Architects Alex Diaz & Esther Gallardo

From Diaz Gallardo

In Barcelona, Spain

 

About

Both born in Barcelona, we studied and graduated with a degree in Surveying, Technical Architecture Building Engineering. Thereafter, we opened our first office, DF-Studio, which was a multidisciplinary studio for

art, architecture design, designing bars and restaurants, urban sculpture, and interior design.

Later, Alex got a degree in Architecture at the International University of Catalonia (UIC) and was responsible for Sustainable Construction at the UPC over four years.

 Similarly, Esther graduated with a Master’s in Project Management from the UPC and the Association of Technical Architects and Building Engineers in Barcelona.

After years of working with DF-Studio, they decided to try their hand as residential developers focusing on “special housing,” which emphasized creating platforms for “After Living” and “Homy” lifestyles. This ultimately lead to “Diaz & Gallardo Unusual Real Estate”.

Constant innovation, research and investigation of a “superior aesthetic level”, sustainability, and humanism are the core principles of their projects and promotions.

Company

We are a team composed of architects, interior designers, artists, photographers and craftsmen lead by Alex Díaz and Esther Gallardo. An all-in-one mix, a bunch of random, contradictory, complex and different people linked by a common goal: pure creative freedom. The result is an innovator network you won’t find anywhere else! We are “Made in Barcelona”.

Diaz&Gallardo sells domestic properties for special people linked to contemporary living in Barcelona and Madrid. Those homes are dense, small, bright, delicate, sophisticated, sensual, funny, unique, exclusive, organic, smart, full of energy, surprising tips and, above all, highly attractive.

Our aim is to restore the true Mediterranean lifestyle in downtown Barcelona and Madrid, by improving and strengthening ties between inhabitants, their street and outdoor happiness: “la buena vida”.

Interview

 

WHEN DID YOU TWO TEAM UP AS BUSINESS PARTNERS AND WHAT ARE YOUR RESPECTIVE PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDS?

We became business partners – and a couple – about 15 years ago. Our first office was in a coworking space in the center of Barcelona; an 8 sqm office! A tiny office. There, we really learned how to design and live in small spaces, haha!

Both born in Barcelona, we studied and graduated with a degree in Surveying, Technical Architecture, and Building Engineering. Thereafter, we opened our first office, DF-Studio, which was a multidisciplinary studio f