césar jiménez de tejada benavides
architect since 1992, co-founder of estudio_entresitio, has received 72 international awards, member of the architecture school of the polytechnic university of madrid (etsam) as design studio lecturer and critic since 2000, has been invited to schools of architecture of several universities such as cornell (ny), njit (nj), penn state (pa), fau_pucp (lima), btu (berlin), tu/e (eindhoven), polytechnic (bari), iuav (venice). erasmus program tutor for exchange students at 15 universities, including berlin architecture schools, paris la villette, laussane, mendrisio, venice, geneva, florence, syracuse, eindhoven.
césar jiménez de tejada builds architectural spaces based on abstract conceptual ideas, the best tool to deal successfully with the substance of architecture is a powerful conceptual strategy. the structure in the broadest sense of the term and also in its underlying state is the catalyst of the built space. it allows to operate simultaneously all related disciplinary issues: place, function, order, scale, material, structural solution, construction, as well as the spatial consequences of a given form, as well as the image that is constructed.
teaching-research-construction are three pillars of his architectural understanding. he considers architecture as a collaborative discipline dealing with the capacity for the uncanny location between reason and poetry: form vs geometry, order vs disorder, presence vs absence, opacity vs transparency, heaviness vs lightness