Author(s): Rafael Aranda
The 2017 Pritzker Prize was awarded to RCR Arquitectes, the firm founded in Olot, Spain in 1987 by Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ram n Vilalta. Their work is known for its understated elegance and use of different rhythms, weights and materials to create outstanding projects such as the Soulages Museum, the Waalse Krook Media Library and the Sant Antoni-Joan Ollar Library. RCR: Works on Paper explores a central part of the studio's creative process: drawing. Featuring more than 50 drawings in gouache and ink, the book is organized in three categories: Series, Sketches and Works. The Series section includes a small collection of the firm's artwork; Sketches shows how they work through drawings to develop the essence and concepts of some of their architectural projects; and Works explores their architectural interests and artistic journeys.