Spinagu



Spinagu is a creative studio dedicated to architecture and design, formed of Maxi Spina and Jia Gu. We produce traditional architectural projects, such as rooms, houses, and towers, alongside non-traditional objects, such as text, exhibitions, and chess sets. We are interested in architecture as a conceptual practice through which to engage culture, technology, materials, and form. We are currently based in Los Angeles, California.




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Forthcoming:
¡Momento!

Recent & Current:
Thick / Room With A View / Leger & Träger / In Turn / Other Turns / Folly / Piaggio House / Jujuy Redux 

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Thick / research & exhibition / SCI-Arc Gallery / 2017

Leger & Treger / exhibition display system / CityLAB Times 10, A+D Museum / 2017



Room With A View / exhibition of perspective box / Last Call, One Night Stand / 2017


Other Turns / object / Secret Life of Buildings Exhibition, UT Austin / 2017


In Turn / chess set / Chess, Jai & Jai Gallery / 2015

Folly / greenhouse (unbuilt) / 2016



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August     Spinagu commissioned to design pavilion for the public launch of Getty Pacific Standard Time in September
July 28    
Maxi is in conversation with Hernan Diaz Alonso 
July 07
    Thick opens at the SCI-Arc Gallery
June 07    Jia lectures in Berlin at the Institute for Architecture
July 01     Graham Foundation granted for presentation of Thick
May 10     Room With A View opens in One Night Stand LA
April 7     Spinagu join the final panel LABtalk 3: The Genius of Making

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Jia Gu (b. Shanghai, China) is a designer and educator with a special interest in critical and conceptual practices in art and architecture. She is Director of Materials & Applications and Associate Director of UCLA A.UD Summer Programs. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Architecture at UCLA.  

Maxi Spina (b. Rosario, Argentina) is the co-founder of Spinagu. He is currently Design Faculty and Applied Studies Faculty at SCI-Arc. He was previously the Maybeck Fellow at UC Berkeley, Lecturer at CCA and Associate Professor at Woodbury. His work has been featured in exhibitions at A+D Museum, Jai & Jai, Wuho Gallery. He received his M.Arch from Princeton University and a B.Arch from National University of Rosario, Argentina.


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117 W 9th St. Suite 702
Los Angeles CA 90026

jia at spinagu.com
maxi at spinagu.com

@spinagustudio
#spinagu