Juan Benavides moves in and around architecture. He is currently based in the Netherlands making films and working as a researcher at The Berlage.
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Juan Benavides moves in and around architecture. He is currently based in the Netherlands making films and working as a researcher at The Berlage

He obtained a Degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Monterrey in 2014, with an experience at the Universidad Mayor in Chile. Since graduating he founded FILMATICA, an architecture filmmaking studio in which he works closely with architects in the production of videos. Between 2015 and 2018 he worked as a project leader in Mexico City-based architectural office Productora. In 2016 he obtained the Young Creators Grant from the National Fund for Culture and The Arts (FONCA), with a research project done in collaboration with nine architects from different nationalities. He was awarded the Beca Arq. Marcelo Zambrano from CEMEX to study the post-master program at the Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design, from which he graduated cum laude in 2021. 

Currently based in the Netherlands.

www.filmatica.mx
www.vimeo.com/juanbenavidesl

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This <body> of work is a chronological collection of drawings, films, sound recordings, conversations, photographs, ...

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Tree outside Gokokuji Temple

Japanese gardeners in uniform perform a last sequence of movements as they finish trimming a tree.

https://vimeo.com/394383586
2002191231

Tree on Route de la Porte Dauphine à la Porte des Sablons

A lone tree standing on the corner of an intersection.

https://vimeo.com/392510597
2002171628

From Boulevard Maurice Barres

In Paris, an accurate and vivid representation of Magritte’s “Les enfants trouvés.”

https://vimeo.com/392508813
1910231213
The Uncanny Artifact
Project NL, The Berlage
A podcast about a roof in Delft.

“In front of me, I have a 17th-century map of the city of Delft in The Netherlands. It is a beautiful axonometric plan, monochromatic, you can see boats and canoes on the canal that separates the countryside with the city, the Old Church, the new, the Markt plaza, and every single house drawn...”
A new office building that would serve as a refuge from the industrial agribusiness landscape.

https://vimeo.com/341457152