In a special in memoriam edition of El Croquis, the life and work of this exemplary pair of architects is celebrated in over 400 pages. With the passing of Luis M. Mansilla in 2012, Spain lost one of its premier architectural visionaries. Following an introductory essay by Juan Antonio Cortés entitled 'Activated Geometries', the publication examines the very active and influential legacy of this office. Among the numerous projects included are the Castellón Museum of Fine Arts, the Swimming Centre in San Fernando de Henares, the City of Madrid International Convention Centre and the Citadel in Logroño, along with several texts and an interview with the architects.
The Slovenian/Serbian duo of Matija Bevk and Vasa J. Perovi are the focus of this issue, which details nineteen projects. An interview with the architects and an essay by Ivan Rupnik, provides insight into understanding their work from their own perspective of conditionalism. "All we find are conditions," state the architects, attributing the phrase to the early thinking of Mies van der Rohe and the embracement of the multiplicity of conditions faced by architects in modern times. Among the projects included are the Congress Centre Brdo, the Schrottenturm Office Complex, Social Housing Polje, the Islamic Religious Centre in Ljubljana and several private houses.
Starting with a conversation between Enrique Walker and the Dutch architect Neutelings Riedijk, and an introduction by Aaron Betsky, this issue of El Croquis presents the buildings and projects executed in the last nine years by the bureau. Featured are, among others, the Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) in Antwerp and the Sphinxes Lakeshore Housing.