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EVERYDAY LIFE INVENTS ITSELF

elii is an architecture office, founded in Madrid in 2006 by Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil and Carlos Palacios. Their professional practice also includes the fields of teaching (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL; Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM; Universidad Europea de Madrid, UEM) and research. Elii was part of the Spanish Pavilion during the 15th Venice Biennial of Architecture (it was awarded the 2016 Golden Lion). Two of their works have been selected for the European Union Prize For Contemporary Architecture - the Mies Van Der Rohe Award (2015, 2019). They have obtained the First Prize of the College of Architects of Madrid (2017); and they have also won the COAM Prize on five occasions (2018, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2006). Their work Yojigen Poketto was selected as one of the 20 visionary domestic spaces of the last 100 years in the exhibition 'Home Stories 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors', at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein (2020). They are the authors of the book: What is Home Without a Mother (HIAP – Matadero Madrid, 2015), which won an award at the 13th Biennial of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism in 2015, and they are the co-editors of UHF, a publication included in the Creators Archive of Madrid. They have lectured and taken part in reviews in many international universities and institutions.

elii PORTFOLIO

 

AWARDS
  • MADxMAD, Urban Strategy for Veranos de la Villa, Madrid. FAD Award, category - Ephemeral Interventions (2020).

  • Ecovisionaries, exhibition design for the 'ECO-VISIONARIES: Art for a planet in emergency' exhibition at the Matadero Madrid. Shortlisted - FAD Award 2020, Category - Interior Design (2020).

  • Yojigen Poketto, Madrid. Selected as one of the 20 most visionary domestic spaces of the last 100 years, at the exhibition 'HOME STORIES 100 YEARS, 20 VISIONARY INTERIORS'Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein (2020).
  • Oki. Finalist Premios Cerámica Arquitectura Interiorismo ASCER (Asociación de Fabricantes de Azulejos y Pavimentos Cerámicos (2019).
  • Child Care Center for Save The Children Foundation. Nominated for European Union Prize For Contemporary Architecture Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2019 (2018).

  • Child Care Center for Save The Children Foundation. Finalist Mapei Award for a Sustainable Architecture (2018).

  • Child Care Center for Save The Children Foundation. Mention MatCOAM, Category - Sustainability (2018).

