Shortlisted for AR House 2018, Fernanda Canales joins this year’s jury
Canales holds a PhD in Architecture (ETSAM, Madrid), and an MA from the Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña (UPC, Barcelona). The Casa Bruma by Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez in Mexico was shortlisted for the AR House awards in 2018. She has also won the Emerging Voices award by The Architectural League of New York and Best Social Architect award by Monocle magazine. She is author of Mi casa, tu ciudad (Editorial Puente, 2021), Private Spaces; Shared Structures (Actar, 2020), Vivienda Colectiva en México (Gustavo Gili, 2017), and Architecture in Mexico 1900-2010: The Construction of Modernity (Arquine, 2013). Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the ifa-Gallery in Stuttgart, and the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
The Architectural Review is seeking the most innovative and creative houses in the world built in the last five years. Perfection is not required: we’re seeking future-leading, ingenious and inventive ideas that push the type forward, whatever the scale and construction cost. This is your chance to be recognised on the global stage as a leading designer of exceptional house projects. All entries will be reviewed and 15 houses will be shortlisted by the panel. The judges’ top six will be visited by an AR critic and professional photographer before a decision is made on the winner.
The AR House awards are diverse and wide-ranging. Last year, the AR House winner was Davidson Rafailidis’ Big Space, Little Space in the US which transformed a 1920s garage into a small house in Buffalo. Other previous winners include General Design Co’s house in Kamitomii in Japan, countering the trend in Japan to demolish old houses and build afresh, Habitat for Orphan Girls in Iran by ZAV Architects, an anti-seismic prototype by Edward Ng, Li Wan, Xinan Chi at Hong Kong University, Cosmic in Osaka by UID Architects, and Fayland House by David Chipperfield Architects.
Department of Architecture: https://www.ibu.edu.ba/department-of-architecture/