24 April 2018
Since the beginning and throughout twenty years, my architecture studio has been a space for reflection and action that’s born from a “tireless hope” of a better future. This lecture is going to focus on reinforced concrete as one of the experimental fields that I’ve worked on. This research work started in 1996 with the restoration of Manantiales, the most symbolic work of Félix Candela and goes from the design of the structure as a key factor in the formalisation of the architecture, passing through the possibilities of the industry to the actual concern about the environment and sustainability. To reduce the consumption of material and energy is not just an economic advantage but an ethic need.
Elisa Valero is a Full Professor of Architectural Projects at the University of Granada. She is author of the book Light in Architecture, the Intangible Material. RIBA. London 2015, and Director of The Research Group: Urban Recycling, Efficient Housing RNM 90. She received a special mention in the ARCVISION Prizeand was a finalist in the XI Biennale of Spanish Architecture.