unai artetxe fernandez


architect

"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."


-Jeanne Gang-

[ 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 from where I graduated as Architect prior to moving to the United States to pursue a career with a focus in international portfolio.


After almost a decade leading 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. 

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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.

Korea canopies
Korea memorial plaza
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20200701_uc hero render_ua

[ architecture ]

Enscape_2020-05-15-19-05-37
Enscape_2020-05-15-19-04-51
Enscape_2020-05-15-20-04-10
Enscape_2020-05-15-19-07-52

[ renovations ]

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20210125_Stationery compilation-01
LMM-DEF_single 2013
EP 2014_Page_4
EP 2014_Page_6
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33x33_space I-5

[ collaborations ]

[ Affiliations ]

We are busy preparing the 2022 edition of the NYC Architecture Biennial.

Participate with us as a collaborator or follow us!

[ Collaborations ]

We are proud to collaborate with

AMPLIFIED VOICES PRODUCTIONS

Link with AVP below, new and exciting projects coming soon!


20191215_Berkely_Final
20210121_Unai1
A Spititual Protestor_Make America My Reparations 2020
20191215_BerkelyJamal_Final
20191215_inpink2_Final -2
Shakiera Sarai Edits-03
20201215_Jordan_Final
20191215_BerkelyPSQ4_Final
20201215_Eean2_Final
20191215_BerkelyPSQ3_Final
20191215_inpink2_Final
20201215_Eean6_Final

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.