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RCR Arquitectes - Journey
- Pritzker Prize winners RCR Arquitectes are featured in a+u 15:11, which reflects on the diverse influences and how it shapes their design philosophy
The winners of the 2017 Pritzker Prize are featured in a+u 15:11 RCR Arquitectes – Journey. Founded by Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta in 1988, the Spanish trio are known for their diverse set of influences, including Olot their hometown. Instead of a normal project based monograph, this issue reflects on the influences of RCR and how it shapes their design philosophy. It chronicles their humble beginnings starting a firm together in Otot after graduation to their most recent achievements. Ideas such as local landscape, learning from Japan, and shared creativity are explored. RCR’s design process is presented through collages, sketches, paintings, and models which test ideas that are incorporated into their projects. Their humble approach to shared creativity, the sum greater than the parts, has produced extraordinary work. Text in English and Japanese.