House at the Pyrenees
© Santiago Garcés
Cadaval & Solà-Morales was founded in New York City in 2003 and moved to both Barcelona & Mexico City in 2005. The studio operates as a laboratory in which research and development are key elements of the design process. The objective of the firm is to create intelligent design solutions at many different scales, from large projects to small buildings, from objects to city fractions. The studio has won numerous awards including the prestigious Bauwelt Prize (Munich 2009), the Young Architects Prize from the Catalan Institute of Architects (Barcelona 2008), the Design Vanguard Award (New York 2008), a Mention of Honor for Young Architects from the IX Spanish Architecture Biennale (Madrid 2007), The Silver Medal of the XI Mexican Architecture Biennale (Mexico 2010) and the Prize of the Ibero American Architecture Biennale (Cadiz 2012).
Cadaval & Solà-Morales’ work has been selected for multiple exhibitions in Europe and abroad, including among others: The Venice Biennale and the Barbara Capocchin Biennale in Italy, the FAD prize exhibition, and the Exhibition of Young Spanish Architects of Spain. The work of their practice has also been published extensively worldwide in over 200 specialized magazines from more than 30 countries. Furthermore, it has been featured in some of the most prestigious global newspapers such as The New York Times, The Financial Times, Il Corriere della Sera, El Clarin, Reforma, Mercurio, La Vanguardia and El Pais.
Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Solà-Morales have taught and lectured at several highly regarded academic institutions in Europe and North America. They are both associate professors of Architecture and Urban Design, respectively, at the Barcelona School ofArchitecture, ETSAB, UPC. Eduardo anf Clara have been visiting professors of Calgary University’s Barcelona program, and also studio instructors of the Boston Architectural Center, the Career Discovery Program at Harvard, and at the International Workshop at the Barcelona School of Architecture, ETSAB, UPC. They have acted as critics at such universities as Harvard, Yale, The University of Pennsylvania, ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne.
Cadaval & Solà-Morales were considered by Wallpaper Magazine as one of the world’s 10 best young offices and by Architectural Record as one of the top ten architectural firms at international level in their Design Vanguards issue.