Germán Rodríguez Arias

Barcelona, 1902-1987

Germán Rodríguez Arias was one of the founders of the architectural movement GATCPAC (Group of Catalan Architects and Technicians for the Progress of Contemporary Architecture), that emerged in Catalonia in the 1930s. Designer and interior architect, he brought to life the concepts of economy, efficiency, functionality and beauty, as a pioneer and standard bearer of Rationalism in Spain. Arias went into exile in Chile in 1939, where he was commissioned the reform Pablo Neruda’s house in Isla Negra. He returned to Ibiza to spend the last years of his life.