Nook is the result of teamwork of those of us who met in an architecture studio designed by the great, exiled architect Josep Lluís Sert. We slowly fled from a photogenic double-height space towards a nook where ideas went to seek refuge between the heat of the only radiator, effort, work interrupted by laughs, various soundtracks, personal anecdotes, and wit to achieve the best results with minimum sacrifice.

 

Nook is the beginning of a different concept of Barcelona architects that do not want to be exiled.

 

From left to right: Rubén F Berenguer, Ana García & Joan G Cortés

Ana García

Ana Garcia began her professional career in 2001, after graduating from U.P.C Barcelona, and after collaborating during several years of academic development in the Romagosa Caralt studio, where she acquired basic knowledge of the development of preliminary and final projects and project management.

She destined a full year of her academic preparation at Universidade do Porto, escuela FAUP.

Since then she has collaborated with several architecture firms; Colomer Prat i Arquitectes Associats and Boquer Julià, as chief of working teams and responsible for the planning of the different design and construction phases, as well as the implementation of ISO 9001 standards.

In 2005, after completing the postgraduate degree of Project and Construction Process at the Escola Sert, she established her self as an architectural design teacher and studio, and continued to collaborate with the following architecture and interior design firms: A. Puigmartí, González Podio, and EC Compta Arquitectes, in which, apart from construction and interior design projects, she took part of special urban rehabilitation projects, projects for invitation-only competitions, and construction management.

Her teaching experience has been specialized to final thesis projects and the recognition of foreign academic titles.

In 2011 she cofounded nook architects, along with Joan Cortés and Rubén Férez, an architecture, urbanism and interior design studio.

 

 

Joan G Cortés

Joan Cortés began his professional career in 2009, after graduating from U.P.C Barcelona, and collaborating during several years with professional firms such as BOMA (structures consultants), Mora-Sanvisens Arquitects and EC Compa Arquitectes, where he acquired basic knowledge of the development of preliminary and final projects, urbanism, and design.

He spent a year abroad at the LTH, Lunds Tekniska Högskola, in Sweden, where he further developed his studies of experimental architecture and design. He also formed part of the Pole Europe 2K’6 Landscape and Urbanity program at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.

Since 2009 he tallies his own professional practice with his collaboration with the EC Compta Arquitectes studio, participating in various projects for multifamily residences, single family residences, public buildings, refurbishments, interior design, and public and private competitions; taking part on the design and construction phases of architectural projects.

He has also participated on several digital architectural representations in 3D and animation, for architectural projects, interior design, competitions, and academic projects.

In 2011 he cofounded nook architects, along with Ana García and Rubén Férez, an architecture, urbanism, and interior design studio.

 

 

Rubén F Berenguer

Rubén Férez began his professional career in 2010, after graduating from U.P.C Barcelona, and collaborating during several years with professional firms such as GVR Arquitectes and EC Compta Arquitectes, where he acquired basic knowledge of architecture, urbanism, and design projects, as well as competitions for public buildings and urban planning.

He spent a year abroad at Ludovico Quaroni, La Sapienza, in Rome, where he further developed his expertise in Architecture History and in Restoration and Rehabilitation techniques.

Since 2010 he tallies his own professional practice with his collaboration with the EC Compta Arquitectes studio, participating in various projects for multifamily residences, single family residences, public buildings, refurbishments, interior design, public and private competitions, and urban redevelopment projects.  He has also collaborated with the Sin Espaio sE studio, as well as other digital architectural representation projects and architecture competitions.

In 2011 he cofounded nook architects, along with Ana García and Joan Cortés, an architecture, urbanism, and interior design studio.