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Josep Lluis Mateo

Explore Barcelona’s Architecture with This Free App by Josep Lluís Mateo

06:00 - 24 July, 2015
Explore Barcelona’s Architecture with This Free App by Josep Lluís Mateo, Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura
Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura

Spanish architect Josep Lluís Mateo of Mateo Arquitectura has launched the “BCN Architecture Guide,” a free application to help travelers and architecture lovers explore Barcelona. The app guides users to both highlights of the city’s built environment as well as its natural environment, including some “places to experience nature in tension with the city, places to be rather than objects to look at.”

The app is available for download in both the App Store and Google Play.

Venice Biennale 2014: "European-ness Porosity" Symposium

00:00 - 2 June, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: "European-ness Porosity" Symposium, Courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe

"European-ness Porosity" is presented as part of “MADE IN EUROPE: 25 years of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.”

From the Organizers. Europe is currently experiencing a paradigm shift from national to urban identities. As its boundaries become increasingly blurred, each city is claiming an identity of its own. Europe is predominantly urban, and the condition of the European city is related to a stratification of architectures, functions and events which, palimpsest-like, shape a compact, complex understanding of the urban experience that embraces its architectonic heritage, industrial development, social housing, archaeological sites, modern infrastructure and the cities rebuilt after WW2.

The globalisation process began with the emigration of artists and architects during WW1, and continuing with the exodus due to the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany and the start of WW2. In this sense, Europe acted as a transmission device, the key node in a complex process of emission and assimilation. Today we live in a liquid reality whose theme is permeability, a reality in which professionals and intellectuals can move across porous borders.

In Progress: Tête de Pont en Bayona / Mateo Arquitectura

00:00 - 11 September, 2013
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bayonne, France
  • Arquitecto a Cargo

    Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Client

    Kaufman & Broad, Eiffage Immobilier y Agglomération Côte Basque-Adour-Mairie de Bayonne
  • Area

    70000.0 m2
  • Year

  • Photography

IE Master in Architectural Design Lecture Series: Josep Lluís Mateo

00:00 - 10 June, 2013
IE Master in Architectural Design Lecture Series: Josep Lluís Mateo

The IE Master in Architectural Design as part of the Lecture Series 2013 in conjunction with the Círculo de Bellas Artes presents "Lugar, tiempo y materia. Obra reciente, 2010 - 2013", by Josep Lluís Mateo.

In Progress: PGGM Headquarters / Mateo Arquitectura

00:00 - 29 October, 2010
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

Architects: Josep Lluís Mateo / Mateo Arquitectura Location: Zeist, Utrecht, The Netherlands Project Leaders: Markus Lauber, Till von Mackensen Project Area: 25,000 sqm offices, 25,000 sqm car park Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Adrià Goula

First Prize: Reconstruction of the historical center of Sibenik, Croatia / MAP

12:30 - 9 April, 2009

Barcelona based architect Josep Lluís Mateo won the first prize for the public competition for the reconstruction of the historical center of Sibenik, Croatia.

For more information, click here. More images and architect’s description, after the break.