We are a small practice that operates between architecture, research and academia. Driven by specific themes and passing fascinations, the office aims to challenge disciplinary conventions in order to explore alternative realities beyond those driven by the market. Thus, we use space, objects, words, and images as research tools to produce architectural discourse. The office is currently based in Barcelona and was founded in 2022.

Laura Solsona is an architect and urban designer. She studied at Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC-ETSAB) and Technische Universität of Berlin (TUBerlin), where she graduated with a MSc in Architecture. From 2015 to 2018, she collaborated with the catalan studio Jornet Llop Pastor arquitectes, where she was involved in urban planning and landscape design projects in different cities in Spain and France. After that, she moved to Australia and worked at Aspect Studios, leading projects in landscape and urban design in Sydney, from 2018 to 2021. She taught at the University of Technology Sydney in 2019 and participated in several design reviews.

Eduard Fernàndez is an architect and educator. He studied at Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC-ETSAB) and Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto (FAUP), where he graduated with an MSc in Architecture. From 2014 to 2021, he worked in different architecture practices in Barcelona and Sydney, and collaborated with cultural institutions such as Fostering Arts and Design (FAD), Arquitectes per l’Arquitectura (AxA), Catalan Board of Architects (COAC), Barcelona City Council, and Casa da Arquitectura. In academia, he was a Research Assistant at the UPC Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning, and more recently a Teaching Associate at Monash University in Melbourne and the University of Technology Sydney, leading several design studios from 2018 to 2021.


2023, Curatorship
1st Young Architecture Biennial of Catalonia
Organization: Agrupació Joves Arquitectes de Catalunya (AJAC), Centre Obert d’Arquitectura, Catalan Board of Architects (COAC)

2023, 1st Prize
Can Trinxet, l’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Organization: Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona

2023, Finalist
51 social housing dwellings in Figueres, Girona
Organization: Institut Català del Sòl, Generalitat de Catalunya

2022-23, Fellowship
European Comission (EU)
Organization: LINA Platform, Creative Europe

2022, 2nd Prize
Community Centre, Ripollet, Girona, Spain
Organization: Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona

2022, Honourable Mention
Learning Centre, Chivonguene, Mozambique
Organization: Kurandza NGO

2021, 2nd Prize
Levanger, Norway
Organization: Europan 16

2019, Honourable Mention
Saint Kilda Pier, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Organization: Saint Kilda Council


Their work has been published in several architectural platforms such as afaasia, ArchitectureAU, architectuul and HISE magazine.


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