Eva Prats (Barcelona, 1965) studied architecture at the ETSAB, Barcelona School of Architecture, graduating in 1992. From 1986 to 1991, she worked at the architecture studio of Enric Miralles and Carme Pinòs, and continued developing projects with Enric Miralles until 1994. In 1993 she received a special mention at the Annual Architecture Award, Rubió i Tudurí for her graduation project on Roof gardens in the Ensanche District in Barcelona. In 1994 she was awarded first prize at the europan III International Housing Competitions, and went on to establish her own firm.
Ricardo Flores (Buenos Aires, 1965) studied at the UBA Architecture Faculty, graduating in 1992. While studying in Buenos Aires he worked with Baudizzone-Lestard-Varas-Arqs. and with Aslan & Ezcurra Arqs. In 1993 he traveled to Barcelona to study a master’s degree in urban design, “Periphery as project” directed by Manuel de Solà-Morales, at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, graduating in 1994. From 1993 to 1998 he worked with Enric Miralles on several projects and competitions.
Together they have directed the final thesis design studio at the UIC Architecture School in Barcelona between 2009 and 2012, and they have been workshop directors for seven editions of the masters in housing at the UPC from 2005 to 2012. Currently they are both associate professors at ETSAB.
In 1998, they started working together and have since received the following prizes: first prize in the competition for the renovation of the historic center of Vilanova i la Geltrú, 1998; first prize in the competition for ideas for the seafront of Calpe, Alicante, 1999: first prize in the competition for the volumetric design for open spaces in the Plaza Países Catalanes de Terrassa, Barcelona, 2006; first prize at the competition to rehabilitate the former industrial neighborhood of Can Vidal, Puig-Reig, Barcelona, 2007; first prize in the competition for the new Sala Beckett - Theatre and International Drama Workshop in Barcelona, 2011. Listed in the Wallpaper* directory of new talents in 2007, selected for the Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe Award 2005, and finalists in the Iberoamerican Architecture Biennale in 2004 and the Spanish Architecture Biennale in 2011, and finalists at the FAD awards in 2006 and 2011. In 2009 they received the Grand Award for the Best Work in Architecture at the Summer Show of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and in 2011 the Dedalo-Minosse International Prize in Vicenza.
Since 1998 they have given conferences about their work in several countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Australia, Argentina and Mexico. They have given project workshops at various universities: AHO, Oslo; Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; Newcastle University, England; Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow; Sydney University and University of New South Wales, Sydney; Curtin University, Perth; Facoltà di Architettura “La Sapienza”, Roma; FADU-UBA, Buenos Aires. They have been guest professors at Arizona State University in Phoenix, spring semester 2000; at the Urban Islands International Workshop in Sydney, 2013; at the International Summer Workshop at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, in 2009 and 2010; and they have directed the International Project Workshop Invitations at ETSAB together with the architects Enric Miralles in 1998, John Hejduk in 1999, Juan Navarro Baldeweg in 2000, Cedric Price in 2001 and Clorindo Testa in 2002.
Solo exhibitions of the firm’s work have been held at the Smedie Hall of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Leth & Gori Storefront, Copenhagen, 2013; Sala Picasso COAC, Barcelona, 2011 and 2004; Castello Chiaramonte, Agrigento, 2006. Collective shows of their work have been held at the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, 2014; Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, 2013; Palazzo Barbaran de Vicenza, 2011; Royal Academy of Arts in London, 2009; Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine de Paris, 2009; Arkitekturmuseet in Stockholm, 2008; Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, 2007; Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, 2007; Berlage Institut in Rotterdam and Architekturzentrum in Vienna, 2002.
They are authors of several articles and the following books: John Hejduk. House for a Poet, Ediciones UPC, Barcelona, 2000; Through the Canvas. Architecture Inside Dutch Paintings, Editorial ACTAR, Barcelona, 2008 and Mesurar Pompeia, Ediciones UPC, Barcelona, 2012. Recently, the mexican editorial ARQUINE has edited Thought by Hand, the first monographic book on their work.