In their Lecture Domesticity from the floor plan, Cierto Estudio will go through their work and methodology, focusing on aspects of dwelling design using floor plans as a common thread.
In Cierto Estudio we are interested in designing from the floor plan, taking the inhabitant experience as a premise. The main part of our research is based on exploring new layouts that can suit today’s needs and ways of inhabitation. With our work, we also strive for the spatial potential of the plan, seeking for open visuals, connections and filter spaces. In addition, we believe in the richness of creating a community between the neighbours and architecture should enhance this sort of relationships.
Cierto Estudio is a team of six young female architects working on a wide range of projects, from collective housing to urban planning, but also furniture and product design. Cierto Estudio is a collective thinking practice striving for a unique and innovative character in their architecture. Based in Barcelona, the studio was founded in 2014 by Marta Benedicto, Ivet Gasol, Carlota de Gispert, Anna Llonch, Lucia Millet and Clara Vidal after studying architecture together at ETSAB, Barcelona.
Cierto Estudio highlights a special interest in collective housing. Their designs seek typology innovation in order to respond to new ways of inhabiting in line with contemporary social trends and needs. The practice won the first prize for the international competition “Illa Glòries” that includes a master plan of a multi-use city block and the development of a social housing building. Their last project, “Kitch·room”, has just won the first prize for a 70-dwelling block in Masnou. Their work has been selected by Fad 2020 Edition in the interior design category and they have won the prize for Best Young Architects of Catalonia (AJAC for non-built project).
Cierto Estudio work has been published in magazines such as “Arquitectura y Diseño”, “Neo2”, “Architectural Digest” and “Ginza Magazine”. They have given lectures in universities such as The School of Architecture of La Salle ETSALS, the School of Architecture of Barcelona ETSAB, and Bau Design School. They have been guest professors at TUGraz university in the Institut für Gebäudelehre with the course “X Rooms, innovation in housing”.