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Ángela García de Paredes (1958) and Ignacio García Pedrosa (1957) are architects by the Architecture School of Madrid, where they teach. Invited professors in other spanish and foreign universities for teaching, critics and speakers. In 1990 they founded Paredes Pedrosa Studio, after collaborating with José María García de Paredes for several years.

They are authors of, among other works, the Valdemaqueda Town Hall, Valle Inclán Theatre in Madrid, the Archaelogical Museum of Almería, Peñíscola Auditorium, La Olmeda Roman Ville, Ceuta Library or the Lugo Auditorium. Their work has been recognized with the 2007 Spanish Architecture National Award, ar+d Award, Europan II and IV, Europa Nostra, Madrid Architecture Award, Mansilla Award, Gold Medal International Prize for Sustainable Architecture, Mediterranean Sustaniable Architecture Award and 'Golden Medal for the Merit in Fine Arts' 2014, given by the Culture and Sports Spanish Ministery. Their work has been exhibited in many national and international architecture biennials.

Sandra Barclay + Jean Pierre Crousse Barclay & Crousse

Barclay & Crousse. Their work manage a wide range of programs and focuses both on the relationship to place and human wellbeing, through pertinence in usage and attention to time, space and light. They like to consider their projects as being part of a design laboratory that explore the bonds between landscape, climate and architecture, in order to challenge those notions of technology, usage, and quality of life that, from the specific conditions of developing countries, can inform and be pertinent in a global context.

Founded in 1994 in Paris, since 2006 the studio is based in Lima,  pursuing its activity in France with the Parisian studio Atelier Nord-Sud. Their work has been recognized by the first Oscar Niemeyer Prize, and in several international Biennales. They have been awarded by the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA) with the 2013 Latin America Prize.  Barclay & Crousse has earned the Peruvian Architecture National Prize, Hexágono de Oro, in 2014. Their work has been exhibited and published worldwide. The Italian editor Lettera Ventidue published in 2012 a monographic book about their work in the Peruvian desert coastline, presented at the 13th Venice Biennale.

Sandra Barclay

1967 born in Lima (Peru).  1990 Graduated as Architect at URP (Lima).  1993  Graduated as Architect at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville (France).  1993 Robert Camelot Prize for best Architectural Thesis in France.  1994 Established Barclay & Crousse Architecture in Paris, France.  2000 Fulbrignt Foundation and American Institute of Architects Fellowship.  2005-2006 Teacher at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris La Villette (Paris, France). 2006 Teacher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.  2012  Participant for Peru at the 13th Venice Biennale. 2013  Master in Territory and Landscape, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile).  2016  Curator of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale.

Jean Pierre Crousse 

1963 Born in Lima (Peru). 1987 Architecture degree at URP (Lima). 1989 graduated at the Politécnico di Milano (Italy).  1994 Established Barclay & Crousse Architecture in Paris, France.  1999-2006 Teacher at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris Belleville (France). 2006 Teacher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.  2012  Member of the South America Project, GSD – Harvard University.  2012  Participant for Peru at the 13th Venice Biennale.  2013 Master in Territory and Landscape, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile).  2015 Design Critic at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.  2016  Member of the International Jury of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Chicago.  2016  Curator of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale.


MAIO brings together creators to generate ideas and architectural solutions in order to re-imagine objects and sites.

MAIO was founded in 2005. It is currently led by Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López and Anna Puigjaner, architects based in Barcelona, that combine professional activities with academic and research ones.

The works done by MAIO have been published in magazines such as ONdiseño and DETAIL among others. MAIO has been awarded several times, among which stands out: LampLighting Solutions Award 2009, FAD Award finalist in 2007 and 2008, Girona College of Architects Award in 2007, New Working Fields Award finalist in 2009 of the National College of Architects of Spain CSCAE, and finalist of the Arquia/Proxima Award in 2010 of the Architect’s Bank Foundation ARQUIA.

People and others that have collaborated in MAIO projects:

Olga Felip, Josep Camps, Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner, GMK, Saint-Gobain, Schott, Mecrimar, Construmat-Fira de Barcelona, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Toldos Maillol, Brigadas Municipales del Ayuntamiento de Girona, Aceroid, Lamp Lighting, Rètols Gispert, Metàl·lics Cabratosa, Vallès School of Architecture ETSAV.


Stephanie Macdonald, Tom Emerson. 6a architects

6a architects (Stephanie Macdonald, Tom Emerson, founded in 2001) illustrate in their projects a sophisticated experience of space, light and material, also using locations throughout their history. Their work is surprising through its sovereign sense of lightness and originality, without disowning any of its sobriety.

Stephanie Macdonald, studied Fine Arts at the Portsmouth School of Art. Following a scholarship in Japan, he studied architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, the Royal College of Art and the University of North London. His experience before moving to private professional practice includes working with Tom Dixon and collaborations with Glasgow artists. He has lectured to the new creative industries in Berlin representing the ICA and the British Council.

Tom Emerson studied architecture at the University of Bath, the Royal College of Art and the University of Cambridge. He combines his professional practice with teaching at the Architectural Association in London. He has published articles on architecture, literature and art, and has taught at several architecture and art schools, including the Chelsea School of Art at the University of Cambridge, the ICA and the Royal College of Art.



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