INTBAU

International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism

INTBAU is a network of people and institutions which have the aim of promoting the creation of places and buildings which are more human, which get to be in harmony with the local culture and its traditions and which are also respectful with regard to the environment, bearing in mind the local climate and the available resources. By promoting and teaching architecture, town planning and the arts of traditional building, we encourage people to study, to maintain and to restore both buildings and traditional urban complexes. We also encourage them to create new spaces and places which, taking these traditional ones as a reference, contribute to a better quality of life in the cities and villages throughout the world.

Anyone who shares this goal has a place in the INTBAU network. INTBAU has more than 5000 members worldwide, with branches already established in 34 countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Germany, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Cuba, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Spain, United States, Estonia, Philippines, Finland, Holland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Montenegro, Nigeria, Norway, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, the so-called SIDS, Sweden and Turkey. These branches, called chapters, work towards achieving the goals of INTBAU, adapting to the specific local needs each country may have.

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INTBAU Spain

INTBAU Spain was first established by Javier Cenicacelaya, Alejandro García Hermida and Pablo Álvarez Funes in the year 2012 with the aim of creating and expanding a more operational and active network which is able to bring together those people and institutions which share the goals of INTBAU in Spain. From its very beginning, this network aims not only to develop initiatives of its own, but also to act as a platform for collaboration and interchange of information as well as to contribute to promoting other related initiatives organized by its members.

INTBAU Spain already has over 600 members and organizes, supports or promotes a growing number of initiatives, including different prizes, competitions, exhibitions, publications, seminars, workshops and projects. We also collaborate closely with INTBAU Portugal, with which we carry out several joint initiatives.

We are convinced that traditional building, architecture and urbanism must not only be documented, studied, promoted and preserved adequately, but that they – still today – continue to be an unparalleled model to help us improve today’s practice within these fields.

To receive furter information or contact us, you can send an email at: intbau.es@gmail.com

In these traditions we are able to recognise the important lessons from our predecessors, which can enrich our way of living today. Likewise, with their preservation and continuation, we are able to bequeath an important heritage to future generations.

 

 

Members of the Board

Javier Cenicacelaya

Chairman

Biography

Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of Navarra. Professor of Architectural Composition at the University of the Basque Country. M.A. (Oxford Brookes University). MSc. (University of Oxford). PhD. from University of Navarra. Javier has been editor of the international architectural magazine Composicion Arquitectonica, Art & Architecture. He practices architecture along with Mr. Iñigo Saloña. Together, they have built a number of buildings and have received diverse awards, such as the European Prize for the Reconstruction of the City (Fondation Rotthier) on two occasions, the Rafael Manzano Prize in 2014, and awards from the Basque Country and Navarre Institute of Architects and the Bizkaia Institute of Architects.

Alejandro García Hermida

Vice Chair and INTBAU College of Chapters Representative

Biography

Architect, PhD and Master in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Architectural Composition at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). His professional practice has been focused on traditional architecture and building techniques and the restoration and study of historic heritage. He is the Executive Director of the Richard H. Driehaus Initiatives in Spain and Portugal. Those works, among other recognitions, has received the Hispania Nostra Award 2019 and a Special Mention of the Jury in the Europa Nostra Awards 2019. He is a Member of the Board of NGO Terrachidia and Vice Chair of INTBAU Spain.

Rebeca Gómez-Gordo Villa

Secretary and Accountant

Biography

Architect, Specialist in the Development of Precarious Human Settlements from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She has been a construction manager in some rehabilitation building projects in Casamace, Senegal. She is a member of the coordination team in Spain of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition, the Richard H. Driehaus Awards for Building Arts and the National Network of Traditional Building Masters and the Rafael Manzano Prize. Those works, among other recognitions, has received the Hispania Nostra Award 2019 and a Special Mention of the Jury in the Europa Nostra Awards 2019. She is a Member of the Board of NGO Terrachidia and Board Assistant of INTBAU Spain.

