Cuartoymitad Architecture & Landscape is an award-winning design research practice.

It was established by Ana Miret García, Miguel Paredes Maldonado and Ruth Vega Clemente in 2003.

Operating from Edinburgh (UK) and Gipuzkoa (ES), the studio deals primarily with the themes of ephemerality and the development of the urban public commons.


Its body of work has been published and exhibited internationally, most notably at the 11th and 16th editions of the Venice Biennale. Recently finished projects include the conversion of an eighteenth-century fortress in Santoña (Spain) into the Monte Buciero Museum (Próxima-Arquia award 2014), the spatial design and ephemeral architecture for the Zinc Shower event in Madrid (COAM award 2014 and Próxima-Arquia award 2014), and the development of a scalable residential neighbourhood in the Faroe Islands (Finalist, Nordic Built Cities competition 2016).


Ana Miret García holds a professional Masters in Architecture (MArch) from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, an MSc in Urban Geography from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and a PhD from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Ruth Vega Clemente holds a professional Masters in Architecture (MArch) and a PhD from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Miguel Paredes Maldonado holds a professional Masters in Architecture (MArch) and a PhD from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.



2014 Ephemeral architecture and spatial conceptualization: ZincShower, Matadero Madrid. Meeting-show for creative start-ups (2nd edition).
2013 Ephemeral architecture and spatial conceptualization: ZincShower, Matadero Madrid. Meeting-show for creative start-ups (1st edition).
2013 Conservation and conversion into museum: Mazo fortress. Santoña, Cantabria.
2012 Conservation and renovation, House in Malpartida de Cáceres, Extremadura.
2012 Conservation and interior design, ML Apartment in historic building, Madrid.
2010 Museography and exhibition design. Cangas de Narcea Wine Museum, Asturias.
2010 Interior workspace design, Espacio Utopicus co-working space, Madrid.
2009 Ephemeral architecture and spatial conceptualization, Mercado Atlántico de Cultura Contemporánea (MACC) Cultural Starts-up Conference, Tenerife.
2009 Conservation and renovation, House in Minaya, Albacete.
2007 Interior workspace design, e-Burbulla Creative Office, Santiago de Compostela.
2005 Interior workspace design, DIM Office and Headquarters, Madrid.
2005 Interior workspace design, SAFILO Office and Headquarters, Madrid.


2016 Strip Horizon. Master Plan for 100 Housing units, Runavík, Faroe Islands. Nordic Built Cities Challenge Competition. Entry shortlisted to Top 4.
2011 Urban interventions for a collaborative economy with a gender perspective in Cádiz, Spain. Urbana-Humana International Ideas Competition.
2009 Master Plan and Public Space design in Tallinn, Estonia. Europan 9, International Ideas Competition.
2009 Urban design and Public Space design in Garrucha, Almería, Spain. Open Ideas Competition.
2009 Interior design and spatial conceptualization Madrid Tourism Office, Spain. Design documents.
2008 Renovation of Shopping-offices arcade Teruel 11, Madrid, Spain. Construction documents.
2008 House in Villadelprado, Madrid, Spain. Construction documents.
2008 Urban design Intervención, Plaza Matadero, Madrid, Spain. International Ideas Competition.
2008 Research: Atractores Urbanos Disonancias Competition 2008.
2007 Master Plan for the Cultural Park of,Monte Buciero, Santoña, Spain. Including historic study of its Military Heritage, Design documents.
2007 Visitor centre reception area, Mine Museum, Almadén, Spain. Design documents.
2007 Office design, e-Cultura headquarters, Mérida, Spain. Design documents.
2007 Industrial building renovation. Dwelling units. Madrid, Spain. Construction documents.
2007 Master Plan and urban proposal, LJubljana, Eslovenia. Europan 7 International Ideas Competition.
2007 Research: The role of Social Participation in Urban Design. Disonancias Competition 2007.
2005 Enhanced Climbing Enviroment at MEIAC, Contemporary Art Museum, Badajoz, Spain. Design documents.
2003 Urban design, Park in Fuencarral, Madrid. National Ideas Competition for young architects.


