Valentín de Madariaga architect

BORN ON THE 25TH AUGUST 1960 IN SEVILLE (SPAIN), HE GRADUATED FROM THE MADRID TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE. HE BEGAN HIS CAREER IN 1987 ALONGSIDE THE RENOWNED ARCHITECT, ERNESTO MERELLO, WHOSE COMPANY SPECIALIZES IN LUXURY HOUSING ESTATE DESIGN, AMONGST OTHER THINGS. TOGETHER, THEY WERE ABLE TO BRING TOGETHER TWO DIFFERING STYLES TO PERFECTION, MERGING THEM INTO A COMMON APPROACH TO ARCHITECTURE.

HE HAS DESIGNED MORE THAN 150 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES FOR PRIVATE CUSTOMERS, AS WELL AS SEVERAL MULTI-FAMILY ESTATES FOR THE MOST RENOWNED BUILDING COMPANIES IN SPAIN. HIS COMPANY HAS DESIGNED PROJECTS FOR HOTELS, GOLF CLUB-HOUSES, GARDENS, SWIMMING-POOLS, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS, RESTAURANTS, FARMS, HISTORIC BUILDING ALTERATIONS, CHURCHES AND MANY MORE. SOME OF THE PROJECTS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE MOST IMPORTANT MAGAZINES AND BOOKS FROM THE ARCHITECTURAL FIELD, AS WELL AS HAVING BEEN USED FOR NUMEROUS ADVERTISING SPOTS.

AS A PASSIONATE FOLLOWER OF CONTEMPORARY ART, HE CREATED THE MP COLLECTION FOR THE VALENTINE DE MADARIAGA Y OYA FOUNDATION, WHOSE WORKS ALL HAVE AN ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURE THEME. HE IS ALSO THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE BIACS FOUNDATION, WHICH PROMOTES OF THE CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNIAL IN SEVILLE.

IT IS THIS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ART AND ARCHITECTURE THAT BLENDS INTO HIS PROJECT STYLE. HIS VERSATILITY AND EXPERIENCE WHEN DESIGNING A RESIDENCE PROVIDES HIM WITH THE ABILITY TO ADAPT PROJECTS TO CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS PERFECTLY. HE OFTEN REFERS TO HIMSELF AS A TAILOR MAKING A MADE-TO-MEASURE SUIT.

THANKS TO FENG-SHUI THEORY, WHICH HE HAS USED FOR OVER 15 YEARS, ALL HIS RESIDENCE DESIGNS ARISE FROM NATURAL SHAPES AND COMMON SENSE, MOULDING THEMSELVES PERFECTLY INTO THE SURROUNDS WHERE THEY ARE TO BE BUILT. EACH PLOT OF LAND POSES ITS OWN IDIOSYNCRASIES FOR CONSTRUCTION AND ACHIEVING THE REQUIRED HARMONY AND BALANCE.

HIS MOST INTIMATE ARCHITECTURE SERVES TO STIMULATE THE SENSES: A SEDUCTIVE LOVE-AT-FIRST-SIGHT ATTRACTION TO THE VIEWER, WITH PERFECT HARMONY BETWEEN SPACES, SURROUNDINGS AND PEOPLE.