We are excited to anounce that Plantea Estudio has been selected by Dezeen as finalist for the best Emerging interior designer of the year.
In addition, our studio has been nominated in two other categories: best Small workspace interior for El Gusto es Nuestro, the cooking school and to the best Small interior with our own space Pavilion.
We are really proud to inform that Plantea Estudio has won the prestigious COAM award 2018 with Sala Equis.
This prestigious award granted by the Architect’s Board of Madrid recognizes the quality of architectural work, good professional practice and exemplary initiatives that have contributed to the knowledge of architectural values.
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Paula Guimarães Matos Gil was born in Guimaraes, Portugal, with her portraits of nature and the human being she has been part of the important collections such as Jumex and François Pinaud among others. For these series Paula chooses to present a space after its use, the destruction and the abandonment. Letting go of the use of some of the techniques that are usual to her work, she builds a fresh and new presentation.
Franciso Osório lives and works in Lisbon. His work not only focuses on photography but also makes installations, documentary videos, performances and painting. Francisco is a conceptual artist and this project becomes a tool to solve a problem of construction presented by Paula. Exploring the use of textures, giving to photography an almost touchable feeling, the artist detaches from his basis of work and creates solutions for the future construction. We shouldn’t read this project as a simple build-up, but as an edifying possibility.
We appeal for the viewer to think of this exhibition as a way to create something, to build something – THIS IS A CONSTRUCTION.
Paula Guimarães and Francisco Osório at a first sight are two opposite ends of the same street. Even though their way of working is unique, here is something that connects their work – an emotional and conceptual connection. On one side we have Paula, an emotional artist that expresses herself and her personal paradigms in juxtapositions and creating rough landscapes appealing to a new start, to a new construction – although it is a very industrial site we can see the nature as a escape/support of the work. On the opposite side we have Francisco – the artist who finds inspiration in unexpected places, giving photographs a dimension of installation. It’s this way of approaching photography – giving a sculptural sense to it. This project combines both of their achievements creating a work composed in diptychs and comparisons that are not obvious at first sight, but that have an intrinsic connection. This project leads to a thought, and that thought has a direct correlation to this construction.
Project is curated by Zé Ortigão
From June the 19th to the 23rd
Chema Castelló began his carreer as a photographer by instinct more than 30 years ago, when at age 14 his older brother installed a black and white laboratory in his room’s closet. He has trained as a visual artist in photography and design, specializing in architecture, arts and portrait. His stay in New York was an important stimulus in the middle of his career.
This exhibition is presented to us as an intervention that evokes the atmosphere of the laboratories and photographic studies of the analogue era. A look at the sources, at the origin.
Pavilion is a deep space and from the street we accede descending to its interior. What makes us think of a cave, a concept closely related to the spatial idea of ??the photographer’s workplace, thus bringing the visitor closer to this part of the trade.
Opening June the 6th
Exhibition until June the 9th
Juan Mera is an architect, painter, writer, professor and headmaster at Toledo’s Architecture School (EAT). From his study, his texts, and the activities of the EAT, he faces the established, the conventional and the regulatory. In his architecture the plan can be the elevation, the elevation becomes section and the section in plan. In the rest of things that he does or directs, he also follows this same attitude. His drawings and paintings offer us an opportunity to see what surrounds us in another way. Right and upside down.
Opening March the 7th
Exhibition from the 7th until the 10th of March in Pavilion
The Architecture School of Toledo launched in 2014 a series of workshops aiming to complement student’s training with playful and creative activities. Theater, writing, music and engraving workshops were created. This exhibition shows the work developed during these years by the students of the engraving workshop. In this workshop students can freely experiment with different engraving and printing techniques. Therefore, the exhibition that is now presented is very varied in terms of style. The exhibition mainly gathers works of etching and linoleum and also some monotypes stamped in different supports and materials.
Juan Mera, headmster at Toledo’s Architecture School, explains the origin of these workshops:
Architecture students had lost the opportunity to learn essential techniques that during history had proved to be fundamental as expressing tools of the architecture work. The art and technique of engraving letters, drawings or shapes on a surface, using instruments such as chisels and other sharp objects, were a mean of expression for artists such as Dürer, Rembrandt or Goya. Although drawing has always been important in architecture, the dedication to it has been reduced recently in favor of computer techniques. The use of computers is essencial but it has been proved not to be the best thinking instrument.
However, during these years of building the School of Toledo EAT, we have seen that the expert use of the hands, the knowledge of light and shadow, the study of the history of painting and art, the love for the manual and mechanical work including engraving, provides the student with wings to express the ideas. Engraving, despised in architecture’s teaching here and there, is in our opinion fundamental, and our workshop has become one of the signs of identity of our School. We will persevere. We will continue to increase the dedication to drawing, because no student can become an architect without focussing in it.
It is an honor. It is very exciting to see this clear and enjoyable sample of small pieces of art, in a revolutionary exhibition pursuing collective knowledge. Soon these exhibitions will be claimed as examples of pedagogical value.
Opening February the 7th
Exhibition from the 7th until the 9th of February in Pavilion
The photographer Asier Rua shows in Pavilion his latest work: Mercat Sant Antoni, object, work, atmosphere, an exhibition developed during the reconstruction of this Barcelona’s market. During the opening the video performance made with the neighbors, blind witnesses of the market’s work, will be released.
Deconstruct only to build. An incomplete image is what we get here. Photography has reached the ability to suggest rather than to define a reality. This new roll allows us to build new bonds with the images. We can see pictures of the process of Mercat Sant Antoni’s works, however these images don’t try to define nor describe, they show only pieces, elements and situations of that process, from there we can complete the story of what could have been. Its potential clings to the invisible, to everything that we cannot see, the construction of the building.
Opening November the 24th
Exhibition from the 24th until the 29th of November in Pavilion