MAS Context releases its seventeenth issue, Boundary
Iker Gil discusses the Venice Biennale in Chicago Architect
MAS Context releases its sixteenth issue, Production
MAS Context releases its fifteenth issue, Visibility
Iker Gil to run Archi-salon during “Building: Inside Studio Gang Architect”
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 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale
© 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
© 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 […]
© 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. […]
© 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 […]
© 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.
© 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 […]
© 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 […]
© 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!
© 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 […]
© 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 […]
© 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 […]
© 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 […]
© 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.
© 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 […]
© 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
© 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
© 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, […]
© 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.
© 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.
© 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.
© 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
© 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 […]
© 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.