A virtual lecture by Anna Puigjaner, Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Coordinator of the Core I Architecture Studios at Columbia GSAPP, and cofounder and principal of the Barcelona-based architecture practice MAIO.
Puigjaner’s lecture focuses on current curricular focal points at GSAPP, the intersection of her practice and academic pursuits, and her current research in the Asia Pacific region.
Puigjaner unites theory and practice by combining academic, research, and editorial work with the professional activity of MAIO, co-founded in 2012. Recent projects include “110 Rooms”—a 22-unit innovative housing block in Barcelona—and a series of exhibition designs for the Milan Furniture Fair and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. With a particular interest in developing new models of collective housing, Puigjaner won the prestigious Wheelwright Prize in 2016 for the proposal Kitchenless City: Architectural Systems for Social Welfare.