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Manuel Jimenez Garcia graduated in Architecture from the European University of Madrid, he holds a masters in Architecture + Urbanism (AADRL) from Architectural Association and a masters in Design and Computer modeling from CICE new technologies professional school. He has worked as an architect for the offices of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Minimaforms, Amid(cero9) and Naja & deOstos, participating actively in multiple international recognised projects.
Manuel is currently Programme Director at the Architectural Association’s Visiting School in Madrid (AAVSM). He is also Course Master of Research Cluster 4 at the MArch Graduate Architectural Design (GAD) and Unit Master of MArch Unit 19, both at The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL)(London); he is co-curator of the Bartlett Computational Plexus and has taught and run workshops at Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory (AADRL) (London), Polytechnic University of Architecture (Madrid), European University Madrid and L’École Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris).
Manuel Jimenez is a registered Architect at the ARB Architects Registration Board. He is the co-founder of Ctrl+M and madMdesign, an architecture practice based in London. His work has been featured widely in Acadia 2012 (San Francisco), Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (London), X Bienal Española de Arquitectura (Spain), and Rethinking the Human in Technology Driven Architecture 2011 (Crete).
José Luis Esteban Penelas is an Architect and Urban Designer at the School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid; Ph.D. Doctored at the European School of Architecture, European University of Madrid; obtained the Grant for Research towards a Doctorate in Architecture in the Department of Architectural Projects at the Polytechnic School of Architecture (1986-1989). Has been Professor at the School of Architecture of Madrid , Polytechnic University (1989-2002); has been Architect Director of Projects and Urban Design of Madrid Council (1989-1998).
In 1992 he established his own office of Architecture and Urbanism in Madrid (Spain), “PENELAS ARCHITECTS”. His projects and his work have been internationally published, having received numerous national and international awards. He has been lecturing and attending juries worldwide (Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Valencia, Beijing, Seoul, Tongji University Shanghai, Tsing Hua University Beijing, Berlin, Bogotá, Genoa, Paris, Milan, Trento, London, USA , Mexico, among others). Author of numerous books, writings and articles; highlighting “Architectures XXI Century” (2007), “Building the Future City” (2009) and “Super-places. Inter-media spaces” (2007).
He is presently Chair Professor of Architectonics Projects at the School of Architecture (European University of Madrid) (1998-20012) and Professor at the Master of Landscape of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1989-2007). Founder and director of the investigation Group AIR LAB (Advanced Architecture International Research Laboratory) of the European University.
Christina Dahdaleh is a passionate and enthusiastic Designer. She has graduated recently from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL- London) with a Masters in Architecture, under the teaching of Nannette Jackowski and Ricardo de Ostos. She also holds a first class honours in Bachelor Degree in Architecture from the Kent School of Architecture, 2012.
She is currently working at MadMDesign (UK) as a member of the research team, collaborating on the development of a flexible 3d printed pavilion, as well as a series of digitally manufactured furniture pieces. Christina has also previously worked in several well renowned architecture offices; RTKL (UK), Guy Holloway architects (UK), Faris and Faris Architects (Jordan) and Jaafar Toukan Architecture (Jordan). She was involved in the production and designing for international clients based in the Middle East, South East Asia and Europe.
Vicente Soler graduated in Architecture from the European University of Madrid. He works and consults as a specialist in digital generative design modelling. He has worked with several offices, including Amid(cero9), participating in multiple internationally recognized projects. He has been a guest speaker on lectures at the University of San Sebastian, San Pablo CEU University and at the COAMU (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Murcia). Since 2009 he runs a digital workshop that is part of the DIP 5 unit course at the AA School of Architecture. He was a teacher at the KIMU workshop at the University of San Sebastian and has been teaching the Grasshopper software at several academies and offices. He is the co-founder of the Spaceoid academy in Madrid that specializes in software for architectural design.
Seiichi Suzuki Erazo is a Japanese/Ecuadorian architect graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE). He holds a master degree in Advanced Architecture with mention in Digital Tectonics from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC, Barcelona) and a master degree in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF, Barcelona).
He is also a trained Digital Project designer by Gehry Technologies (Paris) and a Kuka certified robot programmer. Since 2014, Seiichi is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) under the supervision of Prof. Jan Knippers with a research focused on the exploration of interactive numerical simulations for form-finding textile hybrid structures.
He was supporting the development of ICD/ITKE research pavilion 2014-2015 and he is currently teaching the Form and Structure seminar at the Integrative Technology and Architectural Design master program (ITECH) at the University of Stuttgart.
Pedro Pablo Arroyo Alba was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1969. He is currently Director of CA-Group Architecture and Urban Planning, Shanghai, China. Trained as architect, engineer and urban planner. He has obtained a PhD in Architecture by The Polytechnics University of Madrid, Spain, and a PhD in Engineering by The University of Tokyo, Japan. Post-Doctorate Researcher in Science & Technology for the European Commission. Visiting Researcher at the National University of Cordoba, Argentina, and the University College London, Great Britain. He has lectured and taught a number of Architecture workshops in Italy, Germany, Thailand, Korea, Japan and China. His architecture and urban designs have received several national and international awards, and have been exhibited and published worldwide. His first public project in China, the Pucang Pedestrian Bridge in Qingpu, has been awarded in the X Spanish Architecture Biennale organized by the Architects Association of Spain as one of the 34 best buildings of the last two years designed by a Spanish architect worldwide. He is the correspondent in China of the magazine Pasajes de Arquitectura y Crítica and is also frequent collaborator of other prestigious international publications.
Roberto Garcia Velez is graduated in Architecture from the European University of Madrid (UEM) and he holds a master in Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association (AADRL), London. PhD candidate at the Polytechnic University of Alicante (UA), focus on self-organization and material computation.
Roberto Garcia Velez is currently associate at RGN Architecture Office leading projects in different countries such us Uruguay, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, Argelia, Guinea-Bissau, and United Kingdom. He is co-founder of Ctrl+M and lof design, an architecture practice based in Spain. He has been lecturing and attending juries in various universities in Europe His work has been featured widely in ‘Acadia 2012‘(San Francisco), ‘Royal Academy Summer Exhibition‘(London) or ‘Rethinking the Human in Technology Driven Architecture 2011‘ (Crete).
Christopher Pierce studied at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and gained a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Among his recent publications are essays on OMA,
‘From Bauhaus to Our House to Koolhaas: The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and Modern American Culture’; Cloud 9, ‘Seven-year Itch: Another Note from Empuriabrava; and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, ‘Threes a Crowd. He formed Mis-Architecture with Chris Matthews in 2000. He currently runs a diploma unit and is the visiting school director at the Architectural Association.