Almendrales: Reason and Moderation

architect José María García de Paredes
project Nuestra Señora de la Fuencisla Parish Church, Madrid, Spain
written by Ángela García de Paredes


José María García de Paredes, 1924–1990, belongs to that generation of Spanish architects who changed the course of architecture in Spain during the past century. Younger than Sota, Coderch or Fisac, he fit in naturally with the group of architects with a studio on Bretón de los Herreros Street in Madrid: Corrales, Molezún, Carvajal and Sota himself. A 19th-century school of architecture gathered them all in Madrid, though they arrived from other parts of Spain – García de Paredes in particular from Andalusia.