The Architect is present. Museo ICO. Madrid

The process that we followed during the week, we called "Claystorming": an intuitive way of designing on clay models in larger scale, in a fast, productive way, without judging and analyzing. It was difficult over the first days to "think" with the hands and not with the intellect, but it helped a lot getting into an intuitive flow. The outcome was an amazing diversity of high quality designs. Working as a group on the same media is very inclusive so the team spirit was developing as much as the models.

(The following text is translated from the news of Arquitectura Viva)



From Norway and Germany to Burkina Faso, from Paraguay to Australia via India or Thailand, these studios have built accommodations, rural schools or community centers, all economically sober and  admirable adapted to the collective needs. They are constructive and materialized references, offering inspiration to the many architects today that seek to reconcile moral commitment with artistic excellence.

To facilitate the communication of ideas, each of the architects, assisted by mentors, led a two-week workshop to a select group of advanced students and recent graduates. The workshop was developed in the framework of the exhibition, promoting and directing the contact with visitors. The material produced in the successive workshops was added to the sample, which was thus enriched by the results of the professional and academic dialogue. In order to further extend the knowledge of the principles of regenerating the links between architecture and society that underlie this movement, the five protagonists of the exhibition taught numerous lectures in different schools of architecture in the country, leading to his younger message of responsibility and optimism.''



Assistants: Marina del Marmol and Mauro Bravo