Hola, we are KARTONKRAFT, a young and cosmopolitan architectural office based in Rotterdam founded by Marta M Roy Torrecilla in 2015.
We are a blend of more than ten years of international professional working experience and diverse and active academic culture. That is what makes our approach to projects distinctive: we seek -and question- the intrinsic nature and identity of places, their people and their ideas. This attitude enables us to work in spatial strategies across scales and frees us from conformist and predetermined architectural languages. Following this line of action, we have been working, solo and as part of interdisciplinary teams, in multiple projects and design research that range from the interior scale to the metropolitan territory, in our hometown Rotterdam and across Europe.
Our director and founder is Marta, a passionate architect born and educated in Spain and Switzerland. Having practiced in the Netherlands since 2006, she has gained considerable experience working on projects around the world, first as a landscaper and urban designer with renowned Rotterdam office West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, and most recently as Associate Architect with Mecanoo Architecten.
In parallel to her work in practice, she has maintained an active academic presence teaching in the Boston Architectural College [BAC] in the USA, at the Venice School of Architecture [IUAV] and at the International Architectural Seminar ARCHDESANT in Russia. Marta is currently lecturer and graduation project tutor at the Master Interior Architecture: Research+Design, [MIARD] at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Additionally, she is been frequently invited as guest jury at Academie van Bouwkunst Rotterdam and Amsterdam, KU Leuven and ESNE Escuela Universitaria de Diseño.
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Oostkousdijk 12A 3022NK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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