MAPA is the fusion of MAAM and STUDIOPARALELO. Two architectural firms that become a binational collective driven by continuous exploration and that search for the relevant in the disciplinary and academic fields.
STUDIOPARALELO and MAAM ARCHITECTS were born in this century's first decade as independent architecture offices. In 2008 they began to share commissions and won several awards and competitions, as well as participations in exhibitions and biennials. After five years of partnership, they decided to merge both studies, establishing offices in Porto Alegre, Brazil and Montevideo, Uruguay.
MAPA is formed by Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado.