Inside Marina City at WUHO

Inside Marina City at WUHO

Interview about Cut. Join. Play. on SOM’s website

Interview about Cut. Join. Play. on SOM’s website

Iker Gil to jury the PREMIS AJAC VIII

Iker Gil to jury the Premis AJAC VIII

Iker Gil to teach at IIT College of Architecture

Iker Gil to teach at IIT College of Architecture

Iker Gil lectures at Pecha Kucha Chicago

Iker Gil lectures at Pecha Kucha Chicago

Iker Gil and Julie Michiels featured in Monocle

Iker Gil and Julie Michiels featured in Monocle

Iker Gil to run Archi-salon during “Building: Inside Studio Gang Architect”

Iker Gil to run Archi-salon during “Building: Inside Studio Gang Architect”

MAS Context releases its fourteenth issue, COMMUNICATION

MAS Context releases its fourteenth issue, COMMUNICATION

Cut. Join. Play goes to the 7th International Festival of Architecture EME3

Cut. Join. Play goes to the 7th International Festival of Architecture EME3

Cut. Join. Play goes to the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale

Cut. Join. Play goes to the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale

Cut. Join. Play goes to the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale

Inside Marina City recognized in Arquia/Proxima

Inside Marina City recognized in Arquia/Proxima

© Arquia/Proxima Inside Marina City has been selected for the 2010-2011 Arquia/Proxima catalogue among 120 projects from 1445 submissions and 991 architects. Arquia/Próxima is a cultural program organized by Fundación Caja de Arquitectos in order to offer support to Spanish architects in the first 10 years of their professional career promoting the value of their […]

Iker Gil presents at Storefront for Art and Architecture

Iker Gil presents at Storefront for Art and Architecture

Inside Marina City at pinkcomma Opening

© Mark Pasnik / pinkcomma gallery Here are some pictures of the opening of Inside Marina City on April 5 at pinkcomma gallery in Boston. Thanks for having us!

Inside Marina City at pinkcomma

© MAS Studio We are excited to announce that the project Inside Marina City will be exhibited at pinkcomma gallery in Boston. The pinkcomma gallery was founded in 2007 to showcase Boston’s emerging design culture in architecture and other allied fields. Through exhibitions and events, the gallery provides an independent venue for the exchange and […]

The Art Institute of Chicago acquisition

© Andreas E.G. Larsson We are proud to announce that two photographs from Inside Marina City have been acquired by ‘The Art Institute of Chicago’ and they are now part of their permanent collection.

MAS Context releases its thirteenth issue, OWNERSHIP

© KLAUS The concept of ownership, the exclusive rights and control over a property of any kind, has existed for centuries and in all cultures. Whether state, collective or personal, ownership is probably one of the most determining factors not only in defining our built environment but in the way we have shaped our society. […]

Iker Gil featured in Scanorama

© Scanorama Iker Gil is featured in the February issue of Scanorama inside the article “The City That Built America”. Scanorama is the inflight magazine of SAS, the largest airline in Scandinavia. You can download the full article as a PDF here.

MAS Studio in Arquia/Proxima competition

© MAS Studio Ten MAS Studio projects, including urban proposals, single family houses, publications and exhibitions, are part of this year’s Arquia / Proxima competition. The competition, organized by the Fundacion Caja de Arquitectos in Spain, features the work of Spanish architects in the first 10 years of their professional career. This year’s edition is […]

New extern at MAS Studio

University of Virginia student Michelle Benoit will be in the office this week doing her externship. Michelle will be researching the Chicago Pedway system. Welcome to Chicago, Michelle!

MAS Context featured in new Archizines book

© ARCHIZINES Iker Gil’s article “On research, collaboration and discussion” is included in ARCHIZINES, a book published by Bedford Press. MAS Context is also featured in the book alongside other independent publications from around the world. More information here.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! MORE IN 2012!

