About MAGICARCH Office

María José Marcos-Torró architect and professor at the University of Alicante. She runs her own firm MAGICARCH Architecture Office.  She exhibited her project ‘Nexus8. The form of care‘ at the YEA! Young European Architects within the 17a Mostra Internazionale di Architettura della Biennale di Venezia 2021  , being  awarded as one of the best 8 young European offices. Also exhibited ‘Portable Architectures’ in the Spanish Pavilion of the 17a Mostra Internazionale di Architettura della Biennale di Venezia 2021 . She previously exhibited her project ‘Blooming Bath’, ‘Paradise Noudel’ and ‘ADN Santa Eulalia’ at the 16a Mostra Internazionale di Architettura della Biennale di Venezia 2018 and, as a student, she exhibited ‘Venezia. Intruzioni per l’uso‘ at the 8th Mostra Internazionale di Architettura della Biennale di Venezia 2002 at the Museo Correr in Piazza di San Marco.

Maria Jose is linked to school of thought that envisions Architecture with the new forms of coexistence with Ecology. Her practice is focused on the relation between Architecture and Political Ecology, her projects bring up eco-reflections of the design. Something she care is to reformulate parametric technology and design affective spaces.

María José Marcos has been jury in international Architecture Awards, and she was writer in ‘DOMUS’. She has a strong Asian influence from the years she lived in Seoul, where she had her MAGICARCH Office headquarters. She has been a professor of Architectural Projects since 2008, in universities such as Soongisl University in Seoul, at the University of Alicante and now also at the UNAB in Santiago de Chile. She was also a professor of Architecture at the AA in London and the UIC Esarq in Barcelona.

As MAGICARCH Office think-tank, Marcos is an Architecture advisor to political committees in Spain and South Korea. She has exhibited her work and ideology in exhibitions worldwide, as well as giving lectures in London, Buenos Aires, Athens, Rome, Seoul, Barcelona, ​​​​Madrid, Quito, Yokohama, Shenzhen, Umea, Madrid, Ljibiuana, Shanghai, Istanbul, Manabí or Nicosia.


Shortlisted FAD Ciudad y Paisaje 2023, selected for FAD Interiorismo 2023, Nominated at 3rd version of Premios Obra del Año -ODA2021 archdaily, Honour Mention at YEA! Young European Acrhitects at Venice Biennale 2021, Shortlisted competition Nueva sede Emuasa Murcia 2019, 4 projects selected and catalogued Premios Arquia Próxima. VII Edición 2018-2019 , finalist at Inspirelli Awards 2017, shortlisted XIII BEAU Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennale 2016,  shortlisted at ONE PRIZE in New York in 2011 and ONE PRIZE in New York 2014,FIRST PRIZE in AltresPessebres COAC Competition 2012,  Selection for the III Biennale of Spanish Architecture in 2008, the FIRST PRIZE in the IV Architecture Competition SCHINDLER 2007, the Education Award for Young Entrepreneurs  2009 .