Profile

Architecture studio based in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), founded in 2001 by Joan Casanovas Miñán, Ramon Graus Rovira and Ana Pérez Lázaro. Since 2008 it is managed by Joan Casanovas and Ana Pérez, while Ramon Graus focuses on teaching and research.

Ana graduated in Architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) in 2000 and completed her training with several courses on Sustainability and Architecture, and on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. Joan obtained his degree in Architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) in 2000. In 1996 he awarded a scholarship in Masterplanning and Urban Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by two masters in Masterplanning and Urban Design and in Building Restoration.

We work on educational, welfare, cultural, administative, residential and urban projects, for both public and private sectors. An important part of our work is related to refurbishment and restoration, which allowed us to extend our knowledge in this field and gain experience. We are interested in the architecture that starts from the circumstances surrounding it and turns them into opportunities, an architecture based on common sense and construction, that does not renounce its own aesthetic, social and cultural values. We are concerned with finding the right scale for each intervention, the optimization of the resources and the closeness with the client and future users.

Team

The people who has collaborated with us since the studio started working : 

ARCHITECTURE DESING AREA: Ramon Graus Rovira, Ferran Montes Martínez, M. Paz Pérez Gómez, Marcos Batista Viana de Souza, Mireia Salvadó Pellisa, Iñigo Gómez Arribillaga, Ana Sevillano Conejo.

STRUCTURAL DESING AREA: Guillermo Barenys y arquitectos asociados. Bernuz Fernández arquitectes.

BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABILITY AREA: PGI grup. atres80. Audioscan.

GEOTECHNICAL ANALYSIS AREA: Geomar. Centre Català de Geotècnia.

SURVEYOR AREA: Altiplà serveis topogràfics.

BUDGET AND SITE HEALTH & SAFETY AREA: Aumedes Dap. ETRES SLP Enginyeria de l'edificació.

3D RENDERING: Play-Time. Vimworks.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Francisco Urrutia.

All the photograhs on this site are by Francisco Urrutia or by Casanovas, Graus, Pérez arquitectes.