WJ Series

Limited and numbered series of works displayed at Habitat, an exhibition curated by Frederic Montornés at García Galería.

More information:
http://www.garciagaleria.com/

Technical specifications

García Galería
Curator: Frederic Montornés

On copies and ghosts

On copies and ghosts
Recherche sur l’origine

We were invited to work on a piece of art by the artist Martí Anson consisting of a reproduction of a former house belonging to his family, which had been copied inside a museum and detached thus from its original surroundings. The proposal consisted in creating an artificial rain (produced by the house itself ) that blurred the limits between function and fiction, art and architecture. A professional actor read the following text inside the house. Just about its ending the rain started by surprise outside.

Text:
The courtyard of the Suñol Foundation is occupied by an object that looks like a house. As with some magical rites, the gesture that has moved this domestic architecture to a strange new context has operated on it a transformation. Being introduced in a museum and converted in a work of art, the house has been stripped of both its architectural essence as all that, before being transferred to the domain of art, tenuously linked it to the fuzzy world of architecture: its utilitas, its function. With this gesture consisting of reproduction and its subsequent translation into a new context –both physical and temporal-, Martí Anson forces us to ask ourselves, as viewers, precisely on this paradox. But the act also reveals the limits under which operates the tradition and also exposes the underlying gears as a form of mimetic production. No copy without a model. And precisely in this retrospective search of the origins we glimpse a first architecture, a spectral shelter, a tree. Objects of nature, later reinterpreted in the light of technic, protect us from the untimely and on them we have founded the original myth of architecture understood as artifice, as an irreversible split of nature. The paradoxical essence of that house, now a ghost, challenges us: are there actions, rituals that can subvert the process and return the piece to its original level? Is it possible to restore the original condition to return, briefly, to the domain of architecture?

More info:
http://www.fundaciosunol.org/en/event/maio-de-copias-y-fantasmas-recherche-sur-lorigine

http://www.martianson.net

https://fedemontornes.wordpress.com

Technical specifications

Photography: Juan Miguel Pla
Curator: Frederic Montornés
Artist: Martí Anson

Bar Nou

The refurbishment of the existing bar, located near the center of Barcelona, demanded the creation of a new and easily recognizable spatial identity and the definition of a background to engage happenings and performances about Pa amb Tomaquet –bread with tomato, a traditional catalan dish-. To that end, a new vaulted ceiling system has been created in order to provide domesticity while keeping a continuous perception of space. The system can be extended, reduced or repeated in other locations without losing its identity, Pa amb Tomaquet all over the world.
The ceiling vaults are extended up to the front line of the façade and intersect the windows and the walls in a free way. Thus, the encounter of the vaults with the preexistence is made visible through the windows, which render visible the section of the interior space and its domestic atmosphere. On the access facade the timber frame of the ceiling is shown in order to make clear its non structural nature and strengthen its scenographic nature.
Bar nou offers on its menu Pa amb tomaquet in a contemporary manner. According to this, one of the demands of the clients consisted in combining contemporary design with traditional approaches. Since its importance is capital for the bar’s identity, a dj-booth looking altar devoted to its preparation has been designed and placed at the core of the space. There chefs play, as if they were the new dj’s, their role of pamtomaquers under a brand new vaulted scenography.
Besides the space, the project has also developed the design of the interior elements including furniture and lights. Both the chairs and tables introduce common materials in domestic tradition, such as cattail or mirrors. With regard to lighting, three complementary typologies have been designed. With urban scale in mind, the project uses figurative neon lights to emphasize its presence in a busy and crowded crossroad. Meanwhile, the interior suspended lamps consist of a pivoting metal tube arm that allows them to adapt to the changing position of the tables and in turn draws from outside a constellation of points in permanent modification. Additionally, three legged lamps provide a domestic and atmospherical light.

