METRONOM is an architecture office based in Barcelona.

The studio develops spacial projects with a clear objective: provide lasting and timeless designs with a contemporary and innovative feel. Each project is approached in a unique way, taking into account the physical context where it is located, as well as the environmental, social and economic conditions of each situation. 

Since 2018, METRONOM has developed residential, commercial, rehabilitation and public space projects. It is founded by Maria Amat, Albert Casas and Frederic Villagrasa.  In the studio, they gather around a big square table with a lazy susan in the centre. This tool helps the team share, collect and classify ideas to develop the projects they are working on.

Frederic Villagrasa

Architect from Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, ETSAB-UPC. He has also studied at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

He also co-founded Oasiurbà -a non profit association ensuring dignified housing rights in the Raval neighborhood of Barcelona- and Arquitectos de Cabecera, which works bringing the architect figure closer to the citizenry.

Maria Amat

Architect from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, ETSAB-UPC. She has also studied at the Technische Universität Berlin and holds a postgraduate in Business from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

She is currently teaching design drawing at the ETSAB-UPC, and is a tutor at some of the RCR workshops during the spring-summer season.

Previously she has worked at several architecture offices such as Garcés-de Seta-Bonet, Cadaval&Solà-Morales and Salas Studio.

Albert Casas

Architect from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, ETSAB-UPC. He has also studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art.

He was an invited professor at the ETSAB-UPC and the University of Technology in Sydney.

Previously he has worked at BB+GG, Daniel Mòdol, BAAS, AQ4, BLAU and Jorge Vidal.

He obtained the City of Barcelona Prize for the Academic project, worked on together with Arquitectos de Cabecera in 2015.

Clients

BIMSA (Barcelona Infraestructures Municipals SA)

IMPSOL-AMB (Institut Municipal de l’Habitatge)

ICUB (Institut de Cultura de Barcelona)

MUHBA (Museu d’Història de Barcelona)

Agència Catalana de Patrimoni Cultural

Interpreta Cultura SL

Bioforce A. Vogel España

Academy

2024 – Albert Casas design drawing professor of Interiors at IED Barcelona (Istituto Europeo di Design).

2024 – Maria Amat tutor  at RCR workshop in La Vila, Olot. In collaboration with MArch, Universidad Europea de Valencia.

2021-2024 – Maria Amat design drawing professor at ETSAB-UPC.

2023 – Maria Amat visiting tutor at RCR architecture and landscape summer workshop in Olot. RCR Lab-A’23

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Team

Present

Arnau Espona – intern
ETSAB-UPC

Ludovica Di Lernia – intern
Accademia Architettura di Mendrisio

Previous

Gina Surià – architect

Cristina Requejo – architect

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Talks and exhibitions

2024 – Lecture «Intervención en el patio del Museo Frederic Marés» at IED Barcelona, course leaded by Caterina Miralles in the Interior Design program.

2024 – Lecture «35 Habitatges a Molins de Rei» at ETSAB-UPC, course leaded by Habitatge i Ciutat HIC.

2023 – Exhibition  «Nameless models» for the opening of Casa de la Arquitectura, Madrid. Curated by Post Like.

2023 – Lecture «Time and eye» at ETSAB-UPC, course leaded by Mendoza Partida.

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Publications and interviews

2024 – Publication – Social Club in Sants. HIC Arquitectura. (20/03/2024)

2024 – Publication – Office space in Mas de Miquel building. Archilovers. (13/03/2024)

2024 – Publication – Social Club in Sants. Archello. (13/03/2024)

2024 – Publication – Flat in Santaló. Archello. (13/03/2024)

2024 – Publication – Flat in Berna. Archello. (12/03/2024)

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Awards

2024 – Ex aequo, 14th urbanism award Premi Catalunya Manuel de Solà Morales for “Eixos Verds – Superilla Barcelona”.

2023 – First prize Competition – Renovation and transformation of Casa Tosquella into a Senior community centre, Barcelona, BIMSA

2022 – First prize Competition – Borrell Square in Eixample Superblock, Barcelona, BIMSA

2022 – First prize Competition – Social housing in Molins de Rei, Barcelona, IMPSOL

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