Mitigate sun exposure. Deploy 2.0 by MP+R Arquitectos

More information

MP+R Arquitectos.- Ana Morcillo Pallares, Jonathan Rule.
Project team
Research and Manufacturing Assistants.- Noel Ridley, Prescott Trudeau, Niels Hoyle-Dodson and Grant Parker.
Funding.- Taubman College Faculty Seed Fund Grant and a Research Through Making Grant.
2021 > 2022.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.
Photograph courtesy of MP+R Arquitectos.

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.



Our selection