Unfinished: IDEAS, IMAGES, AND PROJECTS FROM THE SPANISH PAVILION AT 15TH VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNAL

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Publisher: Actar
Binding: Soft cover
Language: English
Pages: 440
Measurements: 16.50 x 23.50 cm

The publication gathers examples of architecture produced during the past few years, born out of renunciation and economy of means, designed to evolve and adapt to future necessities and trusting in the beauty conferred by the passage of time. The book displays the work of seven photographers and fifty five proejcts of architecture, presenting the problem trough the unfinished constructions strewn across different points of Spains´s geography, as well as five critic essays and eleven interviews with prestigious professors from the international academia.Active in both the academic field and a professional practice, Iñaqui Carnicero has been an associate professor of design at the School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid since 2000. A year after graduating Carnicero earned his first commission through a competition for the construction of a university building in Madrid, which was accompanied by his participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2000. Carnicero has won several competitions and completed many projects, including CEU University, social housing, a high school, the restoration of an Arab tower, a district attorney’s office in Madrid’s City of Justice, a cultural multi-use center in a former slaughterhouse of Madrid, and the Pitch´s house. He is cofounder of the architecture platform ‘Symmetries,’ relating roman and contemporary procedures. His Ph.D. dissertation focuses on Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi’s discoveries in Rome regarding the perception of size in architecture.

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