Group X

Group X | Department of Architecture | School of Arts, Design and Architecture | Aalto University

Research projects
>Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale (2014-2018)
Location: UE
Description: Questioning the urban scales and the co-creation of the city, Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale is a project gathering 12 European partners, led by Cité du design Saint-Étienne, within the framework of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Project leader: Cité du design, Saint-Étienne [FR]
Partners: Culture Lab, Brussels [BE]; Bilbao-Bizkaia Design & Creativity Council (BEAZ), Bilbao [ES]; Association of Estonian Designers, Tallinn [EST]; FH Joanneum, Graz [AT]; Association Design Week Belgrade (BDW), Belgrade [RS]; The Castle Cieszyn Design Centre, Cieszyn [PL]; Clear Village, London [UK]; Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS), Ljubljana [SI]; Aalto University, Helsinki [FI]; Pro Materia, Brussels [BE]; Politecnico di Milano, Milan [IT]
Funding: Project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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>School as a Service (SaaS)
Project leaders: Aalto University and City of Espoo, Finland

>WikiHouseLab EU. Digital infrastructure for an open source, distributed housing industry
Project leader: University of the Arts London, United Kingdom

>VINCENT. The XXI Century Grand Tour
Project leader: Politecnico di Torino, Italy


PhD

Normalizing Utopia. A Project of Systematization of Regulations on Social Housing
PhD in Advanced Architectural Design, Department of Architectural Design (DPA)
School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
PhD supervisor: Prof. Juan Herreros, Chair Professor at ETSAM and Permanent Professor at Columbia University in New York

Research stay at ETH Zurich, ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE (Centre for Research on Architecture, Society & the Built Environment). Supervisor: Prof. Dietmar Eberle
Pre-defence of doctoral thesis on May 8th, 2014. Committee: Federico Soriano, Jesús Ulargui, Francisco Arqués (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).
International pre-examiners: Josep Lluís Mateo (ETH Zurich), Francisco González de Canales (AA London)
Defence of doctoral thesis on September 24th, 2014. Committee: Xavier Monteys (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Federico Soriano (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), José Morales (Universidad de Sevilla), Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez (Universidad CEU San Pablo Madrid), Lluís Ortega (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Qualification: Excellent Cum Laude, PhD with International Mention

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Other PhDs

International pre-examiner of doctoral thesis (2017)
Title: The Life In-Between. Neighbourhood Unit of El Taray. Segovia, 1962-1964
Author: Esperanza M. Campaña Barquero
Supervisor: Carmen Espegel
Department of Architectural Design (DPA). School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

International pre-examiner of doctoral thesis (2017)
Title: The Fold in Architecture. History, Concept and Morphology of Folding Patterns in Architecture
Author: Pablo Miguel de Souza Sánchez
Supervisors: Rafael García, Juan Bordes
Department of Architectural Composition. ETSAM. UPM

International pre-examiner of doctoral thesis (2016)
Title: Preferring to Do (Almost) Nothing in Architecture: Postproduction through Four Actively Lazy Declinations
Author: José Manuel López Ujaque
Supervisor: Federico Soriano
DPA. ETSAM. UPM

International pre-examiner of doctoral thesis (2016)
Title: The Housing Project as a Laboratory of Strategies for Sejima and Nishizawa from 1987 to 2010
Author: Pedro García Martínez
Supervisors: Javier Maroto, Pedro Feduchi
DPA. ETSAM. UPM

International pre-examiner of doctoral thesis (2015)
Title: Intellectual Management of Communication Practices in Architecture. S,M,L,XL: the Big Event
Author: Verónica Meléndez Valoria
Supervisor: Federico Soriano
DPA. ETSAM. UPM


HipoTesis

b10+n architects

Monographs and editions

Hipo 5 “Futurable Presents, Presentable Futures” (2017, in process, editor-in-chief with Francisco G. Triviño and Katerina Psegiannaki)
HipoTesis Numbered Issues. HipoTesis Platform

Hipo 4 “Exceptional Exceptions” (2016, editor-in-chief with Francisco G. Triviño and Katerina Psegiannaki)
HipoTesis Numbered Issues. HipoTesis Platform

Hipo 3 “Chronotopic Practices” (2015, editor-in-chief with Francisco G. Triviño and Katerina Psegiannaki)
HipoTesis Numbered Issues. HipoTesis Platform

Hipo 2 “Disobedient Pedagogy” (2014, editor-in-chief with Francisco G. Triviño and Katerina Psegiannaki)
HipoTesis Numbered Issues. HipoTesis Platform

