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Splash / Manuel Ocaña

03:00 - 27 June, 2016
Splash / Manuel Ocaña , © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal gif 2. Image © Imagen Subliminal +32

Parais@ / Manuel Ocaña

05:00 - 30 May, 2016
© Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal +20

VIDEO: "Affairs in Blue" Mediterraneo House / Manuel Ocaña

00:00 - 14 October, 2013

Spanish architect Manuel Ocaña has shared with us an innovative video that explores his Mediterraneo House, in Alicante, Spain.

The view was produced by Taller de Casquería; Luis Rodriguez Carnero plays the protagonist. 

From the architect. Through travellings, point perspectives, a main character and a plot trick, the film creates a catalogue of experiences that open up a path to describing architectural spaces without conventional cliches, without still photos, and amplifies the importance of the human scale in the communication of architecture. 

Refurbishment of the Old Benalúa Station and Insertion of Casa Mediterraneo Headquarters / Manuel Ocaña del Valle

01:00 - 20 March, 2013
Refurbishment of the Old Benalúa Station and Insertion of Casa Mediterraneo Headquarters / Manuel Ocaña del Valle, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Benalúa, Alicante
  • Architect in Charge

    Manuel Ocaña del Valle
  • Collaborators

    Miguel Molins Jiménez, Karolina Kurzak, Adriana Cepeda, Paloma Montoro, María Ortiz-Muyo, BeDV Arquitectos, Yolanda Herranz
  • Area

    3100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

The Recessionary Interviews: Spain's Manuel Ocaña

07:00 - 10 September, 2012
Manuel Ocaña. Photo © Manuel Ocaña.
Manuel Ocaña. Photo © Manuel Ocaña.

The Recession has provoked a variety of responses – disillusionment, frustration, woe. For those not inclined to wallow, however, it has also provided ample time to reflect on (and, if you’re Manuel Ocaña, rip apart) pre-Recession society.

In our Recessionary Interviews, we talk to architects living and working where the Crisis has hit hardest. Last week, we spoke with architect Luis Pedra Silva, who offered us a realistic, and yet optimistic, take on the state of architecture in Portugal.

This week, on the other hand, we bring you an outlook more incendiary than optimistic. Manuel Ocaña, the controversial Spanish architect behind the Manuel Ocaña Architecture and Thought Production Office, is far from impressed with how his home country has handled its economic boom and bust. “Spain,” he says, “used to be a sexy, fit and energetic country. Envy, inferiority complexes, greed, arrogance and pride soaked it in fat. It is currently suffering from moral obesity.”

More on Manuel Ocaña’s take on Spain, including why Spanish architects are no better off than Vampires (or, worse still, MacDonalds employees), after the break…

In Progress: Mediterraneo House / Manuel Ocaña

02:00 - 27 December, 2011
© Manuel Ocaña
© Manuel Ocaña

Architect: Manuel Ocaña del Valle Location: Benalúa Railway Station, Alicante, Spain Developer: Casa Mediterráneo Collaborators: Miguel Molins Jiménez, Karolina Kurzak, Adriana Cepeda, Paloma Montoro, María Ortiz-Muyo, BeDV Arquitectos Project Management: INECO Project Director: Marisa Guillamot Bernardo Built surface: 3,500 sqm Budget: 5,900,000 euros Photographs: Manuel Ocaña

© Manuel Ocaña © Manuel Ocaña © Manuel Ocaña © Manuel Ocaña +22

Ocaña de España / Manuel Ocaña

01:00 - 7 October, 2009
Ocaña de España / Manuel Ocaña, © Miguel  de Guzman
© Miguel  de Guzman

© Miguel  de Guzman © Miguel  de Guzman © Miguel  de Guzman © Miguel  de Guzman +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carretera Yepes, 45300 Ocaña, Toledo, Spain
  • Architects

    Manuel Ocaña & Luis Morales
  • Collaborators

    Roberto González García, Lucía Martínez, Javier Aguirre, Pilar Pérez Flores
  • Client

    BIUR S.L. Carlos Martí
  • Contractor

    BIUR S.L.
  • Budget

    3,300,000€
  • Area

    4.145 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Santa Rita Geriatric Center / Manuel Ocaña

01:00 - 15 June, 2009
Santa Rita Geriatric Center / Manuel Ocaña

Santa Rita Geriatric Center / Manuel Ocaña Santa Rita Geriatric Center / Manuel Ocaña Santa Rita Geriatric Center / Manuel Ocaña Santa Rita Geriatric Center / Manuel Ocaña +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciutadella de Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect

    Manuel Ocaña
  • Competition Team

    Christian Fink, Benjamin Scharf, Celia López, Laura Rojo
  • Project Team

     Fermina Garrido, Elisa Fernández, Malgosia Czaban
  • Services

    Juan Travesí
  • Landscaping

    Teresa Galí
  • Structure Engineer

    J.M. Churtichaga
  • Technical Architect

    Joan Camps
  • Construction Team

    Maja Frackowiatz, Michael Rabold, Víctor Navarro, Roberto González, Sebastian Dillner
  • Promotor

    Consell Insular de Menorca
  • Contractor

    OHL
  • Budget

    $5.200.000 € (garden included)  - $868€/sqm
  • Total Area

    5.990 sqm building + 6.200 sqm gardens
  • Area

    5.99 sqm
  • Project Year

    2003

Yaya house / Manuel Ocaña

01:00 - 28 December, 2008
Yaya house / Manuel Ocaña

Yaya house / Manuel Ocaña Yaya house / Manuel Ocaña Yaya house / Manuel Ocaña Yaya house / Manuel Ocaña +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle de Pelayo, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Architect

    Manuel Ocaña Arquitectos
  • Collaborators

    Roberto González García, Maja Frackowiack, Michael Rabold y Sebastian Camacho (ground painting)
  • Promotor

    Benedicta Uría
  • Contractor

    Manuel Ocaña
  • Budget

    $75,000 EURO (US $104,775)
  • Area

    67.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006

Rota House / Manuel Ocaña Arquitectos

01:00 - 8 October, 2008
Rota House / Manuel Ocaña Arquitectos

Rota House / Manuel Ocaña Arquitectos Rota House / Manuel Ocaña Arquitectos Rota House / Manuel Ocaña Arquitectos Rota House / Manuel Ocaña Arquitectos +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Architects

    Manuel Ocaña Arquitectos
  • Collaborators

    Roberto González García, Lucía Martínez, Sebastian Camacho
  • Budget

    130.000 EURO (US $177.112)
  • Promoter

    C.R.
  • Area

    163.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006