by Editorial Gustavo Gili | 2011 may 12
In recognition of the ‘work over the past century in publishing and the promotion of art, design, architecture and culture across the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America’, Editorial Gustavo Gili has been awarded the Special Jury Prize in the 2011 FAD Awards for Thought and Criticism. Furthermore, the Land&Scape series, overseen by Daniela Colafranceschi, has received a special mention from the jury.
2G 56 Ábalos+Sentkiewicz: Multimedia presentation of four works and projects by Ábalos+Sentkiewicz with an introduction by Andrés Besomi
by Editorial Gustavo Gili | 2011 may 10
In a precarious environmental context, in which the building industry heads the ranking of activities with the highest carbon footprint (even over and above others, such as transport), sustainability has become the new buzzword on the international architecture scene. As often happens in such cases, the market has beaten theory to the chase and a shift has taken place which, in the words of Iñaki Ábalos, describes a swing between romantic, low-tech origins and a “technocratic”, high-tech conception.
Immersed in this context and conscious of this shift, Ábalos+Sentkiewicz's work—on the theoretical, technical and aesthetic level—seeks to shed light on the rules of the game and put the architect in his rightful place: “Only if a genuine aesthetic discussion takes place, if there is a concept of beauty tied to sustainability, can the latter be of interest to architecture in any non-circumstantial way and can any meaningful response to it be formulated” (Iñaki Ábalos).
The work that Ábalos+Sentkiewicz have been carrying out since 2006 aims to contribute to this debate by postulating as a solution an interplay of trinomials—an algebraic equation comprising three terms connected by plus or minus signs—which could be summed up as follows: technical rigour + formal complexity (architecture + landscape + environment), a trinomial within a trinomial.
by Editorial Gustavo Gili | 2011 may 05
Since it first appeared in 1997, 2G has made an international name for itself as a quality magazine of great prestige. Its careful selection of architects, rigorous editorial standards and thoughtful, attractive design are the basic ingredients that have contributed to 2G's global standing.
Building on this success, Spring 2011 will see the launch of a revamped 2G. Each issue will have an extra 32 pages (giving a total of 176 pp.), allowing for more in-depth analysis, as well as more information on featured works and projects, more illustrations, and more detailed data.
by Editorial Gustavo Gili | 2011 may 03
The architect Iñaki Ábalos (Ábalos+Sentkiewicz) will give a lecture on Wednesday May 11 at 20 h in the BIArch (Barcelona Institute of Architecture).