Ignacio Peydro studied Architecture at the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) and at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London and received a SMArchS, a post professional advanced Master degree, from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He graduated with Honours with a final project that obtained the ‘Universidad Politécnica – Fundación MAPFRE Prize’, the ‘Alejandro de la Sota Prize’ granted to the best final thesis project of the Madrid School of Architecture, and the First Honourable Prize in the Pasajes – Iguzzini National Architecture Prize. He obtained a PhD in the Madrid School of Architecture in the knowledge field of Theory and Practice of Architectural Design with his dissertation ‘Contingency in Post-situationnist Architecture’. He has been Architecture and Design Professor in IE School of Architecture and Design, Architecture Design Graduate Teaching Assistant and Fulbright Fellow at the MIT, Associate Professor of Architectural Design and Theory of Contemporary Architecture om the Fransisco de Vitoria University in Madrid and Assistant Professor in the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). Before establishing Dosis he worked with Mansilla+Tuñón in Madrid, developing, among others, the project for the Museum of Automotion in Madrid and the Hotel Relais Chateaux ‘Atrio’ in Cáceres awarded with the 2011 FAD Architecture Prize; and with David Chipperfield Architects in London developing, among others, the project for the British Film Institute in London and the City of Justice in Barcelona. He is co-author of the book ‘This is Tomorrow’.
Isabel Collado and Ignacio Peydro established together Dosis, a laboratory of creative processes that is committed to pushing the boundaries of the built environment with innovative architectural solutions. In each of their projects, the design strategies and solutions are a reflection of design research, using practice as en experimentation platform in which architecture navigates a wide scope of design interests that transcend basic pragmatic requirements. Each project is undertaken as an opportunity to explore creates design methodologies, strategies and solutions, always driving our attention towards the feasibility of building technology, structural systems and sustainable environmental strategies. Their projects have exhibited in London, Geneva, San Fransisco, Paris, Madrid and Valencia and have been awarded the Europe Encouragement Prize in the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction in 2005, the First Prize in J5 2008 National Prize for Young Architects or the First Prize in the MEGa Museum International Competition, among others.