José María Sánchez. Material Atmospheres
Although Madrid is where he studied architecture and set up practice in 2006, José María Sánchez (Don Benito, 1975) has carried out much of his oeuvre in his native Extremadura. Benefiting from a special knack for interpreting and giving form to contexts, his work shows great skill in adapting to different scales and programs, from the private realm to the public sphere, always with a simple but bold expressivity in handling materials. All this shines through in the buildings featured here: two single-family homes – one in an urban neighborhood, the other in a natural spot – and two interventions on historical premises: a medieval fortress and a neoclassical hospital.