MO House by FRPO

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Architects
FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol.
Architects.- Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez.
Project team
Pastora Cotero, Inés Olavarrieta, Cornelius Schmitz, Cristina Escuder; KLH, Alter Materia, Miguel Nevado (consultants).
Contractors
Alter Materia, Grupo Singular.
Area
295 m² (total floor area).
Dates
September 2012 (completion), 2010 (project).
Location
Madrid. Spain.
Furniture
Paredes & Pino, Schneider & Colao Studio Gallery, Volumen Mobiliario.
Photography

Fernando Rodríguez-Pablo Oriol FRPO

FRPO is an architecture office based in Madrid directed by Fernando Rodriguez and Pablo Oriol, internationally recognized with the Architectural Record Design Vanguard (New York, 2012), Europe 40 under 40 (2009) and Bauwelt Preis (Berlin, 2007) awards, among others. Their work has also received prestigious awards, such as the selection for the Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards (2019), the FAD Awards (2019), the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2016, Golden Lion), the nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Awards (2015), the IX and XII Spanish Biennials of Architecture and Urbanism (2007 and 2013), or the V and IX Ibero-American Biennials of Architecture and Urbanism (2006 and 2014).

FRPO’s work has been widely published, and its proposals have been disseminated through articles, lectures, and frequent exhibitions, both nationally and internationally.

Trained as architects at the ETSAM in Madrid, at the IIT in Chicago and the TU Berlin, Pablo Oriol and Fernando Rodriguez are professors in the Department of Architectural Design at the ETSAM UPM, as well as regular guests at various national and foreign universities.

Fernando Rodríguez holds a PhD in Architecture since 2015. He studied architecture at UPM ETSAM in Madrid and at the Technische Universität Berlin, between 1995 and 2003. He has collaborated in MVRDV and has been Invited Critic with Kees Christiaanse at the TU Berlin. He worked as project architect for Abalos & Herreros in 2004. He is Lecturer at the Architectural Design Department of UPM ETSAM and at the IE University.

Pablo Oriol studied architecture at UPM ETSAM and the IIT College of Architecture in Chicago, between 1995 and 2005. He was Cultural Activities Curator for the General Department of Architecture of the Ministry of Public Works for the ETSAM and the Cervantes Institute between 1999 and 2002. He was part of the redaction team of magazine Arquitectura Viva in 2006. He is PhD candidate and Lecturer at the Architectural Design Department of UPM ETSAM and at the IE University.

In 2005 Fernando Rodriguez and Pablo Oriol were founding partners of Nolaster Oficina de Arquitectura, where they developed their professional activity until 2007. In 2008 they established FRPO as a natural evolution of their previous professional experiences.

PABLO ORIOL

Pablo Oriol (Madrid 1977) Architect / Partner. He studied architecture at the Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM and at the Architecture College of the Illinois Institute of Technology of Chicago, between 1995 and 2005. He was Cultural Activities Curator for the General Department of Architecture of the Ministry of Public Works for the ETSAM and for the Cervantes Institute between 1999 and 2002. He is a PhD candidate at the Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM. He is Associate Professor at the Architectural Design Department of the Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM and at the IE School of Architecture.

In 2005 they become founder-associates with  of Fernando Rodríguez Nolaster Oficina de Arquitectura, where they have developed their professional activity until 2007. In 2007 Pablo Oriol and Fernando Rodríguez establish FRPO, as a natural evolution of the work done until the date within Nolaster.

FERNANDO RODRÍGUEZ

Fernando Rodríguez (Albacete 1977) Architect / Partner. He studied architecture at the Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM and at the Technische Universität Berlin, between 1995 and 2003. In 2002 he has collaborated in MVRDV (Rotterdam) and has been Invited Critic with Kees Christiaanse at the TU Berlin. He has worked as projects architect for Abalos & Herrerros (Madrid) in 2004. He is a PhD candidate at the Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM. He is Associate Professor at the Architectural Design Department of the Madrid Polytechnic ETSAM and at the IE School of Architecture.

In 2005 they become founder-associates of Nolaster Oficina de Arquitectura, where they have developed their professional activity until 2007. In 2007 Fernando Rodríguez and Pablo Oriol establish FRPO, as a natural evolution of the work done until the date within Nolaster.

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