Normalizing Utopia. A Project of Systematization of Regulations on Social Housing (2014, author)
Department of Architectural Design (DPA). School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Hipo 1 “About Hands” (2013, editor-in-chief with Francisco G. Triviño and Katerina Psegiannaki)
HipoTesis Numbered Issues. HipoTesis Platform


Articles, chapters of books and conference papers or posters

X-ing Disciplines from Architecture. The Case of Aalto ARTS (2016)
Colección JIDA. Textos de Arquitectura, Docencia e Innovación 3 JIDA Conference
School of Architecture of Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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X-ing Disciplines from Architecture. The Case of Aalto ARTS (2015)
International Conference on Teaching Innovation JIDA’15 JIDA Conference
School of Architecture of Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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Round Trip from Cell to City. A Methodological Approach to Collective Housing Project (2014)
I International Conference on Architectural Design & Criticism critic|all
Department of Architectural Design, School of Architecture of Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Huts and Shelters. From Domestic Low-Tech to the Making of the Contemporary Fellow (2013)
International Conference on Construction Research. Housing: past, present and future
Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science, Madrid

The System as a Place. Three Collectivization Strategies of the Contemporary Domestic Space (2013)
“proyecto, progreso, arquitectura” magazine, no. 9 “Habitat and Habitation”
Department of Architectural Design, School of Architecture of Sevilla, Secretariat of Publications, Universidad de Sevilla
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HipoTesis in Track 4 “Ser viajero, no viajante” (2012)
Music for Chameleons. The Black Album of the Cultural Sustainability
Trànsit Projectes, Barcelona-Madrid

HipoTesis in “Spanish Collectives” (2012)
Arquitectura Viva, no. 145, Madrid

Spices in Spaces (2010)
HipoTesis Alphabetical Issues, Hipo A
HipoTesis Platform, Madrid

42 Social Housing in Barajas Expansion, Madrid (2009)
Conference “Hybridization and Cross-culturality in the Contemporary Habitation. The Andalusian Territory as a Receptive Matrix”
Universidad de Granada

Domestic Space and Regulations. Towards a New Methodolgy on Social Housing Project (2009)
Conference “Hybridization and Cross-culturality in the Contemporary Habitation. The Andalusian Territory as a Receptive Matrix”
Universidad de Granada

“Plata y Castañar” Area (2007)
Collective Housing: A Manual
Actar Publishers, Barcelona

Dwellings in Barrio de Salamanca (2007)
Collective Housing: A Manual
Actar Publishers, Barcelona

Architectural Scape Devices, ASCAD (2007)
Collective Housing: A Manual
Actar Publishers, Barcelona

248 Small Dwellings (2007)
Collective Housing: A Manual
Actar Publishers, Barcelona

Dense Architecture (2007)
Collective Housing: A Manual
Actar Publishers, Barcelona

Modular Hybrid-Niture (2007)
Collective Housing: A Manual
Actar Publishers, Barcelona


Lectures, lessons and presentations

An introduction to Aalto Campus Development (2017)
Presentation at East Meet West. Sino-Finnish Design Dialogue: Design Driven Social Innovation
Design Museum, Helsinki (Finland)

School as a Service in Aalto City (2017)
Presentation at Mid-Autumn Festival 2017
Hanaholmen Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, Espoo (Finland)

School as a Service (2017)
Presentation at NET Forum Finland 2017
Wanha Satama, Helsinki (Finland)

Incipient Practice (2017)
Lecture at The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture
Knowles Building (HKU), Hong Kong

Mitä jos… Academic Perspective for Otaniemi’s Campus Development (2016)
Presentation in unconference “Toimitilapäivät”, ACRE Aalto University Campus & Real Estate
Minerva-tori, University of Helsinki (Finland)

Buildings as Service Platforms (2016)
Lecture in Kiinko Real Estate Education, PGP Post Graduate Programme
Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki (Finland)

School as a Service. Learning as Service Innovation (2016)
Presentation in Laine experimental school
Otaniemi, Espoo (Finland)

Inhabiting the Future. Architectural Principles for Managing Complexity (2016)
Teaching sample for the position of Lecturer in Architectural Principles
Department of Architecture, Aalto University, Otaniemi, Espoo (Finland)

Labs for Learners (2015)
Presentation and Final Review at JOT-Flexible Learning Places seminar
Urban Mill, Aalto University, Otaniemi, Espoo (Finland)

How to Do a PhD and Not Die Trying (2015)
Talk at Landscape Architecture and Research course, Prof. Juanjo Galán
Department of Architecture, Aalto University, Otaniemi, Espoo (Finland)

Architecture in Suspension. Disruptive Practices within the State of Exception (2015)
Presentation of paper at 7th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research in Finland ATUT 2015
Department of Architecture, Aalto University, Otaniemi, Espoo (Finland)

