The work of Catalan architect Carmé Pinós is known for a close relationship
with its immediate environment. Her sculptural forms—sinuous lines and walls,
teetering planes, inviting arches and containers—are derived from a poetic use
of materials and from the history and patterns of human presence on the site.
Pinós architecture of overlay is evident in her design process; her unique
models and drawings are complex compositions that reinforce the multifaceted
quality of her design. This monograph, the first comprehensive English-language
publication of the architect's work, presents extensive visual documentation of
twenty-five built and unbuilt works from 1991, the year she founded her own
firm, to the present.
Pinós is particularly noted for her large-scale architecture-landscape
projects, including her most significant current project, the JVC Cultural &
Business Center fair area, part of a major project in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Amongst other designs are the pedestrian bridge, Petrer, Alicante; Dunar Park,
Matalascañas, Huelva; the Juan Aparicio and Punta Prima water-fronts,
Torrevieja, Alicante; and lanscape improvements and recreational center, Caldas
de Reis, Galicia. Pinós also specializes in sports facilities and schools:
sports center and swimming pool, Mont-Sartoux, Côte d'Azur; soccer stadium,
Seville; and high school, Mollerusa, Lérida.
192 p., 26 x 20 cm