F451 Arquitectura


Film Director: F451 Arquitectura

Producer: F451 Arquitectura

Year: 2010

Location: Barcelona


F451 Arquitectura

Santiago Ibarra Oriol
Antoni Montes Boada
Lluís Ortega Cerdà
Xavier Osarte i Salvany
Esther Segura Folch

Site: http://www.f451arquitectura.com
Email: f541@f541arquitectura.com
Country: Spain
Tel: +34 933175819


Iñaki Abalos, Albert Ferré, Teresa Gali, Michael Meredith, Ciro Najle, Moisés Puente, Manuel Rui Sanches, Alejandro Zaera-Polo talk about the work of the past 10 years of F451 Arquitectura.


F451 Arquitectura was founded in 2000. Since it was created, our company has carried out professional projects on a national and international scale, working with a range of different scenarios, clients and programs. As a result of having lived in several countries during this period, (Spain, Austria, the UK and US), and the multiple activities of the members of the office, we have initiated a way of working that can continuously reset itself by re-configuring teams to meet the requirements of each commission. The complexity and expansiveness of this way of working have mixed hyper-local scenarios with constrained economic, normative, and cultural frameworks – like what is found in Spain – with global, generic, and intensely speculative ones, like Ordos for Ai WeiWei or the Tel Aviv Museum. This wide range of experiences has encouraged us to develop forms to expand our self awareness as a professional practice and heighten our self-criticism in regards to a working discipline. Some of the operative formats that the office has explored include; the use of protocols to deal with varying technological and conceptual contexts, the development of systems of feedback to enable the exchangeability of information among members of the teams without compromising the consistency of the design, the construction of internal catalogs of know-how for increasing the economy of design processes while allowing room for innovation, the identification and management of flexible hierarchies within strategies to enable the precise deployment of architectural effects and as a way of assuring the robustness of the projects within contexts characterized by the lack of control.