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.

2406050801


About
Contact
News


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



* AN ARCHITECT THAT HAPPENS TO MAKE FILMS.

SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW A SELECTION OF FILM STILLS


© 2024

June 6, 2024
‘Ten Films, One Animation, and Ten Other Films’, Lecture at Nudus Academy in Rotterdam
February 29, 2024
‘Many Films and One Vernissage’, Lecture at TU Delft, as part of a lecture series organized by Max Hart Nibbrig


February 14, 2024
‘Notes on Filmmaking‘, Lecture at Universidad Anáhuac, as part of Empalmes, a lecture series organized by Jimena Hogrebe
November 22, 2023
New project: House in Veľký Klíž. Design of a house for a writer in slovak countryside.

October 13, 2023
Proud to announce that Rain Harvest Home was awarded the third place award at the Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival
May 13, 2023
Filmmaking trip to Miami and Bahamas to work on a series of films for Brillhart Architecture


April 25, 2023
Starting to work on a year-long documentary about the Villa Waalre designed by Russell Jones


January 25, 2023
Simon Architecture Prize in Barcelona


Last summer I traveled to Mexico City with Robert Hutchison and Javier Sánchez to make a short documentary about their project in Valle de Bravo, Rain Harvest Home. The result is a 9-minute film to be released later this year. In the meantime, a short version of the film was made for the Simon Architecture Prize and is available to watch at the link below. The project is among the five finalists in the category of Personal Places.
August 28, 2022
New film about Moya House in Mexico City


Pigmented concrete, a curved dome, a clear volumetry...

The film about Moya House focuses on the experience of walking through the stairs, the lights and shadows casted on the concrete surfaces, and the views discovered along the journey. In a very introspective way, the film remains inside of the house, while the opening scene offers a glimpse of what lies beyond the walls.
July 1, 2022
New film about Octothorpe House


A soccer match, an enclosed courtyard, an ice cream, shadow play...

The film about Octothorpe House is presented in a series of sequences with each introducing a different subject and space. From the dog’s life as he lays on the concrete floor and the intense soccer match happening inside the garage, to the views from within the enclosed courtyard and the reflection of the desert landscape in the exterior windows.

The film was produced for MORK-ULNES, an international architecture practice with offices in San Francisco, California and Oslo, Norway.
April 26, 2022
New film about Frame House in Sonoma


A concrete framework, a loggia, a hillside, a sunrise and a sunset...

From the first touch of the sun in the morning to the last reflection of it on the windows, the film about Frame House in the Sonoma countryside was filmed over the course of two days, moving across the site as the light was casting across and around the building.

The film was produced for MORK-ULNES, an international architecture practice with offices in San Francisco, California and Oslo, Norway.
April 11, 2022
New film about a House with a Yoga Studio


A densely forested lot, dapple light over wooden beams, an electric guitar, bees over ham and cheese, red wine...

Designed by Robert Hutchison Architecture, the project considers the renovation and expansion of a 1960s residence. The film presents a day in the life of the house, from the set up for a morning yoga group class to the preparations for hosting an evening party at the terrace.
Febraury 23, 2022   
New film about Suncrest Residence


A pacific madrone tree, a pair of binoculars, a prominent outcropping of rock, views to the sea, a golden tint over wood and concrete...

This is the first of three films produced for Heliotrope Architects in Orcas Island. Along with Joe Herrin, we traveled to this remote home to film over the course of one day The film follows the shape of the house by walking through the corridor from side to side. Three stops along the way highlight important elements of the design.
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

Instagram: juanbenavidesl
Vimeo: juanbenavidesl


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



FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT ON YOUR DESKTOP BROWSER. IN THE MEANTIME, SCROLL DOWN TO SEE A SELECTION OF ARCHITECTURE FILM STILLS.