Banco Sabadell Space
At a time of transformation for bank branches, here, as an experimental proposal, we created a space as a place to work and to meet. Open but active. Private when necessary.
Lecture: Present Times. Practising Architecture during COVID
Josep Lluís Mateo will be reflecting on the practice of architecture in the present times...
El temblor de la arquitectura
Todos los seres humanos sentimos la arquitectura. Este sentimiento –que es una auténtica pulsión– forma parte de nuestra naturaleza.
Reflexionar sobre el futuro, desde una situación tan dura como la que vivimos, se presta a transitar por todo tipo de caminos no atractivos.
Building something represents an effort in relation to a project, to an idea.
Guided visit to Banc Sabadell Company HUB
Through large windows, the space opens up to its surroundings, the city...
BOOK REVIEW: CRÍTICA DE CHOQUE (SHOCK CRITICISM)
The book describes the contemporary cultural landscape, a time when communication and criticism come face to face with new issues such as fake news...
Montpellier, First Stone. 21 March 2019
The tradition of celebrating the start of work on a building is a reminder that our profession starts with ideas but is necessarily formalised with matter.
The dream of the Metropolis is constructed in the subsoil
Text by Josep Lluís Mateo, for Marcel Meili, Markus Peter 1987 – 2008. Zurich, 2008
“Unveiled Affinities: Quaderns in Europe”
“Unveiled Affinities: Quaderns in Europe” highlights Josep Lluís Mateo’s contribution as editor of the magazine Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme (1981-1990)...
“The First House…” cycle of dialogues, featuring Josep Lluís Mateo
Next Wednesday 16 January, Josep Lluís Mateo will be taking part in the cycle “The First House..."
Sustainability and Architecture: Office Building in Cornellà
A classic pattern of office building. It consists in a sequence of surface areas around a courtyard with single entrance. General atrium of the complex.
Toulouse 2030: Designing the City of Tomorrow
The dwellings designed by Josep Lluís Mateo in Toulouse will form part of the exhibition Toulouse 2030
Island, desert, mountain: architecture degree zero
Architecture – that prosthesis sometimes necessary for survival – is presented in its initial condition. As degree zero.
The relationship between architecture and landscape in environments of extreme topography.
Establishing links between the desert and architecture entails imagining an object facing its antagonist...
The Film of Bayonne, Entrée de Ville. France.
Bayonne revisited one year later.
Le Bon Sauvage. A Contemporary Architect’s Status
The imaginary of the profession of architect has historically seen the emergence of various paradigms...
THE VALUES OF ARCHITECTURE – Josep Lluís Mateo
Preparatory notes for an oral intervention in the closing session of the Architects’ Congress of Catalonia...
Islands, finite, enclosed spaces: the limit as condition and presence, as unifying moment.
Nature + Architecture
AHO, Oslo School of Architecture, 11/05/17
The art of the model maker. Report by betevé (Barcelona Television) at Mateo Arquitectura
Report by the culture programme Àrtic, shown by betevé...
About my work
My work speaks of places that I transform and continue...
Aftermath. Architecture beyond Architects – Venice Architecture Biennale
Aftermath. Architecture beyond Architects...
TRANSFER: a new Global Architecture Platform
Transfer is a new independent digital editorial project based on the production and transmission of architectural knowledge...
References = Books
“People ask me what my references are ...”
Materials #2: Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall
Two parallel surfaces organize what used to be an empty space without weighing it down...
BCN architecture guide by Josep Lluís Mateo
A personal guide is not scientific; it’s about sharing information and experiences...
Josep Lluís Mateo at the Harvard GSD: On housing
On February 2, Josep Lluís Mateo gave a lecture entitled “On housing”...
Urban Filters #2
“We are interested in the surface, but we like to see it in relation to the volume..."
Josep Lluís Mateo answers to an old student
Action (because the project is a proposition to act, to do something) is the product of synthetic thinking...
Museums: #4 Kunsthaus Zürich extension
We were to continue constructing the front that is the plaza, as the empty space currently...
Exhibition: Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art
Theater Objects: A Stage for Architecture and Art features works by, between others, Josep Lluís Mateo...
Earth, Water, Air, Fire. The Four Elements and Architecture Today
Whereas in our recent past the paradigm by which architecture was measured was the city...
“Panta Rhei”, an exhibition of Mateo Arquitectura
Exhibiting, presenting things in public, always means addressing time...
The earth is our support, our base, the root that will, eventually, allow us to fly. To speak of the earth requires us...