Generic Specific Continuum

Julio Salcedo

The work of Spanish architect Julio Salcedo is shown in this book as a series of built and speculative projects. Salcedo’s houses – early achievements that stunned both academic and professional circles with their freshness and precocious sophistication – are presented along with unpublished competition proposals for large-scale buildings. The projects in their varying locations, scales and ambitions all demonstrate a commitment to architecture as a conceptual medium with a capacity to tackle complex ideas as well as working projects with a transformative practicality. Each is a built essay that works through architectural problems of form, construction and material to achieve a thought-provoking resolution of satisfying beauty.