ESTAR is an architecture, landscape and design studio established in 2011 by Aurora Armental Ruiz and Stefano Ciurlo Walker. Based in Santiago de Compostela, the studio focuses on delicate work for buildings, cities, and territories of historical and cultural value.
The Lecture is part one of the ‘Form-Givers’ Lecture Series at The Cass. The lecture series is about young practices throughout Europe, confident and inventive ‘Form-Givers’ who are delivering their first projects. Lecturers will discuss architectural language and form in their practice, research or teaching.
Aurora Armental Ruiz MLA MArch COAG studied architecture in the ETSAB Barcelona, Postgraduate studies in Management of the Territory: Urbanism, Landscape, and Environment, UOC, Barcelona, and MA in Landscape by the Escola Galega da Paisaxe. She has worked in the offices of Albert Viaplana and Martínez Lapeña and Elías Torres in Barcelona and 6a and Maccreanor Lavington in London. She has taught in the ETSAB Barcelona, unit master at Kingston University and the University of East London.
Stefano Ciurlo Walker MA DipArch COAG SIA studied architecture in the ETSAB in Barcelona, the Architectural Association and London Metropolitan University, MA in Urban Transformation and Building Restoration by the University of Santiago de Compostela. He has worked at the Architecture Research Unit (ARU) with Professor Florian Beigel and Adams & Sutherland in London. He has taught at the ETSAB Barcelona, Nottingham University and London Metropolitan University, unit master at Kingston University and the University of East London. In 2015 he was appointed Associate Professor with a special focus on architecture at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark.