andrés souza blanes y cortés

andrés souza blanes y cortés

Sevilla, ES



404 Not Found - architects is a young architecture office who performs in France and Spain.
404 Not Found - architects is also engaged in industrial design, scenography and museography.

The language applied to our projects seeks above all simplicity, elementarity.
Our answers are always contextual; we reject the automated duplication and established systems.

Aware that an architect no longer responds to past trends, however, persistent - the architect artist - we willingly develop a technical and technological approach, more appropriated to meet the challenges of our time in which energy and environmental issues directly affect our discipline.
It does not prevent us in any way to use avant-garde technologies.

The know-how acquired throughout our many collaborations, allow us today to find answers in fields as diverse as automotive or aerospace technologies, always regarding on project needs.

404 Not Found conceives his practice as an adventure, but not exclusively ours, but the result of a teamwork.

Moreover, we do not have clients, but partners.
This approach, among many others, is wholeheartedly important for us.

We do develop your project together, within a group dynamic, a common synergy, in which each actor is a partner and where experiences, needs and expectations of everyone are revealed and improved.


andrés souza blanes y cortés, french and uruguayan architect

Graduated d.p.l.g. in Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paris La Villette, after studying in Grenoble - France, Geneva – Switzerland and Paris - France, and freelance architect since 1999.
After several collaborations with renowned architects, results 404 Not Found architecture office in Seville - Spain and Paris - France, dedicated to architecture, scenography and industrial design.

Concurrently, I’ve been invited professor at the School of Architecture of Illinois - USA and Rice University School of Architecture - USA.
In the teaching framework, and also professional, I had the opportunity to give a series of lectures at international level.

404 Not Found currently works in association with :

W & S - Walter Simone architect in Grenoble
MoonArchitectures - Guillaume Hannoun architect in Paris
Luciano Carizza - steel master in Barcelona


Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris, FR, Project manager

Jan 2009 - Nov 2012

Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris, FR, Project manager

Apr 2003 - Jul 2012

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Design studio professor, M.Arch. I/II architecture, abroad program in Paris

Aug 2006 - Aug 2009

Rice University, Houston, TX, US, Invited design studio professor, M.Arch. I/II architecture, abroad program in Paris

Jul 2008 - Dec 2008

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