2017 X años de los premios COAM, Colegio Oficial Arquitectos, Madrid. Curator: Edgar González
2016 Letters to the Mayor, Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York) and COAM (Madrid), Curator: Anna Franch i Gilabert
2016 Finalist Projects: NBCC Runavík , Runavík Municipality Library, Faroe Islands.
2011 Archivo de Creadores, Permanent collection, Matadero Madrid, Curator: María Rodriguez
2010 FMF: Festival Madrid Futuro, Matadero Madrid, Curators: Gabriel Allende, María Mallo, Jorge López
2010 Fresh 2010, Matadero Madrid, Spain., Curator: Ariadna Cantis.
2010 Laboratorio Gran Vía (With Amid / cero9), Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Curator: Iñaki Ábalos
2009 De Venecia a Madrid. De lo construido a la arquitectura sin papel, Arquerías de Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid., Curators: Ángel Fernández Alba, Soledad del Pino
2009 ReFresh. Madrid, Spain. Curator: Ariadna Cantis.
2008 XI Venice Biennale. “Out there: Architecture beyond building”, Spanish Pavilion. Curators: Soledad del Pino Iglesias y Ángel Fernández Alba.
2008 Saber, construir, pensar, IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno). Valencia. Curator: José Ballesteros Raga.
2008 The Big Mech co; Eatmefeedme. Alter Polis Programme, Intermediae-Matadero. Madrid, Spain. (With cero9-AMID), Curator: Arturo Franco.
2006 FRESHMADRID, travelling exhibition.
    -Fundación COAM, Madrid.
    -Museo de Bogotá. Centro Cultural Planetario, Colombia.
    -RAS Gallery, Barcelona.
    -Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Montevideo, Uruguay.
    -CIVA, Centre International pour la Ville, l'Architecture et le Paysage, Brussels.
    -Museo MARQ de Arquitectura, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2004 Panorama Emergente Iberoamericano, travelling exhibition.
    -IV Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura. Lima, Perú.
    -Elisava Escuela de Diseño, Barcelona.
    -Fundación COAM, Madrid.
2005 Metamorfósis: museo inmaterial, travelling exhibition,
    -MEIAC, Museo Extremeño de Arte Contemporáneo. Badajoz.
    -ARCO 2005, Madrid. MEIAC pavillion.
2004 Celebration of Cities, travelling exhibition.
    -COA Cantabria, Santander, Spain.
    -COA Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain.


2017 X años de los premios COAM, Fundación COAM
2014 Arquia-Próxima 2014: Fuera, Fundación Arquia, Spain, pp 170-173
2013 Maverick style, Residential Appearance and Details Design, Huazhong University of Science &Technology Press, Wuhan, China
2013 Revista Trama, 116. January 2013, Trama Ediciones, Quito, Ecuador, pp 52-53
2011 Pasajes de Arquitectura, 119. Sept 2011, América Ibérica, Madrid, pp 68-69
2011 Utopia Forever (with Amid / cero9), March 2011, Gestalten, Berlin, pp 174-177
2010 AV Proyectos, 41 (with Amid / cero9). [pp, 87, Arquitectura Viva SL, Madrid]
2010 Destino: La Luna, NAN Arquitectura y construcción, June 2010, pp. 58
2010 Laboratorio Gran Vía (with Amid /cero9), Fundación Telefónica, 2010
2009 Work Spaces, A+ Magazine. May 2009, Grupo Vía, 2009. pp. 20-22
2009 Concursos de Arquitectura en Extremadura, Junta de Extremadura, 2009, pp. 62-64
2008 From building to Architecture without paper, Catalogue of the XI Venice Biennale Spanish Pavilion, Ministerio de Vivienda, Madrid
2008 Construir Habitar Pensar, Exhibition catalogue, IVAM, Valencia
2008 Arquia: Próxima, Fundación Arquia, Barcelona
2008 /Q/ Arquitectura. December 2008, Colegio de Arquitectos de Castilla la Mancha
2008 C3 Magazine, 06.2008. C3 Group, Korea
2006 1000 x European Architecture, Verlagshaus Braun, Berlín
2006 ROC Flevoland, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, pp. 71-79
2006 FRESHMADRID, Fundación COAM, Madrid, pp. 14-25
2006 Metamorfósis: museo inmaterial, MEIAC, Badajoz, pp. 124-129
2006 Arquitectura e Vida, 67, Loja da imagem, Lisboa, pp. 74-77
2005 Vía Arquitectura, PFC 03, COAV, Valencia, pp. 122-123
2005 Arquitectos, 172, pp. 86 – CSCAE, Madrid
2005 Celebration of Cities, UIA, Paris, pp. 28
2004 Panorama Emergente Iberoamericano, IV Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura, Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura, pp. 92-103
2004 UIA Newsletter May-Jun 2004, UIA, Paris, p. 6
2004 Salir magazine 8, Indoor Media, Madrid

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