12/11/2020. Taubman College Final Reviews / Fall 2020
Marcos Parga has been invited as guest critic to join the Undergraduate Program Online Final Reviews next Friday, Dec 11th at The Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning/University of Michigan. Marcos will participate in UG3 Studio Reviews led by Ana Morcillo Pallares and Malcolm McCullough.
12/10/2020. UVA Final Reviews Fall 2020
Marcos Parga has been invited as guest critic to join the Fabricated Homescapes Online Final Review next Thursday, Dec 10th at University of Virginia School of Architecture, a Design Studio led by Luis Pancorbo and Ines Martin-Robles.
11/20/2020. FAB Homescapes Final Review
Marcos Parga has been invited as guest critic to join the Fabricated Homescapes Online Final Review next Friday, Nov 20th at Georgia Tech School of Architecture, a Design Studio led by Debora Mesa, Ventulet Chair in Architectural Design, that explores ways to improve architectural quality and affordability through design, in the context of an increasing housing crisis -in the US and globally.
09/12/2019. BEYOND PRACTICE / Publication
Beyond Practice Summer Program 2019 booklet released! In essence, this 5-week travel program led by Marcos Parga seeks to analyze the impact at all levels of the recent economic crisis that stroked Spain and its potentiality as a triggering agent for a paradigm shift in emerging architectural production methods throughout the country.
01/30/2019. TESIS RECIENTES I / BOOK
The editorial of Madrid Architects Association (COAM) has just published the book “RECENT THESIS I”, which includes an article by Marcos Parga outlining the most relevant outcomes of his research ‘The Radical Option. A travel through Superstudio’.
The book is the physical testimony of the cycle of conferences / debates that took place at the COAM headquarters in Madrid, featuring the best PhD dissertations by architects from Madrid defended in the last years.
12/20/2018. ACSA 107th / BLACK BOX
Marcos Parga will present THE EXPANDED SCHOOL at the upcoming 2019 ACSA 107th Annual Meeting BLACK BOX: Articulating Architecture’s Core in the Post-Digital Era. March 28-30, 2019 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Co-chairs: Jeremy Ficca (Carnegie Mellon University), Amy Kulper (Rhode Island School of Design),Grace La (Harvard University).
As stated in the conference overview, in the arena of creative practice, the chairs seek sessions that examine modes of design practice emerging from this specific moment of cultural production. If disciplines are regimes of practice, then cumulatively, how do these diverse and innumerable architectural approaches constitute a disciplinary core?
12/16/2018. Taubman College Final Reviews / Fall 2018
Marcos Parga has been invited as guest critic to join the Integrated Housing Studio Final Reviews next Monday and Tuesday, Dec 17-18th at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
09/08/2018. REIA #11-12 / Article
The last issue of REIA academic journal includes an article by Marcos Parga under the title Dissident Florence. From dormant city to radical domain.
Check it online to find out more about the role of Firenze as a key scenario for a radical revolution in architecture during the mid-60’s. Read the full article here.
Key words: Superarchitettura, Operaismo, Politics, Radical Architecture, Leonardo Savioli, Umberto Eco.
06/24/2018. BRICK BOOK 18 / Essay
Marcos Parga has participated in the Wienerberger Brick Award 2018 Book with an essay on the current challenges of Living Together.
Over 600 projects from 44 countries were submitted for consideration for the Wienerberger Brick Award 2018. The book Brick18 features the 50 shortlisted projects, including the winners. Five essays from international authors complete this overview of contemporary brick architecture. The Brick series of books is published as a companion to the Wienerberger Brick Award architectural competition. It puts the spotlight on brick – a timeless construction material for forward-looking and innovative architecture – published in cooperation with Park Books.
06/20/2018. ARQUIA/TESIS 2017 / Runner up
Marcos Parga’s Doctoral Thesis, THE RADICAL OPTION. A TRAVEL THROUGH SUPERSTUDIO (2015) has been selected from 176 submitted proposals, as runner-up in the ARQUIA/TESIS 2017 11th Prize.
