DAW - Studio David Architectures Workshop
2016ABR06
STARTING OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SKATEPARK IN GAVÀ

This evening was held in the town of Gava, Barcelona, the inauguration of the construction of the Skatepark located in Calamot park.
The project, developed by DAW and California Skateparks Europe, won the public competition for the expansion and improvement of existing skatepark.

Whatch the announcement here

2016ENE10
RETURN TO THE ORIGINS OF CASA VICENS

On January 4th, the newspaper Ara wrote about the rehabilitation project of the Casa Vicens, one of the first works of Antoni Gaudí, which DAW, together with the study of Torres and Martinez-Lapeña are carrying out.

Casa Vicens, considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco, was acquired by Banc Mora to open its doors to the public as a house museum.

The article reviews how the architectural and museum project adds value to the original state of Antonio Gaudi’s work and recovers some of the most iconic elements, that through time and various extensions, have lost presence.

Read the full article here.

2015JUL14
SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THIONCK ESSYL- COAC AID TO INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

In 2015, DAW, in collaboration with SGA, created foundawtion to perform non-profit projects and cover architectural and construction needs in economically underdeveloped areas.

We are pleased to announce that the international cooperation proyect "Secondary School for Thionck Essyl (Senegal)" has been awarded with a 4000€ aid by the College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC).

More information abotu this project here.

2015JUN05
CASA VICENS

On June 2, the newspaper El Periodico interviewed David Garcia on the rehabilitation project of Casa Vicens by Antoni Gaudí.

The article reviews the history of the house, from Antoni Gaudi's first house project  to its current rehabilitation where  dawoffice works together with Jose Antonio Martínez-Lapeña and Elías Torres.

Read the full article here

2014JUN11
STEFANO CORTELLARO - HOUSE, LAND, LANDSCAPE.

Drawings, analysis and projects in the island of Ibiza, 1994-2014.

The exhibition collects some of the drawings and photographs made over the last years. From drawings of the most significant houses of Morna, Atzaró and Balafi, to drawings of the general and unified interpretation of the territory of the island. The wall system that structures and shapes the landscape of Ibiza is still the best project for the island, for both house and territory levels.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday June 12 at 19h, at the hall of the COAC with the intervention of Amador Ferrer, Víctor Rahola, Joaquín Sabaté and Elías Torres. The exhibition is open to the public in the Espai Picasso COAC Barcelona until Saturday August 30, 2014.

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2014MAY06
Procesos arquitectónicos

Our proposal for the refurbishing of the Old headquarters of Diari de Barcelona has been chosen by the Selection Comitee for the call ‘Arquitectonic Process’ organized by CSCAE in collaboration with VETECO and IFEMA.

The project will be included in IFEMA by the International Week of Efficient Building and Rehabilitation from May 7th to May 10th. 

2014ABR24
CASA VICENS

Last 7th of April 2014 the news about the restoration of Casa Vicens were published. The restoration will be performed by the architects José Antonio Marínez Lapeña, Elías Torres and David García.


It’s a challenge full of responsibility an enthusiasm that we would like to share with you.


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2014ABR23
DAW COOPERATES IN SENEGAL

We were visiting to Aina in Thionk Essil (Senegal), taking advantage of the Easter holidays, and we have been seeing how the Project is growing as a school for women. She’s being involved in the construction from 2 months ago.

We have cooperated doing our bit in the construction of the Project during those days. On the other hand it has served as a preparation for a future non-profit cooperation project through private capital.  We have also seen the evolution of Aina’s skills for the Project management, so heading the construction of a school in Africa is a Masters.

You can follow the evolution of the project from here.

2014ABR10
PRITZER GOES TO SHIGERU BAN

The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was named the winner of this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize, largely because of his work designing shelters after natural disasters in places like Rwanda, Turkey, India, China, Haiti and Japan.


Architecture generally involves creating monuments to permanence from substantial materials like steel and concrete. Yet this year, the discipline’s top award is going to a man who is best known for making temporary housing out of transient materials like paper tubes and plastic beer crates.


“His buildings provide shelter, community centers and spiritual places for those who have suffered tremendous loss and destruction,” the jury said in its citation. “When tragedy strikes, he is often there from the beginning.”

 

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2014ABR03
THE MAN OF THE PLUPERFECT CHAIR

The Danish Design Museum dedicates a retrospective to Hans J. Wegner, which changed the history of furniture design.
Today is Hans J. Wegner's (1914-2007) 100th birthday. Throughout his life he tried tirelessly to create the perfect chair and got it, but never felt satisfied. He created more than 500 models, and among them, in 1949, the one that Americans called "The Chair".

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2014MAR04
Aina is leaving to Thionk Essil

Aina is leaving to Senegal to follow the construction of the project, for second year in a row and after few months preparing the project in Barcelona, which is a women school. The project is headed for three non-governmental organizations from Sant Quirze del Vallès (Cooperación y AyudaAteneu del Món and Acció Solidària del Vallès) through the cooperation of some architectural school students.

