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EMBA has finished the works of the SR Housing Complex in Barcelona on December 2019
Enric Massip-Bosch has held a lecture called «Forms of Immediacy» in the Urbanism chapter, in conjunction with Miquel Lacasta architect. With Vicente Guallart moderator, at the IAAC main hall.
FORMS OF IMMEDIACY
Architecture is commonly seen as an interface between the world and the human being. A sort of mediator between a hostile exterior and a precarious me. Architecture, so the story goes, makes the world inhabitable. It is our buffer, so intimately ingrained in our everyday life that it is an extension of ourselves.
Or is it? What if these assumptions were wrong and architecture is not a buffer but a straitjacket, not comforting our senses but dulling them? A limitation that hampers our understanding of reality? What if architecture doesn’t help us see but impedes us to see?
Architectural responses to this condition of being a mediator have been complicated at best, and usually rhetorical. It has favored narratives to supportarchitectural choices, and they have inevitably derived towards fallacies -conceptual crutches to uphold a cultural fabrication, bringing us further apart from architectural experience.
Forms of Immediacy explores the possibility of an architecture born directly from its conditions, technical or topological to out it briefly, generating emotion without the layering of convoluted arguments, using EMBA’s work in the last ten years as a paradigm.
December 10th, COAC celebrates the arquitecturacatalana.cat website premiere, the largest digital archive of modern and contemporany Catalan architecture, created by COAC with the aim of making it more accessible and put into the value of the architectural heritage for both architects and citizens.
Some of our studio projects are part of this new digital archive which will grow over time.
Currently, the EMBA projects included are: Marta Mata Elementary and Primary School in Torelló; Daycare Center in Sabadell; Fronteras exhibition in CCCB museum in Barcelona; Rehabilitation and Extension of Bosch i Jover high School in Artés; Carles Rahola High School in Fontajau; Housing around a square in Manresa and ZeroZero Telefonica Tower.
Saori Toriumi is a Japanese architecture student who is doing an intership in our studio. She has written about her expirience at EMBA in JIA Magazine, the publication of the Japanese Institute of Architects, nº 369, December 2019.
See all the article in english and japanese here
See all the magazine online version here
Enric Massip-Bosch has participated in the event «Grandes Proyectos de Arquitectura Barcelona», organizated by Grupo Vía publisher, talking about the future projects of the studio jointly with other architecture firms in Barcelona.
See more about the event and this publisher, in her website
The second exhibition with the selected works, mentioned and awarded can be seen from June 7 to September 23, in the exhibition hall of the Pia Almoina of the Demarcation of Girona.
In this 22nd edition, the works presented at the award will be shown at a first exhibition that can be visited between March 18 to May 20, at the exhibition hall La Cova at COAC Girona.
This second sample will travel through various areas of the territory beginning with the Garrotxa-Ripollès Delegation , in Olot, and the Delegation of the Alt Empordà, in Figueres.
See more information about this award in his website
You will see our awarded project IA: ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOL, SANT JOAN DE LES ABADESSES in this itinerant exhibition.
EMBA was invited in OCiam International Comparison of Ideas «Fragile Landscape» on the occasion of the 10th edition of the OC OPEN CITY International Summer School at Politecnico di Milano, Piacenza Campus.
EMBA participed in making a panel within the exhibition, reflecting on «Fragile Landscapes» as well as intervening in an open discussion session with other participants based on its design practices.
Enric Massip-Bosch and Taku Sakaushi organized and completed a workshop at the Tokyo University of Science, related to the works «House of Earth» by Kazuo Shinohara.
The students had to design an additional room, an extension to the original house.
Further the workshop completion, a book has been published collecting all the student’s works.