This monograph presents one of the most unique voices in contemporary architecture with a collection of buildings that makes a compelling case for the power of radical simplicity. Projects include Caja Granada Savings Bank and the Andalucia’s Museum of Memory, two contiguous buildings who are united in a quiet yet monumental statement about Granada and its history, as well as other instant classics such as Turégano, Gaspar and De Blas houses. All share the staple dedication to simple composition with unadorned masses and show Campo Baeza’s uncompromising exercise of disciplined restraint in achieving architectural silence, his laconic answer to the deafening noise of the contemporary city.
The book features projects that span four decades of an international architectural practice. Contributions by Richard Meier, Jesus Aparicio, Kenneth Frampton and Manuel Blanco offer critical commentary on Campo Baeza’s persistent quest for beauty and relevance by means of simplicity.