Mireia Luzárraga (b. 1981) is an architect (ETSAM) and Studio Critic at
Columbia GSAPP. Luzárraga founded TAKK in 2010, an architecture and design
studio based in Barcelona. Her projects investigate how architecture can
catalyze the development of more democratic lives through the incorporation of
feminist thought, ecology, and politics into its practice.
Their work has received recognition such as the COAM award, the “Temps de
les Arts” award, and the FAD award.
Their work takes place in both the public and private spheres. TAKK’s clients
include FRAC-Centre Val de Loire and IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte
Moderno), Barcelona City Council, FAD (Foment de les Arts i el Disseny), Vitra,
Swatch, Hermès, FITUR (Feria de Turismo), or CA2M (Centro de Arte 2 de
Their reference art and design galleries for his furniture work are Side Gallery
Barcelona and Camp Design Milan.
TAKK’s work belongs to the permanent collection of the FRAC-Centre Val de
Loire and has been exhibited at the Oslo Triennale, and the Venice, San
Sebastián, Tallinn, Maia, and Rabat Biennales, among others. Likewise, TAKK
has participated in exhibitions at Matadero-Madrid, Center d'Arts Santa Mónica,
CCCB (Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona), MAK Vienna, TCDC
Bangkok, or Alcova Milano.
Mireia Luzárraga is currently a professor at the IAAC, Institute for Advanced
Architecture of Catalonia, and La Salle, and together with Alejandro Muiño at
Columbia GSAPP. Previously TAKK has participated as a professor and lecturer
in institutions such as the University of Alicante, ETSAM, IED (Istituto Europeo di
Design), ELISAVA, RMIT, Floating University Berlin, or ILEK Stuttgart.
TAKK’s projects have been published in some of the most important architecture
magazines such as Arquitectura Viva, Plot, Domus, Abittare, l'Architecture
d'Aujourd'hui, and in publications such as El País, El Mundo, Diari Ara, or