Marta Benedicto studied architecture at ETSAB, Barcelona. In 2014, just after finishing her degree, she founded Cierto Estudio together with Ivet Gasol, Anna Llonch, Lucía Millet, Clara Vidal and Carlota de Gispert. Cierto Estudio is a collective thinking practice striving for a unique and innovative character in their architecture. They are a team of six young female architects working on a wide range of projects, from collective housing to urban planning, but also furniture and product design.
Cierto Estudio highlights a special interest in collective housing. Their designs seek typology innovation in order to respond to new ways of inhabiting in line with contemporary social trends and needs. The practice won the first prize for the international competition “Illa Glòries” that includes a master plan of a multi-use city block and the development of a social housing building.
Expanding success, their proposal “Kitchꞏroom”, won the first prize for a 70-dwelling block in Masnou. Recently, they have won the first prize to transform Barcelona’s Eixample district, with their proposal “Caminar des del Centre” they are developing the New Green Axes Model of the Superilla Barcelona. Furthermore, their work has been selected by Fad 2020 Edition in the interior design category and they have won the prize for Best Young Architects of Catalonia (AJAC for non-built project).
In the teaching field, they have given lectures in universities such as The School of Architecture of La Salle ETSALS, the School of Architecture of Barcelona ETSAB, Bau Design School, TU Monterrey, and AA School of Architecture. They have been guest professors at TUGraz university in the Institut für Gebäudelehre with the course “X Rooms, innovation in housing”.
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