July 31, 2018 - Roca Gallery - New web platform
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July 31, 2018
July 31, 2018

Roca Gallery

Roca Gallery. Sharing Knowledge on Architecture and Design.

New web platform
Reference point for design and architecture content

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New web platform
Reference point for design and architecture content

Twitter / Facebook

A new web platform, which aims to be a meeting point between architecture and design professionals, has been launched today. 12 people and over 30 international writers are involved in the project, which will generate updated weekly content. The web is published in two languages: English and Spanish

Each month it will focus on a different theme. The first month has the title "Urban versus Rural."

“Megacities, garden communities, repopulated villages, urban landscapes, animal kingdoms; for the first edition of the website, we explore the shifting divide between the urban and rural environments, and how architects, designers and artists are responding.”

For the launch, authors of the exclusive content include Benjamin Prosky, executive director of the American Institute of Architects-New York (AIANY); Martín Azúa, designer and founder of Numbered Store; and Patricia Espinosa, journalist specialized in design who writes for XL Semanal and ABC, among others.

The content is divided into four categories: views on architecture, eye on design, the future and sustainable world.

Updated inspiration is a section that publishes recommendations and news items that are connected to the theme of the month and invite the user to go deeper into the subject, be it an event, or book or film. 

The monthly themes have been decided upon by an editorial committee of experts during a meeting that took place in Roca Gallery London (a work of Zaha Hadid Architects) in January 2018. The seven members of the committee are Raya Ani and Jane Duncan (both architects); the writer Jonathan Bell; the architect and urbanist John Palmesino; the journalist and consultant Pati Nuñez; along with the head of Roca brand communication Núria Vall-llovera and the director of communication at Roca, Xavier Torras.

Expert committee

Raya Ani Architect, Dubai and New York
Ex-president of the American Institute of Architects, Middle East Chapter (AIA Middle East, 2017) and director of RAW Architects

Jonathan Bell Writer, London
Contributing editor of the magazine Wallpaper* and editor of the official Aston Martin magazine

Jane Duncan​ Architect, London
Ex-president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA, 2015–2017) and founder of Jane Duncan Architects + Interiors

Pati Nuñez​ Journalist, Madrid and Barcelona
Director of the Pati Núñez Agency, strategy and communication consultant specialized in architecture

John Palmesino​ Architect and urbanist, London and Switzerland
Founder of the Territorial Agency and professor at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture

Xavier Torras​ Communication Director, Barcelona
Director of Communication and Corporate Branding at Roca and director of the We Are Water Foundation

Núria Vall-llovera​ Communication Executive, Barcelona
Head of communication for the Roca brand and director of the jumpthegap® International Design Contest 

Contributors in the first issues include:

Martín Azúa  Designer, Barcelona
Founder of Numbered Store and winner of the Premio Delta de Plata 2011

Ethel Baraona Architect and architecture critic, Barcelona
Founder of dpr-barcelona

Jonathan Bell Writer, London
Contributing editor of the magazine Wallpaper* and editor of the official Aston Martin magazine

Lucy Bullivant Curator and author, London
PhD Hon. FRIBA and director of urbanista.org

Patricia Espinosa Design journalist, Madrid
Writes for numerous publications including El Dominical, XL Semanal, Mujer Hoy, Estilo and ABC

Ben Morgan Architecture and design journalist, Melbourne
Co-founder of Bower Bird, a digital platform that connects architects and designers with writers and the specialised press

Benjamin Prosky Architect, New York
Executive director of the American Institute of Architects-New York (AIANY)

Saket Sethi Architect, Mumbai and Barcelona
Founder of the Archilogics Studio

Cecilia Tham Entrepreneur, Barcelona
Founder of the creative community Makers of Barcelona (MOB)


Additional information
Link to the project: www.rocagallery.com
Hashtag: #RocaGallery
Press: architecture [​at​] patinunezagency.com
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