Vora Arquitectura

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About Vora Arquitectura

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Vora ArquitecturaOur approach to design and the building process is both abstract and material. We are interested in reduction and materiality as a response to present challenges. We are also interested in traces and signs of the past as the remains of memory and their impact on collective identities.

Vora Arquitectura is an architecture studio located in Barcelona since 2000. It is lead by Pere Buil and Toni Riba, both graduated from ETSAB in 2000.

Until 2010, Jordi Fornells co-directed the office from Lisbon.

We work on building and urban design projects of different scales and typologies. Our built works have received several awards and have been published in architectural magazines all over the world.

We combine our professional work with teaching, curating and cultural activism.

Pere Buil
Barcelona, 1973. Graduated from ETSAB, 2000. Studied in FAUTL Lisboa, 1996

Co-founder and lead architect of Vora Arquitectura since 2000.

Currently teaching project design at ETSALS (URL,Barcelona). Teacher at the Taller Vertical Workshop at ESARQ (UIC,Barcelona) in 2010 and 2012. Former assistant professor at the Masters Program in BIArch (Barcelona) in 2010-11. Member of various academic juries in catalan universities.

Member of “aproximacions” collective (trad. approximations, or approaches), editing a quarterly fanzine on urban intervention proposals. Co-curator of “Estacions Transformadores” talks in 2008-2010 and “Sensitive Matter: Young Catalan Architects”, exhibition displayed in Lisbon, Coruña, Berlin and Barcelona between 2010-2012.

Participated in the Prospective Committee for the Strategic Metrpolitan Plan ofBarcelona(transfer architectures subcommittee) in 2009-2010