When in 1964 Bernard Rudofsky filled the MoMA galleries with ‘Architecture Without Architects,’ among cave houses of Cappadocia and adobe huts of Mali he included two photographs of Mojácar taken by José Ortiz Echagüe, with a short text in which he b
The Robert Olnick Pavilion, designed by the architects Alberto Campo Baeza and Miguel Quismondo, is an extension of the museum Magazzino Italiam Art, in Cold Spring (New York). Arranged perpendicularly to the existing building, separated from it, the
(Descriptive text by Estudio Campo Baeza) CONTEMPLATING MOUNT ARARAT Can you imagine the emotion of an architect when he is commissioned to build a building in front of the Ararat mountain? In front of the mountain where Noah’s Ark ran aground! In fr
Heaven on Earth. That is how I have more than once described my intention when designing the houses I have built, every single one of them. This is the latest. All the more reason to make it a piece of Heaven on Earth. In Venice. It is an honor for a
The site is a sloping plot with a far view of a landscape that is none other than Madrid’s western mountain range. It seemed logical to build a vertical house with the more public or shared spaces on top, framing stunning views to enjoy. An eye over
The brief was to build a house on a hilltop outside the city of Toledo. The hill faces southwest and offers views of the distant horizon, reaching the Gredos Mountains to the northeast. The 60x40-meter site has a 10-meter drop. At the highest point w
The project ‘Between Cathedrals’ sought to carry out an intervention worthy of the most significant location in the history of Cadiz, the oldest city of the West: the empty space between the Old and New Cathedrals, facing the sea. The objectives were
As if it were the deck of a ship stranded between two beaches, a horizontal platform on a huge stone box that seems to have emerged from the bowels of the Earth offers views of the distant sea...
Sitting perpendicular to the main building of Magazzino Italian Art, which it completes and extends, the simple and sober volume of the new pavilion creates a unitary plane between both...
Conceived as a ‘cascade of volumes,’ the building is staggered over four levels between the two streets to adapt to the steep site so that, from the sea, this new house is seen as just one more piece of the village...
Inspired by the legacy of César Manrique in Lanzarote, the center is designed as a dark, horizontal plane made out of the island’s volcanic ash, managing to merge the building with the terrain...
The proposed scheme articulates the natural landscape and stresses its value. An architecture of white walls along a north-south axis offers shade in summer on the northern side and winter sun on the southern side...
In response to the intricate freeway junction, and with the idea of movement as central theme, the project includes a large podium. Its upper plane, over which a powerful helicoidal piece emerges, is reached by wide ramps...
The steel structure rests on a stone podium with floors measuring 60x60m on an orthogonal 12x12m module until reaching a height of more than 350 m. Every 12 stories, a double mezzanine is resolved by large Vierendeel trusses...
On a hill north of Madrid, with the sierra as backdrop in the distance, a house for Ana. Once again, we try to build the loveliest house in the world. And to capture the 360º panorama of the landscape, we propose a belvedere at the top of the house
For an impressive spot along the Hudson River we established a plane, a platform facing the landscape spread out before us which would have the effect of enhancing it. A large box – 122 feet long, 54 wide, 12 high – was built with sturdy concrete wal
This building, with its striking white facade looking seaward, is conceived as a continuation of the long, extensive walls of the old ‘maritime’ cemetery of Cádiz. The project works on the full volume, which mends the urban fabric within the limits m
Built as the prize in the traditional annual Tec lottery of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) with the purpose of raising funds for projects as grants for its students, this house is a tribute to Mexican architecture.
