cesar azcarate

cesar azcarate

bilbao, basque country, Spain

About cesar azcarate

Bilbao, Spain, 1966
PhD Architect and photographer
Living and working in Bilbao, teaching architecture in Pamplona

-Historia de un sueño, ed. IDOM, 1997 (the story of a dream)
-Catedrales Olvidadas. La red nacional de silos en España (1949-1990), ed. T6 y Gobierno de España, 2009 (Forgotten Cathedrals. The national net of silos in Spain (1949-1990).

In the first book, I had the opportunity to follow the works of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and it offered me the challenge to explore the incredible changing spaces in this fantastic building during its construction. The second book, as a result of my PhD eventually finished in 2008, reflects a graphic, theoretical and personal interpretation of the silos as fascinating constructions, which were not made by architects. This work is a special kind of tribute to the engineers who created these buildings in particular, and for all the anonymous architecture in general. In this research I counted on the help of my friend and professional photographer Luis Prieto, who interpreted my ideas about the pictures of the silos.

I love architecture and photography with a specific and personal perception about the relationship between them. I enjoy feeling the power of abandoned industrial spaces and the capacity for infinite suggestion of the spaces under construction.


High School of Architecture, Navarra University, Pamplona, Spain


-Bilbao Art District, Arbe, May 2013
-Icaza Showroom, Bilbao, Sep-Dec 2013
-“imaginary spaces”, solo exhibit, Bilbao october 2014