  • Child Care Center for Save The Children Foundation. Special Mention VETECO-ASEFAVE Award - Arquitectura con Ñ, Category - Solar Protection (2018).
  • +MAD+, Urban Strategy for Veranos de la Villa, Madrid. COAM Award 2018. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (2018).
  • Yojigen Poketto, Madrid. Shortlisted for FAD Award, Category - Interior Design (2018).
  • Yojigen Poketto, Madrid. Finalist Simon Architecture Prize 2018. Category - Personal Places (2018).
  • Yojigen Poketto, Madrid. Finalist Archdaily's 2018 Building of the Year Awards. Interior Architecture Category (2018).
  • Child Care Center for Save The Children Foundation. Nominated for Gubbio Prize 2018. European Section Works 2018 (2018).
  • Carriages of the Three Kings and Carriage of Señorlobo, Madrid. First COAM Award 2017. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (2017). 
  • Carriages of the Three Kings and Carriage of Señorlobo, Madrid. Finalist FAD Award, category - Ephemeral Interventions (2017).
  • Susaloon, Madrid. Selected work to be part of the Spanish Pavillion in the 15th International Architecture of Venize, 2016, winner of the Golden Lion (2016).
  • Save The Children Foundation, Madrid. First Prize. Restricted competition for Refurbishment of building in the Plaza de Puerto Rubio for the Save The Children Foundation, Madrid (2016).
  • Biombombastic, Madrid. COAM Award 2016. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (2016).
  • What is Home Without a Mother, Helsinki-Madrid, HIAP-MataderoMadrid. XIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Award, category - divulgation (2015). 
  • Exhibition 'Arquitectura dispuesta: predisposiciones cotidianas' (including elii's works: Didomestic, Biombombastic, Susaloon, Insider and the international workshop 'Disponer procesos: Reveries Affairs'). XIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Award, category - divulgation (2015). 
  • House of Would, Madrid. Selected work for the European Union Prize For Contemporary Architecture Mies Van Der Rohe Award (2015).
  • Comunidad, común, comuna, Madrid Ed. Asimétricas. XIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Award (2015).
  • Didomestic, Madrid. Arquia Próxima Award Interior Design and Refurbishment. IVth Architecture Forum Arquia/Próxima. Arquia Foundation, Caja de Arquitectos (2014).
  • House of Would, Madrid. Selected work for the Arquia Próxima Award Interior Design and Refurbishment. IVth Architecture Forum Arquia/Próxima. Arquia Foundation, Caja de Arquitectos (2014).
  • Nominated Iakov Chernov Prize Award (ICP), Moscow (2014).
  • Chosen to be part of the Fresh Madrid Archive (2014).
  • JustMad Award for Emergent Creativity (2013).
  • House of Would, Madrid. Selected work for the XII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (2013).
  • JF-Kit House, Brussels. Selected work for the XII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (2013).
  • Planos de (inter)sección: Materiales para un diálogo entre filosofía y arquitectura, Lampreave, 2011. Selected work for the XII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (2013).
  • Selected as one of the “100 Architects of the year 2012”, KIA Korean Institute of Architects / UIA - International Union of Architects in Seoul (2012).
  • Urban Tree, Alcalá de Henares-Santiago de Compostela. Finalist NAN Awards 2013, category - Best Integration of Energy in Architecture (2013).
  • House of Would, Madrid. COAM Award 2013. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (2013). 
  • Chosen to take part in Fresh Latino 02 (2013).
  • Insider, Zaragoza. Selected work for the Arquia Próxima Award Interior Design and Refurbishment. IIIrd Architecture Forum Arquia/Próxima. Arquia Foundation, Caja de Arquitectos (2012).
  • Urban Tree, Alcalá de Henares-Santiago de Compostela. COAM Award 2011. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (2011).
  • P.N.S. Plaza del General Vara del Rey. Selected Work, Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction (2011).
  • Urban Tree, Alcalá de Henares-Santiago de Compostela. Selected work for the Arquia Próxima Award Interior Design and Refurbishment. IInd Architecture Forum Arquia/Próxima. Arquia Foundation, Caja de Arquitectos (2010).
  • Tastes, Collections and Videotapes, CA2M, Madrid. Selected work for the Arquia Próxima Award Interior Design and Refurbishment. IInd Architecture Forum Arquia/Próxima. Arquia Foundation, Caja de Arquitectos (2010).
  • Chosen to be part of the Archive of Creators of Madrid (2010).
  • Urban Tree, Alcalá de Henares-Santiago de Compostela. First Prize International Competition Urban Trees. ASA – Asociación Sostenibilidad y Arquitectura (2009).
  • Letras de cambio, Madrid. Honourable Mention. Public Competition for the Urbanization and Infrastructures Project. Rehabilitation Area of ​​the Historic Center - A.R.C.H. "Ampliation of Huertas Las Letras", Madrid. 3rd Intervention (2008).
  • Electroflowers, Madrid. Selected work for the Arquia Próxima Award Interior Design and Refurbishment. Ist Architecture Forum Arquia/Próxima. Arquia Foundation, Caja de Arquitectos (2008).
  • Stand COAM, Construtec Fair, Madrid. Selected work for the Arquia Próxima Award Interior Design and Refurbishment. Ist Architecture Forum Arquia/Próxima. Arquia Foundation, Caja de Arquitectos (2008).
  • Stand COAM, Construtec Fair. COAM Award 2006. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (2006).
  • PNS. Santo Domingo, Madrid. Honorable Mention. Competition of ideas for the restructuring and development of Callao and Santo Domingo squares and Preciados and Jacometrezo streets (2006).
  • Stand COAM, Construtec Fair, Madrid. FAD Award -Opinion- (2005). 
  • Stand COAM, Construtec Fair, Madrid. First Prize Competition Construtec (2004). 
  • Pärnu, Eesti. Honourable Mention, International Competition Europan VII - Europan VII – Sub-Urban Challenge, Urban Intensity and Housing Diversity (2002).