Works from the last fifteen years of activity of Juan Navarro Baldeweg (Santander, 1939), one of the most original protagonists of contemporary Spanish architecture.
[Juan Navarro Baldeweg. Works and projects] Juan Navarro Baldeweg (Santander, 1939) is one of the most original protagonists of contemporary Spanish architecture, which has emerged in recent years as one of the liveliest of collective realities. Both painter and architect, Navarro Baldeweg alternates these activities in the context of formal research driven by a unified tension. Works like the Rain House, the restructuring of the mills in Murcia, the social services center in Madrid, the convention center in Salamanca – all works that have been completed or are under construction, covered by attentive international criticism – indicate Baldeweg as the bearer of a very original message, as underlined in the essays by Juan José Lahuerta and Angel Gozáles Garcia, and proven by the essay written by Baldeweg himself. The book deals with four fundamental themes: residential architecture, the relationship between water and construction, that of space and light and, finally, that between design and the city. This is the organization of the presentation of the works of the Spanish architect over the last fifteen years.