Zooco Estudio

Professional in Architecture Design.

About Zooco Estudio

Zooco Estudio is made up of the architects Miguel Crespo, Javier Guzmán and Sixto Martín. After working several years in different studios and having done competitions by their own, in 2009 Zooco Estudio is set up, with head offices in Madrid and Santander. They have won different awards in architectural competitions and interior design, what has allowed them to build The Arts Centre of Verín and some contract&retail projects. Recently, the Studio develops as main projects, the enlargement and rehabilitation of Flamingo Hotel, Oasis Lanz Hotel and Atlantic Garden Hotel and two single-family houses in Pedreña and Torrelodones (Spain).

  • Winner of 6 A' Design Awards.
  • 3-Time Winner of Architecture Design Award.
  • Specialized in Architecture Design.
  • 6 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Interior
  • Architecture
VinosYViandas Wine Shop

VinosYViandas Wine Shop

Interior Design

Flamingo Club Hotel

Flamingo Club Hotel

Architecture Design

J House Residential

J House Residential

Interior Design

M4 House Residential

M4 House Residential

Architecture Design

Nuilea DaySpa Retail

Nuilea DaySpa Retail

Interior Design

Verin ArtsCenter Arts Center

Verin ArtsCenter Arts Center

Architecture Design


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Interview with Zooco Estudio

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I decided to be a designer because of the concern of giving the answer to necesities but taking care about aesthetic.
What is "design" for you?
To create 'something' (objects, spaces, etc.) with a purpose and aesthetic.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
I do not believe in favorites. It all depends in how they respond to what they are made for.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
All of them are important but if I would have to choose one, I would say the initial concept because it is the generator of all the rest
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
Designing is always a necesity, now and in the future. Everything that is created, it is designed
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
Last exhibition was in the COAM (College of Architecture in Madrid)
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
First of all, the inspiration comes from the necesity, the characteristics we want to get. Creativity is fed by others designer's works and by all around us.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
Madrid. I do not think that the culture of my country affects so much in the designs but the education I have received is a true reflection of the designing process
How do you work with companies?
Collaborating with other experts in issues that architects do not dominate

Extended Interview with Zooco Estudio

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
Architect (ETSAM) in Madrid. We received an education where we got the enough capability to give or look for answers to any issue we have.
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
There is no good or bad designers, the very design is what it is great or not and decided if the designer has done a good job.
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
When a design has funtion and aesthetic in its maximun expression.
What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
'Torres Blancas' in Madrid, Ronchamp of Le Coubusier and Thermal Baths of Peter Zumthor.
What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
There is never enough time, enough budget and sometimes the client could be an obstacle.
What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
They except the best solution for a necesity without forgetting that this solution has to be attractive.
How does design help create a better society?
Because it is the solution of many problems, issues and makes our lifes easier.
How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
It depends on many facts such as the size, the client, the budget...
When you have a new design project, where do you start?
Most of the times, working in the studio, but sometimes the best ideas occurs in someplace out of the context.
Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
I do not believe in trends, a great design must not follow them beacuse it has to last in time.
What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
I feel motivated when I realised that the idea of the design has sense and it is going to be a fact.

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