Technical specifications

Photography: José Hevia
Food creative: Miquel Àngel Vaquer
Graphic design: Ana Domínguez
Collaborators: Ferran Martori

Exhibition display system

The project, first assembled at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, is a modular and reusable display system designed for Massana School of Art and Design. The design needed to be self-supporting, easily transportable, flexible and adaptable to different contexts and contents. Thus the system is defined by a minimum metal structure that acts as a support and guide to configure different spaces and display different exhibition contents. The metal structure configures the minimum that defines a space: a corner. The corner allows an almost infinite combination defining multiple possible exhibition spaces. Since zigzag walls, unidirectional, crosses or complete “rooms”. The proportion and the composition of the metal wireframe follow DIN formats commonly used by students, standardized size, A2, A3, etc. Structure’s rods are very thin, 8mm thick, lightening its weight for easy transport and assembly. To ensure system stability, the rods are braced among them compensating its thinness. The structure is perforated thus allowing using mechanical fasteners to hold any type of item. The color of the structure is mutable being able to repaint it as required. On the occasion of the exhibition held at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, where students works where presented, 3mm DM panels lacquered acted as support of the objects and images that needed to be displayed. For the occasion the structure was painted pink and panels dark gray to highlight the display from existing stone walls.

Technical specifications

Photography: José Hevia
Graphic design: Numa/Merino

The WholeHoleHall

TheWholeHoleHall is a new event space initiated by MAIO (architects), Curro Claret (designer) and Moritz Küng (curator).

TheWholeHoleHall presents at given times in an informal way the work of emerging and established, local and international architects, artists, designers and theoreticians in order to stimulate a debate on spatial strategies.

TheWholeHoleHall is a hollowed-out former storage space, in a hall some meters above the ground and therefor only accessible with a host and by appointment.

TheWholeHoleHall is low resolution at it’s best!

More information:
http://www.thewholeholehall.info

Technical specifications

Design: Numa/Merino

TheWholeHoleHall

TheWholeHoleHall

TheWholeHoleHall is a new event space initiated by MAIO (architects), Curro Claret (designer) and Moritz Küng (curator).

TheWholeHoleHall presents at given times in an informal way the work of emerging and established, local and international architects, artists, designers and theoreticians in order to stimulate a debate on spatial strategies.

TheWholeHoleHall is a hollowed-out former storage space, in a hall some meters above the ground and therefor only accessible with a host and by appointment.

TheWholeHoleHall is low resolution at it’s best!

Technical specifications

Graphic design: Numa/Merino

More info:
http://www.thewholeholehall.info

BAR NOU

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Credits:

Location: Barcelona

Date: December 2014

MicroUrban Space in Lesseps-Vallcarca, Barcelona

Vallcarca Square is an eternal unfinished urban space that due to this condition encourages social appropriation and engagement. The proposal is based on the definition of an infinite regular grid of poles (lighting columns and vertical elements of the same height and diameter) that organizes the urban space and holds its lighting and electrical system. The grid is completed by a tensioned cable system that works as a temporary support for possible social performances. This simple grid allows answering to the maximum possible requirements with the minimum execution cost. Its ambiguous character allows permanent mutability, becoming thus a perfomatic social stage.

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Photography: José Hevia

Client: Habitat Urbà. Ayuntamiento de Barcelona

Location: Avinguda Vallcarca 37-41. Districte 06, Gràcia.Barcelona

date: september 2013. Under construction

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Housing building in Barcelona

On-going project

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Client: Private

Location: Provença st, Barcelona

Date: february 2013

Table #3

More info soon.

Technical specifications

More info soon.

FUNKEN - DESIGN MIAMI PAVILION

THE FUNKEN: A pavilion for DESIGN MIAMI
By Fake Industries Architectural Agonism and MAIO
Publication by Isa Merino and Akio Numa

THE FUNKEN BY FKAA + MAIO FOR DESIGN MIAMI // PUBLICATION BY ISA MERINO AND AKIO NUMA from MAIO on ISSUU.

Can a fair act as a dynamic, public center of thinking, information and broadcasting for relevant conversations about design?
The project Funken transforms the entrance pavilion of Design Miami into a programmatic hub by constructing a platform that will serve as a world forum of continuous leading design-related events.
The pavilion is formed by a large-scale pentagonal mirror structure that meets the ground at one of its vertex. It is supported by two external cranes that allows it to rotate as well as open or close. The structure holds the lighting and sound devices required for events. A curtain ring assures acoustic performance and wind protection.
The Funken works in a multiple manner: With its intensely open and free programming it attracts the public and the press arriving to Miami Art Week while directly interacting with general visitors; with its formal configuration and movement, it controls shade and temperature, with its mirror surface it serves as a visual attractor making the events it hosts visible from far away.

