture. Will architecture be able to stand it?

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Art & Architecture S. XX & XXI. (Part II: Architecture & Tecnhology) Universidad Europea de Madrid, 2013

As the course was divided in three parts (Art, Architecture & Technology, Architecture & Nature), students were asked to propose an individual timeline of each part were they should underline the relations, milestones, ideas, concepts and contexts of these two centuries. The design was free but with attention to make it usable, flexible and -over allmeaningful for their own purposes in order to achieve a greater understanding of the History of Art & Architecture. Once they had developed each of the three parts separately, they would be asked to overlap all of them, redefine matches, links and relationships in order to find a multilayered but meaningful final layout where could be drawn the recent history with a glance or, zooming in, find accurate and specifically relevant information about each particular period

Proletariad and capilatism born

Architecture S.XIX

First part of 19th century ‘’industrial revolution’’

CONSECUENCE

Charles Garnier 1862

IRON ARCHITECTURE

EIFEL TOWER 1889

ECLESTICISM 1820-50 OPERA THEATRE OF PARIS

PARK ROW BUILDING NY 1899 Robert Herrera

HOME INSURANCE BUILDING 1885 CHICAGO WILLIAM LE BARON

FIRSTS SKYCRAPPERS

MARIA EMILIA POZO

ARCHITECTURE & TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF CHICAGO/ AFTER GREAT FIRE/ STEEL STRUCTURES/ FIRST SKYSCRAPERS ART NOUVEAU/ VICTOR HORTA/ BELGIUM/ 1895 - 1905 MODERNISM/ REACTION TO ART NOUVEAU/ GAUDI/ BARCELONA PROTO RATIONALISM/ REACTION TO ART NOUVEAU/ ADOLF LOOS REINFORCED CONCRETE TECHNIQUES/ AGUST PERRET REINFORCED CONCRETE TECHINQUES/ CHARLES EDUARD JEANNERET/ DOM-INO SYSTEM DEUTSCHER WERKBUND ABSTRACT MOVEMENTS xx CENTURY FUTURISM/ ANTONIO SANT ELIA NEOPLASTICISM/ NETHERLANDS/ DE STIJL AVANT GRADE SOVIET ARCHITECTURE/ 1917 - 1931 EXPRESSIONISM/ GERMANY/ NETHERLANDS BAUHAUS/ REDEFINITION OF VISUAL ARTS/ WALTER GROPIUS/ FOUNDATION OF RATIONALISM/ MASTERS IN EUROPE/ LE CORBUSIER/ 1920 - 1929 FOUNDATION OF RATIONALISM/ MASTERS IN EUROPE/ LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE/ 1919 – 1937 RATIONALIST ARCHITECTURE IN SPAIN MASTERS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE 30´s TO 50´s/ LE CORBUSIER MASTERS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE 30´s TO 50´s/ LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE ARCHITECTURE OF THE 60´s/ JAMES STIRLING MEGASTRUCTURES/ 60´s/ ARCHIGRAM/ UTOPIAN CITIES/ PETER COOK HIGH TECH ARCHITECTURE/ 80´s/ NORMAN FOSTER/ RENZO PIANO/ RICHARD ROGERS TECHNOLOGICAL ARCHITECTURE/ 90´s/ JEAN NOUVEL/ TOYO ITO FRAGMENTATION & DECONSTRUCTION/ xx TO xxi/ FRANK GHERY/ PETER EISENMAN/ ZAHA HADID/ DANIEL LIBESKIND ABSTRACT EXPRESIONISM/ OMA/ REM KOOLHAS

