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Rodrigo Rubio


ARCH 2022/6022 - Second Year Studio


Rodrigo Rubio holds a Master of Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid with honors and a post-professional Master in Advanced Architecture from IAAC in Barcelona, where he served for more than eight years as a teaching fellow. At IAAC, Rodrigo focused his research on the intersection between urban design, digital fabrication and environmental modeling, directing or co-directing projects such as the Hyper-habitat (exhibited at the 2008 Venice Biennale), the Fab Lab House (Solar Decathlon Madrid, 2010) and the Fab Condenser (Fab10 Digital Fabrication Congress, Barcelona, 2014).

Rodrigo is co-founder of the Madrid-based design collaborative Basics (before Margen-lab) and he has been a recipient of several design awards at national and international competitions such as the First Self-sufficient Housing International Contest, the Arizona Challenge, the Torre Antena Santiago de Chile and the Portes de Collserola.

Rodrigo is currently a PhD candidate at the Design Department of the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), where he is researching the notion of estrangement and the mediation of documentary photography and the digital image in architecture.