Stanley T. Allen remembers Mansilla’s gentle and optimistic approach to architecture.
From time to time, amazed by yet another display of out-of-control ego or calculating careerism, I like to think about my friends Luis Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón, who achieved so much without any of the baggage that seems to go with being a successful architect today. Luis, who died on February 22, exemplified in particular a quiet dedication to the vocation of being an architect. He was passionate about his work and lived a life in architecture to the fullest. But to say, in the manner of American self-help books, that he had a good “work/life balance” would trivialize both.
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Quaderns es la revista del Colegio de Arquitectos de Cataluña
Quaderns is the journal of the Association of Architects of Catalonia