” It is always refreshing to witness such enthusiasm and strive for achieving formally imaginative, as well as socially and ecologically minded architecture.”
—-Vladimir Belogolovsky, Curator, Author and Founder of New York-based Curatorial Project.
This July Vladimir had a chance to visit a small but very busy LATITUDE in the heart of Madrid where three enthusiastic associates are producing exceptionally high quality projects, working on both international competitions and ground up commissions, predominantly in China.
Vladimir knows Manuel Zornoza since 2010, the year Manuel started his practice, through a mutual friend. They first met in person in 2011 in Hong Kong where Vladimir was invited to give a talk at Chu Hai College on his then recently published book Soviet Modernism: 1955-1985. “It was absolutely amazing to come across this young Spanish architect who then was just starting his crusade on bringing excellence to architecture and trying to conquer exotic Asian market, as there was so little work in Spain at the time. It has been fascinating to me to follow Manuel’s professional progress and see how his practice was taking root. It now has grown into a strong ambitious studio with a number of excellent projects and realized works, in which a particular emphasis has been given to innovation, both formally and programmatically. I wish this young group of professionals many new chances to realize their original ideas to improve urban areas and quality of life around the world ” said Vladimir in the last.
About Vladimir Belogolovsky
Vladimir Belogolovsky is the American correspondent for the Russian architectural journal TATLIN and is a corresponding member of the International Academy of Architecture, Moscow Branch, Eurasia (IAAM). He has curated exhibitions for Russian Pavilion at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale (2008); a retrospective of the work of Ángel Fernández Alba at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Madrid, Spain (2009); the Green House at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow, and American tour of Colombia: Transformed. His exhibition Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture has been traveling around the world since 2012; it was shown in over a dozen museums and universities across Europe, North and South America, and Australia.
His Recent Book: Conversations with Architects In the Age of Celebrity
Learn more about Vladimir’s book in ArchDaily.