Building in snowy landscape

Photographer: Luis Díaz Díaz

“TEd’A arquitectes have revisited and evaluated sites and buildings, customs and memories, manufacturers, tradesmen and individuals involved in the local construction industry. A precise knowledge of the physical and lived heritage has become a conceptual lens through which their own thinking and behaviour, their analysis of phenomena worthy of being carried forward, has been focused. […] Their goal is the symbiotic relation between life and architecture, not architecture for its own sake.

TEd’A arquitectes transformed the local vernacular. […] Such transformed references, homages, reinterpretations are the architects’ hallmarks: evolution instead of revolution. […] Their power of imagination is applied to adapt precedents to a task at hand.

Alvaro Siza is right when he maintains that “architects don’t invent anything, they just transform reality”. The question is, in which direction is this transformation being taken? TEd’A arquitectes work suggests that reality can be transformed one building at a time, foregrounding authenticity instead of originality by paradigms rather than icons.”

Wang, Wilfried. “Transformations and Paradigms: On the Built Work of TEd’A arquitectes”. El Croquis. N.196 (II) TEd’A arquitectes 2010-2018


TEd’A arquitectes is tiny award-wining practice based in Mallorca, Spain.

Irene Pérez Piferrer (Barcelona, 1976) has an Architecture Degree from the Vallés School of Architecture (ETSAV-UPC, 2001). Jaume Mayol Amengual (Mallorca, 1976) has an Architecture Degree from the Vallés School of Architecture (ETSAV-UPC 2000) and a Ph. D. from the Catalonia Polytechnic University (UPC, 2010). They both also studied at the Rome Tre School (1999) and have two children: Aina and Biel.

TEd’A architects have been jury members and visiting lecturers at several international universities including Cornell University in Ithaca (New York), Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Switzerland), Kingston School of Art (London), ETSA Madrid, Lund Universitet (Sweden), KTH Stockholm (Sweden), Architecture School, University College, Dublin (Ireland), Fakultät für Architektur TU, Munich (Germany), ETSA Barcelona and HEIA, Fribourg (Switzerland), amongst others. Jaume has taught at the Vallés School of Architecture (Barcelona), IE School (Madrid) and ETSALS (Barcelona). Irene Pérez and Jaume Mayol were Directors of one of the workshops at the Porto Academy in 2017 (Portugal). They are currenly teaching at the Fakultät für Architektur TU Graz (Austria).

The work of TEd’A arquitectes was exhibited in the Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 (winner of the Golden Lion), the Catalan-Balearic Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, and the itinerant exhibition ‘Sensitive Matter: Young Catalan Architects, 2010-2012’, among others.

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