Pablo Álvarez Funes

Member of the Board

Biography

Architect. He graduated from the Escuela de Arquitectura de Sevilla in 2008 and then continued his studies by carrying out an MA at the Escuela de Arquitectura de Madrid in 2013. In 2012 he set up, together with Javier Cenicacelaya and Alejandro García Hermida, the Spanish chapter of INTBAU. From then on, he takes part in many initiatives – both in Spain and Portugal – as well as carrying out personal collaborations with INTBAU Italy and INTBAU UK. He has given lectures on classical architecture and Spanish-Muslim architecture in several European and American countries and his articles have been published in different specialized magazines. He currently lives in London where he works as an associate architect at Stanhope Gate Architecture.

Leopoldo Gil Cornet

Member of the Board

Biography

Architect from the Universidad de Navarra, he has been a professor at the same institution. He has been an architect at the Historic Heritage Service of the Dirección General de Cultura-Institución Príncipe de Viana of the Navarra Government since 1986. As an architect of that institution, he has been awarded the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage National Prize in 1998 and the Rafael Manzano Prize in 2012, among others. He is a Member of the Academia del Partal and of the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi.

Jaime de Hoz Onrubia

Member of the Board

Biography

Graduated with a degree in Advanced Middle Ages Studies, holds a Ph.D. focused on Hispanic Philology, a Ph.D. on Geography and History and he is Specialist in Theory, History, Legislation and Intervention in architectural restoration. He is a Professor at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, teaching History of Architecture and Theory of Restoration. He is Coordinator of the Architectural Composition Area and of the PhD in Architecture and Heritage Program at the same university. He is Activities Vice Chair of the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional of the UPM (CIAT). He is author of several books and essays on Architecture and Heritage, Medieval Studies and Historical Onomastics.

Raquel Otero Ortiz de Cosca

Member of the Board

Biography

PhD architect by the Construction Department of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture and MA in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage by the same institution. In the field of research, her thesis is focused on the higrothermal behaviour of historic buildings by means of monitoring techniques together with CFD simulation software, as a preventive-conservational method. She has worked as a researcher of the AIPA Group of the ETSAM-UPM and has collaborated in different projects for the study of catalogued buildings both with businesses and public bodies. She is a teacher at the Sustainability Course within the MA in Building Pathology of the ETSAM-UPM. In the free exercise of her profession, she carries out both new constructions and restorations.

Trustees

Richard H. Driehaus

Biography

Philanthropist and businessman who, via the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, has provided an important support to charitable organizations committed to promoting classical architecture and to those projects regarding the conservation of traditional heritage, architectural and town planning. He is an Honorary Doctorate by DePaul University and Honorary Academician of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.

Ramón Mayo

President of Kalam

Biography

Ramón Mayo is the president and founder of KALAM, a specialized company in the conservation of monuments and the rehabilitation of historic buildings, present in Spain since 1987 and later in other countries in Europe, America and Africa. KALAM has a team of over 700 professionals, artisans, masters of traditional crafts and technicians worldwide. He promotes and takes part in actions regarding culture and heritage, having received, among other acknowledgements, the Special Mention in the Category of Dedication to Heritage in the Europa Nostra Awards.

Sponsors

Collaborators

Instituciones, entidades y asociaciones que colaboran o han colaborado con INTBAU España

Honorary Members

Antonio Almagro Gorbea

Biography

Graduated and Ph.D. in Architecture from the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Having graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Rome and from the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Restoration of Monuments. He is Member of the Royal Academies of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid and of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias in Granada. He has been awarded the National Prize for the Conservation and Restoration of Goods of Cultural Interest in 2016 and the Richard H. Driehaus Heritage Preservation Medal 2019. He has been also a CSIC research professor (Scientific Research Superior Council) and previously an architect within the Directorate for Fine Arts, reporting to the Ministry of Culture. He carried out numerous restoration works, among others, in the Historic Complex of Albarracín.

José María Ballester

Biography

Javier Cenicacelaya

Biography

Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of Navarra. Professor of Architectural Composition at the University of the Basque Country. M.A. (Oxford Brookes University). MSc. (University of Oxford). PhD. from University of Navarra. Javier has been editor of the international architectural magazine Composicion Arquitectonica, Art & Architecture. He practices architecture along with Mr. Iñigo Saloña. Together, they have built a number of buildings and have received diverse awards, such as the European Prize for the Reconstruction of the City (Fondation Rotthier) on two occasions, the Rafael Manzano Prize in 2014, and awards from the Basque Country and Navarre Institute of Architects and the Bizkaia Institute of Architects.

