Carlos Ramírez-Pantanella (Madrid, 1989) works architecture as a processual system, far from any static and equilibrium system. He is interested in an architecture of minimal activity, agent of minuscule vibrations that aim to explore the roots of dwelling, conceiving human body as the main architectural foundation.

He has been selected to carry out site-specific interventions reconstructing the olfactory atmosphere of historic buildings, such as the Old Segovia Prison, the Lope de Vega Home Museum or 18th century Baroque’s Palacio de Goyeneche in Madrid. He has received the prize “Circuitos de Artes Plásticas 2015” from the government of Madrid for artists under 35 years, the 2nd prize in the III National Competition of Academic Projects on Historical Heritage Internvention, and has been selected to participate in the Spanish Pavillion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

His research is currently focused on the patent of Pintura Disipativa Olfativa® - a project of pharmacological architecture in the form of an interior free-toxic particules painting charged with a dilution of 15 CH of incense essential oil - and An Olfactory Chindogu, a speculative odorific urban prototype to be develop as an architect-in-residence at the ZKU Berlin.

He studied at the School of Art and Architecture of the European University of Madrid and at the Ecole Spéciale d‘Architecture in Paris, where he has attended workshops with Peter Cook, Vito Acconci, Phillippe Rahm, Santiago Cirugeda and Juan Pérez Aguirreoikoa.

Lives and works in Madrid, Spain where he is accomplishing a Master Degree of Arts at SUR - Círculo de Bellas Artes School thanks to the Acciona Scholarship award 2019.

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