Elena y Javier
foams is an trans-architectural practice working together since 2014. Based in Beijing,
founded and registered in Madrid, yet itinerant across multiple locations such as Torino, Shanghai, New York and Beijing.
foams combines competition-focused interests with academic research. Ultimately interested in the act of strangeness to contest reality: imagined stories that turn into spontaneous architecture. We design critical spaces through a diversity of mediums, locations, processes, materials and scales. We push new physical realities based on contemporary inputs leading to unexpected outcomes.
We have fun.
foams was a finalist for the 2019 UABB Open Call in Shenzhen, and the Rouen Competition for Concentrico.
Part of our work was published at the Spanish Pavilion b-e-c-o-m-i-n-g of the XVI Bienale di Venezia 2018.
We have collaborated with the Spanish Society Association of Shanghai. Our Second Price for ACP has been
featured in KooZA/rch and Beta-architecture.
foams is Elena Gámez Miguélez and Javier Peláez García.
- Finalist Project for “UABB Open Call for the Shenzhen Biennale” Uncanny spaces through the looking glass”↝
- Finalists for “Rouen. Concentrico”↝
- Exhibition design collaboration for “Poéticas de la democracia: imagenes y contraimagenes de la Transición” at Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid↝
- Selected Proporsals to be shown in the Spanish Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia↝
- With Honors Proposal (Final Thesis) Master Graduation, ETSAM
- Honorable Mention for “Welcome to Shanghái. 12X12.”
- HERITAGE? between simulation and imported culture exhibition. Photographic exhibition for the Spanish Architects Association in Shanghai.
- Second Prize for “Amsterdam Children’s Playschool. Archmedium” Experimental workfield at a Montessori pedagogical space.↝
- TFG: “Mecanismos pedagógicos del proyecto arquitectónico. Potencialidad del imaginario infantil”↝
- Signos de alguien, cinematography for Somos La Herencia↝
- Collaboration at “Undercover Agents: reporting from the front” at Biennale di Venezia di Architettura
- Honorable Mention for “24H Syria. Ideas Forward”↝
- Fellowship to join Tongji University CAUP (CN)
- Finalists for “International Wildlife Centre. Arquideas”↝
- Fellowship to join Politecnico di Torino (IT)
- Finalists for “Cebada Community Centre. Archie”
- Second Prize for “Concurso Sika"
- Particiption at IFAC, International Festival of Arts and Construction