MAP13 Barcelona Team


[marta DOMÈNECH RODRÍGUEZ]
[phD candidate ETSABarcelona UPC, ReARQ]


[david LÓPEZ LÓPEZ]
[phD candidate ETH Zurich, BLOCK Research Group]


[mariana PALUMBO FERNÁNDEZ]
[phD candidate ETSABarcelona UPC, GICITED]





Is an architect, lecturer and PhD candidate in the Architectural Design Department at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB, UPC). She was graduated as an architect in ETSAB 2008 and have also studied at the Technical University of Berlin. She hold a Master of Advanced Architectural Design from the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM, UPM) and an Advanced Master in Theory and History of Architecture from the ETSAB.

Both Final Thesis were awarded with the first price of “Architectural Criticism” by the Institute of Architecture of Catalonia for Young Architects in 2012.

She was visiting scholar at the University of Columbia in New York for research in the works of Rafael Guastavino in 2011. She has published several articles about the traditional technique of Thin-Tile Vaulting in order to recover its contemporary value to build in a more sustainable economically and environmental way.

She has also conducted numerous workshops building with this technique in New York, Barcelona, Madrid and recently as an expert for the UN Habitat World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin with the BLOCK Research Group.
He received his Master Degree in Architecture in 2010 from the School of Architecture of Madrid (UPM), where he was also an assistant at the Structures Department during two years. He received an Advanced Master Degree in Building Technology, specializing in structural design, from the School of Architecture of Barcelona (UPC) and an Advanced Erasmus Mundus Masters Degree in Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions from the Civil Engineering Schools at the UPC and the University of Minho.

After gaining professional experience in different architecture offices, he co-founded the international collective map13 architects, which has been used as a platform to test and implement the results of academic research. He is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH.

His doctoral research within the Block Research Group focuses on the structural behavior and assessment methods of thin-tile vaults. David has experience in this field as a mason, designer, project manager and structural consultant. He has lectured on this topic in several conferences, at the UPC in Barcelona, UNAM in Mexico, ETH in Zurich, EPFL in Laussane, at the MIT in Boston and in Geneva invited by UNHabitat as an expert in the field.
Is an architect and researcher at the Materials Laboratory with the GICITED group at UPC-Tech.

In 2008 she completed her studies in architecture at School of Architecture of Barcelona and l’ENSA Versailles. She holds a master degree in Advanced Architectural Projects from the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM, UPM) and is currently a PhD student in sustainable materials in Barcelona, UPC.

She has been involved in several workshops on straw-bale construction and other alternative technologies and has supervised degree thesis on the development of low impact materials in architecture. She has studied at the University of Bath as a visiting scholar during her doctoral studies.

She is author of the thin-tile vault Bricktopia Pavilion, co-founder of the international collective map13 architects and partner of the Association Research in Sustainability that has been used as a platform to implement the results of her academic research.