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Diego Aceto, Darío Litvinoff, Alejandro Camp. Arqtipo

Arqtipo. The name of the studio arises from a linguistic operation of the word Archetype (representation, image or scheme that serves as a permanent model) and can also be understood as the conjunction between architecture and typology (understood from its genealogical sense, that is, studio, classification, and especially the operation on known types as a tool to generate knowledge). The studio is led by Diego Aceto, Darío Litvinoff, Alejandro Camp, architects and  Germán Cappiello.

Their intention is to generate an architecture that interprets the needs of society, promotes reflection on what is established and challenges them in an almost experimental search in each project.

Jorge Luis Ambrosi Sánchez, María Gabriela Etchegaray Cerón AMBROSI ETCHEGARAY

Ambrosi Etchegaray is an architecture office established in Mexico City in 2011 by Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray. Assigned as curators of the Mexican Pavilion at the Architecture Venice Biennale 2018. Adjunct Professors at GSAPP, Columbia University. Selected by Architectural Record as Design Vanguard 2017 and as Emerging Voices 2015. They have been invited to national and international schools of architecture as critics and lecturers. 

Jorge Ambrosi in an architect graduated by the Faculty of Architecture of the UNAM and Professor of Design at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidad Iberoamericana Santa Fe. In 2011 he co-founded with Gabriela Etchegaray the art and architecture studio AMBROSI ETCHEGARAY. Both together with Gerardo Reyes direct the AMET studio. 

Gabriela Etchegaray, Mexico City, Mexico 1984. She Studied architecture at the Universidad Iberosmericana and subsequently studied the Master in Creative Management and Transformation in the City at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. Recently he studied Critics and Curating at Columbia University in New York. In 2011 he co-founded the art and architecture studio AMBROSI ETCHEGARAY with Jorge Ambrosi. She directs the AMET studio with Ambrosi and Gerardo Reyes. She has recently won the Moira Gemmil Emerging Architecture Award from the Women in Architecture Awards. 

Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann is an architect graduated with summa cum laude from the Universidad Católica de Chile, receiving the Academic Excellence Award and the Best Final Degree Project Award the year 2009. In 2014 he completed a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University, receiving the Honor Award for Excellence in Design and the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize.

In 2010 he won the competition for a House for the Pilgrims in the Maipú Temple area. Since then he works as independent architect in projects of different sizes and programs, public and private. In 2012 he becomes a partner of Izquierdo Lehmann architects.

His work has been exhibited in Chile and abroad, among them, in the MoMA NY (Young Architect Program, 2015) and in the “Extra-Ordinary” Exhibition (CFA New York, 2016). In 2015 his project House in Futrono was distinguished in the XIX Chilean Architecture Biennale. He is professor of theory and studio at the Universidad Católica de Chile.

Caio Calafate, Pedro Varella. Gru.a (grupo de arquitectos)

Gru.a (grupo de arquitectos) is an office, led by Caio Calafate and Pedro Varella, based in Rio de Janeiro. Since its formation in 2013, it has developed projects and works of various scales and natures, with a special interest in the intersection between the fields of architecture and visual arts. Parallel to the work of the office, the partners of the group are dedicated to academic research and teaching.

Caio Calafate is an architect from PUC-Rio (2010) and is a doctoral student in the postgraduate program in design at the Superior School of Industrial Design of the UER. He has a master's degree in projects from PUC-Rio (2015). He has an academic extension at the Technical University of Lisbon. He was the editor of Noz magazine between 2007 and 2010. His Ctcc competed in the Archiprix 2011, a final international degree project competition. Since 2015 he has been a professor of projects in architecture and urban planning career at Santa Úrsula University.

Pedro Varella is an architect from FAU/UFRJ (2011) with academic extension at the Paris-Malaquais school of architecture and a master's degree in project theory at Pro-arq UFRJ (2016). He has complementary training at the Parque Lage School of Visual Arts (EAV-RJ), where he studied between 2007 and 2010. He is co-author of the book Rio Metropolitano: Guia para Uma Arquitetura, published in 2013 with a research grant from FAPERJ. In 2015 he won the architecture award from the Tomie Othake AkzoNobel Institute with the quota 10 Project. He is currently a professor of projects at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at UFRJ. Since 2015 he has taught the architecture and urban planning course at the Holy University of Úrsula.
 

Alejo Fernandez, Lucas Geya, Franco D'Aversa, Julián Marchetti, Francisco Ricart. MOLA Estudio

MOLA Estudio. It is an architecture studio, constituted as a collective, founded in Buenos Aires and led by the architects, Alejo Fernandez, Lucas Geya, Franco D'Aversa, Julián Marchetti and Francisco Ricart.

The name is a declaration of intent: "MOLA is what they call an old machine that was used on construction sites, its real name is «rubble grinder». What this old machine does is grind and mix rubble and rubble that the same work generates with different proportions of cement and sand, thus making the necessary material to make subfloors, folders, plaster, etc. The group believes that despite its old age it is a contemporary and responsible way of building, its works since practically no waste is generated, and everything is transformed back into matter. This concept of taking something to transform it into something else is something that represents them; they do not conceive of architecture without its site, and they do not agree with object architecture. Their projects are the result of the variables that the placemarks them, their close and close neighbours, their orientation, the existing constructions and even the original vegetation of the place. All these variables together with the program and regulations enter into his "mola" at the time of projecting".

Marta Maccaglia. Semillas para el Desarrollo Sostenible

Marta Maccaglia. Born in Italy in 1983. Architect from the University La Sapienza of Rome, specialized in Museography, she began her professional experience in 2009, collaborating with outstanding architectural studies in Italy and in Spain, among whichis the OAB office - Carlos Ferrater.

Since 2011 she works on international cooperation projects in Peru, collaborating with various NGOs. Co-founder of the AMA office, she works since 2013 in projects for schools in the Peruvian jungle, among which is Chuquibambilla High School, winner of the second world prize in Social Habitat and Development at the Quito Biennial 2014. In 2014 She founded the non-profit Association “Semillas”, of which she is currently director. In 2015 she began her collaboration with the UCAL University in Lima.

Semillas para el Desarrollo Sostenible. Born on the initiative of the architect Marta Maccaglia, who after the experiences of building an elementary school in Huaycán (Ate, Lima 2011) and a secondary school in the native community of Chuquibambilla (Pangoa, 2013) founded the Semillas association in 2014 in the central jungle of Peru.

It is a non-profit association formed by an interdisciplinary team of international professionals of architects and specialists in cooperation projects. It receives orders from the public and private sector for the development or promotion of projects in favor of the most vulnerable populations.

It works in emerging and vulnerable contexts in the rural area of ​​the Peruvian Amazon and in the human settlements of Lima. It specializes in research projects, participatory workshops, educational proposals and architectural projects linked to educational spaces, within a framework of integral development.

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