Javier Fernández Contreras (Dipl. ETSAM 2006, PhD 2013) is an architect, critic, and the dean of the Department of Interior Architecture at HEAD – Genève. His work explores the relationship between architecture, representation, and media, with a specific focus on the role of interiors in the construction of contemporaneity. Contreras is the director of MAIA, Master of Arts in Interior Architecture, and Scènes de Nuit, a research program investigating the entanglements between night and architecture. He is the author of the books Fragmentos de Planta y Espacio (2018), The Miralles Projection: Thinking and Representation in the Architecture of Enric Miralles (2020), Manifesto of Interiors: Thinking in the Expanded Media (2021), and co-editor of Scènes de Nuit: Night & Architecture (2021). A regular contributor to professional debates, jurys and conferences, his work has been presented in international galleries and venues, including f’ar Lausanne (2019), the 2021 Concentrico Design Festival, and the 2021 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (with EPFL and HEAD). His critical essays are published in numerous specialised journals and books such as Marie-José Van Hee Architecten, Massilia Annuaire des Études Corbuséennes, Drawing Matter, RA Revista de Arquitectura, India MahdaviBitacora, RADDAR, and Plan Libre.

This website is an index of selected projects and writings.