zigzag is a way of thinking and working based on the search for alternatives and side paths which promote simple solutions with a rich and a complex content; a process in which the pursuit of clarity and the power of ideas are crucial; ideas which attempt to respond to opportunities, context and place in a contemporary way. Trying to develop localized and specific answers instead of the more and more frequently globalized solutions. ZZa work has been shown in various exhibitions and architectural publications and has been awarded important prizes in ideas and built work competitions, most notably the recent 11th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial Award with their 131 social dwellings in Mieres.
2019_FIRST PRIZE Ex-aequo. Social Housing Architecture Projects. Emvisesa Competition. Sevilla.
2019_HONOURABLE MENTION. Housing Project Competition. Aedas Homes. Bormujos, Sevilla.
2018_FIRST PRIZE. New Biomedical Science Building Competition. University Carlos III Madrid.
2016_SECOND PRIZE. El Capricho Palace Museum Competition. Madrid.
2016_FINALIST. Siamoo, The Strange Case of a Siamese Stool . XIII BEAU Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism.
2014_COACAN SPECIAL AWARD. San Martin de la Mar Square. Ortega-Alloza Architecture Prize. COACAN.
2013_FINALIST. Mieres Social Housing. Triennale Architecture of Necessity. Virserum Art Museum. Sweden.
2013_FIRST PRIZE. Siamoo. The strange case of a siamese stool. AVP Imasoto Competition.
2012_FINALIST. Mieres Social Housing. Arquía Próxima Nuevos Formatos.
2010_mightyfunk.com | casa la candela, por zigzag arquitectura.
2010_diariodesign.com | casa la candela, “una montaña con ojos” de zigzag arquitectura
2010_cyanmag.com nº12 | las colinas tienen ojos
2010_sharesomecandy.com | zigzag arquitectura. candela house
2010_designmind.co.za | candela house. soto de dego. spain
2010_skyscrapercity.com | 131 viviendas protegidas en mieres / casa la candela. zigzag arquitectura
David Casino graduated in architecture and Master in Advanced Architectural Design from Polytechnic University, ETSA Madrid. He is a lecturer in Architectural Projects at Polytechnic University, ETSA Madrid and at Universidad Europea de Madrid, UEM. Founding partner of ZZa.
Bernardo Angelini graduated in architecture and Master in Advanced Architectural Design from Polytechnic University, ETSA Madrid. He is a lecturer in Architectural Projects at Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid and lecturer in Project Design in Historical Centres and Heritage at UPSAM, Pontificia Salamanca- Madrid University. Founding partner of ZZa.
Alejandro García González | Clara Buenadicha | Raul Lázaro | André Albuquerque | Pedro Magro | Joana Martins | Clara Casino | Bertha Malatesta
ephemeral arch and museography
Alfonso Cuenca | Alberto López | Emma Palenzuela | Salvador López | Manuel Sayago | Alejandro Niño | Luis Fernández