MAPAa is a design practice working on projects between the US (Syracuse, NY) and Spain (Madrid).
MAPAa is an award-winning architecture and design studio directed by Marcos Parga. The practice seeks out an expanded role for architecture by engaging buildings, objects, interiors, and collective speculations. The studio's most recent work leverages Parga's interest in promoting pressing issues like social equality, awareness and agency through the design of new typologies of domestic spaces that question preconceived ideas about privacy and ownership.
The firm reduces architecture to its very essence, redefining high-performance applied to materiality as a key concept in exploring the potentialities of all kind of materials and their assembly in an intentional, proactive and informative way. In doing so, MAPAA's work counters high-resolution architectural sophistication and gestural complexity with low-resolution strategies based on the provocation of simplicity.
Selected Writtings & Exhibitions