to unfold architecture is what sets us apart, a way of working, a road to the essence of things, a finish, to teach and to become aware, to put particularities on center stage…
The magazine Arquitectura Viva, Stan Allen defines the work of Mansilla and Tuñón ‘conversational’.
“In the first level, this reflects a simple fact, the work of a team. With one person it’s easy to fall personal obsessions. With two or more, you have a conversation. And a good conversation needs an exchange of history, intellectual curiosity, and rules of compromise”.
Este proceso está en el origen de la oficina, cinco socios principales, cinco modos de aproximación, cinco curiosidades,… pero llenos de coincidencias y de matices que generan una singularidad natural en nuestra obra. Y ahí en esa singularidad es donde encontramos el baKpak de nuestra arquitectura.
Like a fundamental part of the diatribe that we work in, the program to us is the main tool.
“We use the program like a transformable reality and a liberator that enables the arrival through unexpected routes.”
Architecture that unfolds through this transformation from the ordinary is made specific and particular, converting buildings into the containers of relationships and makers of the city.
It is the representation of an idea or a process. It is both a source and an ending. A tool that helps us to get closer to the project and to capture the essence. A path leading towards clarity and in a way to the “surprise”.
“Weniger, aber beser”
Es un modo de desplegar conceptos, historia, contexto, cultura,…
Architecture as life is an open system continuously evolving, for that reason our architecture from conception seeks to generate a precise rules.
“We generate a field in which freedom and order can appear in a coherent and coincidental manner.”
This way of doing things enables us to free the form and conscious evolution of the character’s appearance.
It is a responsibility and part of the office’s work. Being sustainable involved resources optimization. We understand sustainability as a mix in two directions: passive sustainability, through our design, and active sustainability.
“It is our effort to strike a balance between being self sufficient, the resources used and the time of use.”
As architects we always work so that people can inhabit and be sensitive to the reality that happend in the spaces they inhabit.
“So what moved me? Everything. The things themselves, the people, the air, noises, sound, colours, material presences, textures, forms too.”
All this exerts influence in the way we feel and live architecture. We create for this moments to be intensified.