MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Sancho-Madridejos: The Space Within the Fold


Madrid-based architects Juan Carlos Sancho and Sol Madridejos of Sancho-Madridejos lectured on Thursday, March 25 as part of MAS Context’s 2021 Spring Talks series. This lecture was delivered in Spanish


The Space Within the Fold


Since its founding in 1982, Madrid-based architecture office Sancho-Madridejos has developed vast research around the concept of space, such as tone, void, poles, and fold. This investigative process has materialized in a series of remarkable projects built throughout the years, such as the Chapel in Valleacerón, the community center in Alcobendas, and the 14 Viñas winery in Picón. Last year, the office completed a series of singular projects such as the Center for Innovation and Business Development–CAT in Segovia, and the IESE Business School in Madrid.

This lecture sought to explain their built projects as a result of this investigative process, common to all of their work.


Suggested readings

Sol Madridejos & Juan Carlos Sancho Osinaga, “Brief conversation with Eduardo Chillida,” El Croquis, 106/107, 1996.

An Interview with Sancho-Madridejos,” Beijing Urban and Architecture Biennale 2020.

Georges Didi-Huberman, Être crâne. Lieu, contact, pensée, sculpture (Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 2000).

Georges Didi-Huberman, L’Homme qui marchait dans la couleur (James Turrell) (Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 2001).

Richard Sennet, The Craftsman (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009).


IESE Business School in Madrid, 2020. © Photographer JC Sancho. Courtesy Sancho-Madridejos.


Fold, Shade, Water, Breeze in Cantalares, Murcia, 2020. © Photographer JC Sancho. Courtesy Sancho-Madridejos.


Center for Innovation and Business Development–CAT, Segovia, 2020. © Photographer JC Sancho. Courtesy Sancho-Madridejos.


Chapel in Valleacerón, Ciudad Real, 2001. © Photographer JC Sancho. Courtesy Sancho-Madridejos.


Juan Carlos Sancho, PhD Architect, is a Chair Professor in The Projects Department in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Madrid (ETSAM). Architect Sol Madridejos has been a Professor of Projects in several Universities. In 1982, they founded their office, Sancho-Madridejos. Throughout the years, they have participated in several national and international architectural competitions. This internationally recognized effort has been awarded multiple times and received official recognition. Their work has been widely exhibited and published both in Spain and internationally. |

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