Joaquín Torres (*1969) - Rafael Llamazares (*1970), Spain. A-cero Joaquín Torres architects company established in 1996 whose activity focuses on complete development of architectural projects. The human team, led by Joaquín Torres and his partner Rafael Llamazares, has been growing throughout the past year and sums up to more than 60 professionals spread out through different offices Spain (1), UAE Dubai (1), Dominican Republic (1), currently working on projects of different magnitude. “Our working method is based on a detailed analysis of the clients needs and the projects programme: we imagine, project and persuade. “The key to our success is that we stick to the initial idea trough out the whole process.
Who really are you? A-cero?
R.L. _Rafael Llamazares is a professional person who is dedicated, heart and soul to architecture.
J.T._I’m a man who tries to live quietly and with as much dignity as possible.
What do you think of when you hear the word plastic?
_ For us Plastic means VONDOM
What is your favourite colour?
Which Vondom item from another desiner would you put in your home?
_Apart from our designs for Vondom I find the Ramon Esteve Collection the
What do you prefer, classic or science fiction movies?
R.L. _ I prefer science fiction, I really like the movie “Tron”, both the original
and the Remake.
J.T._If it’s a good movie it doesn’t matter whether it’s science fiction or
Do you have any fetish object?
R.L. _The Barcelona Daybed by Mies.
J.T._The Barcelona Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe.
What was the last thing you bought?
R.L. _ A bicycle I bought in Kapelmur.
J.T._A seventeenth century Indian lattice window
Do you believe in perfection?
_We believe that by being constant in our daily work we can get closer to the path of perfection.
Do you have any fixation or quirky habit?
R.L._I’m a little bit fanatical about organization in work, both mine and that of
J.T._Just one! If only it were just one…..
What do you do when you’re not designing?
_Oh, lots of things! Studio projects, keeping in touch with family and friends,
travel. Well, just living really.