Two architects with offices based in Madrid will be officially recognised by the revered industry academy, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in February next year. Spanish designers Ignacio Vicens y Hualde and Emilio Tunon have been named amongst a list of seven people to receive the 2019 International Fellowship for their exemplary work.
The RIBA board chose Hualde and Tunon for their contribution to the world of architecture, and as a result the award will allow them use the post-nominal letters FRIBA after their names.
Amongst the many outstanding projects listed in their portfolios are distinctive modern properties located in Andalucía, including luxury homes and contemporary churches. Within the list of prominent designs is an ultra modern villa overlooking Alemanes beach in Cádiz and a vineyard inspired by medieval monasteries on the banks of the river Duero.
The special fellowship prize acknowledges the impact of the work and teachings of each architect, not only those projects undertaken in their own countries but also others across the globe. Emilio Tunon and Ignacio Vicens y Hualde will receive their awards at a special ceremony in London in February 2019.
Emilio Tunon from Tunon and Ruckstuhl Architects, previously received the Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Ignacio Vicens y Hualde is head of Vicens + Ramos Architects and was responsible for the architectural scenarios created in Madrid for the important papal visits in 1982 in 2011.
IDDOMUS is a specialist in the Marbella real estate industry that works closely with each client to create signature turnkey villas. The company uses innovative building practices and source bespoke materials as part of the construction process of each contemporary modern property.
Photo Courtesy of Ruckstuhl Architects and Tuñón Architects