© MAS Studio As 2011 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the work done during the last 12 months. It was a year full of proposals, competitions, research, events, publications and exhibitions. We worked on projects of different scope and scale in the US, Spain, Bulgaria and Venezuela. The opening of […]

Inside Marina City recognized by Time Out Chicago

© Time Out Chicago Our exhibition “Inside Marina City” is recognized by Time Out Chicago as one of the highlights of the art and design field in 2011 in Chicago. Thanks so much to Lauren Weinberg and Time Out Chicago!

MAS Context releases its twelfth issue, ABERRATION

© Luis Urculo If firmness, utility, and delight are the enduring pinnacles of architectural achievement, then it would appear architecture’s moral destiny is a foregone conclusion. But is it possible that opportunities for valuable cultural insight are being lost out of deference to this legacy? We examine forces, trends, and ideas that enhance the significance […]

INSIDE MARINA CITY REVIEWED IN ARCHIDOSE

© Archidose Inside Marina City was reviewed in Archidose’s A Daily Dose of Architecture, an (almost) daily dose of architectural musings from New York City. Thanks John!

INSIDE MARINA CITY FEATURED IN ARTicle, THE BLOG FROM THE ART INSTITUTE

© Art Institute of Chicago Inside Marina City has been featured in ARTicle, the blog written by the staff of the Art Institute of Chicago. Thanks Robby!

MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2011 EXHIBITION

© Neus Museum by Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz / David Chipperfield Architects. Photography by Jörg von Bruchhausen On Tuesday October 25, the exhibition “European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2011” opens at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago headquarters. This is the first time that the results of the Prize are […]

MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG | OCTOBER 15

© Plural We are thrilled to announce MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG, an event happening on Saturday, October 15 in Chicago with presentations by emerging and established designers. MAS CONTEXT : ANALOG will gather a group of emerging and established practitioners within the field of design who will discuss their work based on proposed themes. The […]

MAS CONTEXT FEATURED IN COSEBELLE MAGAZINE

© Cosebelle Magazine MAS Context has been featured in Cosebelle Magazine, an Italian lifestyle magazine and blog with focuses ranging from fashion and design, to media, technology and art. Thanks Maria!

IKER GIL TO REVIEW AT AIA CHICAGO YAF’S P11

Iker will take part as a reviewer in AIA Chicago Young Architect’s Forum P11 event on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 6:00PM. Date: Thursday, September 22 Time: 6:00pm Cost: Register Location: Gensler Address: 11 East Madison, Chicago, IL 60602

MAS Context releases its eleventh issue, SPEED

© Josef Schulz The urban conditions around us are constantly changing. With a faster or slower SPEED, the built environment is transformed as it does the way we experience and engage with it. In this issue we will be looking at the pace in which physical and social changes happen and the consequences and opportunities […]

Iker Gil participates in symposium

© Hyde Park Art Center On Nov. 13 from 1-5pm Iker will participate in a symposium at the Hyde Park Art Center entitled “The Home in/as Community.” The event, moderated by David Schalliol, will consider how the city has changed and how the idea of “home” has changed with it. For more information see Hyde […]

Inside Marina City officially announced

© Art Institute of Chicago & © Andreas E.G. Larsson The exhibition “Inside Marina City” by Iker Gil and Andreas E.G. Larsson has been officially announced on the Art Institute of Chicago website. The show will run from September 17 until January 15, 2012.

NO-01 house in New Orleans

© MAS Studio We just finished the design of a single-family house in New Orleans. More information here.

Iker Gil joins Chicago Architectural Club

© Chicago Architectural Club Iker has been invited to join the Chicago Architectural Club as a board member. Looking forward to being part of an institution involved in the Chicago architecture scene since 1885.

MAS Context releases its tenth issue, CONFLICT

© Christopher Baker Conflicts are an inevitable part of our society. Their origins can be political, economic or social; their outcomes physically and emotionally impact cities and countries, economies and societies; we can’t avoid them. It’s the moment to discuss the consequences and how design can be a useful tool to address them. The tenth […]

New website for MAS Context

© MAS Studio After 10 issues of MAS Context, it was time to put together a new website for a better reading experience. So here it is, the new MAS Context website. Enjoy and let us know what you think.

DOWNTOWN’S WILL TO FORM

Essay by architect and urban designer Alex Lehnerer.