We are very proud of her and we hope everything go great!

You can follow the evolution of the project from here.

2013MAY18
HAPPY 130TH BIRTHDAY TO BAUHAUS FOUNDER AND ACCLAIMED MODERNIST, WALTER GROPIUS
On May 18th, we celebrate the 130th birthday of one of the most highly regarded modern architects of the 20th century, Walter Gropius. Gropius contribution to architecture is that of an architect, philosopher and educator.

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2013MAY17
RICHARD MEIER: ARCHITIZER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER
Fifty years ago, when Richard Meier established his architecture firm in New York it was a different world. Since opening his doors in 1963 Meier has become one of the most prolific and well-known architects practicing today.

He is simultaneously an architect´s architect he is one of the celebrated New York Five and known around the world for building iconic and accessible buildings.

Richard Meier is the winner of 2013 Lifetime Architizer Achievement Award winner.

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2013MAR17
TOYO ITO WINS PRITZKER PRIZE 2013
Toyo Ito, a 71 year old architect whose architectural practice is based in Tokyo, Japan, will be the recipient of the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize. It was announced today by Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation which sponsors the prize. Ito is the sixth Japanese architect to become a Pritzker Laureate ? the first five being the late Kenzo Tange in 1987, Fumihiko Maki in 1993, Tadao Ando in 1995, and the team of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa in 2010.

The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture´s highest honor will be at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 29. This marks the first time the ceremony has been held in Boston, and the location has particular significance because it was designed by another Pritzker Laureate, Ieoh Ming Pei who received the prize in 1983.

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2013MAR05
YUKIO FUTAGAWA, DIES AT 80
Japanese architectural photographer and editor Yukio Futagawa (1932-2013) lost his battle to cancer on March 5 at the age of 80 in Tokyo, Japan. Futagawa was best known as the founder of the distinguished Global Architecture (GA) Publishing Group, which he established in 1970, and director of Global Architecture (GA) magazine. Throughout his 60-year-long career, Futagawa photographed modernist works from some of the world´s most famous architects and presented them in elegant magazine and book series.

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2013FEB23
JORN UTZON'S WORK, CAN LIS, DECLARED OF CULTURAL INTEREST
Can Lis will be declared of Cultural Interest as a monument during the next plenary session of the Consell de Mallorca scheduled for mid-March. The insular institution gave approval yesterday during the technical presentation of architectural heritage to elevate the protection at the highest masterpiece of Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, in Portopetro. Vice President of Culture, Joan Rotger, remarked yesterday that Can Lis deserves this distinction by type of building, its architectural value and the materials used to lift it.

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2013ENE23
DIES RAIMON TORRES, AN ARCHITECT COMMITTED TO PITIUSAS
"Your father has not changed, he is still a man of good will for whom the sense of responsibility, commitment and moral integrity are always present. Generous and welcoming, with the doors of his house always open, loyal to his friends and a good-humored grumbler in discussions. His sense of humor has been a constant in his life which, accompanied by a fine irony, allowed him to tinge with optimism all the bad moments that may come. He is also a terrific architect "

Letter from Elías Torres to Clara Torres, daughter of Raimon Torres.

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2013ENE17
BALTHAZAR KORAB, PHOTOGRAPHER OF MODERNISM
Balthazar Korab, architect and photographer died today at 87.
Born in Budapest in 1926, received his architectural training in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and despite his tutelage there, would find work in the offices of modernists like Le Corbusier himself. In 1955, Korab was hired by Eero Saarinen as the architect?s in-house photographer and in whose employment, he would capture some of his most stunning images, including those of TWA Terminal and the Miller House.

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2013ENE08
REM KOOLHAAS APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF THE ARCHITECTURE SECTION OF LA BIENNALE OF VENICE
The Board of Directors of la Biennale di Venezia, met today and, after thanking and expressing its gratitude to David Chipperfield for the excellent results of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, appointed Rem Koolhaas Director of the Architecture section, with the specific responsibility of curating the 14th International Architecture Exhibition to be held in 2014.
At the end of the meeting of the Board, President Paolo Baratta stated:
"The Architecture Exhibitions of the Biennale have gradually grown in importance internationally. Rem Koolhaas, one of the most significant personalities among the architects of our time - who has based all his work on intense research, now renowned celebrity - has accepted to engage himself in yet another research and, why not, rethinking".
On his part, Rem Koolhaas has stated: "We want to take a fresh look at the fundamental elements of architecture - used by any architect, anywhere, anytime " to see if we can discover something new about architecture."

la Biennale di Venezia
2013ENE08
ADA LOUISE HUXTABLE 1921-2013
The American architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable, who won the first Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died aged 91.
Huxtable became the first full-time architecture critic at an American newspaper when she started at the New York Times in 1963, and her writing was crucial in bringing debate about the built environment to a popular audience.

