Third Natures: Rare New Species
In this lecture, architects Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén Garcia Grinda, of the Madrid-based studio AMID.cero9, will talk about their recent book, Third Natures: A Micropedia. The book presents 15 years of speculations, projects and built proposals by AMID.cero9 and their collaborators. Taking the form of a condensed encyclopaedia, its content is arranged alphabetically as a dictionary of terms that collectively represent architecture’s ‘third nature’. Projects are shown through drawings, models, objects and photographs. Their approach, both critical and celebratory, is based on the emergence of new, extreme and unexpected forms of beauty.
Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén Garcia Grinda are architects and founders of AMID.cero9. They are Diploma Unit Masters at the Architectural Association (AA) in London and recently held a professorship at the Institut für Kunst und Architektur in Vienna. Since 1998 they have been teaching together in Madrid (in parallel at ETSAM and ESAYA UEM) and have been visiting professors and lecturers throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Their projects have been widely disseminated and they have won more than 40 prizes in national and international competitions. Their projects and writings of the last fifteen years were documented last winter in the exhibition and publication Third Natures: A Micropedia. More recently they have constructed the headquarters for the Institución Libre de Enseñanza in Madrid.
The lecture will be followed by drinks hosted by the Bartlett Architecture Student Society (BASS).