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Aq4 Arquitectura

Barcelona, Spain
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The practice is made up by the architects Bilbao, Campos, Figuerola, Gelpi from 2003 in Barcelona. The team gained soon exposure on 2003 with the Idea Award for the new Ortuella's Cultural and Library Center, the year later, for the housing project in Blanes. The practice focused his research in architecture through public competition and won several proposals such as the CAP (First Healthcare) in Polinya and the first prize for the 44 dwellings in Mollerusa.

On 2007 won the first prize for the residential campus in Elvina and from that project, they started a housing research typology for university requirement and about the brick construction. They teach in several universities and from 2005 at IAUV, Venice and they have been selected for various exhibitions till the 13a Bienal of Architecture in Venice with the theme: Context.

Arquitectes de Capcalera

Initially, Arquitectes de Capcalera is a teaching project that began in June 2013 in a convulsive moment in the ETSAB School where students took the initiative to claim different teaching programs closer to reality at a time of deep crisis. From the subject 'Habitatge i Ciutat' (Housing and City), the professor and partners Ibon Bilbao and Josep Bohigas heeded that request and decided to get involved and develop an academic proposal that would put the future architects in contact with the citizens. So they created, at the end of the year, an altered teaching in which teachers and students, in a voluntary way, create an alternative program that responded to the demands of the students. Arquitectes de Capcalera began working on the relationship between the city and housing throughout the gradient that goes from the public to the domestic, from the street to the bed ... always using the building as a complex element of study because, in turn, it was the maximum exponent of collective housing.

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Barcelona, Spain
daniele, September 4th, 2017
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