Saturday, December 10, 2011

Introducing Iñaqui Carnicero

In this month's Design Vanguard issue of Architectural Record (a US publication, by the way, for those who may confuse it with the British Architectural Review), I write on the Madrid architect Iñaqui Carnicero. See the article here.
"Despite Carnicero's declarations of formal modesty, his work is by no means without a strong architectonic character. Though he has returned to the basic principles of Modernism, he discovers rich new territories to explore using the familiar formulas of structural logic and functional form.
Also in the issue is the Barcelona-based studio Arquitecturia (Olga Felip and Josep Camps), which is reviewed by my good friend Jim Russell. See it here.

Design Vanguard is an annual roundup of 10 emerging studios from around the world. Anyone can submit portfolios, converting the issue into an open competition judged by the New York editors. For prospective candidates, my own observation over the years is that the luck of the draw favors architects with solid (not to say stolid) formal and professional skills, rather than some of the supposedly wilder stuff out there. I always try to send them a couple of troublemakers anyway.

Currently Record is open to submissions for the April Record Houses issue (deadline December 15th) and the Good Design is Good Business Awards (deadline January 15th). For more information and entries, the link is here.  

Design Vanguard: Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture
Architectural Record, December 2011, pages 60 - 63.

Top photo:
Iñaqui Carnicero, 1+1=1 House, Madrid. © Roland Halbe, Used with permission.

See the Design Vanguard tag below for previous years' selections from Spain.

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