Jordi Truco is a graduated architect by Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona ETSAB.  At 2003 received MAarch Distinction in “Emergent Technologies and Design” at The Architectural Association of London AA. UK.  He is also the recipient of the first price of the Royal Academy of the Arts of London in Architecture, student’s category, 2003.

 

At 2003 he founded HYBRIDa, with Sylvia Felipe. An Architecture design studio involved in the research for a new adaptive and responsive build environment to create a better and more efficient Architecture.

 

At 2004 he won a grant from the British Council (Arts and Humanities Research Council AHRB) to research on new materials at the Department of Biommimetics, University Of Reading. UK.

 

From 2004 to 2007 He has been teaching at Masters of Biodigital Architecture at ESARQ, Universitat internacional de Catalunya.

During 2006 He has been visiting instructor of the Advanced Design Studio at PRATT School of Architecture in New York. USA. At 2007 has directed the Simposium Internacional d’Arquitectura Emergent SIMAE.

From 2008 to 2018 he has been the director of ADDA, Masters in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture at ELISAVA Escola Superior de Disseny I Ingenieria de Barcelona.

At 2011 he held the Esherick Visiting Professor Chare at College for Environmental Design at University of Berkeley. California.

From 2011 he has been contributing regularly at Architectural Association Emergent Technologies and Design March, by lecturing, assisting to Thesis Final Reviews and giving desk critics. He has lectured worldwide in several national and international universities from Europe to China.

 

At 2012 with Sylvia Felipe, have been project leaders of the Seventh European Research Program, Capacities HYPERMEMBRANE an architectonical Dinamic Structere-Sysytem.

During 2014 / 2017 He was also the project leader and coordinator of the Seventh European Research program Demoproject HYPERMEMBRANE.

At 2018 he has received foundings from Spanish government CDTI, within NEOTEC programme, to continue developing HYPERMEMBRANE.

 

He has been combining Research and Academia with his Professional work at HYBRIDa, where over the last fifteen years has developed projects of various scales, and topics, from a single-family home, European Research Projects to their last won competition, a Parametrically designed 23,000 m2 hotel (Tembo Suites and Apartments).

 

At 2017 the team HYBRIDa /aZCON won the Tembo suites and Apartments competition whose construction began in Barcelona in 2020 and it is to be finished by February 2023.

 

At 2019 Jordi takes a brake as director of ADDA, Masters in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture to renew the program.

From 2022 he is Director of the New Postgraduate Programme, Computational Design and Biomimetc Architecture at ELISAVA Escola Superior de Disseny I Ingenieria de Barcelona.

HYBRIDA Syilvia Felipe/Jordi Truco

www.hybridarch.net

 

Sylvia Felipe is a graduated architect by Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona ETSAB. At 2003 received MAarch Distinction in “Emergent Technologies and Design” at The Architectural Association of London AA. UK. Before founding HYBRIDa architecture studio at 2003, she had a work experience at Martinez Lapeña & Torres Arquitectes, among some other Architecture firms.

 

Her interests in architecture focuses on the development of an integral design strategy that intersects evolutionary computation, Parametric design, Biomimetic engineering and digital fabrication for an adaptive and more efficient and performative built environment.

 

At 2004 she won a grant from the British Council (Arts and Humanities Research Council AHRB) at the Department of Biommimetics, University Of Reading. UK.

 

From 2009 she is teaching an Undergrad Design Studio (Hybrid Spaces) at ELISAVA Escola Superior de Disseny I Ingenieria de Barcelona.

 

She has lectured in international symposiums like Computer Architectural Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing Processes in Architecture at ETH ZURICH 2005, Subtle Technologies: Responsive Architectures at University of Toronto 2006, Symposium Internacional d’ Arquitectura Emergent at Esarq Universitat Internacional de Catalunya 2007.

And in several national and international universities like Architectural Association of London, LA SALLE Barcelona, ESARQ-UIC Barcelona, Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, University of Architecture of Taipei, Technische Universiteit of Delft (Hyperbody research group).

 

At 2012, she has been working witht CIMNE, International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering to coordinate (with Jordi Truco, Partner at HYBRIDa) the FP7 European program Capacities HYPERMEMBRANE.

During 2015 / 2017, she was also the coordinator of the FP7 European Research program Demoproject HYPERMEMBRANE.

At 2018 she has received foundings from Spanish government CDTI, within NEOTEC programme, to continue developing HYPERMEMBRANE.

 

She has been combining Research and Teaching with his Professional work at HYBRIDa, where over the last fifteen years has developed projects of various scales, from a single-family home, European Research Projects to our last won competition, a computationally designed 23,000 m2 hotel (Tembo Suites and Apartments).

 

At 2017 the team HYBRIDa /aZCON won the Tembo suites and Apartments competition whose construction began in Barcelona in 2020 and it is to be finished by February 2023. Whose construction began in Barcelona in 2020 and it is to be finished by February 2023.

 

HYBRIDA Syilvia Felipe/Jordi Truco

www.hybridarch.net