Inside Marina City featured in Architizer

© MAS Studio Architizer features Inside Marina City, our project documenting the residents of Marina City. Thanks Stephen!

Iker Gil discusses public interest design in Chicago

© Convergence:Exchange Iker will participate in an event organized by Converge/Exchange at Archeworks on Monday May 23 at noon. The event, moderated by Ceasar McDowell, will deal with public interest design in Chicago. Date: Monday, May 23 Time: 12pm Cost: Free Location: Arche Works Address: 625 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Iker Gil lectures at AIA Chicago

© AIA Chicago Iker will lecture on Tuesday May 10 at noon at the AIA Chicago offices about the competition NETWORK RESET. For more details, please check AIA’s website. Date: Tuesday, May 10 Time: 12pm Cost: Free Location: AIA Chicago Address: 35 East Wacker Drive, #250, Chicago, IL

Iker Gil in Architecture and Design Film Festival panel

© Architecture & Design Film Festival Iker will take part in the Architecture and Design Film Festival on May 6 as part of the “Documenting Architecture” panel discussion along with Bjarke Ingels (BIG) and Rick Valicenti (Thirst). Date: Sunday, May 6 Time: 5:30-6:30pm Cost: Free Location: Gene Siskel Film Center Address: 164 North State Street, […]

Stones & Beams lecture by Anton Garcia-Abril

© Ensamble Studio Antón García-Abril, partner of Ensamble Studio, will present his work on April 25 at 6 pm at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago as part of the series directed by Iker Gil.

Iker Gil is a juror for the 2011 Burnham Prize.

© Chicago Architectural Club Iker Gil will be part of the jury for the 2011 Burnham Prize competition organized by the Chicago Architectural Club and co-sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Landmarks Illinois.

Young Architects of Chicago presentation

© Strawn.Sierralta PORT Architecture + Urbanism, Strawn.Sierralta and Studio IDE will present their work on April 19 at 6 pm at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago as part of the series directed by Iker Gil.

35th Street Metra station opens on Sunday April 3rd.

© Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 35th Street Metra station officially opens this Sunday April 3rd. Designed while at SOM Chicago, unfortunately the design was altered after construction documents were submitted.

Enrique Sobejano lectures in Chicago

© Nieto Sobejano Architects Enrique Sobejano, partner of Nieto Sobejano Architects, lectures tonight as part of the Architure and Urban lecture series at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago. The series is directed by Iker Gil and organized by MAS Studio and the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago.

Iker Gil presents at Structures for Inclusion

© MAS Studio Iker will present the results of the NETWORK RESET competition and the project Cut.Join.Play. during the Structures for Inclusion 2011 this Sunday in Chicago. Date: Sunday, March 27 Time: 9:30pm Cost: $100 (for conference) Location: School of the Art Institute Ballroom Address: 112 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, Chicago, IL

Richard Prouty reviews NETWORK

© One-Way Street Richard Prouty from One-Way Street reviews NETWORK, the spring issue of MAS Context. Thanks so much Richard!

MAS Context is exhibited in Aranjuez

© Roberto Vidal After exhibiting in Madrid and Zaragoza, the traveling exhibition “De Zines” is moving to the Espacio para el Arte y la Cultura in Aranjuez and it will include MAS Context. The exhibition opens on Tuesday March 22 and runs until May 22.

MAS Context releases its ninth issue, NETWORK

© Image by Kees Lokman, Fadi Masoud and Conor O’Shea We live in a world where everything – politics, economy, ecology, society and culture – is strongly connected. They create the apparent and illusive NETWORKS that shape our cities and the way we experience them. We explore some of them, whether physical or virtual, formal […]

NETWORK RESET winners announced

© Image by Kees Lokman, Fadi Masoud and Conor O’Shea The results of the NETWORK RESET competition have just been announced. To view all the winning entries, please visit the competition’s website. Congratulations to all the winning entries, they are amazing proposals.

MAS Context in ARCHI ZINES

© Archi Zines MAS Context has been included in ARCHI-ZINES, a showcase of new fanzines, journals and magazines from around the world. Thanks Elias!