About – Estudio Ibanez


I am an architect and photographer specialised in urban regeneration. I divide my time between managing urban regeneration projects as part of multidisciplinary teams, and working in audiovisual research projects on cities architecture, townscape and identity. My work in these two areas complement each other, allowing me to explore cities from different angles and perspectives in an attempt to understand their unique opportunities and challenges.

Through photography, I aim to pose questions on the temporal, emotional and formal perception of the city. My work challenges the fixed notion of permanence and reality by documenting the processes of urban transformation and focusing on certain elements that can be used as metaphors and triggers for broader discussions. I undertake prolonged photographic investigations. Usually, over months or years, I revisit several times the areas that I have photographed, aiming to achieve a series of images that critically reflect on the challenges and conflicts faced by urban transformations.


2003-2005_Academic Bachelors Degree in Economics and Business Administration, Catholic University of Chile
2005-2011_Architecture, Catholic University of Chile
2014_Architecture and Landscape Photography, Catholic University of Chile
2015-16_MSc Urban Regeneration, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London
2015_UCL Bartlett Film Seminar

Group exhibitions

June 2016_Extra-Ordinary: New Practices in Chilean Architecture, photography of project ‘Apus Kankay’ by Aguilo Pedraza Architects, Center for Architecture, New York, USA
October 2018_Pic up prints, Tea Building, London, UK
March 2019_Spectacle and dissolution in the financialised city, UCL Bartlett School of Planning, London. Screening of film Vertical Horizons by Tom Wolseley and exhibition of series Non-Structures

Solo Exhibitions

March-April 2019_Ekho gallery, Santiago, Chile
June-July 2019_Velorose Gallery, London, UK. The exhibition was part of the London Festival of Architecture


November 2019_International Photography Grant, third place documentary

Events and conferences

February 2019_Designing Time – Circadian Dreams, Design Museum, London
March 2019_Spectacle and dissolution in the financialised city, Bartlett School of Planning, London. Participation in the discussion panel.

Selected publications

March 2019_Imágenes Mutantes (Mutant Images), Revista V&D, El Mercurio, Chile
March 2019_Imágenes Mutantes (Mutant Images), Economia y Negocios, El Mercurio, Chile
June 2019_What lies behind? The facades of London, The Guardian, UK
July 2019_Imperfect Beauty: photographing a city’s life-cycle, Greyscape, UK