Taller KEN

Taller KEN is a New York and Guatemala based practice focused on playful design with social and cultural relevancy. Founded in 2013, the firm embraces the collaborative nature of making partnerships and connections. Incorporating a multitude of voices, our work goes beyond merely elevating elements of design to creating an architecture with broad appeal.

The firm often works in developing countries and urban areas defined by an imbalance of growth and social inequities. Realizing projects in this context has helped the practice establish its approach to working in the public realm. In 2016, Taller KEN began an annual design-build initiative in order to work more closely with local communities. The program, FUNdaMENTAL brings design interns together with real world problems and partners to engage in all phases of realizing of a public urban intervention for the collective good.

Inés Guzmán and Gregory Melitonov prior to founding the practice worked for Pritzker Prize laureate Renzo Piano. Both gained a great deal of experience on large construction projects in Manhattan as part of the design team for the Whitney Museum of American Art and the headquarters building for the High Line.

Inés holds a Masters and Bachelors degree in Architecture from the Universidad del Diseño de San José, Costa Rica. Gregory holds a Masters in Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelors of Science in Studio Art from Skidmore College.


The Architectural League Prize – 2019

Established to recognize visionary work by young practitioners, The Architectural League Prize is an annual competition, lecture series, and exhibition organized by The Architectural League and its Young Architects + Designers Committee.

Art Omi: Architecture Fellowship – 2018

The mission of the Architecture Residency is to provide early- and mid-career architects the time and the space to work on a project of their own without external pressures or concerns and to create a diverse community of architecture-educated individuals from all over the world to discuss and challenge urgent issues of our time.

Interior Design Magazine 40@Forty- 2017

The first time the magazine devoted a special section to the work of up-and-comers, highlighting the work of international, interdisciplinary studios by designers around that same age to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit inherent to the profession—a go-forit attitude reflected in their work.

AIA New York New Practices Award – 2016

Since 2006, this biennial competition serves as the preeminent platform in New York to recognize new and innovative architecture firms that have undertaken unique and innovative strategies.

AIA Los Angeles Restaurant Design Awards – 2015

People’s Choice Award for Saul Bistro Concepcion. Evaluation based on function, ambience and visual impact. AIA Los Angeles Restaurant Design Awards – 2014 People’s Choice Award for Saul Bistro Concepcion. Evaluation based on function, ambience and visual impact.

Mimosa architekti

Tamara Berger

Jacobs-Yaniv Architects

Jacobs -Yaniv Architects is a leading Israeli design practice with considerable project running experience and a portfolio which includes high end houses and apartments, residential buildings, commercial spaces and public projects.

The practice also specializes in ‘one stop shop’ service for overseas clients wishing to build a holiday home or a residence in Israel.

Jacobs – Yaniv Architects was founded in 2004. Practice founders Tamar Jacobs and Oshri Yaniv returned to Israel having spent a decade living and working in London: they graduated from the Architectural Association school of Architecture and worked for some of the world’s leading architects – Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

Each and every project is meticulously thought through, with great care and attention to design, the client’s requirements and the site conditions. Both founding partners are personally involved.

GH+A Guillermo Hevia Arquitectos

Killing Matt Woods

Matt Woods Design was born in 2009 with the intention of creating kick ass interiors – doing their part to reduce the heavy burden the construction industry places on the environment.

” I haven’t reversed climate change, but I’m honoured to have been acknowledged and have had projects published in some of the publications I most admire , as well as a bunch of major overseas titles.”

Diverse experience? “Yeah, I reckon I’ve got that too. I’m an industrial designer by training & have a post graduate certificate in Sustainable Architecture from Sydney Uni.” Over the last 10 years Woods has created award winning designs for a diverse range of industries including hospitality, retail, workplace and residential projects.

Below, you’ll find the list of awards Woods has won and what he calls “some nice stuff from the media about how great I am”.

Woods’ message to his potential clients? “What I really recommend is you just give me a call so we can talk about you and turning your ideas into something mind blowing!” And that pretty much sums up his overall approachability and aesthetic.

MZ Arquitectos

DAW Office

Martínez Lapeña – Torres Arquitectos


Hacer arquitectura. Eso que nos desvela.

Somos soñadoras de espacios. Los creamos o los transformamos. Nos encontramos con espacios que no son, pero que pueden ser.

La luz, la escala, la forma de circular son nuestras herramientas para componer ese lugar que atrapa, ese en el que dan ganas de estar.

Usamos materiales nobles, los combinamos y contrastamos entre sí. Buscamos aquello que rompe con lo existente o con lo preestablecido. Lo alteramos de manera tal de lograr soluciones al “problema” del uso.

Ofrecemos una mirada integral de los espacios para habitar. De las mil formas que se pueda vivir un espacio. Estar, trabajar, recrear, comer, beber, charlar, encontrarse.

Participar en Casa FOA es ser parte de un espacio de experimentación, de un espacio de libertad proyectual. Es encontrar la oportunidad de trabajar en equipo, en un entorno estimulante. Es conectarse con lo nuevo, actualizarse, descubrir.

Son muchas obras en una obra. Nada más rico. Apoyo técnico, debate conceptual, crítica constructiva. Todo eso que pule, y acompaña la gesta de cada espacio hacia adentro y de una muestra integral hacia fuera.

En ocasiones, un producto no quiere hacerse realidad. Entonces, hay que comenzar de nuevo. El proceso siempre dura mucho más tiempo del deseado. El espacio debe encontrar su ser. Comprender el proceso y canalizarlo cuidadosamente es el arte de la gestión del diseño.

Creamos espacios que expresan personalidad con sentido de pertenencia.

Modus Studio

Operating on the idea that relevant and inspiring architecture can be sourced from simple, everyday experiences, modus studio departs from the general rule of form to create thoughtful architecture that begins to shape the present landscape and plan for a sustainable future. Modus is rooted in Northwest Arkansas and champions architecture as a means of navigating the threshold between the natural and manmade world. Based in a thinking/making philosophy, modus studio bridges the worlds of design and fabrication with modus shop, providing the ability to build the things they believe in, to the level of craft they seek. The firm has received numerous regional and national awards for their work, most recently receiving the 2018 Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices Award.

FB + Estudio

Ariel Fernando Rius

GB Arquitectos

Estudiantes taller de proyecto 2016-2017

María Pía Conforti Dencás

Magdalena Salinas

Delfina Jackson

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