Manuel Mateu Sanchis joins us for the third time in the Architect-US Portfolio Challenge, last time he submitted a project called Metamorphosis, which was a design for a housing space that incorporates water canals that are incorporated into the individual house designs. This time around he is submitting a project called Al Campo Me Voy.
The project focuses on creating a residential space that blends nature and the structure, so that when you approach the building it blends in with the surrounding fields. By taking on shapes that are common within nature, Manuel sought to create a visual effect by having the building built on a varied plane.
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Manuel has architects in his family, as his father and his grandfather have been architects since he was a child. This consistent interaction with the design world has inevitably led to his strong passion for the architecture profession. He is an experienced contributor with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. When he finished school, he started his studies in architecture, at the Polytechnic University of Valencia ( ETSAV), where he discovered a new world of possibilities. During the 2016/2017 school year, Manuel decided to take advantage of the Erasmus scholarship to expand his knowledge and went to Munich, Germany; in one of the best European technical universities (Tu Munchen). In 2019 he graduated as a design professional from IESE Business School – University of Navarra.
Once completing his bachelor and master studies in Architecture, he decided to leave Spain to experience being an Architect in Paris. His first stop was the acclaimed studio Dominique Perrault, and through this experience he was able to take on large scale projects for the first time. Not only this, he also tried his hand at architecture competitions and learned how to work in a more collaborative way with his team.
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Images by Manuel Mateu Sanchis
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