VS arquitectura is a studio focused on architecture, urban planning and interior design. Its founders, Josep Val Ravell and Arnau Solé Simón have been working for 30 years on different architectural fields. A vast experience recognized with prestigious awards. Since 2009 they have been working together in different projects, and this collaboration leads to the office foundation in 2013.

 

‘We aim for an architecture that responds to its place and function, solving the complexity of requirements and accomplishing a high technical standard without losing the capability to thrill that we demand to architecture. Programmatic and site qualities are the starting point that makes each of our works a unique process were we integrate sustainable criteria and innovative design since the very first architectural idea. 

 

We develop projects from the early stages, including the planning development, to their final construction and even the interior furniture, being in charge of all the procedures required.

Josep Val i Ravell

Barcelona, 1955

 

1986

Architect by ETSAB (Technical Architecture University of Barcelona)

Thesis research Project: Primary Assistance Hospital at La Llagosta. Qualification: 8 Outstanding

1980-1981

Collaborator at  E. Torres.; M. Lapeña, & Ll. Cantallops office

1983-1985

Collaborator del  Ll. Cantallops office

1986-1988

Member de “Coast plan” team of the Barcelona Metropolitan Corporation

1987

Architect at the Barcelona Metropolitan Corporation

1988-1992

Associate with  architect Xavier Vendrell

1993-2005

Architect at the Municipality of  Santa Coloma de Cervelló (Barcelona)

1995-2000

Associate with architect Jordi Badia founds BAAS

2000-

Opens professional office at c. de la Ribera 8 Barcelona

2005-2007

Consultant architect at the Municipality of Alella (Barcelona)

2010

Opens professional office VS arquitectura with Arnau Solé

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1989-1996

Professor of Architecture at the   ELISAVA school  ( Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona)

Coordinator of the second year curs de interior design course, academic and cultural program.

 

Arnau Solé i Simón

Barcelona, 1972

 

1999

Architect by ETSAB (Technical Architecture University of Barcelona)

2000

Opens own office.

2003-2004                                                                                                

Collaborator with Xavi Ferres of Biosca & Botey at the redaction of executive projects of façades of the following projects:

- Façade of Barcelona Judicial City, architects David Chiperfield and b720 arquitectes.

- Office building façade rehabilitation Génova 27, Madrid. Architect Estudio Lamela

- Office building Mediapro, architect Patrick Genard

- Cover and façades of Convention Centre CCIB, architects MAP arquitectos.

- Façade of Hotel AC in Forum area, architetcs MAP arquitectos.

2007                                                                                                                 

Collaborator with PAMIAS engineering. Architects: UTE CAST-CTS arquitectos.

- Technical auditing of sports facilities covered by the PIEC the Catalan Council of Sport. 2007--..

- Technical audit of the executive project office building Media-TIC Consortium of the Zona Franca.

- Redaction of the building executive project Eureka 1. Reprints Primary Enclosures & Interior Architecture Consortium Zona Franca. Architects: UTE CAST-CTS arquitectos.

2006-2008                                                                                                                        

Collaborator with CAST/Inardi engineering

- Redaction of executive project for judicial building in Manresa, (GISA key JMM 05331) 2006. architects: UTE CAST-CTS arquitectos.

- Redaction of executive development project near court building in Manresa 2006.

2010

Opens professional office VS arquitectura with Josep Val

 

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