EXPORT: Spanish Architecture Abroad

  • Design
  • Houston
  • Mon, February 12 —
    Thu, April 12, 2018
EXPORT: Spanish Architecture Abroad

The exhibition offers a global analysis of the current state of Spanish architecture outside Spanish borders.

Portraying the practice of Spanish Architecture Abroad is a complex task. EXPORT: Spanish Architecture Abroad is not a comprehensive catalog of architectural works, nor is it a list of designed buildings in faraway places, because this would not do justice to what it means to be an architect in a globalized society, a place of “arrivals and departures.”

The exhibit does not strive to provide an exhaustive look at all the parties involved, but a glimpse for visitors to construct relations, connect ideas, and gain insight into the field, in order to understand that architecture is more than erecting buildings, but the creation of products that construct our world.

EXPORT approaches the subject from an open, pluralistic and unprejudiced perspective. Organizing the contents into six possible ways to practice architecture today, and complemented by the intervention of external agents, the exhibition offers a richer and original view of Spanish architecture abroad.

Spanish architecture lecture series at Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, COAD Theater

EXPORT: Opening lecture and reception

  • On Monday, February 12 at 6 pm.
  • By Antón García Abril, MIT & Ensamble Studio.

Toward a Contemporary Realism

  • On Monday, February 26 at 6 pm.
  • By Jesús Vassallo, Rice University.

z4a—Office of Atmospheric Architecture

  • On Monday, March 19 at 6 pm.
  • By Rafael Beneytez Durán, Texas Tech University & z4z4.

Outside In/Inside Out

  • On Monday, March 26 at 6 pm.
  • By Nerea Feliz, University of Texas Austin & Nerea Feliz Studio.

An opening reception will be held from 7 pm to 9 pm following Antón García Abril's lecture on February 12.


Venue map

Mashburn Gallery at The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston, 4200 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77004


Free. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm

More information

University of Houston


Presented by the University of Houston in collaboration with AIA Houston and the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C. Image: the New Rijksmuseum by Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos (photo by Pedro Pegenaute)



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