We are glad to announce that PRÁCTICA wins the 1st prize in the international competition “Rethinking Somes”, an ambitious architectural and urban design project aimed to redesign the 15 kilometer-long waterfront of River Somes on its course through Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
PRÁCTICA will run a three-day workshop titled “The North American Academia: an attribute of Spanish Architecture” in collaboration with International University of Andalusia. It will feature lectures by Iñaki Ábalos (Ábalos+Sentkiewicz), Víctor Navarro (Langarita Navarro), José Luis Vallejo (Ecosistema Urbano), Luis Rojo (Rojo/Fernández-Shaw), Ricardo Devesa (Actar Publishers), Marina Otero (After Belonging Agency), Ángel Martínez García-Posada, and PRÁCTICA’s founders Jaime Daroca, José Mayoral and José Ramón Sierra. It will take place on September 18th-20th 2017 at the Carthusian Monastery in Seville, Spain. We would love to see you there!
PRÁCTICA´s cofounder, Jaime Daroca, authors an article featured on the last issue of TRANSFER, Global Architecture Platform. The article entitled “Horizontal and Vertical Disorder” analyses the potential of West Chelsea and Dumbo, two New York City districts, where the industrial heritage offers ideas and concepts for sustainable city growth.
PRÁCTICA takes part in the exhibition titled “Imagination on Exile”, which was opened on May 12th in the lobby of the Technical School of Architecture of Seville. This show features work developed all around the World by young architects from Seville with a strong international projection.
PRÁCTICA members Jaime Daroca and José Ramón Sierra take part as tutors in the first encounter between the Technical School of Architecture of Seville and Harvard University GSD, titled “The Role of Green Networks”. In this three-day workshop, Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students will propose architectural, planning and landscape solutions for the areas surrounding the Guadaíra River between the cities of Seville and Alcalá. The faculty members joining this activity include Anita Berrizbeitia and Pablo Pérez Ramos from Harvard GSD, as well as Ramón Pico, Javier Terrados, Francisco Montero and Javier López from ETSAS.
PRÁCTICA’s cofounder Jaime Daroca is invited by Taller E at the Technical School of Architecture of Seville to join their Studio review session as a critic for their final project. Students will present their proposals for a cultural center in the city's historic quarter.
We are pleased to announce that one of PRÁCTICA’s cofounders, Jaime Daroca, will be attending the ALICE Studio Midterm Review as a guest critic at the EPFL in Lausanne. Students will present their projects for the ROOMS exercise, which will be the source for a montage in the HOUSE 2 – COUNTER CITY installation at the end of May 2017 in Zurich.
PRÁCTICA’s cofounders Jaime Daroca and José Ramón Sierra are invited by María González and Juanjo López de la Cruz from Sol89 to join their Studio review session as critics and to give a lecture on housing and interstitial public spaces at ETSAS.
Practica's cofounder, José Mayoral, was selected as one of the curators that will lead the next Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 'Dialogos Impostergables' in Valparaiso, Chile.The team was selected by the College of Architects of Chile (CA) in collaboration with the Association of Office Architects(AOA) and the Network of Schools of Architecture in Chile.
PRÁCTICA is glad to announce that its cofounders, Jaime Daroca, Jose Mayoral and José Ramón Sierra, will be teaching Studio at the Academy of Arts University School of Architecture in San Francisco during the 2017 Spring semester.
PRACTICA's cofounder, José Mayoral, has published the book 'Planning for Conservation: Looking at Agra' with Rahul Mehrotra, Harvard GSD professor, and Vineet Diwadkar. This volume presents the research and speculations produced by graduate students and the Loeb Fellows at Harvard Graduate School of Design by looking at possibilities for the city of Agra in India and the agency of design between Architecture, Critical Conservation, Urban Planning & Design, and Landscape Architecture in heritage conservation, economic development, and the planning of medium-sized South Asian cities.
‘Ephemeral Urbanism: Cities in Constant Flux’ compiles research from the ‘Research Project on the Ephemeral City’ which started with the ambition of understanding and framing the idea that nonpermanent configurations of the urban are a legitimate and productive category within discourse on cities.
Through this publication PRACTICA’s cofounder José Mayoral, along with Rahul Mehrotra and Felipe Vera, unveils an overview of hundreds of cases organized by taxonomy, depicting settlements and configurations that are constructed with an expiration date.
A studio proposed by Practica's cofounder, José Mayoral, with Felipe Vera, was chosen as the winning entry for a competition from the Catholic University of Chile. The competition was organized to select a workshop for the second semester of the 2016 academic year.
The Ephemeral Urbanism Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale gathers hundreds of cases that put forward the notion that the Ephemeral is a productive category within the larger discourse on urbanism and an essential element within the imagination of the urban.
PRACTICA’s cofounder, José Mayoral, actively engaged in the installation of the pavilion as one of the designers and as the research team leader.