Stablished in Madrid in 2017, KAL A is currently directed by Miguel Sotos Fernández-Zúñiga and Sofía Romeo Gurrea-Nozaleda.
KAL A combines architectural practice with woodworking, focused on giving solutions through a paused process, collaborating with small local industries, craftsmen and a wide production of details and furniture handcrafted at their own workshop. Therefore, it is possible to stablish a dialogue and development process inherent to diverse disciplines that allows to create solutions linked to their cultural basis. We believe that architecture reveals itself through the connections that we make between landscape, culture, heritage, and materiality.
The practice has gained recognition through several competition prizes, such as the first prize for the construction of the Bohinj School in Slovenia and the third prize for the Renovation and Extension of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome, RAER.
KAL A is working in significant projects, developing its practice through private commissions on housing, office, and mixed-use projects. We are actively participating in editorial projects through Calmo editions, an independent publishing house funded in 2020.
Sofia Romeo Gurrea-Nozaleda. M.Arch Architect (With Honors) by ETSA Madrid in 2016. She extended her studies at the IIT of Chicago and at The Vastu Schilpa Foundation of Balkrishna V. Doshi in Ahmedabad, India. She has worked for John Ronan Architects (Chicago), BAST Bureau (Toulouse) and for José María Sánchez García (Madrid). She has recently participated in the 2019 Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class (OZ.Etecture Architecture Foundation Australia) in Sydney. In the academic field, she has been member of the GIPC research group at ETSA Madrid, participated in several Jurys at ETSA Madrid, EAT Toledo and IE university. She has collaborated in the virtual exhibition “100 paisajes culturales en España” (IPCE) and currently co directs the publication Ornamento Journal (Calmo 2020-)
Miguel Sotos Fernández-Zúñiga. M.Arch Architect by EPS CEU in 2014. He extended his architectural studies at the IUAV Università di Venezia, graphic design at Central Saint Martins London and Japanese traditional carpentry at Suikoushya ICS with Kawai Takami in Kyoto. He has worked for Canals Moneo Architects (Madrid), Uno Tomoaki (Nagoya) and Studio Mumbai (Mumbai). He founded his own practice and atelier in 2016, KAL A, where he develops his main professional activity focused on the research and work on wood. He is founder and editor of independent publishing house CALMO.
2015-2022: Isabel Diaz del Castillo, Adrián Paterna, Miguel Bertrán de Lis, Sarai Olabarrieta, Alicia García, Beatriz de Juan, Silvia Pérez, Juan Pérez
First Prize International Design Competition for the Construction of a Kindergarten in Bohinj with Maruša Zorec, Ana Jerman, Janja Susnjar , Slovenia. 2020
Second Prize International Design Competition for the future network of Touristic Interpretation and Experience Centers in Canary Islands with Adrián Paterna, Spain. 2022
Third Prize International Design Competition for the Rehabilitation and Extension of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome with Jorge Palomero, Francisco Pol, Gonzalo Peña and Adrián Paterna. Rome, Italy. 2022
Third Prize Competition for the renovation of Aranjuez former Slaughterhouse as a cultural institution with Gonzalo Peña and Adrián Paterna. Aranjuez, Spain. 2022
Third Prize Competition for the renovation of Ceuta General Archive with FRADE Arquitectos + Gonzalo Peña. Ceuta, Spain. 2020
Honourable Mention Competition for the curatorial project and exhibition design of the Spanish Pavilion at the 18th Biennale di Venezia 2023 , Spain. 2022
Special Mention Competition for the renovation of Montealto Market in A Coruña with Miguel Betrán de Lis. A Coruña, Spain. 2017
Special Mention Competition for the renovation of Plaza de Armas in Ferrol with Marta Sánchez García-Matres and Blanca Escrigas, Ferrol, Spain. 2017