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
The turégano house is the result of a competition the owners called for amongst their architect friends. The topography, midway down a hillside, the rigorous compliance with building codes, and the maximum economy of means were compositionally resolv
At the client’s insistence on absolute independence, it was decided that the solution would be an enclosed space, a hortus conclusus. The house, bordered by four walls rising 3.5 meters, is an 18x18-meter square divided into three equal parts. Only t
The project involved building high-tech offices on a triangular plot within an industrial park. A podium bounded by a wall resulted in a travertine box opening up to the sky. An orthogonal 6x6-meter grid was drawn over it. Separated from the walls, a
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...
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 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
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’.