Paredes Pedrosa - Characterized by its telluric sense and its tectonic strength, but above all by its inescapable public role.
“The oeuvre of Paredes Pedrosa is characterized by its telluric sense and its tectonic strength, but above all by its inescapable public role”
Richard Ingersoll, 2016.
Ángela García de Paredes (Madrid 1958, ETSAM 1982, PhD 2015) and Ignacio Pedrosa (Madrid 1957, ETSAM 1983, PhD 2015) established the architectural firm PAREDES PEDROSA in 1990, after collaborating with José M. García de Paredes.
Professors at the Architectural Design Department in Madrid School of Architecture, they are also visiting professors in the architecture schools of Pamplona, ESARQ UIC in Barcelona and IUAV in Venice and critics and lecturers at several Universities as GSD Harvard, ETH Zurich, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, EPFL Lausanne, TU München, TU Graz, FADU Buenos Aires e Ibero en México, among others.
Their built work after first prize competitions include: Town Hall in Valdemaqueda, Valle Inclán Theatre in Madrid, Archaeology Museum in Almeria, Peñíscola Congress Centre, Espacio Torner in Cuenca, La Olmeda Roman Villa Museum in Palencia, UPI School in Gandía, Ceuta Public Library, Lugo Auditorium and Córdoba Public Library, the latter under construction. Other first prize competitions are Borghetto Flaminio in Roma and recently the Visigoth Museum in Mérida and Jaén Justice Court.
Awarded by the Government of Spain with the Spain Fine Arts Gold Medal 2014 and Spain Architecture Award 2007. Other Awards: ar+d Award, Europan II y IV, Madrid Architecture Award, COAM Mansilla Award, Gold Medal International Prize for Sustainable Architecture, Mediterranean Sustainable Architecture Award, Eduardo Torroja Award for Engineering and Architecture, AADIPA European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention, Special Mention Europa Nostra, Honourable Mention Piranesi Prix de Rome and are Shortlisted Mies Van der Rohe Award and Aga Khan Architecture Award.
Paredes Pedrosa´s work has been selected for Spain Architecture Biennials 2011, 2007, 2003 and 1999, Venice Biennials in 2016, 2012, 2000 and 1996, and Iberoamerican Biennials in 2014, 2010, 2008 and 2000.
Monograph exhibitions:“Paredes Pedrosa Obra desde 1990 em 20 imagens e 40 maquetes” in ESAP Escola Superior Artística do Porto and in Lisbon Galería NOTE 2013.
They have been appointed curators of the Spanish Pavilion with the exhibition “Architecture for Music” at the VI Venice Biennale 1996 and of the Iberoamerican Biennials in Cádiz 2012 and Sao Paulo 2016, and jury in numerous national and international competitions, biennials and awards.
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Selldorf Architects is a 65-person architectural design practice founded by Annabelle Selldorf in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. By giving form to the needs and desires of clients and communities alike, the architectural solutions that emerge are equal parts purpose and poetry. Since its inception the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in humanism. At every scale and for every condition, Selldorf Architects designs for the individual experience. As a result, its work is brought to life–and made complete–by those who use it.
The firm offers services in architectural design, interior design, exhibition design, master planning, landscape concepts and strategic planning.
Clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Frick Collection, The Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, and Brown University. The recently completed Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility on the Brooklyn waterfront is the largest facility of its kind in the United States. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for Frieze Masters and the Venice Art Biennale. Residential architecture, both at the scale of private homes and multi-family dwelling continues to be an important part of the firm’s portfolio.
Selldorf Architects’ new monograph on the practice, “Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects,” was published by Phaidon in the spring of 2016.
ANNABELLE SELLDORF, FAIA
Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York, the World Monuments Fund, the Chinati Foundation, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In 2017, Ms. Selldorf was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, three years after receiving the organization’s prestigious Award in Architecture. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architecture New York Chapter.
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Collective Architecture won a limited competition to redevelop a Category B' listed library in Bridgeton, Glasgow for The Glasgow Women’s Library. The library, built in 1903, is one of seven “Carnegie” libraries donated to the city. A local landmark, the building is grand in appearance with feature bays, intricate ornamentation and beautifully carved statues.
Glasgow Women’s Library provides a major resource for the City of Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. Their reputation extends nationally with a growing membership and volunteer team. The archive collection has steadily expanded, with items on display for public view and has gained growing importance through its accredited museum status. The library, refurbished for the Glasgow Women’s Library, now caters for an organisation with a national reputation, and provides accommodation which is capable of hosting major events, screenings, talks, exhibitions, as well as offering support services for people across Glasgow.
Throughout the design process, key stakeholder, client and community engagement workshops were crucial to the successful delivery of the project. Collective Architecture worked closely with the Glasgow Women's Library to develop informal reading spaces and an open plan mezzanine area, with new lift access, within the former Main Reading Room. The Reading Room is located above a new ground floor cafe and kitchen and a space for exhibitions. A major requirement was for a new strong room archive, designed over two levels at the rear of the gallery. This houses the permanent collections, as well as special pieces of display which required to be climatically controlled to ensure their survival.
Located to the gable fronting James Street, a new stand alone lift shaft provides accessibility to the existing first floor for all. This has been designed as a feature art work, with CNC cut cladding incorporating significant book titles which were chosen by the Glasgow Women’s Library Board Members. The Glasgow Women’s Library was project managed by Clyde Gateway, who are responsible for the wider redevelopment of Bridgeton, where the library is situated. hub West Scotland were involved in the successful delivery of the project.
The building was officially opened to the public on 7th November 2015 by the Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland, who described The Glasgow Women’s Library as ‘truly a national treasure’. In addition, on the 14th of December 2015 The Glasgow Women’s Library were awarded the title of ‘Recognised Collections of National Significance’ status by Museum Galleries Scotland, joining Scotland’s elite list of must see museum collections. The title covers the entire collection of museum and archive holdings and further cements Glasgow Women’s Library’s status as the only accredited museum dedicated to women’s history in the whole of the UK.
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At DJ+DS we use our innovations in architecture, design, and real estate development to attack the root causes of mass incarceration which we believe to be poverty, racism, lack of access to resources and the criminal justice system itself.
Therefore, with our non-profit, government and community partners, we counter the societal inequities evident in the dominant architectural models of courthouses and prisons by co-creating new prototypes such as peacemaking centers, mobile villages and housing for foster age youth.
Together, we harness the power of the built environment to create triple-bottom-line equity, and support the success and expansion of restorative justice, education, and workforce development programs.
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