Technical specifications

Credits: Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (Urtzi Grau, Cristina Goberna) with MAIO and in collaboration with Isa Merino and Akio Numa (publication design).

Location: Miami, USA

Date: January 2014

ROOMS: NO VACANCY - MOMA PS1 International YAP 2014 Competition

Rooms: No Vacancy
By Fake Industries Architectural Agonism and MAIO

FKAA + MAIO MOMA PS1 ROOMS: NO VACANCY // VIDEO BY LUIS URCULO – from MAIO on Vimeo.

One of the most difficult questions that the design for the MoMA PS1 pavilion raises is the adequacy of architecture for constructing, igniting, or boosting a party. New York’s legendary glamour is supported by its history of hedonistic celebrations. Rooms: No Vacancy recovers the tradition of New York parties and its relation to their venues. Yet, if we analyze them (bars like the CBGB’s, lofts like the Factory, bedrooms like the Chelsea Hotel, clubs like The Mudd Club, mixed-use locations like Union Pool etc.), we observe some striking coincidences. In the first place, they were mostly set in interior or semi-indoor spaces. Furthermore, they were enriched by a variable number of different areas that could go from rooms of variable dimensions to hallways, kitchens, stages, rooftops, dance floors, stairs, entrances, and more.
The project Rooms: No Vacancy recuperates the tradition of the New York party scene, raising the question of how architecture could start, ignite, or boost a successful celebration though a typological and technological approach. Celebrations are never activated by spectacular architecture, but by the public in its interaction with different technologies. Festivities taking place in big-scale spaces such as raves, concerts, etc. use devices that are mostly atmospheric (light, sound, music) or related to our bodies (drugs, alcohol, sex) to keep the party going. Small, medium, or very reduced festive settings such as apartments, bars, dark rooms, etc. use more architectural methods to provide tactile experiences (surface materials) and to unveil or conceal (walls, doors).
Rooms: No Vacancy could be described through two fundamental principles. It relates to the tradition of New York architectural parties being formed by a system of multiple uncovered interior spaces; it is constructed by an endless grid of alike 16 x 16 x 16″ rooms that offer the public a continuous succession of different atmospheres, groups, conversations, etc. This is achieved through a number of activating devices: the recyclable walls curate views, organize a complex circulation, and throw shadow through doors, secret entrances, windows, or holes. A number of special areas add an element of surprise, like the Mountain, the Music Room, the Fog, the Bed Net, the Chamber, the Hole, the Shadows, the Curtain, etc., and a collection of secret capsules provide darker intimate spaces for the enjoyment of the braver or shyer section of the public.

Technical specifications

Credits: Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (Urtzi Grau, Cristina Goberna) with MAIO and in collaboration with Luis Urculo (video, chicks’ material), Cordova–Canillas (publication design, collages and b&w images), Daniel Fernández Pascual (partytopias), plus the consultancy of Pol Steve & Marc Navarro (dark rooms drawings) and the editorial advice of Daniel Perlin and Craig Buckley.

Client: MOMA PS1

Location: New York

Date: January 2014

MicroUrban space in Horta, Barcelona

Text only in spanish and catalan version by the moment, sorry…

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Client: Habitat Urbà. Ayuntamiento de Barcelona

Location: Avenida Mare de Déu de Montserrat, 89-109. Districte 07, Horta – Guinardó. Barcelona.

Date: september 2013. Under construction

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Housing renovation

On-going project

Technical specifications

Autors: MAIO (Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Location:  Bruniquer st, Barcelona

