SEEKING Office Manager for OBRA NY [click here for job description]



UPCOMING MONOGRAPH Obra Architects Logic: Selected Projects, 2003 - 2016, to be published by Architectural Publisher b, Copenhagen in September 2016, with critical essays and texts by Jean Louis Cohen, Peter Lynch, Nader Tehrani, Zhou Yi and Pablo Castro. Available from booksellers internationally or contact

NEW WRITINGS uploaded here

COMING SOON new website in progress


HELLO STOCKHOLM: Pablo Castro will lecture on THE LOST CITY [see poster here] at KTH Royal Institute of Technology School of Architecture and the Built Environment on Thursday October 27, 18:00


NYCDDC: Obra is awarded a contract with the NYC Dept of Design+Construction as part of its Design Excellence Initiative for world-renowned and emerging architects to design the City’s new public buildings and other capital construction projects. Firms were selected from a competitive field through DDC's innovative Quality-Based Selection process, emphasizing high architectural standards to ensure that all City buildings, regardless of size, are creatively designed, beautiful, and built to last.

BACK IN BERLIN: Gallery talk at Architektur Galerie Berlin featuring Pablo Castro together with Julian Schubert and Leonard Streich of Something Fantastic at 7pm on Thursday, 20 October at Karl Marx Allee 96, Berlin. Exquisite Corpse on view until October 22.


OPENING IN BERLIN: Exquisite Corpse opens at the Architektur Galerie Berlin with a talk by architect Jan de Vylder of Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu at 7pm on Thursday, 8 September at Karl Marx Allee 96, Berlin.


DOMUS: Sanhe Kindergarten in Beijing is featured in the July-August issue of Domus Magazine 1004.


ON EXHIBIT IN SEOUL: OBRA's proposal for Women and Family Complex Facility SPACE SALIM selected as top five finalist in international competition, now on view in Seoul City Hall Lobby, 4 to 10 July.


ALSO ON EXHIBIT IN VENICE: OBRA is featured in Drawn Theories / Teorie disegnate now on view in Venezia, at Ca’ Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Salotto Longhena, 10 June to 3 July.


THE BIENNALE: The work of OBRA Architects will be exhibited at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale in Palazzo Mora, Canaregio, 3659, San Felice, Strada Nova, ground floor, in TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, May 28 to November 27.


SHORTLISTED:OBRA Architects and RAA are selected to compete in THE WOMENS BUILDING International Design Competition


OTRA: Pablo Castro gives a talk on The Natural Man as part of ARQUEX: Crecimientos, 2do. Congreso Internacional de Arquitectura + Diseño in Mérida, Mexico on 23 October 1pm, together with Productora, Macías Peredo, Manuel Cervantes


CONFERENCIA: Pablo Castro lectures at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella [for info on the lecture please click here] as part of the Xref Series: "featuring the work of architects who are transposing cultural and geographic frontiers, who remain foreign, exported and de-centered." See the full description in English here.


CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Our kindergarten for 540 Chinese children finally breaks ground


YOU ARE WELCOME: Please come visit when we open our doors for OpenStudios: Emerging Voices, organized by Open House New York and the Architectural League of New York. Sign up here and visit us between 1pm and 5pm, Saturday, July 11!


PUBLISHED: OBRA is included in Thirty Years of Emerging Voices, an overview of the Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices Program published by Princeton Architectural Press documenting close to 250 of the most innovative North American design firms of the past three decades.


NAMED: OBRA recognized as City of Seoul Public Architect 서울시 공공건축가 by the Seoul Metropolitan Government for a two-year term


ARCHITECTURE IN SEOUL: Pablo and Jennifer take you to Noryangjin Fish Market in this feature on 37 EMERGING ARCHITECTS IN SEOUL in LUXURY Magazine's MARCH issue


STUDIO VISIT: OBRA featured in Architects Newspaper


AIA NY: Church in the Arctic wins a 2015 American Institute of Architects New York Design Merit Award, exhibition forthcoming


TALK IN PUEBLA: Pablo Castro will lecture at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey as part of the fourth Architecture, Art and Design Congress in Puebla, Mexico on February 26


UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Casa San Juan in San Juan, Argentina, to see progress photos and video please click here


ON NEWSTANDS IN SEOUL: ARCHITECTS DRAWING featuring drawings by Pablo Castro, Tadao Ando, Itami Jun, Kim Swoo Geun, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, among others in the November issue of LUXURY Magazine, for English or Chinese speakers, brief overview can be viewed here


ON THE BOARDS: Multi-family housing complex in San Juan, Argentina


OBRA FEATURED: in Hyundai Card Superseries blog read about OBRA New York Beijing Seoul


EXHIBITION: THINNEST LIGHT Seosomun-Bakk Historic Site Competition entry on view until 26 SEPT 2014 at Gallery 1898, Seoul, click here for photos of exhibition opening award ceremony held at Myeongdong Cathedral


COMPETITION RESULTS: THINNEST LIGHT, OBRA's entry to the SEOSOMUN-BAKK Historic Site Competition selected for special mention and inclusion in upcoming exhibit in Seoul


INTERVIEW: with Pablo Castro on the occasion of the 2014 KIM SWOO GEUN PREVIEW PRIZE: OBRA working in SEOUL


ON EXHIBIT: OBRA exhibited at the 2014 KIM SWOO GEUN PREVIEW PRIZE EXHIBITION held at Samtoh Gallery, Daehakro, Seoul from 14 June to 22 June


LECTURE:"I Fiori di Euclide"
OBRA Architects
Thursday 29 MAY 2014, 17:00
Aula Musmeci, Dipartimento di Architettura di Roma Tre, largo G. B.
Marzi, 10, Roma


OBRA AWARD: Sanhe Kindergarten wins the 2014 KIM SWOO GEUN PREVIEW PRIZE awarded by the Kim Swoo Geun Foundation, Seoul


BACK IN SEOUL: Lecture by Pablo Castro EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT SOMETHING at Konkuk University, Graduate School of Architecture. Location: 1 Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Tuesday 15 April, 5:30pm


OBRA AWARD: Sanhe Three Rivers Kindergarten wins a 2014 AIA NY Design Award. The Design Awards Exhibition opens at the Center for Architecture on Thursday 24 April 2014