Álvaro Fernández-Villaverde y Silva

Biography

He graduated in Law, and was a diplomat from 1967 to 1981 in the United Nations Headquarters in New York and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Head of National Heritage between 1997 and 2005. He is a member of the board of trustees of several cultural institutions, such as the Prado Museum, the Naval Museum, Hispania Nostra, Europa Nostra and the World Monuments Fund. Having retired from the Spanish Foreign Service, today, he is actively dedicated to the preservation of heritage and natural landscape. In 2015, the king Felipe VI, awarded him with the Golden Medal of Fine Arts.

Leopoldo Gil Cornet

Biography

Architect from the Universidad de Navarra, he has been a professor at the same institution. He has been an architect at the Historic Heritage Service of the Dirección General de Cultura-Institución Príncipe de Viana of the Navarra Government since 1986. As an architect of that institution, he has been awarded the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage National Prize in 1998 and the Rafael Manzano Prize in 2012, among others. He is a Member of the Academia del Partal and of the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi.

Luis Fernando Gómez-Stern

Biography

Architect graduating from the Universidad de Sevilla School of Architecture, he soon began to work in the Otaisa group (Technical Offices of Architecture and Engineering S.A.), where he would quickly occupy the position of Chief Executive Officer and then President. His work as an architect has obtained important commissions for projects through public competition. In the academic year of 1972-1973 he was professor at the School of Architecture of Seville. His concept of architecture combines modernity and concern for the traditions and architectural culture of its historic city. In this sense, he inherited and maintained the vision of his father, the architect Luís Gómez Estern, a prominent scholar of traditional architecture in Seville. HE was awarded the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture in 2013.

Donald Gray Tonkin (†)

Biography

Donald Gray worked as an Architect in Andalusia, where he arrived from Australia. He did not study architecture at university, but instead learned the trade by studying traditional models directly and collecting teachings from the craftsmen who kept them alive. His projects range from the domestic scale to complete urban complexes on the coasts of Malaga and Granada. In addition, he established and worked as director of the Crafts School of Lebrija. Donald Gray received the 2015 Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture in 2015. He passed away in Atalbéitar (Granada) in April 2019.

Juan de Dios de la Hoz Martínez

Biography

Architect and MBA who graduated from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture, he holds Masters in Heritage Restoration and Rehabilitation from both the University of Valladolid and the University of Alcalá de Henares. He has been a professor at the Camilo José Cela University School of Architecture from 2003 to 2013 and a lecturer at various conferences, seminars and sessions related to Heritage and restoration in different Spanish and foreign universities. He set up his architecture office in 1998, Lavila Arquitectos, focused in the retrieval of monumental and historical complexes. Among other recognitions, he has received the Premio Europa Nostra in 2017 for the restoration of six churches in Lorca which were affected after the earthquakes which devastated the area in May 2011, the Culture Prize awarded by the Community of Madrid and the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture 2018.

Antonio Jiménez Martínez

Biography

Graduated in Philosophy and Literature by the Universidad de Zaragoza, with an MA in Territorial Development by the Universidad Complutense. He was the director of the Escuelas-Taller (hands on educational programs on building crafts) in Albarracín and from 1996 onwards, the Director and Manager of the Fundación Santa María de Albarracín, where he coordinates projects oriented to revitalize and develop locally, projects regarding the restoration of architecture and other assets, as well as carrying out cultural events associated to heritage. His work has made him deserving of several acknowledgments such as the Richard H. Driehaus Heritage Preservation Medal in 2019. He is a member of the Provincial Commission of the Cultural Heritage in Teruel, and has written several books and publications on Albarracín and the work carried out by the foundation.

Manuel Navarrete Moreno

Biography

Master carpenter-cabinetmaker with broad professional experience, gained in different fields and sectors related to wood. Thus, he holds the knowledge of the former master artisans and industrial-related workers in the field of wood. In 2017 he was awarded the Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Award in the Category of Wood Works because of his contribution to maintaining traditional artisanal crafts, and was also the selected Master to carry out the tutoring of the Donald Gray Apprenticeship Grant in 2017.

