Javier Barba was born in Barcelona to a family of architects. He studied in the city's School of Architecture and after working in his father's firm, he established his own practice, BC Studio. The projects designed by BC Studio are based on the concepts of integrated and Bioclimatic Architecture, respecting nature and its resources. In 1989 their project Semi-buried House was chosen by the commission of the European Community as one of the best examples of bioclimatic construction. Fitting each site with a building appropriate to its characteristics and understanding the needs ans aspirations of the clients are essential factors in the development of all BC Studio projects.