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.

Maria Amat

Maria (Barcelona, 1989) graduated 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 was a visiting tutor at the RCR summer workshop in 2023.

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

Albert Casas

Albert Casas (Barcelona, 1991) graduated 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.

Frederic Villagrasa

Frederic (Alicante, 1990) graduated 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.


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


2021-2023 – 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

2020 – Albert Casas visiting professor at final sessions in University of Technology Sydney, in Eduard Fernandez studio.

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

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

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

First prize Competition – Parcial renovation of Museu Frederic Marès, Barcelona, BIMSA

Finalist Competition – Social Housing in Mataró, Ajuntament de Mataró

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Talks and exhibitions

2023 – Exhibition – Social Housing Molins de Rei. «NAMELESS MODELS», within the 1st AJAC Biennale at COAC Barcelona, organized by Biennal AJAC. 

2023 – Lecture – Social Housing in Molins de Rei. «Habitatge social en context post-pandèmic». Round table between architecture studios from Barcelona working on social housing projects within the architecture festival «Model 2023». (29/04/2023)

2023 – Itinerary Exhibition – Social Housing Molins de Rei. «Paisatges habitacionals. Una mirada inclusiva i projectiva a l’habitatge col·lectiu a Catalunya», organized by AMB, IMPSOL and AxA.

2023- Itinerary Exhibition – Marine Research Institute in Vigo. «Exhibition of the architectural competition for the new Marine Research Institute of the Spanish Research Council», in the Armas Square of ETEA, Vigo.

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Publications and interviews

2023 – Publication – Plaça Borrell. “Superilla Barcelona. Barcelona 2015-2023”, book by Ajuntament de Barcelona and Barcelona Regional.

2021 – Interview – Plaça Borrell. “Les propostes per a la superilla de l’Eixample, al detall”, in Betevé program «Bàsics». (03/03/2021)

2021 – Article – Plaça Borrell. «L’Eixample és un procés», by Albert Nogueras and Marta Vilageliu from Barcelona Metròpolis, n. 119, pg. 76-83. (07/2021)

2021 – Publication – Plaça Borrell. “Barcelona Superblock”, Afasia Magazine. (03/03/2021)

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Arnau Espona – intern

Ludovica Di Lernia – intern



Gina Surià – architect

Cristina Requejo – architect

Nuria Canovas – intern

Louisa Lisboa – intern

Mackenzie C Bowlen – intern

Laura Bifet – intern


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