Andrés Jaque and the Office for Political Innovation explore the potential of post-foundational politics and symmetrical approaches to the sociology of technology to rethink architectural practices. The office’s slogan is ‘architecture is technologically rendered society’ and is currently devoted to the study of connected-domesticities like politically-activated urbanism.
Their production has been published in 2G, A10, ABC, Abitare, Architecture Digest, Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Architecture Review, Architecture Now, Arquitectura Viva, Arquitectura, Arquitectos, AV, Bauwelt, Beyond, C3, Corriere della Sera, Diseño Interior, Domus, Dwell, El Croquis, ELLE, El Mundo, El País, Fisuras, FRAME, Glamour, Interni, La Vanguardia, Le Monde, Le Moniteur d’architecture AMC, MARK, The Herald Tribune, The New York Times, Pasajes, Pasajes Diseño, Plot, Suma, Vogue or Wall Street Journal and exposed at the Schweizerisches Architektur Museum in Basel, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine de Paris, the Hellerau Festspielhaus in Dresden, La Casa Encendida in Madrid, the Instituto Valenciano de Arte moderno (IVAM) in Valencia, the 7 Mostra di Architettura de la Bienal de Venezia or the Bienal de Arquitectura Iberoamericana 2004 en Lima. They are authors of the Políticas del día a día/Everyday Politics and Eco-Ordinary. Etiquetas para la práctica cotidiana de la arquitectura/Eco-Ordinary. Codes for everyday architectural practices publication.
Their work ‘Casa Sacerdotal Diocesana de Plasencia’ has been awarded with the Dionisio Hernández Gil Prize and has been finalist to the VIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo. ‘TUPPER HOME’ has been finalist of the European Award Mies van der Rohe. In 2010 the instaltion ‘FRAY HOME HOME’ was presented at the Biennale di Venezia 2010 invited by Kazuyo Sejima. In 2011 the research and prototype-making project ‘SWEET PARLIAMENT HOME’ was presented at the Gwangju Biennale by invitation of Ai Weiwei and Seung H. Sang.
Andrés Jaque , directs Andrés Jaque Arquitectos and the Office for Political Innovation. He teaches at the Design Department of the School of Architecture at the UEM Universidad Europea de Madrid. He has been Tessenow Stipendiat 1998 in Toepfer Stiftung FVS, in Hamburg, and visiting teacher in a number of international universities and has lectured and taken part in round tables extensively throughout the world including Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich, Istituto Politecnico in Milano, CIVA in Brussels, the Sociedad Central de Arquitectos in Buenos Aires, Berlage Institut in Rotterdam or the Museo Nacional in Bogota.