ARQUIA/TESIS is a Biennial tender organized by The ARQUIA Foundation for selecting unpublished doctoral thesis in Spain with the intention of increasing the editorial section of the arquia/thesis collection, making valuable material available to those interested that would otherwise be difficult to access.
05/04/2018. UVA Final Reviews / Spring 2018
Marcos Parga has been invited as guest critic for the Graduate Program Final Reviews next Monday and Tuesday, May 7-8th at University of Virginia School of Architecture, Charlottesville, Virginia.
01/24/2018. 106th ACSA Annual Meeting/The Ethical Imperative
106th ACSA Annual Meeting | The Ethical Imperative
March 15-17, 2018 | Denver, Colorado
Co-chairs: Amir Ameri, University of Colorado Denver & Rebecca O’Neal Dagg, Auburn University
Marcos Parga will participate in the Housing Session on Thursday, March 15th, as part of the conference schedule.
11/28/2017. Cornell AAP / Final Reviews / Fall 2018
Marcos Parga invited by B.Arch. Coordinator Leslie Lok to participate in the B.Arch 2nd year Final Reviews this Thursday, Nov 30th at Cornell University, Departament of Architecture. Ithaca, New York.
10/12/2017. 1st PRIZE!
The Expanded School
Estudio MAPAA has been selected as the architecture firm to design a new School of Special Education in Madrid, as winners of the invited competition held by the Foundation Juan XXIII Roncalli.
08/02/2017. Marcos Parga at Syracuse Architecture
Marcos Parga appointed Assistant Professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture, NY. A new and exciting chapter begins!
03/27/2017. RRURBAN featured in ArchDaily
Our project RRURBAN, an exploration on the potential of individualism in Collective Urban Housing, featured in ArchDaily. Thanks to Danae Santibañez for the article. Click here to read it!
03/08/2017. RRURBAN featured in NEO2 Mag
Our project RRURBAN, an exploration on the potential of individualism in Collective Urban Housing, featured in NEO2 Magazine. Thanks to Danae Santibañez for the article. Click here to read it!
03/08/2017. RRURBAN featured in EXPERIMENTA Mag
Our project RRURBAN, an exploration on the potential of individualism in Collective Urban Housing, featured in EXPERIMENTA Magazine. Thanks to Laura Novo for the article. Click here to read it!
03/06/2017. La Voz de Galicia / Interview
In this interview published in La Voz de Galicia newspaper, Marcos Parga talks with Suso Varela about the new roles of the architect as social initiator. You can read ot here.
02/10/2017. RADICALLY/Lecture at ETSAM
Next Monday, February 13th, Marcos Parga will give a lecture under the title “RADICALLY. How to be critical and (not) die trying ”, as part of the kick-off events for the start of the new academic year at Teaching Unit 21/ ETSA Madrid.
12/14/2016. Recent PhD Dissertations Lecture Series
Marcos Parga has been selected to participate in the Recent Dissertations Lecture Series organized by the Fundación Arquitectura COAM and curated by Álvaro Soto and Carlos Lahoz. The series will bring together in different lectures and round tables the recent Architecture Dissertations submitted between April 2015 and April 2016 in one of the Architecture Schools in Madrid.
Date: February 13, 2017
Place: COAM Headquarters Auditorium, Hortaleza 63, Madrid
Time: 7:00 p.m.
12/13/2016. PREVIEW / Publication
Estudio MAPAa's new publishing project. Stay tunned!
07/28/2016. The LIGHTHOUSE lamp in El Pais
Anatxu Zabalbeascoa talks about our LightHouse Lamp in her article "Answers for the real life" in El Pais newspaper. Read the article here.
07/21/2016. NewAArch published
Our proposal for the New School of Architecture in Aahrus, Denmark, published in Afasia archzine. Read the article here.
07/14/2016. The LIGHTHOUSE lamp in EXPERIMENTA Mag
Our LIGHTHOUSE lamp published in Experimenta Magazine. Thanks Conchi Roque for the article. Read it here.
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