El temblor de la arquitectura

Todos los seres humanos sentimos la arquitectura. Este sentimiento –que es una auténtica pulsión– forma parte de nuestra naturaleza.

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Josep Lluís Mateo. Architecture, Next

Architecture, Next

Reflexionar sobre el futuro, desde una situación tan dura como la que vivimos, se presta a transitar por todo tipo de caminos no atractivos.

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HOPE

Hope

Building something represents an effort in relation to a project, to an idea.

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Banc Sabadell Company HUB by mateoarquitectura

Guided visit to Banc Sabadell Company HUB

Through large windows, the space opens up to its surroundings, the city...

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BOOK REVIEW: CRÍTICA DE CHOQUE (SHOCK CRITICISM)

The book describes the contemporary cultural landscape, a time when communication and criticism come face to face with new issues such as fake news...

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Montpellier, first stone.

Montpellier, First Stone. 21 March 2019

The tradition of celebrating the start of work on a building is a reminder that our profession starts with ideas but is necessarily formalised with matter.

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The dream of the metropolis is constructed in the subsoil

The dream of the Metropolis is constructed in the subsoil

Text by Josep Lluís Mateo, for Marcel Meili, Markus Peter 1987 – 2008. Zurich, 2008

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Unveiled Affinities: Quaderns in Europe

“Unveiled Affinities: Quaderns in Europe”

“Unveiled Affinities: Quaderns in Europe” highlights Josep Lluís Mateo’s contribution as editor of the magazine Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme (1981-1990)...

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The first house. Josep Lluís Mateo

“The First House…” cycle of dialogues, featuring Josep Lluís Mateo

Next Wednesday 16 January, Josep Lluís Mateo will be taking part in the cycle “The First House..."

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Office building in Cornellà, Barcelona

Sustainability and Architecture: Office Building in Cornellà

A classic pattern of office building. It consists in a sequence of surface areas around a courtyard with single entrance. General atrium of the complex.

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Toulouse 2030

Toulouse 2030: Designing the City of Tomorrow

The dwellings designed by Josep Lluís Mateo in Toulouse will form part of the exhibition Toulouse 2030

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Architecture degree zero: island, desert, mountain

Island, desert, mountain: architecture degree zero

Architecture – that prosthesis sometimes necessary for survival – is presented in its initial condition. As degree zero.

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Transfer. Monograph Mountain. Josep Lluís Mateo

Mountain

The relationship between architecture and landscape in environments of extreme topography.

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Transfer. Monograph Desert. Josep Lluís Mateo

Desert

Establishing links between the desert and architecture entails imagining an object facing its antagonist...

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The Film of Bayonne. Entrée de Ville. France

The Film of Bayonne, Entrée de Ville. France.

Bayonne revisited one year later.

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Le bon sauvage

Le Bon Sauvage. A Contemporary Architect’s Status

The imaginary of the profession of architect has historically seen the emergence of various paradigms...

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The values of architecture

THE VALUES OF ARCHITECTURE – Josep Lluís Mateo

Preparatory notes for an oral intervention in the closing session of the Architects’ Congress of Catalonia...

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Monograph Island. Transfer. Josep Lluís Mateo

Islands

Islands, finite, enclosed spaces: the limit as condition and presence, as unifying moment.

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Oslo Lecture: Nature + Architecture

OSLO LECTURE

Nature + Architecture
AHO, Oslo School of Architecture, 11/05/17

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The art of the model maker

The art of the model maker. Report by betevé (Barcelona Television) at Mateo Arquitectura

Report by the culture programme Àrtic, shown by betevé...

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About my work

About my work

My work speaks of places that I transform and continue...

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Aftermath. Venice Architecture Biennale

Aftermath. Architecture beyond Architects – Venice Architecture Biennale

Aftermath. Architecture beyond Architects...

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Monograph Island. Transfer. Josep Lluís Mateo

TRANSFER: a new Global Architecture Platform

Transfer is a new independent digital editorial project based on the production and transmission of architectural knowledge...

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References = Books

References = Books

“People ask me what my references are ...”

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Materials #2: Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall

Materials #2: Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall

Two parallel surfaces organize what used to be an empty space without weighing it down...

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BCN Architecture Guide by Josep Lluís Mateo

BCN architecture guide by Josep Lluís Mateo

A personal guide is not scientific; it’s about sharing information and experiences...

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Josep Lluís Mateo at the Harvard GSD: On housing

Josep Lluís Mateo at the Harvard GSD: On housing

On February 2, Josep Lluís Mateo gave a lecture entitled “On housing”...

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Urban Filters #2

Urban Filters #2

“We are interested in the surface, but we like to see it in relation to the volume..."

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Josep Lluís Mateo answers about architecture to an old student

Josep Lluís Mateo answers to an old student

Action (because the project is a proposition to act, to do something) is the product of synthetic thinking...

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Museums: #4 Kunsthaus Zürich extension

Museums: #4 Kunsthaus Zürich extension

We were to continue constructing the front that is the plaza, as the empty space currently...

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Exhibition: Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art

Exhibition: Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art

Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art features works by, between others, Josep Lluís Mateo...

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The Four Elements and Architecture Today

Earth, Water, Air, Fire. The Four Elements and Architecture Today

Whereas in our recent past the paradigm by which architecture was measured was the city...

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“Panta Rhei”, an exhibition of Mateo Arquitectura

“Panta Rhei”, an exhibition of Mateo Arquitectura

Exhibiting, presenting things in public, always means addressing time...

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EARTH

EARTH

The earth is our support, our base, the root that will, eventually, allow us to fly. To speak of the earth requires us...

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