Miguel Angel Borras

Palma de Mallorca.

Architect by the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC) 2001, Erasmus scholarship to study in Delft during 2000.

Founds Daedalus Architects in 2002 together with Pau Iglesias being finalist of several architecture and investigation competitions (Formica Funcional, Beca Coaib, Art Jove).

In 2004 directs the department of Construction Pathology at the Laboratorio Balear para la Calidad. During 2007 takes the Master studies of Theory and History of Architecture by the ETSAB-UPC.

In 2008 founds MIEL ARCHITECTS together with Elodie Grammont.

My wife Elodie Grammont and I (MIEL Arquitectos) founded Barcelona Architecture Walks in 2010 to provide an outlet for our overwhelming desire to tell stories about architecture and delve into its many secrets.

We decided to take advantage of the unrivaled architectural heritage of our adopted city to start a conversation specifically about Architecture with a capital “A,” the profession that at once enthralls and disenchants us, and which has for some time suffered from a steady process of trivialization that has reduced it to nothing more than shapes, styles and names.

The best way to experience the city is by walking, because as you stroll, you’re constantly absorbing the reality around you and picking up on the rhythm of the city. In this process of surveying the city, your unconscious (that database/feeder of dreams and ideas) is jolted into action, giving you direct access to your own imagination and background history. It is in this precise moment that you are transformed and can grow and learn.

For the last three years, we have not been alone in our endeavors. We’ve been joined by a close-knit group of inquisitive architects who share the healthy conviction that if we could all just learn to talk about Architecture, we would make cities – and the planet – much more human.