Juan Benavides is an architect and filmmaker*. His work encompasses families of projects in no particular order of importance. At present, he is based in the Netherlands mostly making films on contemporary architecture and teaching at The Berlage.

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Five recent projects
At the Garden’s Pace
Brillhut
House in Veľký Klíž
A Labyrinth with One Entrance, Two Walls, Three Columns, and Four Exits
Rain Harvest Home

Selected films

Morningside Residence
Moya House
Teopanzolco Cultural Center
Landmark Nieuw Bergen

Buildings
House in Veľký Klíž
House in Søfteland
House in San Jerónimo II 
House in San Jerónimo I
Weekend House in Valle de Bravo

Documentary Films
Among the Firs in Waalre (In production)
Moving Milk & Timber
Rain Harvest Home
The Auto Drives Architecture

Drawings and Paintings
Eighteen Drawings of a Golf Course
A Labyrinth with its Own Copy to Attempt a Solution
One Labyrinth with Two Walls, Three Columns, and Four Exits
Four Views from a Restaurant Table
Twenty-three Labyrinths on a Month x Day Grid
An Avocado, a Plate, a Taco, and a Kitchen Towel
One Labyrinth Composed by Forty-nine Labyrinths
Eight Transfers and Nine Sheets of Paper
Many Drawings of Landscapes without Green
Seventeen Drawings with Seventeen Colors
Studies for the Labyrinth of the World  
Thirthy-one Labyrinths for December
Twenty-four Marinières
Forty Compositions with Four Colors
Labyrinth with a Solution of One Hundred Decisions
Studies for a One-Hundred-Square-Meter Labyrinth
Infinite Details of One Labyrinth
Four Sections of a Labyrinth
Three Details of a Labyrinth
Forty-one Iterations of a Linear Labyrinth
Ten Iterations of a Labyrinth Inside a Circle
Ten Iterations of a Labyrinth Inside a Square
One Hundred Iterations of a Labyrinth

Film archive (2015–present)
Morningside Residence
Stewart Avenue Residence
Brillhut
Alma Residence
Thatch House
Ridge House
Frame House
Octothorpe House
House with a Yoga Studio
Suncrest Residence
Bunny Lane Residence
North Beach Residence
Alton Wines
Rotterdam Architecture Month Exhibition
Tsuga Townhomes
Othello Gardens Multifamily
Peach Court Residence
Terbregsehof 11
Skigard Hytte
Playtime Studio
Polson Building Offices
Wye landing Memory Houses
Gortonbounds Bunkhouse
Pam & Paul’s House
Rombos III
Washington Fruit & Produce Company
Quinta Huajuco
Brisas House
Hood Cliff Retreat
Courtyard DADU
Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center
Cantilever House
House in San Juan de Alima
Fairfax Garage Conversion
West Los Angeles Residence
Fleischmann Residence
Bosques House
Santa Fe House
Peter & Jan’s House
Jojutla Central Gardens
Club de Niños y Niñas
Rochester 64
Kreuzwiesen
Center for Hearing and Language
Desarrollo DSA
Escher Park   
Campus Moos
Europaallee
Diakonie Bethanien
The Pop-out Studio
Memory Houses Exhibition
Mercer Slough
Little House
Helen Street House
LC710 Housing
Entrepinos
Guanajuato Museum
COR Cellars
Reforma 326 
Botanical Gardens
EGL1916 Housing
Bedolla House
Casa Espigas 41
2i4e House
Casa VR
A Room
Cerrada Reforma House
SJA House
Atlas House
Palmas House
IC House
Narigua House
RM House
Red House
Casa de Uno



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Graduated in Architecture at the University of Monterrey with experience at the Universidad Mayor in Chile. He worked with PRODUCTORA in Mexico City. Since 2014, he has made films on contemporary architecture with a particular interest in documenting projects that have strong and clear formal proposals, aesthetically rich spatial conditions, and inspiring landscapes. He obtained the Young Creators Grant from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts and later was awarded the renowned Marcelo Zambrano Scholarship to study the post-master program at The Berlage, from which he graduated cum laude in 2021. He currently runs a multidisciplinary practice in and around architecture while working at The Berlage as a researcher and tutor, where he’s also involved in the organization of lectures, master classes, and exhibitions.
   
Awards
  • Third Prize, for Rain Harvest Home, Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival, Istanbul, 2023
  • Marcelo Zambrano Scholarship, CEMEX, 2019
  • Young Creators Grant, National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), 2017

Exhibitions
  • 'International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam', with Heng Yang, Rotterdam, 2022
  • 'Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture', with The Berlage, Guggenheim Bilbao, 2022
  • 'Preludio', BY Galeria de Arquitectura, Mexico City, 2022
  • 'A Quien Corresponda', GSD Kirkland Gallery, 2019
  • 'About Corners, Windows, Handrails, and Sets', Gallery Magazine, 2019
  • ‘Chicago Architecture Biennial’, with Productora, Chicago, 2017
  • 'Columbus Circles for MANIERA', with Productora, Columbus, 2017
  • ‘Creadores en Movimiento’, Centro de las Artes, San Luis Potosi, 2017
  • 'La narration du quotidien', Forum d’architectures Lausanne, 2016

Lectures
  • ´Ten Films, One Animation, and Ten Other Films’, Nudus Academy, June, 2024
  • 'Many Films and One Vernissage', TU Delft, February, 2024
  • ‘Notes on Filmmaking', Universidad Anáhuac, February, 2024
  • 'Three Disclaimers, Three Fixations, One Random Journey, Three Problems, and One Vernissage', Syracuse University, 2022
  • 'About Order and Other Things', UDEM, Monterrey, 2019
  • 'About Composition by Collaborative Means', Graham Baba, Seattle, 2019
  • 'About Divided Authorship', University of Washington, 2019

Teaching
  • 'Project Global: The Logistics of Marble and Olives', with Sanne van den Breemer and Benjamin Groothuijse, The Berlage, Spring 2024
  • 'Project NL: City Atlas', with Sanne van den Breemer and Jules Schoonman, The Berlage, Fall 2023
  • 'Notes on Filmmaking', Research Colloquium, The Berlage, Fall 2023
  • ‘Let’s Have a Picnic!’, Introduction Week Workshop, The Berlage, Fall 2023
  • 'Project Global: The Logistics of Milk and Timber', with Sanne van den Breemer and Benjamin Groothuijse, The Berlage, Spring 2023
  • 'Project NL: River Atlas', with Sanne van den Breemer, Benjamin Groothuijse, and Jules Schoonman, The Berlage, Fall 2022
  • 'One Hundred Observations from and of the Dutch Landscape', Introduction Week Workshop, The Berlage, Fall 2022
  • 'Architecture by Auto', Design Master Class with Pavel Bouse and Kees Kaan, The Berlage, Fall 2021
  • 'One Hundred Instructions for Discovering Delft', Introduction Week Workshop, The Berlage, Fall 2021
  • 'A Journey Round my Room', Design Master Class with Beka & Lemoine and Lucas Bacle, The Berlage, Spring 2021



Photo: Jacob Brillhart
Juan Benavides is an architect and filmmaker. His work encompasses families of projects in no particular order of importance. At present, he is based in the Netherlands mostly making films on contemporary architecture and teaching at The Berlage.


mail@juanbenavides.mx
juan@theberlage.nl

T +31 6 19806046

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Five recent projects
At the Garden’s Pace
Brillhut
House in Veľký Klíž
A Labyrinth with One Entrance, Two Walls, Three Columns, and Four Exits
Rain Harvest Home



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