Sanahuja & Partners
Name of study:
Sanahuja & Partners
Valencia, Castellón e Ibiza.
sanahuja&partners is a collective of architects with offices in the cities of Valencia, Castellón and Ibiza, and international partners in Latin America directed by the architect Jaimie Sanahuja.
Their work encompasses both public and private works, with participation in tenders, specialising mainly in single family housing and in rehabilitation.
The methodology of their work and design is based on Mediterranean culture, a geographical area where much of the works constructed by the group can be found. Special emphasis is given to the project’s location and environment, both urban and landscape, or to the existing housing stock of a rehabilitation intervention, as well as the best possible use of natural daylight, the first sustainability principle of the architectural proposals.
The spaces designed are functional and warm, using natural textures and materials, mainly of stone and wood.
Bio Chief Designer:
Jaime Sanahuja. Directing architect. He is an architect who graduated from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Valencia since 1982 (ETSAV). He is the director of the architectural firm sanahuja&partners, and has been combining his professional activity with teaching work since 2006, as an associate teacher in the Department of Architectural Projects of ETSAV, and with his research work into Modern Spanish Architecture.
Emilio Cubillos. Associate Architect. Architect for ETSAV since 1999.
Mar Nadal. Associate Architect. Architect for ETSAV since 2000.
Carlos Perles. Is an architect and town planner for FAAP of São Paulo, Brazil, since 2001.
Manager and coordinator of projects in Brazil.
Juan Trilles. Collaborating Architect. Architect for ETSAV since 2007.
Name of exhibition space:
Description of the exhibition space:
This is a about the abstraction of space “to live”, a use that is always present in architecture. Included in the proposal is a table for eating and/or working, a fireplace and a TV screen, items always present in domestic “living” spaces, although in the proposal, changing the scale could also remedy the front area of a larger space for multi-use spaces: hall, hotel lobby, waiting rooms, etc.
The plasticity of the chosen materials of stone and wood is maximised, as it is for classical materials which contrast with the compositional modernity of the stand, with mosaic lines from L’Antic Colonial, the inspiration of the concept. The warmth of the wood is in harmony with the stone material in a design which has used the lighting in order to complete the geometry and offers the possibility of creating different atmospheres within the same space.
Materials used in the space:
- Stone mosaic: Lines Safary Modul Brown
- Stone tiles: Kayac Classico
- Natural wood flooring from Manhattan Madison