Filters of Light and Gaze

Focus - The on-going research on architectural filters started in 2005 and continues today, after the milestone of the Doctoral Dissertation in May 2014 at the School of Architecture of Madrid - ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid - UPM, awarded Summa Cum Laude.



Production - After multiple lectures and articles, a compilatory book is currently in progress.


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Matter and Perception

Focus - This on-going research stems from the core exploration on filters, and focuses on the active role of matter in the perceptive experience of space, and the ways this interaction defines the character of the place.

Production - A number of seminars have led to the homonymous exhibition at the  School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

An article and an exhibition are currently under preparation.


Memory, Time, and Identity

Focus - Connected or disconnected from the notions of matter and perception, the aspects of memory and time are critical in the understanding of the local and the production of the identity of a place.




Production - An article and an exhibition are currently under preparation.




Magnetized Spaces

Focus - This research explores the relevance of urban voids that host the memory of the contemporary city. These voids are generally connected with citizen's expression, forms of culture, and ultimately, with different forms of tourism, of which everyday tourism becomes a specific aspect of the exploration.

With Prof. Mara Sánchez Llorens

Production - A series of articles have been published, and a book is under development.

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Cartography of Creative Processes

Focus - This research focuses on aspects of emotion and creation in two parallel figures: Josef Albers (1888-1976) and Mathias Goeritz (1915-1990). Five points organize the study: travel, landscape, matter, emotion, and Mexico.

With Prof. Mara Sánchez Llorens

Production - The on-going research has produced an exhibition at the School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.


Awarded: New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA) research grant.

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Architectural Practice

Focus - This on-going research develops a thinking / discussion platform on the different forms of approach to architectural design. Such intimate reflection is collected in the form of essays that are then compiled periodically. These books offer a unique view that celebrates a triple approach, research, teaching, and practice, in each of the offices that collaborate with the collection.

With Daniel Gimeno

Production - The complete series will have between 5 and 10 books, with an intended compilatory final volume that will conclude the sequence. Volumes IV and V are currently in progress.