Adrià Goula on Architecture and Photography
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We can say that most of architecture photos of buildings do not include any people. What are your thoughts about including people in your photos? Is it important to photograph a building in use, or by itself?
What have been your most exciting and challenging architecture photography projects?
Many architecture theorists and a lot of people think that contemporary architecture is designed in order to be well photographed. Doing this work, do you have this feeling of buildings that are not designed to serve specific needs but are rather iconic and self-promoting?
What is the difference between seeing a picture of a building or a place and visiting the building or place yourself? How does architectural photography explore the relationship between the perception of space and the experience of space?
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Adrià Goula Sardà (Barcelona, 1973) is formed in the School of Architecture in Barcelona where he obtained a degree in architecture in 2000 and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in 2007.
He works as an architect in various offices in Barcelona (Enric Miralles (EMBT) and Coll-Leclerc arquitectos, etc..) and Paris (Yves Lion architectes et urbanistes) and in 2005 founded his own firm “aH! arquitectura” together with Helen Silvy-Leligois.Alongside professional start in photography of architecture, which will become its main activity. In this area, performs work for renowned architects locally and internationally (Yves Lion, Josep Mias, Josep Lluis Mateo, Eduard Bru, Vicente Guallart, Fermin Vazquez (b720 architects), Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores, etc.), and to various public and private institutions (City of Barcelona, Barcelona Metropolitan Area (MMAMB) Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona (CCCB), Musée des Monuments Français, Aéroports de Catalunya, Escofet, etc..)
Has published several monographic books: “On building of Josep Lluis Mateo” (Ed. Actar), “b720″ (TC quadernos), ” Ciutat Vella de Barcelona: memòria urbà d’un proces” (Ed. Criteria) and “Barceloneta Market of Josep Mias “(Ed. Actar) and has collaborated with multiple books and magazines, national and international (Arquitectura Viva, Domus, Abitare, Quaderns, AMC, Frame, On diseño, Arquitectura y Diseño, C3, Detail, etc …). He has also been a professor of photography at the Escola Sert in Barcelona, has participated in several worksohops and has lectured at various universities and schools.He also develops a personal photo work beyond the architecture, that have been exposed individually in Paris (“NY” in Salón de Torigny, November 2003), Bordeaux (“Murs” in June 2009 and “Vietnam” in April 2011 in Atélier Dartois) and Barcelona (“NY” in June 2004 and “De-Construcción” in June 2010 in the Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya). Currently he’s preparing an exhibition at the Gallery Kowasa in Barcelona for September 2012. He has also a published book of his personal work “De-Construcción” by Fundación Esteyco in November 2009.