Thought By Hand: The Architecture of Flores and Prats
This is the first book published by Flores & Prats, an architecture studio founded in 1998 in Barcelona, which combines the design and building practice with an intense academic activity in different universities.
After their experience at Enric Miralles studio, Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats developed a career where research has always been linked to the responsibility for making and constructing, to an interest for projects to be carried out and built, so they can participate with the freedom of interpretation offered by the built work.
The book sprang from an invitation by Arquine publishing house. It collects their work in different fields such as rehabilitation, social housing, public space, neighbor’s participation and university workshops, all of them shown from a process material that allows taking part in its evolution. It includes their best-known works such as the Museum of the Mills, the Yutes Warehouse, Plaza Pio XII, Casal Balaguer, Campus Microsoft Italia, 111 Building and Sala Beckett Theater and also research on mobile and portable projects like the House in a Suitcase or the Mireia Jewelry Cabinet. It includes their experiences in the use of films in order to document architecture, or their recent menus on edible architecture developed for their work exhibitions both in Barcelona and Copenhagen.
With writings by Miquel Adrià, Manuel de Solà-Morlaes, Toni Casares and Miralda, and a critical essay by Juan José Lahuerta.