Date: Presently

Archivo Pavillion. International competition. Mexico DF

PAVILION: A NEW DOMESTIC LANDSCAPE
The pavilion colonizes the garden defining an open space among the vegetation as a clearing in the woods. An emptiness that encourages to be occupied and that is customizable by the user depending on the requirements of the diverse activities conducted inside.Its shape allows for maximum neutrality and breadth to configure an activity space flexible and adaptable to many types of events.
The pavilion is materialized by a pentagonal enclosure whose geometric shape responds to optimize the use of wood and metal sheet as building material. A light wooden structure defines the space and acts as a guide to mount repositionable panels and supplies. The mobility of the enclosure and its facilities allows adapting the space to the needs of the various planned activities, both indoors and outdoors.
The wooden structure is covered by panels composed of sheet metal inside and treated wood panels on the outside (see construction specifications). The interstitial space between inner and outer panels allows the passage of light facilities, electricity and alike. The metal sheets have holes along the entire inner surface of the enclosure where installations can be passed and fastened according to the requirements of each activity. The holes also allow hanging and tensioning all types of hardware and cables for configuring the space in different ways, allowing customization. Exterior wood panels are hinged to allow repositioning of the facilities and generate additional usable outdoor areas, modifying thanks to its exterior shutters the initial pentagonal geometry. The mobility of the wood panels can take the pavilion surroundings extending its original surface. Some parts of the structure are covered only by textile cladding, a light and translucent material which can to be easily disassembled. The fabric panels qualify and regulate interior light.
The clear geometry of the pavilion allows to reaffirm the logic of the ephemeral and to establish a temporal distinction respect to its adjacent historic architecture. Its character of follie, as well as the painted stripes applied on the exterior panels, emphasizes its festive image, suggesting a friendly invitation to its use by the public.
In short, the pavilion is conceived as a large domestic furniture that pretends to reformulate and recover the idea of customizable furniture bringing the design to the public through proximity and direct contact. A tribute to the colorful modernity of Barragan and the heroes of the New Domestic Landscape.

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Client: Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura de la Ciudad de México, Domus, Domus México

Location: México DF

Date: december 2012

Conversion of a washing place into a studio

The project involves the conversion of a space that formerly housed a washing place into an open studio for professionals from different fields of architecture and design.

The existing 40-meter long building was a continuous space, with variable sections and extremely poor lighting. Hence, the proposal focuses on the opening of a patio, literally conceived as an outer room, to improve the interior lighting. This outer room divides the 40 meters of the initial space into two areas. The front area is open to the street and left empty to accommodate activities related to the public, such as meetings, events, exhibitions … – while the rear side houses a long table and is intended as the main workspace.

Two tables are the core elements of the project and allow that all the activity takes place around them and also the apparition of unexpected synergies among its users. In fact, these tables have been designed as generators of community.

The two tables have been specially designed for the refurbished space (see drawings) and their formalization responds to the different activities of both areas. In the front part, meetings, discussions, make table stands to be minimally invasive with those who sit around. The rear table, 12.5 meters long, has been manufactured as a single uninterrupted piece that allows users to sit along and share their work and experiences directly.

The new patio has been designed as a room which allows to develop many of the activities in the exterior, as well as activities not directly concerning work, such as barbeques or paellas, which again deal with the notion of community and sharing experiences.

The thickness and warmth of the three new, large windows opened in the patio has been carefully undertaken, making it a place to stay that allows enjoying the outer space while simultaneously turning intermediate thresholds into habitable spaces.

The rest of the space is respected without being substantially modified. It has only changed by means of white paint, thereby minimally affecting a place which is still present in the popular memory of both the neighborhood and its inhabitants.

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Location: Bruniquer st, Barcelona

Date: June 2012

Photos: José Hevia, Isa Merino (details)

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Table #2

Coming soon

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Production: Self-made

Date: June 2012

A conversation with Ricardo Bofill, Guillermo López & Arquitectura-G

An interview published in magazine Apartamento # 11. June 2013

Pictures: Adrià Cañameras

Text in spanish version

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J.L.Sert / A nomadic dream. Documentary

Maria Charneco (Maio) has worked as content consultant in the documentary.

This is the story of a talented architect, city planner and contemporary of Miró, Calder and Picasso and his indelible impact on the course of American architecture. Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1953 to 1969, Josep Lluís Sert fled Spain during the Civil War, and immigrated to the United States where he lived for almost 40 years. The documentary explores his life and work beginning in 1926 (when he received his degree in Architecture at the Universitat de Barcelona) until his death in 1983.  Josep Lluís Sert / A Nomadic Dream examines the life of a complex man who was able to rebuild his own career in the United States away from his own land.

J.L. Sert / A Nomadic Dream (English version) from Pablo Bujosa Rodríguez on Vimeo.

Technical specifications

Written and Directed by Pablo Bujosa Rodriguez

Producers: Antonio Chavarrías (Oberon Cinematogràfica), Mihalis Gripiotis (IFFI Productions) and Pablo Bujosa Rodríguez (Alè Productions).

