On the 24th of February 2022 , in Mons, architect Ángel Borrego Cubero gave a lecture addressed to the students of the Faculté d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme de l’Université de Mons, of the Service de Génie Architectural et Urbain de la Faculté Polytechnique and of the École Supérieure des Arts-Arts2.
Alongside the lecture, there were also several screenings of “The Competition”, the documentary film on competitions of architecture made by Borrego.
The lecture and the screenings, were part of “Jeudi Archi“, an event organised by the Université de Mons, l’Ordre des Architectes de la Province de Hainaut and Plaza Arthouse de Mons.
Jaume Prat Ortells reviews our project “La Vallita Mágica” in his section at Diario16 newspaper: “El mobiliario urbano, que se podría instalar fácilmente, segrega una parte del espacio público para los niños únicamente durante el rato que éstos lo necesitan. Este elemento es perfectible y puede adosarse a una fachada para crear una especie de patio inglés para los centros educativos más pequeños, o para los pequeños patios de servicio. OSS, el estudio de Ángel Borrego, ha decidido bautizar este invento como La Vallita Mágica. La gestión es sencilla: conseguir que, en el caso de Madrid, el Ayuntamiento y la Comunidad, titulares los unos del espacio público y los otros de las escuelas, se pongan de acuerdo. El espacio no queda privatizado, sino segregado en horas de recreo y equipado con un nuevo mobiliario urbano el resto del tiempo.”
“Urban Space Station. An advanced greenhouse to make urban life better”, a project by Angel Borrego Cubero and Natalie Jeremijenko, is a shortlisted project at the XIV Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (XIV BEAU).
Urban Space Station (USS), a project by Angel Borrego Cubero and Natalie Jeremijenko is part of the exhibition “HINCHABLES, La Galería. Arquitectura, Arte y Diseño español”, an eclectic collection of projects of different scales, with different objectives, made from different parts of the world by Spanish authors throughout the 21st century with a common denominator: The use of air as a structural key, theme and generating element. The exhibition opens on November 16, at the Architecture Centre Las Arquerías de los Nuevos Ministerios in Madrid and has been curated by Carmen Blasco, Carmelo Rodríguez Cedillo, Ángela Gayol, ESPACIO LANUBE, Luis de LaMadrid. A catalog edited by Con Arquitectura, accompanies the exhibition.
Starting today, November 2, 2017 through March 4, 2018, the video installation `Exposición Vigilada´ (Surveilled Exhibition) by Ángel Borrego Cubero can be seen at Centro de Arte y Naturaleza – CDAN (National Museum of Art and Nature), in Huesca. Here you can listen to Ángel developing about his video art work.
In 2014 we won the 1st COAM Prize for The Competition and in 2015 we won the COAM Prize with Special Mention by Factoría Cultural Madrid. The COAM Awards are given annually by the Architects Association from Madrid and are among the most important architecture awards in Spain. Thanks to these two awards, we now participate in the exhibition and catalog “COAM Award for Contemporary Architecture of Madrid 2005 – 2016”. It opens tomorrow, September 29, 13: 30h, at the COAM in Madrid with the presence of Yves Saint-Geours, Ambassador of France in Spain, Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid, Jose Maria Ezquiaga, Dean of the COAM, Edgar Gonzalez, Curator of the exhibition.
Justo Isasi, Professor at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid: “We architects think in lines, that is, musicians think in notes, painters in colors and those who who write think in arguments. But we, almost inevitably, have to think of lines. So this lesson is mostly about Intelligence and Imagination. And for that, we have to make lines … ”
This is the first episode of a series of 6 videos titled “Pensar a rayas/ Thinking in lines”. It is an initiative by Angel Borrego Cubero and produced voluntarily and non-profit by OSS in collaboration with ETSAM. The series will be disseminated with the collaboration of Plataforma Arquitectura and Archdaily.
The entry “Mensaje en una botella” (Message in a bottle) by Office for Strategic Spaces won the 4th Prize in the competition for the upcoming Espacio Mahou, organized by Mahou San Miguel with the collaboration of the Architects’ Association from Madrid (COAM). Out of 160 entries, 5 offices only were selected as finalists to go to the second stage of the competition, Office for Strategic Spaces – OSS being one of the five.
Credits. A project by Office for Strategic Spaces/ Author: Ángel Borrego Cubero/ Architecture Team: Ana Isabel Alonso, Pablo Fernández Cueto, Belén Relloso/ Consultants: Xavier Aguilo – BAC (structure), Alex Ivancic- Aiguasol (sustainability)
Jesús Cerezo – Envolventes Arquitectónicas (glass)