X-ing Disciplines from Architecture. The Case of Aalto ARTS (2015)
Presentation of paper and debate at International Conference on Teaching Innovation JIDA’15
School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

Spain is Different. On Spanish Contemporary Architecture (2015)
Lecture at Department of Architecture, Basics and Theory of Architecture, Prof. Mikko Heikkinen
Aalto University, Otaniemi, Espoo (Finland)

Research in Switzerland. Myths and Realities (2014)
Lecture and round table at XI International Madrid Architecture Week
Professional Association of Architects of Madrid (COAM)

Systems of Collectivization: Tesis vs. HipoTesis (2014)
Lecture at Brown Bag Lunch presentations, ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich)

Huts and Shelters. From Domestic Low-Tech to the Making of the Contemporary Fellow (2013)
Presentation of paper at International Conference on Construction Research. Housing: past, present and future
Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science, Madrid

Rethinking Boundaries: 42 Social Housing in Barajas Expansion, Madrid (2013)
Lecture and guest critic at Design Project II and IV
Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid

Rethinking Boundaries: 42 Social Housing in Barajas Expansion, Madrid (2013)
Lecture at VIII Master of Architecture in Collective Housing MCH
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

HipoTesis Platform (2012)
Lecture at Professional Meetings in Cultural Management “Pública 12”, 10×10 PÚBLICA
Fundación Contemporánea and Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid

HipoTesis. Doubt in Question (2011)
“Crea Futuros 03” meetings, Track 4 “Ser viajeros, no viajantes”
Trànsit Projectes, CAMON Space, Madrid

HipoTesis Platform (2011)
Lecture in course “Interactions between Sculpture and Architecture”
Faculty of Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Professional publications

Aalto Festival 2015 – Final Works (2016)
arquia/próxima 2016: FUTURO IMPERFECTO, V Edition (2014-15)
Fundación Arquia, arquia/próxima program for young architects, Barcelona

HipoTesis Block∣Buster (Ed.) (2016)
arquia/próxima 2016: FUTURO IMPERFECTO, V Edition (2014-15)
Fundación Arquia, arquia/próxima program for young architects, Barcelona

Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid (2011)
V Architectural Awards Enor Elevators
Enor Elevators Group, Vigo

Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid (2011)
VIII Architectural Awards in Castilla y León
Council of Architects of León (COAL) and Council of Architects of Castilla y León Este (COACyLE), Valladolid

42 Social Housing in Barajas Expansion, Madrid (2010)
Panorama Architecture no. 5
Future Arquitecturas, Madrid

Commerce and Cultural Centre in León (2009)
ViA arquitectura
Council of Architects of Comunidad Valenciana, Papeles de Arquitectura, Alicante

Commerce and Cultural Centre in León (2008)
Possible Architectures
Universidad de Valladolid


Exhibitions

Human Cities/Helsinki (2017)
Content producer in collective exhibition “Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Helsinki”
Dipoli building and Department of Architecture, Otaniemi campus, Espoo, Finland

HipoTesis Numbered Issues and HipoTesis Block∣Buster (Ed.) (2017)
Exhibition “Alternativas/Alternatives”, 13th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (BEAU)
Niemeyer Center, Avilés

Human Cities/Public Spaces for Local Life (2017)
Content producer in collective exhibition “Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Ljubljana”
Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS), Ljubljana, Slovenia

HipoTesis Numbered Issues and HipoTesis Block∣Buster (Ed.) (2017)
Exhibition “Alternativas/Alternatives”, 13th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (BEAU)
Barcelona Building Construmat, Barcelona

Future Media Center to Aalto Campus (2017)
Exhibition designer and producer, Aalto Festival 2017
Aalto University, Undergraduate Centre, Beta Space, Otakaari 1X, Otaniemi campus, Espoo, Finland

Human Cities/Experience (2017)
Content producer in collective exhibition “Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Saint-Étienne”
10e Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne, France

Human Cities/Sharing Cloud (2017)
Content producer in collective exhibition “Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Kragujevac”
Belgrade Design Week, Kragujevac, Serbia

HipoTesis Numbered Issues and HipoTesis Block∣Buster (Ed.) (2016)
Exhibition “Alternativas/Alternatives”, 13th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (BEAU)
Palacio de Carlos V, Alhambra, Granada

HipoTesis Block∣Buster (Ed.) (2016)
Exhibition FAD Awards of Architecture and Interior Design (Fomento de las Artes Decorativas)
Museu del Disenny, Barcelona

Dance House Helsinki (2016)
Exhibition designer and producer
Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland

Human Cities/Labs for Learners & New Learning Environments (2016)
Content producer in collective exhibition “Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Milano”
BASE Milano, Milan Design Week, Italy

