Pep Avilés is a historian, architect, and educator currently finishing his doctoral degree at Princeton University. He holds a diploma in Architecture and a Masters degree in the history and theory of art and architecture from the School of Architecture in Barcelona (Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona – U.P.C.), and a Master in Arts from Princeton University. He also studied at the Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan in Stockholm and as Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. Avilés taught previously at Princeton University, Columbia University, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and the Barcelona Institute of Architecture where he was appointed Head of Graduate Studies to design, coordinate and supervise the Master’s curriculum. He is the 2012 recipient of the Collection Research Grant at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal and the 2012-2013 Harold W. Dodds Fellow at Princeton University.
His dissertation, Rhetoric Matters: Media, History, Ornament (1932-1961), explores the transformation of building matter following the impact of medias of production and reproduction. His academic work has been published in journals such as Footprint, San Rocco, Volume, Abitare, Quaderns d’Architectura i Urbanisme among others, and presented at conferences at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York, the School of Architecture and Urbanism in Sao Paolo (FAUS), the Université de Montréal, and the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. He is the editor of the Spanish translation of Sigfried Ebeling’s Der Raum als Membran (1926) and a contributor to the book The Other Architect (2015), edited by Giovanna Borasi.
Avilés is also the co-founder of The Fautory, a collaborative architecture platform that investigates and interrogates the social, political, and material conditions of architecture within the urban context. The Fautory is currently working in projects in Spain, United States, Chile, and Austria.
View Pep Avilés' CV here.
Projects & Links
House Upstate New York
House in Micheldorf
Housing Development in As
Portes de Collserola
El Espacio Como Membrana
Sigfried Ebeling, El Espacio Como Membrana
with an essay by Spyros Papapetros
Edited by Pep Avilés
The Other Architect
The Other Architect
With texts by Florencia Alvarez, Pep Avilés, Greg Barton, Samuel Dodd, Isabelle Doucet, Ole W. Fischer, Anna Foppiano, Kim Förster, Owen Hatherley, Larissa Harris, Alison B. Hirsch, Douglas Moffat, Whitney Moon, Pierluigi Nicolin, Kayoko Ota, Panayiota Pyla, Angela Rui, Deane Simpson, Johanne Sloan, Molly Wright Steenson, Rebecca Taylor, and Mirko Zardini.
Edited by Giovanna Borasi
Studio House: Critical Review
F451 Studio House review by Pep Avilés