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Raumplan House / Alberto Campo Baeza

03:00 - 2 February, 2016
© Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

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Alberto Campo Baeza Wins 2015 BigMat International Architecture Award

06:00 - 15 December, 2015
© Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

Alberto Campo Baeza’s Office Building in Zamora, Spain has been selected as the winner of the 2015 BigMat International Architecture Award, with the judges commending how the design combines “the contemporary nature of the building with a respectful understanding of its existing surroundings.” 

Recognized with a prize of 30,000 euros, Campo Baeza’s project was selected from 750 projects located in six different European countries. Five national winners and five finalists were also announced, while Samuel Delmas (a+ samueldelmas architects urbanistes) was awarded the Special Mention for Young Architects for his building in Nozay, France.

View all of the award winning projects after the break.

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The Apple and the Leaf: On How in Architecture There Are No Indisputable Truths

10:00 - 2 October, 2015
Villa Além / Valerio Olgiati. Image © Archive Olgiati
Villa Além / Valerio Olgiati. Image © Archive Olgiati

For many centuries, the demands of gravity appeared to give architecture one requirement that was largely unquestionable: that structures must rise vertically. However, with the advent of steel it was revealed that this limit had not been provided by gravity but by our own limited technologies. In this text, originally published by Domus Magazine in Italian and shared with ArchDaily by the author, Alberto Campo Baeza reflects on the architectural freedom offered by steel structures and the arbitrariness they bring to architectural space.

Isaac Newton was resting under an apple-tree in his garden when an apple fell on his head. Being endowed with such a privileged head and thoughts faster than lightning, he rose forthwith from his afternoon nap and set about calculating the acceleration of gravity.

Had Sir Isaac Newton had a little more patience and had he taken his time in getting to his feet, he might have noticed how, following the apple, a few leaves also fell from that same apple-tree, and while they fell, they did so in quite a different manner to the apple.

"I am writing this text in honor of the architect Valerio Olgiati, after seeing his very beautiful house in Portugal". Image © Archive Olgiati Leutschenbach School / Christian Kerez. Image Courtesy of Christian Kerez Rufo House / Alberto Campo Baeza. "But I, who have always defended orthogonal structures, also argue that structures do not always necessarily have to be orthogonal". Image © Javier Callejas Apartment Building on Forsterstrasse / Christian Kerez. From the architect's description: "The concrete wall slices are placed one above the other, suspended under each other or cantilevered. They form the loadbearing structure... their structurally essential organization remains hidden behind the appearance of a free, open-ended design". Image © Walter Mair +6

Gaspar House / Alberto Campo Baeza

05:00 - 16 August, 2015
© Hisao Suzuki
© Hisao Suzuki

© Raúl del Valle © Raúl del Valle © Hisao Suzuki © Hisao Suzuki +12

Alberto Campo Baeza and Raphaël Gabrion’s Louvre Design Ties for First Place

12:00 - 24 July, 2015
Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza
Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza

Winning joint first prize in the recent competition hosted by the Louvre museum, Alberto Campo Baeza and Raphaël Gabrion have proposed a dark, cubic volume for the combined conservation facility and gallery to be built in Liévin. Though the final commission for the project was awarded to the other first place winner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the proposal by Campo Baeza and Gabrion offers an interesting take on the relationship between art and architecture.

Building model. Image Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza The design inserted into Monet's "Soleil Levant". Image Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza Interior rendering. Image Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza Rendering of the project. Image Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza +9

AD Classics: Caja Granada Savings Bank / Alberto Campo Baeza

09:00 - 5 March, 2015
© Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza
© Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

The city of Granada in southern Spain is well reputed for its architectural heritage. It counts among its treasures the Alhambra and the Generalife, two of the finest triumphs of Moorish culture, in addition to countless works of European lineage from the centuries following the Reconquista. Since 2001, Granada has been able to lay claim to one of Spain’s finest contemporary projects as well, the Caja Granada Savings Bank, designed by the since-established firm of Alberto Campo Baeza.

