With over 10 years of professional experience on an international level, strongly influenced by the Danish design and architecture tradition, John López has a particular strength in idea and concept development, combined with solid design skills. He have been educated in Denmark, England and Colombia and have professional experience from Denmark, France, Colombia and USA, where he have worked on large and small architectural practices in an international context. He has been involved in various projects, including The National Museum of Prehistory in Eyzies, France, The Gold Museum in Bogota, Colombia, and the Opera House in Copenhagen, Denmark.
John López was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1971, son of a devoted artist who was a painter, sculptor and scenographer, also founder of a scenography, visual communication and advertising production firm, where López by the age of eighteen, he was a partner and project manager. In 1994, he moved to Denmark and began the architectural education in 1997 at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.
After graduating he began his practice as an architect and consultant for private and businesses in different countries, working with all kinds of design issues from object design, exhibition and set design, interior design for commercial spaces to building transformation, housing projects, landscape and urban design. Moreover López assists businesses as intercultural and international facilitator.
ACTIVITIES REFLECTED ON LOPEZ’S WORK
“Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
There is a close relation between music and architecture. Both are based on order structures that we can express in the form of numeric relationships and which find their particular exemplification in the theory of musical harmony and the theory of architectural proportion.
“Aikido” can be translated as “the way of harmony”. As an aesthetic art, its principles opens a universe in terms of architecture; e.g. its concepts of dynamics, the understanding of how physical elements and its distances affects our perception of space as well as how we move through it.
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Copenhagen, Denmark.
School of Architecture.
Master’s Degree of Arts in Architecture (M. Arch.). 1997 – 2004.
Kingston University. London, England.
School of Architecture.
Exchange student within the European Union ERASMUS program. 1999 – 2000.
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia.
School of Music.
Musical Studies. 1991 – 1994.
Danish Association of Architects. Denmark.
Consejo Profesional National de Arquitectura. Colombia.
Spanish, English, Danish, French.