Materia is an architecture studio with a multi-disciplinary team committed to one design philosophy: The creation of atmospheres expressed through the thoughtful craft of materials and detail. The work of MATERIA seeks the balance between the artisan process and high technique to generate tangible ideas and solutions that may transcend based in passion and credibility.
I understand Architecture as part of my life, a place where all I see and think is Architecture. A very thorough art, which luckily I am involved in and makes me whole each day.
For me it is an honour to collaborate in a firm that leads the way in design, creating atmospheres and possibilities from its strong thinking and commitment, not only with the surroundings and the client, but also with itself. I am lucky to be part of an upright firm, where all its projects are a reflection of the great love and passion it has for what it does.
Architecture is what allows me to be useful to my society, time and current situation. It is what gives meaning to the abilities I develop day by day.
Being part of Materia is: Being useful. My contribution to society is reflected in every detail we develop in our projects. Being responsible. Each decision I take in a project, has a significant impact on people’s lives. Being conscious of the detail. To be part of Materia, the detail must be thought as an act of conscience, where light and matter get connected to create atmospheres, which conditions experiences and memories of those who inhabits them.
Architecture is an opportunity to upgrade the environment from the understanding of spatiality, functionality, integrity, aesthetics and sustainable technology. As architects, were are responsible of the betterment of the users’ everyday life and that is why we must own each project we develop in order to enhance its spaces.
To work at Materia, definitely means collaboration and renovation. Collaboration because each team member always contributes with something meaningful to every stage in which a project is in, from its first idea to its building phase. For me, that is what a transcending team work means. It is when all these gained experiences during the process, are being transformed into each new project’s renovation.
I understand Architecture as the surroundings of Man, with ambivalence as its main quality; motionless and alive, defined and abstract, brief and permanent; its transformation is within us, its first target is being owned, and transcendence its final goal.
To work at Materia means freedom, freedom to experiment your ideas, freedom of making mistakes and to make all of those, one more stepping stone for your personal and professional growth; it means “a team”, understanding that in order to add, 2 or more are needed and that fraternity is the first step to materialized your ideals.