José Rafael Moneo Vellés

(b. 1937)

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(1937– ).

Spanish architect, he worked with Utzon before establishing his practice in Madrid (1965). Drawing upon Classical traditions of proportion, some of his best buildings were of brick. His works include the Diestre Factory, Zaragoza (1965–7), the Town Hall, Logroño (1973–81), the outstandingly fine Museum of Roman Art, Mérida (1980–6—employing massive brick arches reminiscent of Antique Roman precedents), the Previsión Española Building, Seville (1982–7), the Bank of Spain, Jaén (1983–8), the Miró Foundation, Palma, Mallorca (1987–93), and the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA, USA (1989–93), the RC Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA, USA (1997–2002—with finely finished concrete walls and 1,580 square metres (17,000.80 sq. ft.) of alabaster allowing diffused light to enter the interior), and a Winery in Navarre (Northern Spain—in which the building responds to local conditions).

Amsoneit (1994);Architectural Review, ccxiii/1273 (Mar. 2003), 44–51;Kalman (1994);Jodidio (1995a)

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