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Bet Capdeferro

Bet Capdeferro and Ramón Bosch are serving as the spring 2022 Ruth & Norman Moore Visiting Professors of Architecture in the Sam Fox School. Bosch and Capdeferro are architecture graduates of Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona - UPC-BarcelonaTECH in 2000 and 1999, respectively.

In 2003 they founded bosch.capdeferro arquitectura in their hometown of Girona, where they work on projects of different scales and typologies, focusing on the relationship between humankind and environment.

Their professional activity has always interplayed with their teaching experience at ETSAB – UPC BarcelonaTech, ETH – Zürich, EPS – Universitat de Girona, and Cornell University in New York, supporting the development of design and construction processes from the fields of theory and research. They conceive the project as a concave and inclusive experience, capable of harmoniously integrating the diversity of agents and facts that configure it through an open process.

In 2011 they received the Emerging Architect Special Mention of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award. In 2012 they were selected to participate in the XIII Venice Architecture Biennale, “Common Ground,” as members of the exhibition Vogadors - Architectural Rowers, Catalan and Balearic Threads - “Hard Materiality for a Permeable Architecture”. In 2015 they received the FAD Architecture Award, and in 2016 they were honored in the category Heritage and Transformation of the XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism - “Alternativas,” as well as in the X Iberian-american Architecture and Urbanism Biennial Awards.

In 2016 their work was part of the exhibition Unfinished for the Spanish Pavilion, winner of the Golden Lion at the XV Venice Architecture Biennale, “Reporting from the Front.” In 2018 they were honored in the XIV Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism – “Más habitar, más humanizar,“ and in 2021 they were honored in the XV Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism – “España vacía, España llena”.

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