Rafael Manzano Martos

Biography

Graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a Ph.D. from the same university. He has devoted his career to the study of Classicism, both in the Western and in the Islamic world, restoring numerous historic buildings and designing new buildings in Spain and abroad. He has been Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Seville since 1966, where he was also Dean from 1974 to 1978. He was headed to the preservation of both the Reales Alcázares of Seville and the ancient Caliphal city of Medina Azahara in Córdoba and chaired the works commission of the Real Patronato of the Alhambra and the Generalife. He was the recipient of the 8th Richard H. Driehaus International Prize in 2010. He is a member of many national and international academic institutions.

Pedro Navascués Palacio

Biography

PhD in Philosophy and Literature by the Universidad Central de Madrid. He is a Full Professor of History of Art and Architecture at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture. Today, an emeritus professor of the same institution. He is the President of the Architecture Section and of the Commission of Monuments of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. He is Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Coimbra and author of several books and articles on Spanish architecture.

Enrique Nuere Matauco

Biography

He graduated in Architecture from the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and holds a Ph.D. from the same university since 1967. He is a member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid), of the Academia de San Telmo (Málaga), of the Real Academia de San Miguel Arcángel (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), of the Academia del Partal and a member of the board of trustees of the Alhambra and the Generalife (1986-1995). Since the 80s, he focuses his activity both in restoration and in teaching, becoming an specialist in historic carpentry, having written diverse books and articles on this topic. His work obtained multiple awards such as the Rafael Manzano Prize 2016, among others.

Luis Prieto Prieto

Biography

He is a stuccoist and painter master with extensive experience in interior and exterior works of heritage and vernacular buildings. He learned the craft by family tradition and through various courses of crafts in Higher Institutes of Crafts in Spain, Belgium and France. He works traditional techniques with materials artisanally produced. He researches, documents and disseminates these procedures. He has given practical lectures and workshops in many Spanish and foreign crafts schools and universities. He is co-author of the book Artes de los yesos. In 2019 was awarded the Richrad h. Driehaus Building Arts Awards and was the selected master for the Donald Gray Apprenticheship Grant.

Fátima Quesada de la Cuesta

Biography

Graduated in Ceramics from the Escuela Oficial de Cerámica de Madrid, she has extended her training in the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Granada and the Escuela de Artes Villalar de Madrid. She was professor of ceramics at the Restoration and Crafts Schools of Seville, Almeria and Lebrija and a lecturer in conferences and courses of different institutions. In 1992 she founded, and runs till now, Alizares, a company with which she has implemented several decorative projects both national and international well known interior designers and architects. She was elected “Master Artisan” by the Junta de Andalucía in 2011, was awarded the Richrad h. Driehaus Building Arts Awards 2018 and was the selected master for the Donald Gray Apprenticheship Grant.

Íñigo Saloña

Biography

Graduated in Architecture from the Universidad de Navarra School of Architecture. He has been Visiting Scholar from the Institute for the Arts and the Humanities of the John Paul Getty Foundation of Los Angeles and has taught at the Schools of Architecture of the Universidad del País Vasco and the University of Miami, in addition to many other national and international centres. He was cofounder of the international architectural magazine Composicion Arquitectonica, Art & Architecture. He practices architecture along with Mr. Javier Cenicacelaya. Together, they have built a number of buildings and have received diverse awards, such as the European Prize for the Reconstruction of the City (Fondation Rotthier) on two occasions, awards from the Basque Country and Navarre Institute of Architects and the Bizkaia Institute of Architects, as well as the Rafael Manzano Prize in 2014.

María Pia Timón Tiemblo

Biography

Ethnologist of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Unit belonging to the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute of the Ministry of Culture and Sport. She is the coordinator of the National Safeguarding Plan for the Spanish Intangible Cultural Heritage as well as of that for Traditional Architecture. She has received several awards for her research works related to Intangible Heritage such as the Matías Ramón Martínez Award, the Juan de Goyeneche Award and the National Research Prize Marqués de Lozoya in Arts and Folk Traditions. She has published about 10 books and 100 articles on Intangible Cultural Heritage, a topic on which she has also delivered classes in different Spanish Universities. She is the Spanish representative of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the European Council JPI-Cultural Heritage.