1962 Born in Munich, Germany
1981 Abitur in Düsseldorf
1983-85 Diploma in cabinet-making and design at the “Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood”
1985-90 Architectural studies at the “Architectural Association” in London, England. Graduated as qualified Architect AA.RIBA)
1991 - Practices as an architect in Barcelona.
building and exhibitions
-Curator of the Architecture Week, ARQUINSET 2014, for FAD in the DHUB, Barcelona.
-Curator and designer of the exhibition “THE PANORAMIC LIFE”, gallery Knust & Kunz, Munich.
-Design of the permanent exhibition “DRESSING THE BODY” in the DHUB museum , Glories, Barcelona
-Exhibition and lecture "Modern Ruins" as part of the seminar " URBAN PLANNERS IN A NEW CONTEXT”, by AVNAU and EKOS , Bilbao
-“Paisaje Spa” for the IV architectural and urban planning symposium “TURISM AND TERRITORY”, the Mola fortress, Menorca
-Curator of the Architecture Week, ARQUINSET 2013, for FAD in the DHUB, Barcelona.
-Curating and exhibiton design, “RUINAS MODERNAS” “RUINAS MODERNAS”. Fomento de las Artes, Plaza de los Angeles, Barcelona.
-Curating and exhibiton design, “RUINAS MODERNAS” for the ICO Foundation Museum, Madrid.
-Curating and exhibiton design, “MODERN RUINS, A TOPOGRAPHY OF PROFIT” for the AEDES Gallery, Berlín.
Single family house: Hidden House, Cretas, Aragón
Refurbishment and new exhibition design for the ethnological museum of the Montseny “La Gabella”, Arbúcies.
-Museum project “house of Languages”, Can Ricart, with the Foundation Barcelona Media for Linguamon, Barcelona
-Refurbishment of the retractible observation dome of the FABRA OBSERVATORY, Barcelona
-Exhibition design “EL COS VESTIT” for the Textile Museum, Pedralbes Palace, Barcelona
-Design of the exterior spaces and exhibition area in the FABRA OBSERVATORY,Barcelona
-Exhibition design for " NAVEGANTES DEL SIGLO XXI " in the Maritime Museum for Barcelona Activa, City of Barcelona
-Exhibition design for " CATALAN CULTURE SINGULAR AND UNIVERSAL ", with Gustavo Gili for the Frankfurt Book fair
-Exhibition design "BARCELONA SENSATIONS" in the Forum for the ICUB and BSM, Barcelona
-Restaurant "THE VERONICA 2", Rambla of Raval, Barcelona
-"THE CELÁQUEO GLOBE", a competition proposal for the “Barcelona World Race” icon.
-Project for a single family house in Cretas, Aragon
-Refurbishment of the of Gerda Henkel Stiftung headquarters, Düsseldorf
-"VASAVA" store, Barcelona
-Project for a single family house in Gandesa, Terra Alta
-COAC stand for Construmat fair with Joan Pons Forment.
-Exhibition space, shop and office for “Vasava”, Barcelona.
-Design of a Railway fence for FGC (Catalan railway) in Sarria, Barcelona.
-Exhibition design “XIAN WARRIORS” with Joan Pons Forment for the Forum 2004.
-Exhibition design for“PLACE”, Vasava in the CCCB.
-Museografic design for the Olympic Museum, Barcelona.
-Single-family house design in Bascara.
-Project for “Veronica 2” restaurant, Barcelona.
-Exhibition design “PRESONS DE FRANCO”(Franco’s prisons) for the History of Catalunya Museum (National Cultural Heritage Award Ricardo Vinyes, Manel Risques).
-Installation of “LA BOSSASONA”, Christmas lights for Barnacentre with Francesc Llorca, artist (FAD award for installation and exhibitions/ FAD award of Jury opinion).
-Single-family house in Tordera. (Winner of the Triennial Architectural Award of the Mareseme and finalist in the FAD Architectural Awards.
-Exhibition design “TIRAN(I)A” for the CCCB.
-Exhibition design “COSMOPOLIS-BORGES AND BUENOS AIRES” for the CCCB. (Barcelona City Design Award / finalist FAD awards ephemeral spaces).
-Office for “Vasava Artworks” on Travesera de Gracia, Barcelona.
-Installation “LIGHT ON THE NET” by Fujihata for “La Caixa” Foundation.
-Exhibition design “NATURE’S TREASURES” for the Cultural Institute in the Zoological Museum, Barcelona.
-Participation in the exhibition “SOLITUDE IN THE CITY” as curator of “postcards from Barcelona”, with G. Gili, MACBA.
-Exhibition design of “WWW.MYCITY.COM" for the CCCB.
-Curator and designer of “THE CITIZEN’S CITY” exhibition with Gustavo Gili, CCCB.
-Extension and reopening of restaurant "La Veronica", Bcn.
-Exhibition design “DIGITAL SHOWROOM" for the CCCB.
-Exhibition design "COMPOUND FUTURE" for the Virreina, Cultural Institute Barcelona.