Content consultant: Maria Charneco (Maio), Patricia Juncosa.

Fecha: marzo 2013

Quaderns magazine

Current editor team in magazine  Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme, a publication by Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya.

http://quaderns.coac.net/

Editors
José Zabala [Director Editorial]
Anna Puigjaner
Guillermo López
Ethel Baraona Pohl
Contributing editor
Mario Ballesteros @marioballe
web-site
Design: TwoPoints.Net
Programmer: Andrew Staffell Yeswework.com

New fanzine Aproximacions / nº2 Des-pavimentar

New fanzine Aproximacions nº2 Des-pavimentar is out.
Maio has published his project Náñez & Nuvarro.
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Images courtesy of  Córdova-Canillas
More information  Aproximacions

Náñez & Nuvarro SA

Only in spanish version, sorry…

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Date: February 2013

Ideas City 2013. International competition. Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC

Our proposal problematizes the idea of the public festival as the serial accumulation of individual stands by providing a common space to develop the activities underneath. Dwelling in the idea of the common, we would like to erect an unstable, movable and transient textile roof as the basic building element in the construction of the public sphere. We want to take distance from the shop-window-like parade that perpetuates the commercial model, treating people as clients rather than users. As design­ers, we are more interested in proposing new spaces that reenact common grounds rather than flamboyant minute details or glittering extravagan­zas. In so doing, we expect the multiple programs taking place within the common canopy to be open-ended, prompting the different exhibitors to partake in the logic of self-organization, agreement and consensus.

Consequently, our scheme rejects a steady formalization to emphasize the conceptual aspects of the proposal. A shelter and a cover but also an open and dynamic space for citizens to interact, the folding sliding roof promotes the casual circulation of ideas rather than transactions of com­modities.

To do so, the nylon fabric hangs from two telescopic boom lifts placed at a tentative distance of 100 feet from each other. Thanks to the em­bedded features of those telescopic devices, we can fix the canopy to the structure in the ground, and lift it quickly and effortless afterwards. To avoid unnecessary tensions in the impervious textile, we let the piece hang freely and randomly, swinging infatuated with the wind forces. The final result is a very simple but compelling gesture that responds with material lightness to the surrounding issues of gravity that the New Museum pro­poses.

This formless object is meant to provide urban flexibility, responding to different streets and contexts. The assemblage and dismantling of the structure can be done in less time than the one required in the competition brief since no major operations are required. This simplicity allows us to transport the system around the city without difficulties wherever it might be required. The machinery will be rented only for the day of the event, sup­plied and transported by the same renting company. Once the final program is set in terms of square feet, the system will be adjusted and dimensioned accordingly, and the correspondent permits to the public authorities will be requested.

Ideas City projects online by Storefront for Art and Architecture

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner) + Pep Avilés

Client: Storefront for Art and Architecture

Location: New York City

Date: february 2013

Architektur der Zukunft

Coming soon

Technical specifications

Author: Guillermo López (MAIO)

Date: June 2011 –

fanzine Aproximacions issue 1

New fanzine Aproximacions nº1 Cons
Maio  is present in the publication with the proposal  Continous Cone
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Images cortesy by  Córdova-Canillas
More information in  Aproximacions

VIP area competition ARCOmadrid 2013

Arco art fair lasts only 5 days. Therefore, the proposal for the VIP space has been addressed from immediacy criteria and a high-speed assemblage concept. Hence, the use of interior decorations imitating domestic displays designed for longer periods of time has been consciously avoided.
The proposal consists in using two luxury pleasure boats able to host the requested program, and complemented by the large esplanade of the enclosure delimited by ARCOmadrid.
The use of two Maestro 82 model boats, sponsored by a top level distributor, strengthens the interaction with a sophisticated audience and an art transaction atmosphere. In a way, the proposal introduces a physical and temporary relocation of elements typically belonging to a boat fair, specially pleasant for investors and capital movement groups linked to global art industry.
The boats allow, ironically, sublimating the somehow devaluated VIP concept by means of the ultimate expression of luxury, gold, glitters and noble woods, against which more traditional decorations cannot compete.

