Meet the EuroLAB Director & coordinator of Advanced Design - Carlos Chacón
Updated: May 6, 2020
Today we would like to invite you to have a closer look at our EuroLAB Director & coordinator of Advanced Design - Carlos Chacón. I believe most of you are familiar with Prof. Carlos Chacón if you are now studying in the 3rd/ 4th/ 5th grade at FCU School of Architecture. Here's so introduction of him:
Carlos Chacon is the founder member of his own office DeVillar-CHacon Architects and an Associate professor at Feng Chia University, where he currently teaches and leads their brand new program FCU-EuroLAB.
His teaching philosophy is based on granting his students a cross-referenced knowledge, as he is graduated and Master in Architecture by UPM School of Architecture, he studied Gardening and Landscaping at UPM School of Agronomy and currently finishes his dissertation about the consequences of Pop and Minimal culture on Architecture during the 90´s. A very wide plural background that allows him to coordinate different areas of architectural expertise to increase his students' skills and abilities, which will be the aim of FCU-EuroLAB.
As an architect and designer, he has also a long practice experience. After working 2 years with Sancho-Madridejos and 5 years with Selgascano, he established his own office DVCH DeVillar-CHacon in 2.oo8. Currently it is present in Spain, Mexico and Taiwan. His work is focused on providing architectural solutions able to establish a dialogue between citizens and their environment that we understand as a balance between the natural, the social and the urban condition. His projects range every scale, from landscaping and public buildings, to housing, installations, exhibitions or interior design and has been internationally awarded repeatedly, highlighting the Congress Center “Vegas Altas” in Villanueva de la Serena, completed in 2.o14, and the Kinder Park in Mexicali, Baja California completed in 2.o19.
He has 17 international awards for his work, including his most recent recognition in September 2.o19 as Best Urban project of the year for the Architects Association of Madrid in 2.o19 for his Kinder Park in Mexicali. His work has been published in more than 15 countries including cover of the most prestigious world architecture magazines.