2G is a bilingual (english/spanish) magazine published by Spanish editorial Gustavo Gili, a series of monographs that has featured architects such as Sou Fujimoto, Williams Tsien, Lacaton & Vassal, OFIS, Tony Fretton, and classics such as Mies van der Rohe (Issue 48/49, all MvdR houses… a must have) or Marcel Breuer.
Issue 51 features the spanish practice Morales Giles Mariscal, which I already knew about because of 2 housing projects in Ceuta, Spain, with an interesting mix of unit configurations.
On this monograph you can see several completed and ongoing projects by the firm, for different uses: housing, educational, civic, cultural, etc. The different approaches used for each project are a reflect of a constant exploration by the firm, being “clean lines” the only common feature across them.
More photos and information after the break:
With the death of Franco, Spanish architecture came out of its isolationist shell and subscribed to the international tendencies of the day, whilst always incorporating the special features of a rich and at the same time self-sufficient tradition. Since that time there have been many Spanish architects who have carved out an internationally renowned career for themselves-from Rafael Moneo and Enric Miralles to members of the younger generation like RCR and Tuñón + Mansilla-but even more important is the substratum of small studios concerned with quality architecture that have gradually emerged throughout the country.
Away from the traditional focal points of Spanish architecture-Madrid and Barcelona-, the Sevillean studio MGM Arquitectos stands out among this new batch of Spanish architects, adding a peripheral condition of sorts to the substratum of good workmanship. MGM’s outstanding work with skins and their materials is not restricted to merely epidermal issues, but rather envelops and contains a whole series of intermediary spaces that are neither exterior nor interior, that give an added value to both apartment and public buildings, and pick up in turn on a whole tradition of intermediary spaces typical of Andalusian architecture.
-Gustavo Gili Editorial
Publisher: Editorial Gustavo Gili Editor-in-chief: Mónica Gili Editors: Moisés Puente, Anna Puyuelo
Language: English / Spanish Cover: Paperback Pages: 144 Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.1 inches ISBN: 978-84-252-2314-3
Introductions Notes on the architecture of Morales Giles Mariscal by Carles Muro Naturalist paraphernalia by Ciro Najle
Works and projects Social housing in San Jerónimo, Seville Refurbishment and extension of the Ramos Carrión Theatre, Zamora Herrera House, El Garrobo The light sponge by Laurent Beaudouin Performing Arts Centre, Níjar Social housing in Monte Hacho, Ceuta Classroom and department block for Pablo de Olavide University, Seville
Central Library, Jerez de la Frontera Rehabilitation of the “Banana House”, Cadiz Apartment building, Ceuta Secondary school, Galisteo Social housing, Úbeda Hotel Holos, Seville Architecture and Civil Engineering Documentation and Information Centre, Seville Refurnishment and extension of the Architectural Association headquarters, Cordoba Portos de Galicia headquarters, Santiago de Compostela Institute of Advanced Medical Techniques, Seville
Nexus Space and dwelling by José Morales and Sara de Giles
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