Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdeferro: Microclimates, Microcosms
Department of Architecture Fall 2014 Lecture Series
In 2003 Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdeferro founded the office bosch.capdeferro arquitectures in their hometown of Girona, Spain. Their professional activity has progressed in parallel to teaching in Barcelona, Zurich, Girona, and Ithaca, drawing from the fields of theory and research to the development of design and construction processes. They conceive the project as a concave and inclusive experience, capable of harmoniously integrating through an open process all diverse agents and facts that configure it. In 2011 they received the Emerging Architect Special Mention of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, Mies Van Der Rohe Award. In 2012 they were selected to participate at the XIII Architecture Venice Biennial, Common Ground, as participants of the exhibition Vogadors — Architectural Rowers, Catalan, and Balearic Threads — Hard Materiality for a Permeable Architecture. Their work has travelled to several European cities as part of the exhibitions Sensitive Matter: Young Catalan Architects and Constructing Europe: 25 years of Architecture.
In addition to the office's work in progress, they are currently curators of Hipòthesis D'Arquitectura, a debate series about intrinsic topics of the profession. Bosch and Capdeferro are graduate architects from Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona, UPC–BarcelonaTech. Capdeferro followed the courses of the masters in landscape architecture from Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona.