S-MAO, Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office (A+U 608)
A+U Publishing, 2021
This issue of a+u magazine features the work of Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office (S-MAO). An ensemble of 20 projects, framed according to two investigative themes, are featured in this monograph, supported by axonometric diagrams and concept models. An essay by the founders’ close friends, Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa, reveals the deeper origins to S-MAO’s approach and describes how their trials and investigations have yielded “new processes in engineering, new construction systems, and a new language”. Based in Madrid and established in 1982, the office has developed a nuanced and committed practice, rooted in investigations in plastic arts and aesthetic theory.