José Miguel de Prada Poole, Cúpula neumática multicolor, Pamplona, 1972 Courtesy José Miguel de Prada Poole.
José Miguel de Prada Poole was trained at Madrid’s Superior Technical School of Architecture (ETSAM), graduating in 1965, and has been teaching there since 1966. He specializes in urbanism, and wrote his doctoral thesis in 1978. He won the national architecture prize (Spain) in 1975 for the Hielotrón sports complex made of inflatable domes that were inaugurated in Seville in 1976. His experimental projects, connected to the environment, seek to improve the habitat by using industrial materials (plastic, textile, …).
He was involved in the design of Instant City – a prototype for an inflatable self-constructing temporary city that was created in 1971 by and for students for the 7th Industrial Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) in Ibiza.