-Exhibition design "JOURNEY TO THE MOON" by Frederic Amat for Llorca in the CCCB.
-Installation "GLASS BOX” for “Primavera de Diseño”, Bcn.
-Restaurant “La Veronica”, in Avinyo, Barcelona
-Participation in the UIA as curator and architect of “HOME SWEET HOME” exhibition with Gustavo Gili, Eulalia Coma, Amy Lelyveld, Niall O´Flynn. Cathedral Square, Barcelona (FAD award, AIA award.
-Refurbishment of the “Knust” residence in Munich, Germany
-Single-family house design in Montseny.
-Exhibition design of “SONNENSTAND” at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington and the Chicago Arts Institute, United States.
-Exhibition design of “NOT SO SIMPLE” exhibition, Furniture fair, Cologne.
-Refurbishment of an antique dealer’s house and shop project with Carlos Nicolau, architect.
-Exhibition design of “NOT SO SIMPLE” for the“Primavera de Diseño”, Barcelona.
-Single family house design Kilbeggan, Ireland.
-Exhibition design of “SONNENSTAND” in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
-Refurbishment of a building in the old quarter of Barcelona.
-Refurbishment of an apartment in Amigó Street with Conxita Balcells, architect.
-Exhibition design of “SONNENSTAND” at the Wittrock Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany.
-Bookshop in Castellbisbal with Conxita Balcells, architect.
-Furniture collection for SCP in London with Konstantin Grcic, Industrial designer.
-Refurbishment of an apartment in Montbau with Conxita Balcells, architect.
-Single-family house in New Paltz, United States, with Amy Lelyveld, architect.
Author of the book “MODERN RUINS, A TOPOGRAPHY OF PROFIT” Publisher Àmbit.
Author of the book "ART & ARCHITECTURE - NEW AFFINITIES" Publisher Gustavo Gili.
The instant obsolescence of the peripheries
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla.
“WELCOME TO THE PANORAMIC LIFE”
TURISM AND TERRITORY, IV architectural and urban planning symposium in the Mola fortress, Menorca
“URBANISTS IN A NEW CONTEXT“, IX urban seminar, COAN y EKOS, Bilbao.
“Modern Ruins” lecture and discussion .
LISTEN, THINK, DISCUSS AND BUILD, Lecture series at the Universidad de Girona
“RUINAS MODERNAS” presentation and discussion with Dr. Joan Nogué,
VACANT LAND OR LANDSCAPE? , Urban Debate Club, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
“LANDSCAPE AS MERCHANDISE”
Book presentation “MODERN RUINS, A TOPOGRAPHY OF PROFIT” with Francesc Muñoz y Pedro Azara at the CCCB, Barcelona
Curator of the Architecture Week, ARQUINSET 2014, for FAD in the DHUB, Barcelona.
Curator for the Architecture Week , ARQUINSET 2013, FAD.
2000 - 2003
Coordinator of “URBAN STRATEGIES COUNCIL” for Barcelona’s mayor, Joan Clos.
Coordinator of the “QUALITY COMMISSIONS” for the chief architect of Barcelona, Josep A. Acebillo.
Director of the “GERDA HENKEL STIFTUNG”, Historic Science Foundation in Düsseldorf, Germany.
-Finalist of the 5th “Salóni de Arquitectura Interior” award for the exhibition “XIAN WARRIORS”.
-Selected for the EPHEMERAL SPACES FAD AWARD for the exhibition “XIAN WARRIORS”.
-Winner of the TRIENNIAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD OF THE MARESME for the house “CAN REI” in Tordera.
-Winner of the NATIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE AWARD for the exhibition “ FRANCO’S PRISONS” (Ricardo Vinyes, Manel Risques).
-Winner of the FAD AWARD FOR EPHEMERAL SPACES for the Installation “LA BOSSASONA” with Francesc Llorca, artist.
-Winner of the JURY OPINION PRIZE OF THE 2004 FAD AWARDS for the Christmas setting “LA BOSSASONA” together with Francesc Llorca, artist.
-Winner of the “CITY OF BARCELONA AWARD 2002 in DESIGN” for the exhibition design “COSMOPOLIS- BORGES AND BUENOS AIRES” for the CCCB.
-Finalist for the FAD AWARD FOR EPHEMERAL SPACES for the exhibition design of the “COSMOPOLIS- BORGES AND BUENOS AIRES”.
-Finalist for the FAD ARCHITECT AWARD for “CAN REI”, house in Tordera.
-Selected for the FAD EPHEMERAL SPACES AWARD for the exhibition design of “WWW.MYCITY.COM" in the CCCB.
-Selected for the FAD EPHEMERAL SPACES AWARD for the installation "GLASS BOX" for the "Primavera de Diseño”.
-Winner of the FAD EPHEMERAL SPACES AWARD for "HOME SWEET HOME"
-Winner of the AIA AWARD (American Institute of Architects) for "HOME SWEET HOME".
-Winner of the architectural competition “TREATMENT OF DIVIDING WALLS” in Málaga, with Conxita Balcells and Monica Recoder, architects.