Anna Puigjaner of Maio studio 9.7.16 - Architecture Lecture
Anna Puigjaner is a PhD, architect, researcher and editor. Puigjaner is a co-founder of MAIO, an architectural office that works on flexible systems where notions such as variation, ephemeral or ad hoc, permit theoretical positions materialize and a member of the research group Habitar at ETSAB – UPC. Her PhD research is focused on New York’s kitchenless apartments with collective housekeeping services and related urban utopias. She is currently in charge of running the magazine Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme and teaching at the Barcelona School of Architecture ETSAB/ETSAV - UPC and Massana School of Design. She has also lectured in GSAPP, Columbia University, Madrid School of Architecture ETSAM-UPM and Brussels School of Architecture UCL-LOCI, among other univeristies. Puigjaner was recently awarded the 2016 Wheelwright Prize for her proposal Kitchenless City: Architectural Systems for Social Welfare. MAIO’s work has been published in magazines such as Domus, AIT, Volume, Blueprint, A10 and Detail; and awarded several times, among which stands out: FAD Award 2013, XII BEAU, Arquia/Proxima Award 2012 and 2010, and New Working Fields Award CSCAE 2009.