Manhattan´s public spaces by Ana Morcillo Pallarés

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Tittle
Manhattan`s public spaces.
Drawings
Realized in collaboration with architect Eduardo Mediero and architecture student Evan Parness.
Cover / Pages
183 pages. Hardcover.
ISBN/EAN
978-1-032-05640-1.
Language
English.
Year of publication
2022.
Publisher
Routledge.

Ana Morcillo Pallarés

Ana Morcillo Pallarés is an assistant professor of architecture at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. Her work interrogates social, spatial, and material realities, focusing on the continuous negotiation of urban agents, citizen demands, private interests, and political agendas.

At Taubman College, Ana initiated her academic career as Walter B. Sander Research Fellow from 2014-to 2015. She received her Ph.D. in architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Madrid (ETSAM) and her professional degree in architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Valencia (ETSAV). Her dissertation “New York City: the revitalization of public space after 1950’s” received the ETSAM Honors Award and it has been recently published as: “Manhattan Public Spaces” (Routledge, 2022).

Morcillo Pallarés is co-founder and partner of Morcillo Pallarés + Rule Arquitectos since 2005. MPR is a design and research practice based in Spain and Michigan whose work explores the architectural project at a variety of scales. Morcillo Pallarés + Rule design proposals have received numerous awards and exhibited broadly, most recently receiving an award for research at the XIV Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial.

Ana Morcillo Pallares, Jonathan Rule. MP+R Arquitectos

MP+R is an architecture firm led by Ana Morcillo Pallares (Cieza, 1980) and Jonathan Rule (Brooklyn, 1980) both architects and partners at MP+R based in Cieza, Murcia and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since 2014, both are assistant professors at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. Their speculative work, built installations and professional practice focus on ways of contextualizing our relationship to the city and to each other, offering mechanisms of individual and collective actualization. 

From their projects, proposals such as Hotel Delicias (2011), the Waterfall (2012) y A.W.E. (2013) transformed existing and underutilized infrastructures into tangible reconversion statements. However, the foundational ideas of our practice are more clearly expressed in built works such as CIV Jumilla (2015), large-scale master plans as MUDEM (2017), recipient of the 2017-18 ACSA Faculty Design Award, or collaborations in educational institutions as The School at Marygrove (2022). Recently, Morcillo Pallares published the book Manhattan Public Spaces: Production, Revitalization, Commodification (Routledge, 2022). Research brings together a series of architectural works and their contribution to New York City’s public realm. A critical analysis highlights that public space is not a concrete reality but rather a delicate negotiated condition. MP+R design proposals have received numerous awards and exhibited broadly, most recently receiving an award for research at the XIV Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial.
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