EINSTEIN – WRIGHT BROTHERS – FIRST SILENT MOVIE

1900

WORLD WAR 1 – RUSSIAN REVOLUTION – PROHIBITION TITANIC

SHORT SKIRTS – MICKEY MOUSE – WOMENS SUFFRAGE . FIRST TALKED MOVIE

GREAT DEPRESSION – NAZIS COME TO POWER – PERSECUTION BEGINS

COLOR TV – DISNEYLAND – COLD WAR – ELVIS PRESLEY

WORLD WAR 2 – HOLOCAUST – APARTHIED – GHANDI MURDERED

VIETNAM WAR – HIPPIES – DRUGS – PROTESTS – ROCK AND ROLL – BERLIN WALL – MARTIN LUTHER KING

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VIETNAM WAR – MUNCIH OLYMPICS MASSACRE – STAR WARS . DISCO CULTURE

BERLIN WALL FALLS – ETHIPOIAN FAMINE – CONSERVATIVE GOVERMENT – AIDS

COLD WAR ENDS – NELSON MANDELA – INTERNET BOOM – AIDS EPIDEMIC – RWANDA GENOCIDE

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Architectural Association Sumer School 2012 London 2012 APRÈS CITY The after-party’s always better than the main event As the Olympic Games draw to a close next Autumn 2012, London will be struggling with the question of what to do when the party’s over? Do we all just pick up the garbage, tidy up and go home? And, more importantly, where’s the after-party? This year’s AA Summer School will speculate on the after-life, after-party and after-city of the Olympic site in London. The programme will focus on the continuing relationship between the form of the event and the form of the city, from small-scale on-site performances and installations to the larger scale re-imaginings of an event-driven future city The Summer Architecture School will invent and describe the après-city through compelling perspectives: spatial, social, economic, ecological, cultural and technological. It will use London as an experimental laboratory of ideas and actions. Individual and collective discoveries are encouraged as well as innovative, evocative proposals. The brief and intense course —based on the renowned AA Unit System—emphasizes techniques of interpretation, recording, drawing, making and thinking through diverse media types, both analogue and digital Architectural Association Sumer School 2012. Unit 5 London Unit 5 presentation In the last years, we have been witnesses of some huge changes in terms of how people use public space. Not only the arab spring or the Spanish 15-M or its analogous Greek movement, even Occupy Wall Street and so on... People definitively occupied the streets and raised their voices but, although most of us live in countries where democracy is set, that seems not to be enough In fact, these movements are just the proof that something is not working properly Then, we ask ourselves. Can we, as architects or designers, interfere in this incomplete process of communication between citizenship and politicians, people and governments, unpowered and power? Moreover, when it comes to a community like some kind of suburbia in London, Lee Valley? where everything seems to happen slower and quietly, and once of a sudden, pum! olympics land! How does this top-down urbanism affects these communities? Did they have a voice? Do they have now? Would it be even possible to dream about taking an effective and remarkable part in this game, by producing new rules, frames, built or unbuilt objects that might eventually empower people and produce real changes? Can participatory processes be both effective and attractive? Unit 5 Brief Timeline First week, unit 5 will split in two groups One of them will explore the site and shoot The other one will be engaged in the design of a secret urban guerrilla action that will take place in an also secret location. Part of the street action will be discussed with the members of the unit and part of it has already been planned but details won’t be revealed until the day before and, of course, only to the members of the unit involved The second week both previous groups melt into one and together we will design the strategy of the communication and the party that will take place at the end of the week This strategy will include all kind of relevant, unexpected, surprising, crazy, fun stuff to produce an unusual an unique party of communication Video documentaries as result of the first week will be edited with Prof. Mark Breeze The third week the whole unit will be reflecting and making conclusions to produce a new frame to show the urban guerrilla, the shooting and the party in the AA end of the summer course event 26


Thinking we are too many people engaged? We will bring you five mini-lectures given by different people who will be visiting us, including an artist Not enough? We will have two internal juries connecting via skype with the students of Intro at Columbia University in N.Y. where Eduardo Rega will be teaching this summer course with Belen Moneo, yes, daughter of Pritzker Spanish well-known architect Rafael Moneo

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REFEREES Beatriz Villanueva Cajide

bea@brijuniarquitectos.com

Néstor Montenegro NÉSTOR MONTENEGRO nestor.montenegro@uem.es Program Director Tri-Continental Master’s Degree in Advanced Architectural Design (Madrid - San Diego Shanghai) Lecturer at Universidad Europea de Madrid Phone: +34 626 05 48 13

Natasha Sandmeier NATASHA SANDMEIER nss@fromfrom.net Unit Master Architectural Association Diploma 9 Director Architectural Association Summer School Phone: +79 846 489 04

Antonio Estepa ANTONIO ESTEPA aestepa@usj.es Deputy director and professor at Universidad San Jorge, Zaragoza Phone: +34 607 73 25 80


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