"What if a building were more like a nest? If it were, it would be made out of local, abundant materials. It would be specific to its site and climate. It would use minimal energy but mantain comfort. It would last just long enough and then would leave no trace. It would be just what it needed to be."
[ hello! ]
I am Unai! I am a Basque emigré, architect, urban planner, designer, gardening aficionado and a New York City resident.
Born and raised in the Basque Country, I moved to Barcelona to study in the Escola d’Arquitectura de Barcelona where I graduated as Architect prior to moving to the United States in pursue of an international career.
After almost a decade of leadership in an acclaimed architecture firm in NYC I co-founded bloq studio in 2020. Bloq is an architecture, urban planning and design studio based in Brooklyn. I am currently involved in the organization of the New York City Architecture Biennial and I collaborate with Amplified Voices Productions, an emerging photography and film production company with a focus in the empowerment of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in the US.
In 2020 I founded bloq studio, a Brooklyn-based architecture and design studio that operates at the intersection in between the analog world and digital technologies.
In a world gravitating towards aesthetic homogeneity driven by the demands of globalization, we believe in the importance of craftsmanship in our profession while making the most of the advantages provided by technological avant-garde.
[ institutional ]
[ residential ]
[ collaborations ]
I proudy collaborate with
AMPLIFIED VOICES PRODUCTIONS
Amplified Voices Productions (AVP) works for the empowerment of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities through the cultivation and production of screenplays written specifically by underrepresented artists as well as, offering career services to provide CVs, headshots, reels and independent contractor business support.