MANGRANA arquitectes


MANGRANA arquitectes is a young Barcelona-based architectural firm founded by Sara M. Huntingford and Ivan Riba.

We believe in design a better world through beauty, wellness and consciousness.  

The studio approaches every project with absolute dedication to research the balance between materiality, light, and authenticity. We focus on the contemporaneity, bioclimatic design and sensitivity of the conditions of every place we work on.

We have a versatile and flexible team that works with professionals from different fields to develop custom made projects, taking on account the inhabitants and the place where the design is taking place and always caring about the smallest detail

Our experience spans a broad range of scales and typologies, from private houses, landscape urban interventions and retail to smaller projects about lightning designs and ephemeral architecture. Design is everywhere

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Sara and Ivan founded the studio, MANGRANA arquitectes, in 2014. Sara, architect by the Technical Superior Architecture School of Barcelona (ETSAB 2012) also trained at the AHO, Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen in Oslo. With broad international experience, she also collaborated with international studios as Fake Design founded by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Beijing (+). Ivan, also architect by the Technical Superior Architecture School of Barcelona (ETSAB 2014) have a wide experience working in different public planning agencies as AMB (Area Metropolitana de Barcelona) or Habitat Urbà (City council Barcelona) (+). As we love to understand the world, we had visited more than 20 countries, using bicycles, trains, buses, boats and even camels.  


// Residencial

  • Remodelation and extension of a sea side house, El Masnou 2020 - In process.

  • Extension of a cottage, Reus 2020 - In process.

  • Casa C, Caldes de Montbui 2020 - In process.

  • Kasine apartment, Barcelona 2020 - In process.

  • P&L apartment, Barcelona 2019.

  • (i)Vernacle Dwelling building of 24 households Competition for Impsol, Viladecans 2019.

  • Coffe/home, Barcelona 2019.

  • B+A apartment, Premià de Mar 2019.

  • Andorra apartment, La Massana 2018.

  • Sants apartment, Barcelona 2018.

  • Mihau apartment, Barcelona 2018.

  • Passadís apartment, Barcelona 2017.

  • House Extension, Valldoreix 2017.

  • Barcelona Penthouse, 2016.

  • Morning Glory Dwelling building of 277 households Competition for Ajuntament de Barcelona, Plaça de Glòries 2016.

  • Casa Casi 1870, Badalona 2015.

  • Turistic flat, Hospitalet 2015.

  • Vanesa apartment, Montbau 2015.

  • Pas de Llum house, Sant Quirze del Vallés 2014.



// Retail - Commercial

  • OHO Optical Store, Granollers 2019.

  • AKA Boxfit, Barcelona 2019.

  • BIONISTAS FlagshipStore, Barcelona 2018. 

  • Sanjuan Optics, Blanes 2017.

  • LaBarberia, Platja d'Aro 2017.


// Public Space + Public Buildings

  • Plaça Hilari Salvadó design and construction management for BIMSA, Barcelona 2018.

  • Competition for the new municipal School in Llubí, Mallorca 2017. 


// Historical research

  • Cartography and interpretation of the Iberic settlement of Les Maleses for Museum of Montcada i Reixac, 2016.

  • Cartography of the residential dwelling of the old Canadiense power plant, Barcelona Heritage 2014.

  • Lecture about Greek arquitecture in Rovira i Virgili faculty in Tarragona, 2014. 



// Urban Planning 

  • Pla Local d'Hab. de St. Vicenç dels Horts (in collaboration with Portacabot) - In process

  • Pla Local d'Hab. de Ripollet (in collaboration with Portacabot) - In process

  • Pla Local d'Hab. del Masnou (in collaboration with Portacabot) - In process

  • St. Climent de Llobregat Built Heritage Census, Barcelona Regional 2018. 

  • Housing Development study on urban and developable land in the area of Barcelona (AMB), 2017.

  • Pla Local d'Hab. Sta. Maria de Palautordera (in collaboration with Portacabot), 2017.

  • Housing Development study for an urban audit in Olivella (in collaboration with Salvador Mates Arquitectes), 2017.

  • Pla Local d'Hab. de Granollers (in collaboration with Portacabot), 2017.

  • Technical Advice for Oficina d'Habitatge of Cerdanyola del Vallès, 2016.

  • Catalog of "Masies" and rural houses of Premià de Dalt, 2016.

  • EDUSI (Estratègia de Desenvolupament Urbà Sostenible Integrat) for Ajuntament de Cerdanyola del Vallès (in collaboration with Portacabot), 2016.

  • Parc Natural de la Serra de Collserola Built Heritage Census, Barcelona Regional and AMB 2015. 

  • Implementation of new rehabilitation models in the Pallars, 2014.

  • Improvement of the residual spaces of the "Calaix de Sants", Barcelona 2012. 


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Thanks to our collaborating professionals, architects, engineers, urban planners, structural engineers, designers, historians, landscapers designers, consultants and builders, we can make projects real.

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