Publisher: Gustavo Gili 2003 Author: Wilfried Wang, Aron Betsky, Fernando Delgado ISBN: 9788425219269 Format: Softcover, 144pp, 300x230mm
Internationally known for his work as head of the famous magazine Quaderns between 1981 and 1990, Josep Lluís Mateo has never abandoned his professional practice as an architect, building not only in Spain, but in various European countries, an activity he combined with teaching at the ETH in Zurich.
This monographic issue presents Mateo's most recent projects and buildings. Among his built works are the housing block on Borneo Island (Amsterdam), two groups of apartments in Barcelona, a covered swimming pool in Girona, and the Barcelona International Convention Center, inaugurated in 2004. This number features essays by such prestigious international critics as Wilfried Wang, Ákos Moravánszky, Manuel Delgado, Aaron Betsky and Ignasi de Solà-Morales, and is complemented by a conversation with Iñaki Ábalos, a text by Mateo himself, 'In Globalisation', and photos taken especially for this issue by Xavier Ribas.