Spanish Dream is an architectural and photographic art project by the collective Cadelasverdes. The three architects that make up this group offer a critique of the architectural world during the economical crisis, in a country that has based much of its growth and development on the real estate industry.
Spanish Dream alludes to the American Dream as a symbol of our people’s desire, or ultimate objective:: to be a homeowner. But that dream is broken, and the result is a landscape full of premature architectural ruins, unfinished abandoned buildings that never saw the beginning of their lives, because of the collapse of so many construction companies.
The scene’s depicted in the project are the ruins of the crisis. Cadelasverdes show domestic scenes, with common citizens doing daily routine activities, with normal furniture (the habitual atrezzo of any spanish home), but with those unfinished houses as the backdrop.
Through these pictures, we want to provoke a reflection and urge the spectator to reconsider the dream of a society that, driven by the desire to become homeowners, forgot the true meaning of living.


Ana Amado is Architect (ETSAC), posgraduated in Creative Illustration, (EINA, Barcelona), Master in Contemporary Art (USC) and Master in Photography, (Lens school, Madrid). She has being working as architect, illustrator, musician, architectural photographer, curator and exhibition designer. Recently she was the photographer Mark Steinmetz assistant in USA.

Marta Marcos has a Master’s degree in Architecture from the ETSA of A Coruña and a Master’s degree in Urban Renovation and Rehabilitation from the USC. In 2011 she holds the Wood Program of expertise in wood construction of the Aalto University in Helsinki. Currently she works as a freelance.

Luz Paz is a PhD Architect in the University of Coruña and Master in Contemporary Art (USC). From 2003 she is working in architectural, urban planning and curator projects. Currently, she is lecturer at the Architecture School of A Coruña and she is doing a Postdoctoral Research in the Bartlett School in London.