Escola Massana. Art and Design centre in Barcelona (Spain)
© Duccio Malagamba
For over 20 years, the studio founded and led by Carme Pinós has undertaken outstanding national and international projects, working on creations within very diverse contexts, frameworks, programs and scales in countries such as Mexico, Austria and France.
Estudio Carme Pinós works on a wide range of typologies - from urban layouts, parks, bridges, seafronts, office towers, cultural and sports centers, universities and schools to housing facilities and furniture design. The response to each program, context, budget and time availability is necessarily unique, but there is a common denominator which underpins all of the studio’s designs: an understanding of the world and architecture in which common sense and responsibility are the priority.
Every project undertaken by the Estudio Carme Pinós is developed around a strong and simple conceptual framework, devised and constantly reviewed by the architect Carme Pinós herself, and designed to suit all those involved. Consistency across every project is also ensured by giving close attention to each and every phase of the commission, from the original outline down to the last detail, lavishing attention on the building process.
Throughout the years Estudio Carme Pinós has managed to consolidate a collaborative network of local architects and engineering specialists who work with the studio on a regular basis and who share the same ethos. This particular approach to commissions takes shape in a recognizable formal language in which the studio moves freely: structural and conceptual clarity, material honesty, simplicity and conclusiveness, a search for poetry, etc.