The new construction, containing a sports pavilion and a classroom building, is located in the campus of the Francisco de Vitoria University, in the city of Pozuelo de Alarcón, some 20 kilometers west of Madrid. The facility includes sports courts an
Thirteen projects obtained honorable mentions in a competition called to extend the museum, propose a landscape design for the park, and set up an underground link with the future metro station, renewing in this way the urban connections. The progra
Inspired in Rimbaud’s Le Bateau Îvre, the center is like a large ship sitting next to SANAA’s extension; the program is organized, like an assembly line, in two strata – a horizontal plinth from which a cubic volume emerges – wrapped in a black concr
In a marvelous place, a piece of earthly paradise, we have built an infinte plane facing the infinite sea, the most radical house we have ever made. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, on the very water’s edge on a beach of Cádiz, not far from the ruins of Bo
A plot across from the Romanesque Cathedral of Zamora was the place chosen for the construction of the headquarters of the Advisory Board of the regional government of Castilla y León. The competition held produced a winning proposal that stems from
Alberto Campo Baeza has for the property developers Sumaida + Khurana y Bizzi & Partners designed an office building to go up in Miami's South Beach neighborhood. Combining white concrete, glass, and marble, it will rise around a large central atrium
Undeterred by the vagaries of fashion, Alberto Campo Baeza has kept his faith for over half a century with the Platonic purity of his unique architectural vision, amplified of late by shifting his work to the time-honored paradigms of the temenos and
In 1996, Editorial Munilla Lería published one of the first monographs on the work of Alberto Campo Baeza. Compact and practical in format (14x20 centimeters) and published in black and white, its nearly 250 pages summarized the first years of the ar
The work of Alberto Campo Baeza pursues purity. Striving to be soul without body, he expresses ideas through geometry and light, stripping the building of its material nature so that it levitates weightlessly, free from its earthly prison. Oblivious
On display through 30 April at the ICONNO, showroom in Madrid are elements and complements designed by renowned architects which are linked to buildings designed by them. Organized within the framework of Off de Madrid Design activities and in colla
A master of contemporary architecture, Alberto Campo Baeza received Spain’s National Architecture Award, given by the Ministry of Public Works with a prize of 60,000 euros. With this the jury composed of Álvaro Siza, Manuel Gallego, Estrella de Diego
Alberto Campo Baeza In October, the Spanish Association of Architecture Institutes (CSCAE) gave its most important award, the Gold Medal, to Alberto Campo Baeza, one of the most prominent architects in Spain and also one the country’s most influentia
The recent awarding of the Spanish Association of Architecture Institutes (CSCAE) Gold Medal to Alberto Campo Baeza suggests that there has been much reflection on the currency of his oeuvre and trajectory. A trajectory and oeuvre obstinately faithfu
Alberto Campo Baeza In 2018, the internationally acclaimed architect Alberto Campo Baeza was conceded the Piranesi Prix de Rome Career Achievement Award, joining the ranks of previous laureates like Eduardo Souto de Moura in 2017, José Ignacio Linaza
Shortly before the University of Mexico pinned on him the Attolini Medal, the Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza received this year’s COAM Award for the Sports Center of Francisco de Vitoria University in Pozuelo de Alarcón, in Madrid. It is an i
15 Works Awarded The 12th edition of the BEAU (Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism) chose to commend a group category of fifteen works, divided into five categories. The first one – reconversion projects – included the Cineteca in Matadero
Alberto Campo Baeza Born in Valladolid, Alberto Campo Baeza picked up the Tessenow Gold Medal in Hamburg. Created in 1963 as a tribute to the German architect Heinrich Tessenow (1867-1950), the medal commends the oeuvre of architects with a sober an
The Cineteca at Matadero Madrid was the venue, on 14 November, of the awards ceremony of the 12th Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial, held under the auspices of Spain’s Public Works Ministry around the theme ‘Inflexión/Turning Point’.
Alberto Campo Baeza of Spain has won the Tessenow Gold Medal, an award instituted in 1963 in memory of the German architect Heinrich Tessenow (1876-1950) to honor professionals who have achieved distinction for works characterized by sobriety. A nati
Con la concesión a Javier Carvajal de la Medalla de Oro de la Arquitectura, se premia la dilatada trayectoria de un maestro de la modernidad española, dotado de un personal e inconfundible lenguaje de formas tan bellas como rigurosas.
No es éste el lugar para glosar la labor fundamental que está realizando la Fundación Caja de Arquitectos, tanto con sus publicaciones como con la edición de películas en su colección Arquia/documental; las correspondientes a los números 13 y 14 tien
Phaidon, una de las más poderosas editoriales de arquitectura, vuelve a lanzar por tercera vez al mercado un libro enorme en tamaño, peso y contenido, en el que se da buena cuenta de lo que pasa hoy día en nuestra disciplina. Cien arquitectos introdu
Concebido en continuidad con la Sede Central de Caja Granada del 2001, también obra del estudio madrileño de Alberto Campo Baeza, el Museo de la Memoria de Andalucía o MA se alza como un gran volumen prismático de hormigón, rematado por un edificio
A decir de muchos, la arquitectura española atraviesa una etapa brillante. Y vamos a suponer por un instante que efectivamente es así, para preguntarnos a continuación si la edición de arquitectura española —o la arquitectura española editada— está a
Hace ya veinte años que Ignacio Vicens y José Antonio Ramos trabajan en mesas contiguas para dar forma a una arquitectura compartida. Desde entonces, su obra se identifica con viviendas unifamiliares máximas situadas en lujosas urbanizaciones, rotund
«La arquitectura es la respuesta. ¿Cuál era la cuestión?» Mézclese esta confianza en la capacidad de la disciplina para afrontar los problemas del mundo contemporáneo con una dosis moderada de autocomplacencia y con tan sólo una pizca de novedad para
Concebido como homenaje al material asociado a los recuerdos infantiles de la autora —a quien de niña le gustaba acariciar los muros irregulares del National Theatre de Londres, obra de Denys Lasdun— este volumen es un compendio divulgativo y entusia
Electa ha hecho coincidir con la exposición ‘Campo Baeza, alla luce di Palladio’ su edición revisada de la monografía que dedicó al español hace poco más de tres años. Aunque Campo Baeza sea unos de nuestros arquitectos más publicados aquí y en el ex