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
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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.