Margen-Lab, Daniel Ibáñez and Rodrigo Rubio, has won several national and international design competitions, such as the Self Sufficient Housing (Actar, 2008), the Arizona Challenge (Two Worlds Foundation, 2011) o the Puertas de Collserola (Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2012) currently under development. Margen has been also invited to exhibit its work in national and international design venues such as Bienal de Venecia 2012, la Oslo Architectural Triennale 2013 or the New York Innovation Summit 2013. MaRGeN has currently headquarters in Barcelona and Boston.
Daniel Ibáñez (Madrid, 1981) has been faculty member at IAAC from 2006 until 2010, and from 2013 he is also Master in Design Studies with distinction in the concentration of urbanism, ecology and landscape by the Harvard Universtity Graduate School of Design and currently, Doctor of Design candidate. Daniel is also the editor of the magazine New Geographies, co-editor of the book Thermodynamics Applied to the High-Rise Mixed-Use Prototypes (Harvard GSD, 2012) with Iñaki Ábalos and co-editor of the book Third Coast Atlas (Actar 2014, forthcoming) with Clare Lyster, Mason White and Charles Waldheim.
Rodrigo Rubio (Alicante, 1978) is from 2010 PhD candidate in the Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos de la ETSAM (Madrid), and faculty member at IAAC (Barcelona) where he has develop projects such as the El Efecto Albacete, the Hyperhabitat Venice Bienale and the Fab Lab House for the Solar Decathlon Europe together with Daniel Ibáñez, o the recently finalized self-sufficient solar prototype entitled Endesa Pavilion that is currently build in Barcelona´s Olympic port.