mar plus ask is born from the collaboration of architects Mar Vicens (Spain) and Ask Anker Aistrup (Denmark). The office was established in 2015 in Berlin. The office has a research-based approach, supported by their academic work and their build experience with materials and construction.
The office’s values and aesthetics source notably from their Scandinavian and Mediterranean origins. Praising what has been done before them - they seek to create contemporary expressions, enjoyable spaces that can age graciously. Humble but with character.
Their projects are thoroughly rooted through research in each individual place, it’s historic and present context with a deep concern for the environment - both it’s social and economic aspect.
Mar plus ask is currently working between Copenhagen, Berlin, Mallorca and Valencia. Their new office in Valencia - which is being renovated at the moment - will serve as an office for their increasing projects in Spain and Portugal.
Mar Vicens Fuster Mar Vicens Fuster (1985) MA.Arch graduated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) having also studied at Facultade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo in Sao Paulo (FAU). In the studios Hotel Pro Forma (dk), Mia Stensgaard (dk) and Tomás Saraceno (de) she worked on designing productions for performative arts and large scale art installations. Additionally working for architecture and interior design office Jean Louis Deniot (fr) as well as undertaking freelance projects as interior designer, scenographer, graphic designer and branding strategist.
Ask Anker Aistrup (1980) Cand.Arch. MAA (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture (KADK) and Universität der Künste (de). Ask has taught (2010-2014) at the master programme for Cultural Heritage, Transformation and Conservation (KADK). Ask has been a partner at transformationslab, and worked for David Adjaye Architects (uk/de), Praksis Arkitekter (dk) and Jean-François Bodin (fr). Ask has been a critic at KADK, UdK and Bauhaus Dessau.
Awards and Grants: Dreyers Fond (work grant, 2013), The Danish Art Foundation (work grant, 2012), Wallpaper* (annual graduate award 2011) The Danish Art Foundation (work grant 2011+12) The Royal Academy (honorary grant 2010), The Kalmar Foundation (work grant 2012), Peter og Emma Thomsen (study scholarship 2009-11)