On the occasion of the architecture festival Open House Madrid, we hosted at El Invernadero an exhibition of the CLK architects studio founded by Joaquín Vaquero Ibáñez.
From 27 to 28 September we were able to see first-hand some of the studio’s most outstanding projects and learn more about their work processes through models, drawings and sketches.
His name is well known in the world of architecture. He comes from a saga of illustrious architects and artists. His grandfather, Joaquín Vaquero Palacios was the creator of outstanding examples of Spain’s 20th century industrial heritage, conceiving five hydroelectric power stations as works of art in themselves. Architect, painter, sculptor… in all of them he created murals, sculptures, furniture, industrial design, alone or with the collaboration of his son Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, father of the Joaquín in question, also an architect and renowned painter and sculptor.
Architecture, drawing, painting… are disciplines with which he has grown up and which are in his DNA. Drawing is a very important part of his creative processes and he has been able to transmit this to his team.
Joaquín worked with great studios and architects such as Lamela and Javier Carvajal, one of his great masters. After many years of experience he founded CLK architects, an innovative international studio with which he aims to change the world, with offices in Madrid and Moscow. His projects are contemporary and innovative. They develop industrialised solutions for any size and type of architecture. They have a team of 40 architects, who share the same philosophy based on achieving maximum efficiency both technically and aesthetically, instilled by its founder.
They believe in the integration of all disciplines from the conceptualisation of the architectural idea.
The project as experience. The present as inspiration and the future as the only commitment.
Their way of thinking about architecture generates processes of great agility, responding optimally to the needs of each client, always seeking economic viability and maximum efficiency of the techniques applied.