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2012DIC15
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OSCAR
Today would have been Oscar Niemeyer?s 105th birthday. The Pritzker-Prize winning, Brazilian master died last Thursday, December 6th, due to complications from a previous kidney condition.

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2012DIC06
LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ARCHITECTURE
A Life In Architecture: Oscar Niemeyer, 1907-2012
Oscar Niemeyer, the last architect of his kind and of an entire architectural period, has died. He passed away yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, just ten days shy of his 105th birthday. Niemeyer had been hospitalized multiple times this year, most recently in October, for various complications, yet each time resurfaced with his doctors? proclamations that he was healthy and recovering well. He leaves behind a body of work that is unmatched in quality and sheer prolificness.

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2012OCT09
PETER ZUMTHOR AWARDED 2013 ROYAL GOLD MEDAL FOR ARCHITECTURE
The world renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been named as the recipient of one of the world?s most prestigious architecture prizes, the Royal Gold Medal.
Given in recognition of a lifetime?s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty the Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence "either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture".
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2012OCT05
THE ARCHITECT SAYS: QUOTES, QUIPS, AND WORDS OF WISDOM.
Here's a nice little addition to your library: 'The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom', published by Princeton Architectural Press. The new book by Laura Dushkes is an enlightening and entertaining compendium of concise statements from more than 100 renowned designers, from Louis Sullivan to Thom Mayne. Their perspectives vary widely.

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2012OCT05
'ARCHITECTURE IS A DISCIPLINE THAT SPEAKS TO ALL YOUR SENSES' - PIERRE DE MEURON
To coincide with the final weeks of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, here?s an interview filmed at the opening in May with Pierre de Meuron of architects Herzog & de Meuron, in which he talks to Dezeen about how the pavilion was realised in cork to appeal to all the senses and ?not only your eyes?.

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2012SEP10
LOUIS KAHN: THE POWER OF ARCHITECTURE
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedom Park in New York City is finally approaching completion, with the official opening scheduled for October 24.
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Meanwhile in the Netherlands, Kahn?s belief in the social role of architecture is the subject of a new exhibition running September 8, 2012, to January 6, 2013. Suggestively titled "The Power of Architecture". nai
2012SEP07
LE CORBUSIER AND JEAN GENET IN THE RAVAL
The superimposition of the experiences of Le Corbusier and Jean Genet in the city of Barcelona in the early 1930s invites us to consider a modernity close in space and time.

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2012SEP07
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ARCHIVES TO CALL MOMA AND COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY HOME
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has generously bestowed an enormous amount of the famous architect's archives to both the Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University.

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2012SEP03
WATCH THE LATEST CLIP FROM TOMAS KOOLHAAS, 'REM' BIOPIC, AND READ A Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKER
The first thing one notices of Tomas Koolhaas's newest short film (really a clip, taken from Rem, his full length feature about his father) is the conspicuous absence of our central protagonist.

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2012JUL02
ALVARO SIZA HONORED WITH GOLDEN LION LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Álvaro Siza has been chosen to be awarded with the Golden Lion for his entire career at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Biennal de Venecia

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2010FEB20
DAW´S GOES TO THE MECHANIC
The magnificent seat panda that has accompanied us to the building sites during the last 4 years has entered into an existential crisis so it leaves us for a season.

We don´t know if it will be able to bring us back again because it is in the UCI. We hope his recovery and return soon to feel the springs in the kidneys on our way to construction works.

for more information on the technical characteristics of the model see:

seat panda
2009NOV05
FIRST PRIZE EX-AEQUO ´RACONS PÚBLICS´ FAD AWARDS
Our proposal "L´Albereda de Lesseps" has won the competition "Racons Públics" of the FAD prizes. The jury appreciates the fact that intervention to the transitional space between the Plaza Lesseps and Ronda del Mig aims to transform this space into a small urban forest.
premis FAD
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2009JUL13
CONSOLATION PRIZE TO REENSANCHEANDO
Consolation prize in the competition of ideas for a building of public housing Inca, organized by the Balearic Institute of Housing (IBAVI)

The Project starts with a building regulations contained housing, giving many m2 to other users. We believe in the use of public spaces as such, generator, occasioned by the activities related to the building, which is why we want to create a ground floor comercial and professional activities that give life to the urban space. Flee models that generate dormitory towns! Who wants to live on the ground floor?
The Project aims to weave the different types of spaces (semi-public and private) visually, without losing the essence of each. Considering the lack of public spaces, and commercial uses and facilities in the area, unrestrained by the margin of profits. We propose the recovery of public spaces in the Mediterranean cities have functioned historically as well.

Govern de les Illes Balears