Alric Galindez is an international architecture studio founded in 1995 and led by architects Santiago Alric, Carlos Galindez, and Federico Lloveras. Its headquarters are located in Buenos Aires and Bariloche, both offices work jointly creating projects in Argentina and abroad.
The studio has a special interest in conceiving architecture as part of a landscape, understanding the landscape as both the natural and the urban or cultural. Its main purpose is to discover the potential and the peculiarity of each area, and through architecture, transforming a territory into a vital landscape. The project begins from finding a different perspective on the problem, avoiding pre-established solutions. An analytical process where alternative paths are explored that converge in a better and innovative proposal.
Alric Galindez has established itself in recent years, its work being recognized, published, and awarded on many occasions. Its continued participation in National and International Competitions has allowed the Studio to obtain the first prize in several contests. Among the outstanding competitions were the following: the International Project Competition of Globant Iconic Building, the National Competition of Preliminary Projects of the Events Center in La Rural, the Complex of mixed uses Private Competition of Talleres de Pescarmona, and the Officia Building Private Competition in Nordelta.
The Studio has been invited to exhibitions and conferences, featuring its involvement in the International Architecture Biennials of Venice, Pamplona, Miami, San Pablo, Quito, and Buenos Aires.
Its partners develop an intense academic activity, playing the role of associate professors at the University of Buenos Aires and participating in workshops and seminars in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Spain.
Everything we do generates a change, a transformation. Not only physical but also in the lives of the people who inhabit a territory. Every time we intervene as architects, we manipulate matter, generating changes in the place where we work. These material changes also generate transformations in people’s behavior. Everything is connected.
Our work territory is made up of matter and people. We could understand that architecture is to generate ecosystems, where we not only design objects, but we question ourselves about the after, about what happens once the object is built. In other words, we transform a place, we provoke reactions and consequently, we transform people’s lives.
Architecture cannot be indifferent to the place where we work, it is part of a landscape, urban or natural. The project process implies having a holistic vision, where the requirements, the geographical and cultural preexistence, and what happens are project materials: a tree, a building, the heat of the sun, the distant look, the flows of people, what happens, what happened and what can happen are project data. The sheet is never blank, creativity is in the power of observation. Each place has its peculiarities and the project must become aware of what is specific, and make it evident through construction. Understanding that we are part of a whole and that everything is connected, architecture is not undamaged by the place where it is inserted but is part of a landscape. Every time we intervene as architects we seek to transform a Territory into a Vital Landscape.