Final Works – Architecture Exhibition (2015)
Exhibition designer and producer, Aalto Festival 2015
Aalto University, Otakaari 1, Otaniemi campus, Espoo, Finland

42 Social Housing in Barajas Expansion, Madrid (2014)
Exhibition “Parenthesis. Our First Work”
COAM Architecture Foundation, Madrid

Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid (2011)
Exhibition “From Architects. Competitions”
Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art Patio Herreriano, Valladolid

Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid (2011)
V Architectural Awards Enor Elevators
Caixanova Cultural Centre, Vigo

Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid (2011)
VIII Architectural Awards in Castilla y León
Exhibition Room in “Rector Tejerina” Building, Museum of Universidad de Valladolid (MUVa)

42 Social Housing in Barajas Expansion, Madrid (2010)
Exhibition “Loading Madrid 2010”
III International Conference in Architecture CONSTRUTEC COAM, Madrid

Commerce and Cultural Centre in León (2009)
Exhibition “Possible Architectures”
Cathedral of Palencia

Commerce and Cultural Centre in León (2009)
Exhibition “Possible Architectures”
Council of Architects of León (COAL)

Commerce and Cultural Centre in León (2009)
Exhibition “Possible Architectures”
Centre for Exhibitions and Conferences “Lienzo Norte” in Ávila

Commerce and Cultural Centre in León (2009)
Exhibition “Possible Architectures”
Palacio Episcopal in Salamanca

Commerce and Cultural Centre in León (2009)
Exhibition “Possible Architectures”
Exhibitions Room of Palacio de la Alhóndiga in Zamora

Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid (2009)
Exhibition “My Favourite Work”
Conference of Architects in Spain 2009, Valencia

Commerce and Cultural Centre in León (2009)
Exhibition “Possible Architectures”
Museum of Universidad de Valladolid (MUVa), Palacio de Santa Cruz

Master of Architecture in Collective Housing MCH (2007)
Exhibition of works
School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Commerce and Cultural Centre in León (2007)
Exhibition “PFC Final Thesis”
Cultural Foundation of Council of Architects in León (FUNCOAL)


Awards and scholarships

FAD Award Thought and Critique [ex aequo] (2016)
HipoTesis Block∣Buster (Ed.)
FAD Awards of Architecture and Interior Design (Fomento de las Artes Decorativas)

Award in XIII BEAU in “Research, Dissemination, Digital publications/Blogs” (2016)
HipoTesis Numbered Issues (Ed.)
XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU)

Award in XIII BEAU in “Research, Dissemination, Books/Magazines” (2016)
HipoTesis Block∣Buster (Ed.)
XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU)

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars and Artists (2013)
Visiting Researcher at EHT Wohnforum – ETH CASE (Centre for Research on Architecture, Society & the Built Environment), ETH Zurich
Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), Swiss Confederation

Shortlisted in VIII BIAU in “Other Supports” (2012)
HipoTesis Platform
VIII Latin American Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning (BIAU), Cádiz

Runner-up in competition for built works (2012)
Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid
VI NAN Awards of Architecture and Construction, Madrid

Runner-up in competition for built works (2012)
42 Social Housing in Barajas Expansion, Madrid
VI NAN Awards of Architecture and Construction, Madrid

Runner-up in competition for built works (2011)
Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid
V NAN Awards of Architecture and Construction, Madrid

Runner-up in competition for built works (2011)
42 Social Housing in Barajas Expansion, Madrid
V NAN Awards of Architecture and Construction, Madrid

Second prize in competition for built works (2011)
Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid
VIII Architectural Awards in Castilla y León, Valladolid

Runner-up in competition for built works (2011)
Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid
V Architectural Awards Enor Elevators, Vigo

Shortlisted in competition for built works (2009)
Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid
“Experience/Future” competition, Higher Council of Associations of Architects in Spain (CSCAE)

Runner-up in competition for architectural ideas (2006)
Project in Rute, Córdoba
j5 Competition for Young Architects in Andalusia, Junta de Andalucía

First prize in competition for architectural ideas (2005)
Municipal Civic Centre in Boecillo, Valladolid
City Council of Boecillo

Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies (2005)
Master of Architecture in Collective Housing, DPA, ETSAM, UPM
“la Caixa” Foundation, Barcelona

Special Mention in PFC-04 competition for Final Thesis (2005)
Commerce and Cultural Centre in León
ViA arquitectura magazine, Alicante

COIE Scholarship for Internships (2003)
Universidad de Valladolid

Erasmus Scholarship for Students Mobility in Europe (2001)
National Technical University of Athens (Greece)
Universidad de Valladolid

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