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Date: September 2012

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Topologie d'une cité fantôme. Collage, design & book edition

“Avant de m’endormir, la ville, de nouveau” (Topologie d’une cité fantôme, A. Robbe-Grillet)

This project analyzes from a visual approach the relationship between architecture, ideology and production of history. The work focuses on the utopist drawings of the Spanish fascist architect Luis Moya –Sueño arquitectónico-, and reconstructs from an ironical point of view, representing the future ruins, the topics leading to the construction of identity and architectonical styles, especially those linked with political commitments (avant-gardes and the totalitarian uses of architecture).

Technical specifications

Author: Guillermo López (MAIO)

Date: october 2012

Maio in Domus / Studio Visit 01

Maio published in Domus:

“In the new Studio Visit series, Domus aims to profile a selection of young and fresh practices that are — sometimes from behind the scenes — changing the contemporary design scene.

Inaugurating our new Studio Visit series, Studio Maio is tackling the crisis with an alternative working model: opening a new exhibition and work space, conducting individual research, and taking on projects that are not purely construction-based. An architecture report from Barcelona by Carlos Mínguez Carrasco”

http://www.domusweb.it/en/architecture/studio-visit-01-maio-/

Technical specifications

Photography: José Hevia

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PARK STREET / Competition "Les Portes de Collserola / Porta 3 Sarrià". Barcelona City Council. Winning Project

Park-street is a new kind of urban space that connects city’s green spaces (parks and nature reserves) and acts as a filter between them and the dense urban fabric. Park Street is characterized by the flexibility and renaturalitzation of urban space, increasing tree density and eliminating the road hierarchy characteristic of our city streets. Park Street is a street with no predefined use, neutral, where the uses are regulated by schedule, being able to be adapted to the changing needs of citizens. The project addresses the application over time of the Park Street at Sarria and plans to extend it connecting the 16 Doors of Collserola, the urban parks of the city and the sea.

Park Street, Competition “Les Portes de Collserola / Porta 3 Sarrià” Winning Project

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Client: Barcelona City Council

Collaborators: Marc Ligos (product designer), Robert Savé (biologist IRTA), Jordi Comas-Angelet (biologist GREA – UPC), Javier Retana (biologist CREAF – UAB), Eugeni Domingo (enviaronmentalist), Joan López (biologist and cartographer), Carlos Ortega (civil engineer), Xavi Camino (sociologist), Sara Dauge (historian), Lupi Asensio (graphic designer Twopoints.net), Martin Lorenz (graphic designer Twopoints.net)

Location: Sarrià / Barcelona

Date: may 2012

Continuous-Cone. A proposal by Maio for the nº1 magazine Aproximacions/Cons

The Continuous-Cone is a line drawn upon the city dividing it into two segregated parts. This perfectly straight line of cones is placed indifferently over streets, roofs or urban elements interrupting completely the traffic between the two parts of the city, so that from now on the city can only be crossed on foot or by subway.

The intervention proposes to introduce a temporary dysfunction in the regular traffic flows of the city and intends to modify radically the specific and standardized use of affected urban areas in order to highlight the possibilities that the everyday-life activities and repetition have progressively hidden. The Continuous-Cone aims to claim the generic versus the specific, the subjacent possibilities of the places versus the limited and restricted use to which we have got used to.

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Date: january 2012

WINNING ENTRY "Les Portes de Collserola" Competition. Barcelona City Council

The technical proposal CARRER PARC by MAIO (Alfredo Lérida, Anna Puigjaner, Guillermo López, Maria Charneco) has been designated as winning proposal, for the restricted competition “Les Portes de Collserola / Porta 3: Sarria”, promoted by Ajuntament de Barcelona.

The competition panel has stressed the contribution of ideas for a new typology of street as a strategy for the re-naturalization of the city

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Arquia/Próxima 2012 program. Caja de Arquitectos Foundation

Floating, has been selected finalist project in Arquia/Próxima 2012 program

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"Les Portes de Collserola" competition. Barcelona city council

MAIO (Alfredo Lérida, Anna Puigjaner, Guillermo López, Maria Charneco) has been selected to present technical proposal for “Les Portes de Collserola / Porta de Sarrià” competition, promoted by Barcelona city council.

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Floating activator

‎1st place to MAIO for their winning entry Floating Activator for the Open Call for Ideas: How much does your building weigh?

eme3 International Festival

More information http://urbanactivators.com/

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Strategies for Public Occupation: Exhibition

MAIO is present in the exhibition with the proposal Floating Occupancy.

