Manuel Bailo, Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia, Director of the Urban Design Certificate, and co-founder of BAILORULL ADD+ will give a lecture entitled "From body to Field" on Monday, February 23rd at 5:30 in the Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium in Temple Hoyne Buell Hall. A reception will precede the lecture at 5:00 in the Atrium.
Manuel Bailo Esteve has been teaching and lecturing at several different universities around the world. He is now Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia and Director of the Urban Design Certificate. He was Visiting Professor at Washington University in St Louis. He has been an Associate Professor in the Urban Department of the Escola Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) for the past 14 years. He develops his research with his studios at the university. His recent publications in 2013, “Dioses I Demonios. Catografias Mundus” and “Next Trip We Are Going to Barcelona” are a demonstration of his research about how the city will necessarily deal with the environment. He is now preparing a new certificate at the UVa call Urban Land Design. A new laboratory on the city and landscape in extreme climates.
He founded BAILORULL ADD+ in Barcelona in 1995 with Rosa Rull. Their work includes a wide range of projects, moving from the urban scale to interior design, and has been fully published and awarded. Some project examples include: GardenHouse 0.96, Hotel Ciutat d’Igualada, and Façade-Steps Landscape of Manresa Town Hall, which was shown at On Site:New Spanish Architecture at the MoMA Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2006, and won the prestigious international Contractworld Award in Germany 2010. The firm also received the first “Annual Commercial Space Award” in China 2011 as well as a two-time winner of the prestigious Spanish FAD Award.
BAILORULL ADD+ projects crystallize a process of investigation that looks for the balance between assimilation of new ways of reading landscape taken from extra-architectural disciplines and focus implementation through a close-to-manufacture technology.