On the origin and form of the Spanish housing bubble 1998-2007

After the seven years of the housing boom in Spain, in which construction has largely been linked to investment and speculation, a stroll through the country shows a mosaic of scattered, unrelated developments, the existence of empty housing stock, interrupted building sites, and large tracts of reclassified land awaiting future development, which have radically changed the Spanish landscape.

Isabel Concheiro is currently researching about the impact of the financial crisis on the Spanish suburbanization. The research analyzes the causes of the Spanish construction bubble which took place between 1998 and 2007 and the consequences of having left the housing market mainly in private hands and under the lack of limitations of the free market, as a basis that allows to start thinking about new building models


- "Beyond the speculative landscapes of the housig bubble"
  IUSD International Urbanism and Sustainable Design, University of Stuttgart. 11.11.2013

- Lecture and workshop: "The Spanish housing bubble"
  International Workshop "Architecture after Specualtion". Bauhaus LAB. 27-30.08.2013

- "Interrupted Spain"
  International Symposium "New Babylon". Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. 31.1-1.2.2013


- Concheiro, Isabel "Speculative Spain. On the origin and form of the financial bubble", in New Babylon. Architecture and Urbanism after Crisis, KIT Karlsruhe Intsitut of Technology, 2014 (forthcoming)

- Concheiro, Isabel, "Interrupted Spain", in Bauwelt: Spanien nach dem Boom, Nr. 8, 103. Jg., 2012

- Concheiro, Isabel, "Interrupted Spain. On the form of the financial bubble", 2011, in:

- Concheiro, Isabel "Interrupted Spain. On the form of the financial bubble", in Josep Lluis Mateo (ed.): After Crisis. Contemporary Architectural Conditions, ETH Zürich Chair Professor Josep Lluís Mateo, Lars Müller Publishers, Baden 2010