VAILLO + IRIGARAY ARCHITECTS
VAILLO+IRIGARAY ARCHITECTS is an architectural team founded in 1998 by Antonio Vaíllo and Juan Irigaray, with Yago Vaíllo joining as a partner in 2020.
The studio bases its work on design strategy as a method, covering a variety of scales, from the design of the bank to the city. It proposes a creative process as a development of generic concepts, which are applied to management and procedure as well as to design. VAILLO+IRIGARAY ARCHITECTS approaches design from a multi-focused approach, attempting to resolve issues from different points of view by providing solutions that bring them together.
The field of inspiration is the project itself: the client, the function, the programme, the economic means, etc. are the raw material for creativity. Because of this, each project is different, each project requires different materials and solutions: each project needs a precise research and development process, adapted to its requirements. The structure of the studio is organised around 6 areas:
eLAB: Experimental laboratory for basic creativity to explore urban, social, cultural needs. It is oriented to generate new patterns of interaction with the world of industry, architecture and art.
I + D + i: Innovation and research with the intention to face the needs in every project according to the world of industry, construction and arts and crafts.
BRANDing 360°: Platform to promote brand strategy as a 360º process.
PROJECTS: Area for design and definition of: Museums architecture, Museography, Interior design, Product design, Public architecture, Educational architecture, Housing, Health architecture, Offices architecture, Commercial architecture, Urban design, Industrial architecture.
INTERNATIONAL: We develop our international dimension associated with different architectural firms in Swizertland, Mexico and Israel.
TEACHING: Defenders of professional hybridization theory / practice, we combine the practice of architecture with the Teaching. Teachers in different Schools of Architecture and Guest Lecturers in different educational institutions to teach disciplines related to architecture, Innovation and Creativity. Regular lectures at several centers, institutions and groups.
AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS Our work has received numerous awards in national and international competitions both for formal and constructive quality. Our work is regularly published in the most important national and international media.