currículum vitae

Arturo Frediani Sarfati

Born in 1964 in Barcelona. He’s got the Spanish, Italian and French nationalities.

Studied Architecture at the UPC’s ETSABarcelona 1992.
He learnt the job as well from professors such as Peter Smithson, Bengt Edman, Aldo Van Eyck, Giancarlo De Carlo, Bonet Castellana, Josep Llinàs or Elías Torres.

In 1995 starts frediani [arquitectura], an Atelier busy in whatever architectural questions that fall into range; Building, Landscape, Urbanism, Interior Design, Furniture Design...

He’s currently the Head of Graduate Studies’ Thesis Projects and Senior Lecturer at the EAR, the new Architecture School of the URV in Reus (Gaudí’s birthplace).
He’s been Visiting Critic at the Carleton University School of Architecture and Urbanism (Ottawa, Canada) invited by professor Roger Connah.

Taught too at the
International University of Catalonia UIC Barcelona 1999/2001
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya UPC Barcelona 2001/2002 - 2008/2010
Universitat Ramon Llull URL Barcelona 2002/2005

Faculty at the Abroad Semester courses held in Barcelona by the
Calgary University, Canada (2000)
Clemson University South Carolina, USA (2004)
Dutch Architecture Fund GroundControl (2008)
and in Vienna at the AZW Architektur Zentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria (2005)

Guest Critic at Several Spanish and foreign Universities such as
KKH and KTH in Stockholm, Sweden
UIC University of Chicago Illinois, USA
Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
ETSAM in Madrid
ETSAS in Seville
or the Barcelonian:
Escola d’Arquitectura del Vallès EAV,
Escola Elisava
Fundació Eina
Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia IaAC.

He will introduce his major contribution to architectural theory “The Displaceable Codes” at the International Architectural Congress AURS 2012 that will soon be published by TENOV (

He’s been Guest Editor of DPA, a magazine published in Barcelona by the UPC’s school of architecture ETSAB that in 2010 published NÓRDICOS, a critical overview on Nordic Architecture

Author of a series of critical writings for JA (the Japan Architect), has written landscape architecture collaborations for the collection “World of Environmental Design” (ARCO publishers; Könemann Verlag). He writes regularly for several other Spanish and international architectural magazines.

In 1998 his first built work, the Park Torrent Ballester, was awarded with the FAD ARCHITECTURAL PRIZE for the best landscape architecture project in Spain.
2003 The Garriga-Poch (5.15) house in the Pyrenees was again awarded the FAD PRIZE for the best building in Spain and Portugal.
2005 won the First CODERCH PRIZE for the best housing project in Spain.
His recent Social Dwelling Building in Vilassar 2008 have been awarded at the X BIENAL DE ARQUITECTURA ESPAÑOLA
R House and the Social Dwellings in vilassar were both Finalists of the FAD PRIZE as well as winners of the Maresme Triennale.

Frediani has published works and projects in several international architecture magazines and books, and exhibited work, among other places, in Montréal, Harvard, Chicago, Geneva, Paris (Cité de l’Architecture), Frankfurt (Deutsches Architektur Museum), Stockholm (Arkitekturmuseet), Barcelona or Madrid.

At the present moment the office undertakes several private and public projects such as: 84 dwellings for elderly people for the Barcelona commune, an experimental energy-saving ensemble in Montornès and “TOKYO” a design series originally conceived for the R house where we can find the “T” cutlery, the “OO” tableware, the “K” chair and the “Y” table.