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Adélaïde de Caters


Adélaïde de Caters (Brussels, 1969) studied architecture at the ISACF La Cambre, Brussels. Following a period of work experience in the Traces architectural office in Brussels, with Elie Levy (1992-1993), she enrolled at the Department of Architectural Projects at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, where she produced her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Josep Quetglas.

Between 1998 and 2000, she taught on the Master’s Degree in Architecture: Critique and Project course (ETSAB, UPC) with Josep Quetglas, Emilio Tuñón and Luis Mansilla, Ricardo Daza and Guillermo Zuaznabar. In 2005, she worked for Fernando Marzá on the design of the modern and contemporary gallery of the Palais de Chaillot for the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris.

She has worked as a researcher at the Le Corbusier Foundation in Paris and has translated numerous texts by Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier and Ricardo Bofill. 

She is currently continuing her research into narrative geneses in literature and architecture.

She has published El despertar de la materia. Aalto, Eisenstein y Proust, Fundación Caja de Arquitectos, (awarded the Prize of the Fifth Competition for Theses in Architecture), Barcelona, 2008; Cristalizaciones. Objetos de vidrio en Aalto, URV, Área de teoría de la Historia del Arte y la Arquitectura, Escuela de Arquitectura de Reus, 2011 y La matière réveillée. Aalto, Eisenstein et Proust, La Lettre Volée, Essais Collection, Brussels, 2014.

She won First FAD Prize for Criticism and Thinking ex aequo in 2009 for El despertar de la materia. Aalto, Eisenstein y Proust.

Update: 3 October 2016



Has participated in

1,000 m2 of desire

Architecture and sexuality