ISRAEL ALBA
architecture can

The world is changing, and so are we.

We know that architecture can change things. It can trigger growth, can teach, can empower, can improve, can solve… and our team takes this on board as our underlying conviction. We have cleaned up our brand simply to convey this vision of our work.

Behind us is the perhaps somewhat obtuse“ESTUDIOAF”. We are now adopting the leitmotif “architecture can” on israelalba.com. With this slight tweak, we have a statement that can convey various messages when spoken (architecture can change/teach/grow etc). But it also works visually. Close your eyes and it can conjure up the image of an architecture can, a can that contains, conserves, rotates, opens and fills up with our projects.

We believe in an architecture that makes things possible; an architecture that fluidly overcomes engineering, environmental and human challenges; an architecture that opens doors and turns problems into opportunities. Architecture should not make problems; it must help to solve them. Many of us believe in this kind of architecture. We aim at a skill set that does not renounce the artistic dimension but incorporates it as part of the enhancement process.

We want to share this with those who feel the same and with those who will accompany us along this ambitious journey to make lives better and add to our environment through an architecture that makes things possible. Capability Architecture Notion. You can rely on us to continue doing what needs to be done. We can.

Israel Alba. Architecture can change.

Israel Alba

Ph.D. Architect and academic. He obtained his Ph.D. in Architecture Summa Cum Laude in 2015 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM). Scholarship from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, USA. Founded his own architectural firm in 2000.

Certified PASSIVHAS Designer since 2018.

Member of the Board of Directors of the COAM between june 2019 and july 2020.

Since 2018 is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC). Since 2016 is a Guest Lecturer at the School of Architecture of the State University of New York (SUNY). Between 2007 and 2017 was an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture of the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Madrid Campus (UPSAM). His work has received numerous international and national prizes and awards, including First Prize COAM Award 2020, COAM Award 2020, 2018, 2009 and 2005, NAN Award 2019, MATCOAM Sustainability Award 2018, Architizer A+ Award in 2017, XBIAU in 2016,

AZ Awards in 2014, PID Global Awards in 2013, Europe 40 under 40 in 2011, the Philippe Rotthier European Prize for Architecture in 2011 and in 2014, the EXPOSYNERGY A.Prize in 2010 and the ULI Europe Award in 2004.

He has lectured in Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Mexico and Spain, and has been invited to sit on architectural juries for competitions. His work has been exhibited and published in national and international specialist media.

His PhD Dissertation was included in the Spanish Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2018.

TEAM

The firm works as a team of highly-qualified architects seeking imaginative, responsible solutions to the needs of a changing society as they emerge. Its experts encompass significant technical know-how, but the practice never loses sight of the interaction between human, social and cultural aspects of architecture. Its philosophy recognises that design cannot exist in a vacuum. Any sustainable response towards humankind’s needs and environment must be based on a genuine understanding of the latest technology and techniques in architecture as well as in environmental engineering and landscaping. This is the only way that architectural design can help society to become more energy-efficient and economically sustainable.

The expertise in projects of the firm ranges in scale from the design of interiors to the design of large residential and industrial complexes and represents almost the complete spectrum of building types: waste treatment plants, residential housing, corporate headquarters, shopping centres, laboratories, sports complexes, educational institutions, administrative and institutional offices, industrial buildings, cultural centres, etc. We also offer consultancy services in waste management and energy optimisation as well as technical research projects.


 

TEAM

MARGARITA GALIANA
IRENE GONZÁLEZ
RAQUEL HERRERO
JAVIER MARTÍNEZ
JULIO LUIS

SINCE 2000

ARÁNZAZU ÁLVAREZ
BÁRBARA BELLOSO
JOSÉ MARÍA CRISTÓBAL
REMEDIOS CRUZ
MAITANE DÍAZ
MÓNICA DOMÍNGUEZ
CHRISTIAN FINK
JUAN GARCÍA
TERESA GOYARROLA
ANDRÉS INFANTES
LAIA LAFUENTE
REYES LEÓN
ANDREA MAGÁN
ALEXANDRA MARIN
ANA MARTÍN
SARA MARTÍN
PEDRO MAGRO
ENRIQUE MEDINA
SAMIR M´HAMDI
JUAN NEVADO
JAVIER NUÑO
ZINA PETRIKOVA
OSCAR REDONDO
RUBÉN RIVERA
LAURA ROJO
SANDRA RONCAL
FERNANDO SANZ
BELÉN SERRATS
ELENA SIMÓN
INES STEUBER
JOSÉ LUIS TEIXEIRA
LAURA TORRES
JAVIER TRAVER
SOFIE TROCH
JORGE VALSECA
JUAN YRUELA

STUDENTS

ALBERTO ANES
LORENA ANGELINA
SANDRA BERNALTE
ÁNGEL BRAVO
AITOR FLORES
GUILHERME MORAIS
MARTA PRUDENCIO
JUAN CARLOS SÁIZ
CARMEN SÁNCHEZ
PALOMA SANZ

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER

JOSÉ MARÍA HERNÁNDEZ
OLGA LÓPEZ
CARLOS MARTÍNEZ
ENRIQUE GIL
MARIA LUISA SÁNCHEZ
RAFAEL VALÍN

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

BEATRIZ LOMBAO

ENGINEERING CONSULTING

CARMEN CASTRO
JOSÉ RAMÓN ESPADA
OSCAR GARCÍA
IBERPORT, S.L.
MECANISMO, S.L.
ROESMA, S.L.
AGB INGENIERÍA, S.L.
FEHCOR

BUILDING SERVICES CONSULTING

GERSAN INGENIERIA, S.L.P.
INTEGRA INGENIEROS, S.L.
JG INGENIEROS
MAPROING, S.L.
SOLVENTA INGENIEROS, S.L.P.
AGB INGENIERÍA, S.L.
eadAT INGENIEROS, S.L.
VALLADARES

MODEL MAKER

JOSE LUIS ALCOCEBA

PHOTOGRAPHS

JESÚS GRANADA
IMAGEN SUBLIMINAL / MIGUEL DE GUZMÁN
PEDRO LOPEZ
EDUARDO SANCHEZ

COMPUTER GRAPHICS

SANTIAGO RIVERA
MANUEL ÁLVAREZ-MONTESERÍN
IGNACIO ÁLVAREZ-MONTESERÍN
NEOGRAMA
ARQUITECTIVA
CARLOS SERRANO
GUSTAVO TORALES
SOLSTIZ

GEOTECHNICAL STUDIES

ICAES, S.A. (VICTOR GARCIA)
LABORATORIO GEOCONTROL, S.L.

COMMUNICATION

AGENCIA SOPA
AMAYA FLORES

SOCIOLOGIST

CLEMENTE FLORES

AUDIOVISUAL

IMAGEN SUBLIMINAL / MIGUEL DE GUZMÁN
DIEGO HURTADO DE MENDOZA