BIO

MAPA is a creative studio whose field of action is architecture. It is a practice focused on creating new material, digital, natural and cultural realities in a sensitive and ground-breaking manner.

The studio works on projects and constructions of diverse scale and complexities across several countries. The practice has been exploring subjects linked with prefabrication and landscape through projects, constructions, prototypes, workshops, theoretical inquiries and exhibitions.

MAPA’s projects have been recognized on awards such as Premio da Associação Paulista dos Críticos de Artes, Interior Design Magazine Best of the Year Award, the Dezeen Award, the IX and X editions of the Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, and the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize of the IIT College of Architecture.

MAPA has been published on TIME Magazine, Financial Times, Casabella, Wallpaper*, Dwell, Interior Design, Azure, Wired, Elle, Arquitectura Viva, Casa Vogue, and editorials such as Taschen, Thames & Hudson, Gestalten and Arquine, among others.


TEAM

A horizontal organizational structure defines our practice’s culture and allows our design process to be driven through workshops and charettes with a strong focus on generating ideas to design, produce, document and construct new realities.

Short term work trips between offices and an annual summit that reunites the team in a remote location are core to nourish our multi-cultural approach.


AWARDS

2022
Short List Dezeen Awards 2022 – Rural House – Retreat in the Delta
Award
2021
CAMPO Art Fest 2021 Participation – Pueblo Garzón
Exhibition
2021
Honorable Mention Contest of Constructed Work SAU – Lagos House
Award
2021
Honorable Mention for the architecture project as a sustainable tool, ADUS 2021 FPAA Award, Saint-Gobain
Award
2019
Selection TIME Magazine 2019 World’s Greatest Places
Award
2019
Award to the Young Latin American Generation, XVII International Biennale of Architecture 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Award
2019
Exhibition ‘Archipaper’, Centro Cultural de España, Uruguay
Exhibition
2019
Award of the Paulista Association of Art Critics for Technological Innovation, Brazil
Award
2019
Dwell´s Top 10 Prefabs of 2019
Award
2019
Selection, Interior Design Best of Year 2019, Art Exhibition category
Award
2019
Selection, XI Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial 2019
Award
2019
Biennale of Latinoamerican Architecture 2019, Barcelona, Spain
Exhibition
2019
Mention, Architecture Award Akzonobel 2019, Tomie Ohtake Institute
Award
2019
Featured Panorama of the Usina de Innovación Colectiva of the University of the Republic, Uruguay
Exhibition
2019
Exhibition ‘Experimenting Le Corbusier’, Cremme Institute, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Brazil
Exhibition
2018
Winner Interior Design Best of the Year Awards – Small Resort, United States
Award
2018
Short List Dezeen Awards – Hospitality, United Kingdom
Award
2018
Long List Dezeen Awards – Emerging Architects of the Year, United Kingdom
Award
2018
Long List Dezeen Awards – Small Building – Sacromonte Shelters, United Kingdom
Award
2018
Long List Dezeen Awards – Small Building – Sacromonte Chapel, United Kingdom
Award
2018
Participation in the International Exhibition 100 Architects of the Year 2018. NORTH-SOUTH, South Korea
Exhibition
2018
Short List Archdaily Bulding of The Year
Award
2018
Winner, Best Resort Surface Travel Awards, United States
Award
2018
“Infinito Vão – 90 Anos de Arquitetura Brasileira” at the Casa da Arquitectura, Centro Português de Arquitectura, Portugal
Exhibition
2017
Position nº67 at Dezeen Hot List of the Year
Award
2016
Selection, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, IIT College of Architecture, United States
Award
2016
Selection, X Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2016
Award
2016
Finalist, X Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2016
Award
2016
Mention, Julio Vilamajó Award, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, Uruguay
Award
2016
Dezeen Top 10 Houses of the Year
Award
2014
Selection, IX Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial 2014
Award
2014
Archaily Top 100 Projects of the Year
Award
2014
Participation in the Brazilian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, ‘Brazil 1914 – 2014: Modernity as tradition’, Italy
Exhibition
2014
‘O Melhor da Arquitetura’ Award organized by Abril Editions, Brazil
Award
2014
Mention, Akzonobel Brazilian Architecture Prize, organized at the Tomie Ohtake Foundation, Brazil
Award
2014
Mention, ABCEM Award 2014, organized by the Associação Brasileira da Construção Metálica, Brazil
Award
2014
Participation in ‘Nove Novos, Neun Neue’, at the Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Exhibition
2014
Exhibition ‘Spaces in Spaces’ in LIGA Space for Architecture, Mexico
Exhibition
2012
Participation in the Uruguay Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2012, ‘Panavisión’, Italy
Exhibition
2011
Participation in ‘New Uruguayan Architecture’, Uruguay
Exhibition
2010
Participation in ‘Post Post Post’, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay
Exhibition

CONTACT


MAIN OFFICES

MONTEVIDEO - URUGUAY
montevideo@mapaarq.com
+598 2624 0530
Luis Alberto de Herrera 1042/L01,
Montevideo, Uruguay CP 11300

PORTO ALEGRE - BRAZIL
portoalegre@mapaarq.com
+55 51 99324 3481
Travessa Azevedo 307, Terceiror Andar
Porto Alegre, Brazil. CEP 90220-200


STUDIOS

BERLIN - GERMANY
berlin@mapaarq.com
+49 176 59432329
Berlin, Germany

LOS ÁNGELES - USA
losangeles@mapaarq.com
+1 213 985 2944
Los Angeles, CA, USA


FIELD STUDIO

PUEBLO GARZON - URUGUAY
garzon@mapaarq.com
+598 96 108756
Av. Garzón entre La Cantera y La Capilla
Pueblo Garzón, Maldonado, Uruguay CP 20401

NEW PROJECTS
newprojects@mapaarq.com

PRESS ENQUIRIES
press@mapaarq.com

WORK WITH US
cv@mapaarq.com

INSTAGRAM
@mapaarq