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SelgasCano
SelgasCano
nationality: spanish
Güecho 27-SC
28023 Madrid - Spain [España]
Tel: +39.4913076481
www.selgascano.net
José Selgas

* Madrid, Spain [España], 1965
nationality: spanish
Lucía Cano

* Madrid, Spain [España], 1965
nationality: spanish
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
 
 
José Selgas and Lucía Cano established SelgasCano in Madrid, Spain, in 1998. Both born in Madrid in 1965, Selgas and Cano studied architecture at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid and graduated in 1992. After graduating, Selgas worked with Francesco Venezia in Naples, winning the Rome Prize from Academia Española de Bellas Artes de Roma in 1997-1998. Cano worked with renowned Spanish architect Julio Cano Lasso and was a member of the studio until 2001.

SelgasCano’s work is characterised by a use of synthetic materials and new technologies, often rarely applied to architecture. Taking inspiration from Luis Barragan and Richard Rogers, the architects use distinctive colours and references to nature throughout their designs. To date, their belief that architecture is secondary to nature informs their nature and climatology design course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the architects’work on the Educational and Medical Pavilion in Turkana, Kenya.

SelgasCano studio has completed the majority of its buildings in Spain through a diverse range of commissions, including Silicon House, Madrid (2007); Office in the Woods, Madrid (2009); El ‘B’. Cartagena Auditorium and Congress Centre, Cartagena (2011); and Mérida Factory, Mérida (2011). In 2014 the architects’ completed the complete refurbishment of Second Home, London (2015) and current projects include Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre, Cáceres; ‘Pip’ House, Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles; the renovation of Texas Square in Oranjestad, Aruba; and ‘La Canaria’ House, Mount Washington, Los Angeles. SelgasCano’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Artand the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; GA Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Design Museum, London; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney; and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. In 2012 the architects exhibited in the Spanish Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Biennale, Venice, as part of SPAINLab. In 2013 they won the Kunstpreis (Art prize) awarded by the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin and were pronounced 'Architects of the Year' by the German Design Council.
BUILDINGS
 
2014 - 2015
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
2002 - 2011
El 'B' [El Batel]
Spain [España] » Cartagena
2006 - 2011
Fábrica de Movimiento Juvenil de Mérida
Spain [España] » Mérida
2007 - 2008
Oficina SelgasCano
Spain [España] » Madrid
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El Croquis 171, 2014 [Selgascano 2003 2013. Vacilante naturaleza / Shambling nature]
 
 
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