Strategies for Public Occupation is an exhibition of ideas that will include seven days of discussions and an Occupy Market.

Storefront for Art and Architecture

97 Kenmare Street

New York, NY 10012

16-22 December 2011.

More Information: www.storefrontnews.org

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Date: December 2011

Stand FCVB

MAIO floating – part one – from MAIO on Vimeo.

MAIO floating – part two – from MAIO on Vimeo.

In this edition of Construmat 2011, the Glass Foundation of Barcelona stresses new potentials and future challenges of glass, researching and trialing new possibilities, both for its integration into the architectural field as for the development of new ways in order to move towards a more sustainable architecture.

Structures of glass: traditionally, glass has been linked to fragility, but new techniques as well as higher levels of control production, plus the possibility to create stable and resistant forms through blowing, tubing, fusing etc, has opened up new pathways to new solutions such as structural glass, or the possibility of integrate in one element many functions, functions that previously had been resolved with an increasing number of elements and, consequently, of costs.

From this point of view, the stand wants to reflect and to suggest this process, subverting the formulation of two traditionally opposing concepts, the visual and physical lightness. Weighting 30 kg., the stand allows to form a 54 m2 continous ceiling, recycling stocks of glass tubs used at the chemical industry. All supported by six helium balloons (diameter: 3m).

The installation can be easily transported.

Technical specifications

Authors: MAIO (Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, Anna Puigjaner)

Client: Fundació Centre del Vidre de Barcelona FCVB

Collaborators: Saint-Gobain, Schott, Mecrimar, Construmat-Fira de Barcelona, Ajuntament de Barcelona

Location: Recinto Gran Via / Pabellón 2 / Nivel 0. Stand E517, Fira de Barcelona

Installers: Cultural Sense

Glass Material: 600  Schott’s tube, d. 10mm, 1Km nylon wire , d. 1,2mm.

Photography: Maria Charneco Llanos

Date: may 2011

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Intervention at Casa Sambola's Courtyard

English version coming soon!

Technical specifications

Authors: Anna Puigjaner, Alfredo Lérida, Olga Felip, Maria Charneco, Josep Camps, Guillermo López

Client: Girona’s city council

Collaborators: GMK, Miquel Llorens Sullivera, structural engineer

Industrials: Toldos Maillol

Location: Patio Casa Sambolá,  c/De La Força, Girona (Spain)

Construction team: MAIO + Brigadas Municipales del Ayuntamiento de Girona

Date: 2006

Photographer: MAIO + Maria Charneco

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Intervention at Cúndaro Street

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Technical specifications

Authors: Anna Puigjaner, Alfredo Lérida, Olga Felip, Maria Charneco, Josep Camps, Guillermo López

Client:  Girona’s City council

Location: c/Cúndaro,  Girona (Spain)

Construction team: MAIO + Brigadas Municipales del Ayuntamiento de Girona

Date: 2007

Photographer: MAIO + Maria Charneco

Exhibition XII Girona Architecture Awards

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Technical specifications

Authors: Olga Felip, Maria Charneco, Anna Puigjaner, Josep Camps, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López

Client: COAC  Girona.

Collaborators: GMK, Miquel Llorens Sullivera, structural engineer. Lamp Lighting, lighting

Location: Plaza de La Catedral, 8. Girona . Spain

Installers: Aceroid, Lamp Lighting, Rètols Gispert, Metàl·lics Cabratosa

Date: 2008/2009

Photographer: Maria Charneco, Espai Androna, Carles Allende

Bubblespace

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Technical specifications

Authors:   Anna Puigjaner, Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López

Client: Fundació Centre del Vidre de Barcelona

Collaborator: ETSAV-UPC

Date:  2011

Unbuilt project

Designing the Absence

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Technical specifications

Authors:   Anna Puigjaner, Maria Charneco, Olga Felip, Alfredo Lérida, Josep Camps, Guillermo López

Photographer: Maria Charneco

Date: march 2010

Young catalan architects. Arquia/Proxima 08-09 selection

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Glassbox Project

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Technical specifications

Authors: Anna Puigjaner, Alfredo Lérida, Olga Felip, Maria Charneco, Josep Camps, Guillermo López

Client: Fundació Centre del Vidre de Barcelona

Date: 2010-2011. Work in progress