The transluscent glow of the thin alabaster wall of the northern offices. Image © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza Exterior glass on the southern profiles is recessed behind the extruded frame to shield it from direct sunlight. Image © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza +13

World Photo Day: Javier Callejas by Alberto Campo Baeza

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / Alberto Campo Baeza. Image © Javier Callejas
The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / Alberto Campo Baeza. Image © Javier Callejas

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Alberto Campo Baeza writes on behalf of Javier Callejas

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The House of the Infinite / Alberto Campo Baeza

01:00 - 21 July, 2014

The Olnick Spanu House / Alberto Campo Baeza

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

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Rufo House / Alberto Campo Baeza

01:00 - 16 August, 2013
© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +17

Exhibiting in New York in the Air: Alberto Campo Baeza Exhibition

00:00 - 9 June, 2013
Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza
Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza

Exhibited at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York until this month, the work of Alberto Campo Baeza is on display to celebrate the awarding of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture 2013. In a spare white quadrangular room in the main building and with only natural light from above, 24 white panels appear floating over the walls, without touching or marking them. It is an exhibition that is very sui generis, it is an Exhibition in the air; it is an exhibition that is very Campo Baeza. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Alberto Campo Baeza Awarded Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal 2012

00:00 - 30 January, 2013

Only a few weeks after being recognized for his excellence by the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, the distinguished Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza has just been awarded the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal for 2012 by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg. The award, given since 1962, is a recognition of work that, like that of German architect Heinrich Tessenow (1876-1950), is "uncompromising, sober and essential." 

Zamora Offices / Alberto Campo Baeza

01:00 - 10 December, 2012
© Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Obispo Manso, 1, 49001 Zamora, Spain
  • Design Team

    Alberto Campo Baeza, Pablo Fernández Lorenzo, Pablo Redondo Díez, Alfonso González Gaisán, Francisco Blanco Velasco
  • Area

    12100.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Javier Callejas Sevilla, Cortesia de Alberto Campo Baeza

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Guerrero house / Alberto Campo Baeza

01:00 - 8 September, 2011
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

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Campo Baeza: The Creation Tree Exhibition

07:00 - 6 September, 2011
Courtesy of MAXXI
Courtesy of MAXXI

A large tree, whose leaves are drawings, a pond from which photos of projects arise, a large installation which recreates the mental landscape of Alberto Campo Baeza: this is CAMPO BAEZA. THE CREATION TREE, the third of the monographic exhibitions of NATURE, the series of four monographic installations in which MAXXI Architectura explores different interpretations of contemporary architectural investigation.

Co-produced by MAXXI Architectura and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) with the special collaboration of TOTO GALLERY MA of Tokyo, the show, dedicated to the work of one of the masters of Spanish architecture, is curated and designed by Manuel Blanco. More information on the event after the break.

Benetton Nursery / Alberto Campo Baeza

01:00 - 22 April, 2010
© Hisao Suzuki
© Hisao Suzuki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ponzano Veneto, Treviso, Italy
  • Architect

     Alberto Campo Baeza
  • Collaborator

     Jesús Donaire
  • Structure

     Andrea Rigato
  • Client

     Benetton Group spa
  • Construction Management

     Alberto Campo Baeza, Jesús Donaire, Massimo Benetton
  • Contractor

     CEV spa, Eurogroup spa, Angelo Saran & C.snc, La Quercia, ISAFF srl
  • Area

    1868.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

    Hisao Suzuki

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Between Cathedrals / Alberto Campo Baeza

01:00 - 13 April, 2010
© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +21

Moliner House / Alberto Campo Baeza

01:00 - 29 March, 2010
© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avda. Ilustración, Urbanización Montecanal, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Architect

     Alberto Campo Baeza
  • Collaborators

     Ignacio Aguirre López, Emilio Delgado Martos
  • Structure

    Coral Tarabidau d´Aragon – Ricardo Aranda
  • Contractor

     Construcciones Moya Valero – Rafael Moya, Ramón Moya
  • Rigger

    José Miguel Moya
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

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