Foros 2016: Luis Martínez Santa-María

Join us for an open lecture by lecturer and theorist architect Luis Martínez Santa-María, as part of the lecture series: “Foros 2016: Origin” at UIC Barcelona School of Architecture.

Next Monday, 15 February, the School of Architecture at UIC Barcelona hosts the second lecture of Foros 2016, “Origin”. The lecture, which is open to the public and will take place at 19:00 in the Main Hall of the UIC Barcelona Campus, is given by Luis Martínez Santa-María, Doctor of Architecture from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). Martínez Santa-María is renowned both for his design work, and as a teacher and the author of various publications reflecting on architecture.

With the title “Weight and Matter”, the guest speaker will be examining how some architecture works and projects combine these two concepts in a way that constantly escapes reality. According to Martínez Santa-María “architecture belongs to the physical world, in which bodies and objects have a weight, and move towards and away from each other and us, by virtue of their material condition”.

Luis Martínez Santa-María combines teaching and editorial work with his ongoing activity in the studio as integral parts of his commitment to architecture. He has lectured in Projects at the ETSAM since 1990, and his doctoral thesis “Tierra espaciada: el árbol, el camino, el estanque ante la casa” was awarded the UPM’s Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in 2000. Since 2005 he has been director of La Cimbra, the book collection of Fundación Caja de Arquitectos. His body of architecture work reflects his interest in the floor plan, which, according to Martínez Santa-María, generates architecture and concentrates the intellectual capacity of the architect.

Luis Martínez Santa-Maria, Madrid 1960, is Doctor Architect by the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, where his doctoral thesis won the Special Prize of the UPM (2000). Scholarship Teacher Training and Research Personnel in Spain (1988.1990), associate professor of Architectural Design at the ETSAMN since 1990, Professor since 2003 and accredited as Full Professor since 2014 Professor. In 2012 he obtained a scholarship from the Academy of Rome.

Luis Martínez Santa-MaríaHis works have received numerous awards, including the Prize of Architecture, Planning and Public Works of the City of Madrid (1991), the Europan IV Prize (1996), Manuel De Oraa and Arcocha Award (1997), Interior ASCER Prize (2005), the Habitat Award (2006), the Hispalyt Brick Architecture Award (2007) and the Silver Award at the Fritz Höger Preis für Backstein-Architektur (2014).

It has also been First Prize in the Competition: Headquarters Larios in Malaga (1988), University Library of Tafira, Las Palmas (1988), Houses in Ventaberri, San Sebastián (1993) Constitution Square in Cubas de la Sagra, Madrid (1995), Europan IV (1996), Rehabilitation of the House of the Colonels in La Oliva, Fuerteventura (1996), Remodeling Environment Palencia Cathedral (1998), Spatial Old Town Collado-Villalba, Madrid ( 2000), Management of Eras del Alcázar in Ubeda, Jaen (2001), 36 VPP in Ciudad Pegaso, Madrid (2002), Spatial area of ​​San Vicente, Baeza. Jaén (2004) Expansion of Provincial Museum of Teruel (2007), Habitat Award in Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz (2008) Tower Houses in Toledo (2009), Gran Vía Possible, Madrid (2010) and Museum Expansion sculptures in Leganes, Madrid (2011).

He has written The tree, the road, the pond outside the house (2004), Intersections (2005), The Book of the rooms (2011) and Principles (2012). He has been director of the book series formwork, the Caja de Arquitectos (2005-2015) Foundation and is a member of the Heritage Commission of the City of Madrid.

This is a good opportunity to continue learning from the branches of architecture so we invite you to join us at Foros 2016:

Date: Monday, 15 February 2016 – 7 p.m.
Lecture: “Peso y Materia”. Weight and Matter
Place: UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, Aula Magna (Main Hall) – C/ Immaculada, 22, Barcelona
Language: Spanish
Admission: free, limited places, please register here

Guillermo Marfà Permanyer, UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

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