"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 multi-cultural and diverse design studio based in Brooklyn.
bloq was born from our conviction to put the traditions of design and architecture on trial. We believe our profession is a craft and we propose alternatives to the aesthetic homogeneization running rampant in the discipline.
[ institutional ]
[ residential ]
[ collaborations ]
We are proud to collaborate with
AMPLIFIED VOICES PRODUCTIONS
Link with AVP below, new and exciting projects coming soon!
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.