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, Chicago, USA. Founded his own architectural firm in 2000.

Since 2007, he has divided his time between his professional practice and lecturing in architecture as an Associate Professor at the Madrid Campus for the Architecture School of Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (UPSAM). His work has received numerous international and national prizes and awards, including 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 2011and in 2014,

Award from the Madrid Architects Association COAM in 2009 and 2005, the EXPOSYNERGY A.Prize in 2010 and the ULI Europe Award in 2004.

He has lectured on the issue of waste and possible solutions 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.

TEAM

The firm works as a team of highly-qualified international 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.


 

ASSOCIATED ARCHITECT:

MÓNICA DOMÍNGUEZ

ARCHITECTS

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

STUDENTS

SANDRA BERNALTE
ÁNGEL BRAVO
GUILHERME MORAIS
JUAN CARLOS SÁIZ
PALOMA SANZ

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER

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

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

BEATRIZ LOMBAO

ENGINEERING CONSULTING

IBERPORT, S.L. (ALBERTO AZCÓN)
MARÍA CONCEPCIÓN PÉREZ
CARMEN CASTRO
JOSÉ RAMÓN ESPADA
OSCAR GARCÍA
ROESMA, S.L. (ROBERTO SÁNCHEZ)
MECANISMO, S.L. (JUAN REY)

BUILDING SERVICES CONSULTING

MAPROING, S.L. (MARIO ABAJ0)
JG INGENIEROS (EMILIO GONZÁLEZ)
SOLVENTA INGENIEROS CONSULTORES (VICENTE ERGUIDO)
INTEGRA INGENIEROS, S.L. (RUBÉN MORENO)

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

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

PARTNER OFFICE

Since 2013 we are associated with INGENNUS URBAN CONSULTING to consolidate our international presence and face new projects in Latin America. In this way, we increase our efficiency to provide professional services for our clients.

INGENNUS URBAN CONSULTING
www.ingennus.com/es/