SMD | Some More Design | Arquitectes
SMD is the architecture and design office that Alba Armengol Gasull and Oriol Carrasco started in 2009, after finishing their architecture studies. Currently, SMD | Some More Design office is located in Barcelona.
This two young architects declare theirselves as researchers about new materials and new ways to use the old ones, thinking always in creating new ways of conceibing spaces and architecure, as they develop projects. This is the main reason why they decide to open their own office: just to have time to research and implement those research in real life work about design and architecture. As Authorized Rhino trainers, they were in the founding group, along with Medio Design of the first European Rhino Fablab in 2011.
Actually, the core office of SMD is composed by
Alba Armengol Gasull | CoFounder / email@example.com
Alba graduated from architecture on 2009 at the EsArq UIC, Barcelona. After some time working on architecture offices got graduated from Advanced Design and Digital Architecure on 2011, from Elisava. She is interested in generative designs and also how can this design be implemented in an environmental friendly process. Also, the knowledge of computing allows her to design one step ahead and take profit of a digital fabrication process.
Oriol Carrasco | CoFounder / firstname.lastname@example.org
Oriol graduated from architecture on 2009 at the EsArq UIC, Barcelona and got graduated from Advanced Design and Digital Architecure on 2010, from Elisava. Declares himself fully interested on how to build/fabricate/prefabricate what you see in a computer screen as well he intends on working with material behavior and properties while designing. He’s expertise in digital fabrication became useful when started as instructor on the rhino fablab medio design.
Aleix Galan | Partner / email@example.com
Aleix graduated from architecture on 2009 at the Etsav, UPC, Barcelona. He graduated from Material Systems Postgraduate in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture on 2011, from Elisava. He is interested in the study of intelligence materials and their integration in developing new design strategies in multiple fields, basing these strategies from the generative and computational design, and their immediate materialization through digital fabrication process.Oriol Altes | Partner / firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduated in Architecture from ETSAV-UPC in 2009. Currently attending the last Semester of the Master Programme of Technology in Architecture in Restoration from ETSAB (UPC). He has been interested in historical construction and this lead him to work in different studios which rehabilitate historic buildings. Actually he is more interested in digital fabrication and parametric design and how all these techniques and knowledge can be applied.
María José Franco | Collaborator
Majo is an architect graduated by UCV-Venezuela and a photographer, in 2010 she goes to Barcelona, Spain to make studies related to design, photography and art in Elisava School and in the Instituto de Estudios Fotográficos de Cataluña.
Her career is complemented by the area of architecture, photography and digital art with a focus on new trends, as a means of personal expression in a way to reinterpret their reality, their environment and the urban space.
Carlos graduated from architecture in UCV-Venezuela on 2008. He moved to Barcelona, Spain and got graduated from Advanced Design and Digital Architecure on 2011, from Elisava. He participated in specialized programs in digital frabrication as Summer School IaaC 2010 and Fab Academy 2011, in FabLab BCN (IAAC).
This experience take him to be more interested in how the computer design can do the jump to be a tool of forms generation, constructive logics and materials.
Federico is an architect graduated from FAU-UCV, Venezuela in 1990. Founder and director of Artcano, a design and manufacturing company based in Caracas, where he worked on large projects, as the brand Tous, Movistar, Yambal, among others. Later, in 2008 he moved to Barcelona to extend their knowledge in digital fabrication, where he worked in Mediodesign. He is currently interested in teaching, designing and manufacturing, while he was collaborating with SMD in the process of assembly of the TM2.
For further information, see what is going on works, research and workshops we made or… just to say hello, you can find us in facebook, linkedin and twitter (looking for smd_arq or smd_architects).
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