Map13 Barcelona is an architectural association dedicated to research and teaching on the role of traditional construction systems in contemporary architecture.
The collective, founded in 2011 by Marta Domènech, David López López and Mariana Palumbo, aims to achieve a more sustainable architecture.
Our work has been internationally awarded and exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, Beyond Building Barcelona Construmat 2015 and the Sweden’s National Centre for Architecture and Design, among others.
We have published several articles on the topic of Catalan vaulting and its historical development. We have also conducted numerous hands-on workshops building with this technique in New York, Barcelona, Madrid and as experts for the UN Habitat Seventh World Urban Forum in Medellin.
Lecture at SYMPOSIUM "DIGITAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION"
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Dr. Archictect David López López has been invited to give a lecture in the first edition of PEPTALKS. You will see him in the Symposium Digital Design and construction, an event hosted and organised by Summum engineering.
Rotterdam, 30th august 2019
MAP13 Barcelona participation in the Spain pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2018
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
The project Bricktopia by Map13 Barcelona has been exhibited in the Spanish Pavilion of the Biannale of Venice 2018. Under the motto of Technology and Craft.
Lecture at the UNESCO Chair, UPV
Universitat Politècnica de València
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Map13 Barcelona has been invited to give a lecture at the UNESCO Chair of Universitat Politècnica de València.
Come and check out our latest projects!
Friday February 17th, 2017. 1:30 pm.
Sala de proyecciones de la ETSA-UPV.
JURY OF THE WAN AWARDS 2016
Map13 Barcelona in the jury of the WAN Small Spaces Awards 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Marta Domenech is representing Map13 Barcelona as part of the jury in the WAN Small Spaces Award 2016!
PARTICIPATORY PROJECT IN NORRKÖPING, SWEDEN
Map13 Barcelona has been invited by the Public Art Agency Sweden
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Map13 Barcelona has been invited to lead this exciting participatory project in Hageby (Norrköping) promoted by the Agency for Public Art in Sweden to work with Portalen, a community that is very active in the integration of refugees. The objective is to build together a construction that responds to the needs of the community.
MAP13 BARCELONA IN THE BOOK BRICK'16
Nominee for the Wienerberger Brick Award 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The award is a tribute to outstanding architectural design as well as to the aesthetic and functional benefits facing bricks, clay blocks and roof tiles can provide in contemporary architecture.
Every two years the nominations and the prize-winning buildings of the most recent Wienerberger Brick award are presented in the accompanying BRICK book.
First prize in the category: "temporary"
Monday, March 07, 2016
We won the WAN Small Spaces Award 2015 in the category "temporary"!
Thank you very much to all the sponsors, volunteers and participants of any kind who made Brick-topia possible!
MATERIAL XPERIENCE 2016 IN ROTTERDAM
The future is here
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
We visited the Material Xperience exhibition looking for the newest trends on bio-based materials. We discovered plenty of options to be implemented in our future works: fruit leathers, wood tissues, crop by-products tiles... Moreover, we attended to the inspiring lectures programmed. It was a great Xperience and we hope to be there next year again!
IV INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Universitat de Girona
Monday, December 14, 2015
Map13 was present at the IV International Meeting on Energy Efficiency organised by Universitat de Girona. Mariana Palumbo explained her research work at the GITITED research group. It consists on the development of a new thermal insulation material made of crop by-producs.
IS ARCHITECTURE WORKING FOR YOU?
International Architecture Festival
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Map13 was invited to the 2015 edition of the International Architecture Festival Eme3. We had the opportunity to give some insights of the work that we have been doing since our last participation in the Festival with the construction of the Pavilion Briktopia.
INEXPERIENCE #7 - AJAC
Official Association of Architects in Girona
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Map13 was at the headquarters of the Official Association of Architects in Girona being part of the Inexperience #7. This talk was part of the itinerant cycle of conferences which took place at the same time as the exhibition of all the AJAC awards of 2015, among which was present Map13.
2nd BIENNAL OF GUASTAVINO
1st Prize Ex-aequo
Thursday, October 22, 2015
The presentation of the II Biennal Guastavino of Architecture Prizes was held in Barcelona at the headquarters of the Official Association of Architects. The work “Thin tile vaults. Structural analysis and experimentation”, written by David López López and Marta Domènech, was one of the two awarded works.
VENUE FOR THE PRESENTATION OF #PREMISAJACIX
Presentation of the book at Mies Pavilion
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Map13 was at the AJAC presentation party for the book #PremisAJACIX, which was held at the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The book collects the Works awarded by the cluster, among which is present our pavilion Brick-topia.
Mariana Palumbo defended her PhD thesis with success
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Map13 could celebrate the defence of the PhD thesis “Contribution to the development of new bio-based thermal insulation materials made from vegetal pith and natural binders” written by Mariana Palumbo. It was a moving ceremony!
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The winning case study in 2014 for the Journal Case Studies in Structural Engineering is "Brick-topia", the thin-tile vaulted pavilion, by David López López, Marta Domènech and Mariana Palumbo.
You can read the paper here.
INTERVIEWING ALVARO SIZA
Siza in Berlin
Sunday, December 07, 2014
The interview with Alvaro Siza was about his experience in Berlin during the late seventies and the eighties.
We are preparing a publication about that period and also the influence of the reconstruction of Berlin in our actual way to understand city and comunity.
There is also an interview with Hardt Waltherr Hämer, responsible of the reconstruction of the Kreuzberg neighbourhood in Berlin.
PRESENTATION SAHC CONGRESS
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
David López López has presented our paper "Using a construction technique to understand it: thin-tile vaulting" at the 9th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC) in Mexico City.
AJAC AWARDS 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Our work won in the last edition of the Young Catalan Architects Association Awards (AJAC) and we have already the publication in our libraries! Thank you AJAC!
Two first prizes!
Friday, July 11, 2014
Our project Brick-topia won the first prize from audience and the first prize ex-aequo in the category "Innovation in construction" at the Catalunya Construcció Awards
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE EME3
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Bricktopia is the winner Project in eme3 “Build-it” category. It proposes the construction of a complex vaulted geometry using tile in the courtyard of the old thread factory Fabra i Coats (address: Carrer Sant Adrià 20, Barcelona).
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