The Spanish architect Carlos Puente Fernández has given a lecture (online) within the Contemporary Nordic Architecture course at the Tampere University Faculty of Built Environment, School of Architecture. He has unfolded his vision of architecture by explaining his own architectural practice and the influence on it by the Nordic masters of architecture (Lewerentz, Asplund, Jacobsen, Aalto).
Originally from Bilbao, Carlos Puente graduated from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) in 1973. He started working ‘in house arrest’ for seven years with Alejandro de la Sota, one of the Spanish masters of architecture in the 20th century. Later he developed his own architectural practice in Madrid for more than 30 years, firstly in collaboration with Víctor López Cotelo and then solitarily. He was a Professor at the Madrid School of Architecture between 1996 and 2009. He is the author of the book Idas y vueltas (Fundación Arquia, 2009). His recent text Three Graves in Helsinki can be read here.
[Image courtesy of Carlos Puente: Cultural Centre in Ciempozuelos, Madrid]