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José Carlos Sánchez Romero [Studio of Architecture] was established in Seville in 1991. Since its beginnings, the Studio expressed its interest in different fields which reveal a polyhedral view of architectural work, which goes from interventions on the historical heritage, administrative, cultural and sporting buildings, singular architecture and social or private housing, to research work, conferences and publications.

Some of these works have been specially recognised for their importance, such as the covered swimming pool in Martos, one of 16 buildings selected by the Green Building Council (GBCe), the Higher Council of Spanish Architectural Associations (CSCAE) and the Ministry of Infrastructure to represent Spain in the World Sustainable Building Conference SB11, held in Helsinki in 2011, for its remarkable application of bioclimatic principles, its sustainability criteria and its architectural quality. Also, the publication, together with several other authors, of the colossal compendium in two volumes, Cortijos, Haciendas y Lagares. Arquitectura de las grandes explotaciones agrarias en Andalucía, Provincia de Sevilla (“Farmsteads, Haciendas and Olive Mills. Architecture of large farms in Andalusia, Province of Seville”), a synthesis of the fieldwork and documentary research of almost a decade.

In recent years, the Studio has undertaken important commissions such as the renovation of the Teatro Moderno and the transformation of the Old Athenaeum in Guadalajara into the administrative headquarters of the Regional Ministry of Culture of the Government of the Region of Castilla-La Mancha, and projects such as the rehabilitation of the San Romualdo Castle as the new Museum of San Fernando and Contemporary Exhibition Centre.

I am currently working [since January, 2016] with the Interactive Institute Swedish ICT – RISE [Research Institutes of Sweden] with some projects, specially the so called +Project, which aims to develop a technology for full-scale 3D printed houses, with a radical new design and an innovative approach for the future. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is a network of research and technology organisations with a strong core on excellence and innovation. At the same time, I’m collaborating with the School of Architecture in Umeå, Sweden, as a Guest Teacher in the field of Technology and Sustainable Architecture [since September, 2016]

José Carlos Sánchez Romero holds a Master in Architecture degree from the University of Seville and a Master in Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid