OUR VALUES

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MORE for less

The uniqueness of our projects is an added value that guarantees success. We push architecture to its limit.

Butterflies revive nature through small pollinating actions. The El Tossal Social Centre works in the same way, mobilising the neighbourhood and rekindling the community.

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An ARCHITECTURE for everyone

Unique projects emerge from the analysis of individual characteristics, giving rise to an adaptive architecture that makes the most of its environment.

Elephants represent a unique and universally recognised shape. This is precisely how we resolved the University of Alicante’s quarters in La Nucía. The structural requirements and the conditions of use led to a distinctive solution.

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An ARCHITECTURE for everyone

Unique projects emerge from the analysis of individual characteristics, giving rise to an adaptive architecture that makes the most of its environment.

Elephants represent a unique and universally recognised shape. This is precisely how we resolved the University of Alicante’s quarters in La Nucía. The structural requirements and the conditions of use led to a distinctive solution.

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AESTHETIC functionality

AESTHETIC functionality

We produce a functional architecture that breaks with convention. Design is at the heart of our creations. The Chameleon adapts its skin and configuration to the characteristics of its surroundings, and that is how CEM el Captivador emerged, its contemporary solution mimicking the vernacular architecture of the Marina Baixa region.

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AESTHETIC functionality

AESTHETIC functionality

We produce a functional architecture that breaks with convention. Design is at the heart of our creations. The Chameleon adapts its skin and configuration to the characteristics of its surroundings, and that is how CEM el Captivador emerged, its contemporary solution mimicking the vernacular architecture of the Marina Baixa region.

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FRIENDLY Architecture

Our firm has become a reference, but this does not prevent us from maintaining our human dimension and offering personal attention, in accordance with the studio’s underlying philosophy. Raccoons are present in human environments despite their wild nature. And that is how we conceived the Extension of the La Nucía City Council: bringing the administrative, social and cultural programmes into one, turning the centre into a welcoming public space.

 

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FRIENDLY Architecture

Our firm has become a reference, but this does not prevent us from maintaining our human dimension and offering personal attention, in accordance with the studio’s underlying philosophy. Raccoons are present in human environments despite their wild nature. And that is how we conceived the Extension of the La Nucía City Council: bringing the administrative, social and cultural programmes into one, turning the centre into a welcoming public space.

 

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Think GLOBAL, act LOCAL

We are committed to local architecture as a means of transforming the environment. We are convinced that small scales produce big changes.

The Rhinoceros has a profound instinct to protect the herd, and this is how the La Casilla Care Home was designed: based on reflections on how architecture could help to improve the quality of life of our seniors.

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Think GLOBAL, act LOCAL

We are committed to local architecture as a means of transforming the environment. We are convinced that small scales produce big changes.

The Rhinoceros has a profound instinct to protect the herd, and this is how the La Casilla Care Home was designed: based on reflections on how architecture could help to improve the quality of life of our seniors.

LINES OF WORK

LINES OF WORK

Our lines of work fall into three broad categories:
PUBLIC BUILDINGS: We have extensive experience in unique projects backed by works of international renown.

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE: We have a consolidated track record with over 20 years of experience in this field. Our architecture is close to its end users. We offer personalised attention to developers as well as management assistance.

RETAIL: Creating a new company or renewing one requires the creation of an individual image or business identity. Based on this understanding, we provide a transversal vision: we collaborate with the best brand designers, achieving a unique solution and leading a multidisciplinary team that combines architecture, interior design, branding, commercial strategy and the web.

 

  • PUBLIC BUILDINGS – 60%
  • PRIVATE ARCHITECTURE – 32%
  • RETAIL- 8%

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RECOGNITION

COWORKING LAB_NUCÍA
A launchpad for businesses in the municipality

This year, our municipal coworking project Lab_Nucía was awarded two Architizer awards in the “Best Institutional – Government & Civic Buildings” category: the Architizer Jury Award and the Popular Choice Award.

Once again, we focused on fulfilling environmental requirements while improving collaboration dynamics, based on spaces that foster social communication as well as reconversions to alternating work activity. This led us to develop the Lab_Nucia project. Its architecture aims at energising its users and emphasizing the building’s rootedness. An inspiring, dynamic and open coworking space that encourages social and collaborative interactions.

This year, our municipal coworking project Lab_Nucía was awarded two Architizer awards in the “Best Institutional – Government & Civic Buildings” category: the Architizer Jury Award and the Popular Choice Award.

Once again, we focused on fulfilling environmental requirements while improving collaboration dynamics, based on spaces that foster social communication as well as reconversions to alternating work activity. This led us to develop the Lab_Nucia project. Its architecture aims at energising its users and emphasizing the building’s rootedness. An inspiring, dynamic and open coworking space that encourages social and collaborative interactions.

This year, our municipal coworking project Lab_Nucía was awarded two Architizer awards in the “Best Institutional – Government & Civic Buildings” category: the Architizer Jury Award and the Popular Choice Award.

Once again, we focused on fulfilling environmental requirements while improving collaboration dynamics, based on spaces that foster social communication as well as reconversions to alternating work activity. This led us to develop the Lab_Nucia project. Its architecture aims at energising its users and emphasizing the building’s rootedness. An inspiring, dynamic and open coworking space that encourages social and collaborative interactions.

MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE
EXTENSION

The emergence of new forms of settlements across extensive rural areas, distanced from city centres due to the migration of former urbanites, has modified neighbourhood relationships. Demands have thus arisen for new, public spaces for social interaction with the aim of bringing local services closer to their residents. Concretely, the intervention focuses on buildings that respond to their environment, moving away from official, crude architecture, and seeking a more friendly political expression, a space designed for social confluence.

The emergence of new forms of settlements across extensive rural areas, distanced from city centres due to the migration of former urbanites, has modified neighbourhood relationships. Demands have thus arisen for new, public spaces for social interaction with the aim of bringing local services closer to their residents. Concretely, the intervention focuses on buildings that respond to their environment, moving away from official, crude architecture, and seeking a more friendly political expression, a space designed for social confluence.

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

Revista Condé Nast Traveler

LA NUCÍA O EL ANTI-BENIDORM

La Nucía es un pueblo cercano a Benidorm de apenas 20.000 habitantes. Pero aquí no veremos ni rascacielos ni una naturaleza mal explotada. Aquí se ha apostado por una arquitectura sostenible y, de momento, … 

SOCIAL WORK DEGREE CENTER

Social Work Degrees

PLAZA MIRADOR EL TOSSAL COMMUNITY CENTER – ALICANTE, SPAIN

The Plaza Mirador El Tossal Community Center is set within an area of countryside, mountains and pine trees, which adds a quiet and reflective ambience to its charm and…

DIARIO
INFORMACIÓN

Diario Informativo

JOSÉ LUIS CAMPOS, PREMIADO CON LA MEDALLA DEL MUNICIPIO DE LA NUCÍA

El pasado sábado 9 de julio el alcalde de La Nucía, Bernabé Cano, en un pleno extraordinario en el Ayuntamiento, entregó al arquitecto José Luís Campos la medalla…

ARQUITECTURA RECIENTE 2016/17

Muestra de Arquitectura Reciente – Alicante

CONVOCATORIA MUESTRA DE ARQUITECTURA RECIENTE EN ALICANTE 2016-2017 – CTAA

El Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Alicante, consciente de la importancia que tiene la difusión de la Arquitectura en todos los ámbitos de la sociedad, organiza la Muestra de Arquitectura Reciente en Alicante 2016-2017…

DÍA MUNDIAL DE LA ARQUITECTURA

Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Alicante

VISITA GUIADA DEL COLEGIO DE ARQUITECTOS POR NUESTROS EDIFICIOS CRYSTALZOO

Visitas: CEM, Extensión Administrativa, Tossal, Seu, Casilla. Regreso al polideportivo y picaeta en zona VIP del pabellón. Traslado en autobús a Alicante, al punto de salida. Asistencia gratuita previa inscripción: formacion@ctaa.net.

ARQUITECTURA RECIENTE 2014/15

Muestra de Arquitectura Reciente – Alicante

CONVOCATORIA MUESTRA DE ARQUITECTURA RECIENTE EN ALICANTE 2016-2017 – CTAA

Desde el Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Alicante, siendo conscientes de la importancia que tiene la difusión de la Arquitectura en todos los ámbitos de la sociedad, se va a organizar la Muestra de Arquitectura… 

ARQUITECTURA RECIENTE 2012/13

Muestra de Arquitectura Reciente – Alicante

CONVOCATORIA MUESTRA DE ARQUITECTURA RECIENTE EN ALICANTE 2012-2013 – CTAA

El Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Alicante, consciente de la importancia que tiene la difusión de la Arquitectura en todos los ámbitos de la sociedad, organiza la Muestra de Arquitectura Reciente en Alicante 2012-2013…

ARQUITECTURA RECIENTE 2008/11

Muestra de Arquitectura Reciente – Alicante

CONVOCATORIA MUESTRA DE ARQUITECTURA RECIENTE EN ALICANTE 2008-2011 – CTAA

El Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Alicante, consciente de la importancia que tiene la difusión de la Arquitectura en todos los ámbitos de la sociedad, organiza la Muestra de Arquitectura Reciente en Alicante 2008-2011…

ARQUITECTURA RECIENTE 2006/07

Muestra de Arquitectura Reciente – Alicante

CONVOCATORIA MUESTRA DE ARQUITECTURA RECIENTE EN ALICANTE 2006-2007 – CTAA

El Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Alicante, consciente de la importancia que tiene la difusión de la Arquitectura en todos los ámbitos de la sociedad, organiza la Muestra de Arquitectura Reciente en Alicante 2006-2007…

PREMIOS FOPA – 2005

Federación de Obras Públicas
Alicante

PREMIOS FOPA – 2005

Proyecto Ganador “BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA MUNICIPAL DE SAN VICENTE DEL RASPEIG”.
Promotor:
 EXCMO. AYUNTAMIENTO DE SAN VICENTE DEL RASPEIG.
Constructor: 
FERROVIAL-AGROMAN.

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SEU UNIVERSITY OF LA NUCIA

SEU University transforms its historical record before your very eyes. Sprouting out of the rich landscape of La Nucia, the building fruits itself in the variety of textures, forms, and the topology of space changing over time.

PREMIO FAD 

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Disseny de l’Espai del FAD

IES RAFAL 

El IES Rafal es una excepción en un territorio ultrajado por tantos excesos desarrollistas. el conjunto forma un bastión contemporáneo que se defiende de la agresión exterior y que propone intramuros un paisaje alternativo…

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ADMINISTRATIVE EXTENSION OF BELLO HORIZONTE BY CRYSTALZOO

Spanish architectural studio CrystalZoo’s Administrative Extension of Bello Horizonte, in the municipality of La Nucía (Alicante, Spain), is laid out with the locals in mind, the culture in tone, and the hillsides in shape and color.

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MULTIPURPOSE SPACE IN THE CENTRO SOCIAL MIRADOR EL TOSSAL IN LA NUCÍA, SPAIN

Negotiating a precipitous, irregular drop between two streets, the structure emerges, like a giant box beam, from a hillside otherwise covered in pine and olive trees, then angles downward to meet the earth again. 

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AYUNTAMIENTO
DE PREMIO

El estudio alicantino ‘Crystalzoo’ ha puesto en el circuito internacional a la localidad de La Nucía gracias a unas nada convencionales oficinas municipales. Así, hacer papeleos da gusto.

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LA CASILLA – SOCIAL CENTRE

The project is an example of architectural recycling where an old construction is refurbished and expanded to create a mixed building, Administrative Use and Seniors’ Centre. 

FINALISTA
PREMIOS 
ASCER

ASCER – Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Azulejos y Pavimentos Cerámicos

EXTENSIÓN ADMINISTRATIVA – LA NUCÍA

El desarrollo en áreas rurales extensivas de nuevas formas de asentamientos distanciados del centro debido a la migración de ex-urbanitas ha modificado las relaciones de vecindad.

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MAGAZINE

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SEU UNIVERSITY OF LA NUCIA

Young Spanish architects CrystalZoo have designed an extension to the Seu University of La Nucia, an external site of the University of Alicante in La Nucia, Spain. The two-storey extension wraps around…

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER EL CAPTIVADOR BY CRYSTALZOO

This education center in the hinterlands of Alicante, Spain, draws on Mediterranean vernacular architecture—the primitive riurau house—to create an organic addition to the landscape.