Arabella Masson (1979) and Csaba Tarsoly (1976) hold a Diploma from the Architectural Academy in Mendrisio, Switzerland. They establish Masson Tarsoly Architectes in 2004 in Madrid, Spain and subsequently in Lausanne, Switzerland. Their architectural ideas are developed with equal intensity on projects of different types and scales until the very last detail and extend on academic research.
Their curiosity and thirst for knowledge led them to travel throughout all continents and teach at different universities around the world.
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Dr. Arabella Masson

Ph.D., UPM, ETSAM

Dipl. Arch. AAM MSc.

Education 

2016

Ph.D. in Architecture and Building Design from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

2004

Diploma at Peter Zumthor’s unit at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland

1998 – 2004

Studies at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland

1998

High school graduation in Pully, Switzerland

 

Career 

Since 2004

Own architectural office Masson Tarsoly Architectes, Lausanne and Madrid

2004 – 2010

Collaborator at Mansilla+Tuñón Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain

 

Academic Career

2015-2016

Teaching assistant at the design studio De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Bachelor’s degree, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

2011 – 2014

Studio Director, Prof. Dieter Dietz’ Unit, ALICE, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

2014

Workshop leader at UTAS, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

2014

Workshop leader, Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia

2013

Tutor at the summer workshop WAVE 2013, with Prof. Sandra Giraudi, at the IUAV in Venice, Italy

2011

Guest critique at Jesus Vassallo’s unit at IE University, Campus Segovia, Spain

2010

Visiting professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro, Mexico

Professor for Architectural Design and Critical Theory of Architecture

 

Awards

2014

3rd prize at the competition for a school cafeteria and mediatheque/library in Crassier

2013

1st prize at the competition for Lausanne Jardins 2014

2012

6th prize at the competition for the Swiss Embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon

2008

Finalist at the Javier Morales Competition for young architects

2007

Honorable mention at the competition for “Enclosure prototypes for Madrid’s café terraces”

2006

2nd prize at the competition for the rehabilitation “Golf La Moraleja”, Madrid, Spain

Csaba Tarsoly

Dipl. Arch. AAM MSc. SIA

Education 

2009

Degree of Advanced Studies, ETSAM Madrid, Spain

2002

Diploma at Peter Zumthor’s unit at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland

 

2000 – 2002

Studies at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland

1999 -2000

Studies at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (Art School), Karlsruhe, Germany

1996 – 2000

Studies at the Technische Universität Karlsruhe, Germany

1995

High school graduation in Mannheim, Germany

 

Career

Since 2004

Own architectural office Masson Tarsoly Architectes, Lausanne and Madrid

Since 2004

Own architectural office Navadijos-Tarsoly Arquitectos, Madrid

2002 – 2004

Collaborator in Peter Zumthor’s architectural office, Haldenstein, Switzerland

 

Academic Career

2015

Lecturer for Design at the University of Liechtenstein

 

2014 – 2015

Teaching assistant at the design studio Kempe Thill, Master’s degree, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

2014

Workshop leader at UTAS, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

2014

Workshop leader, Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia

2013 – 2014

Teaching assistant at the design studio of Bosshard Vaquer architects, Master’s degree, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

2013

Tutor at the summer workshop WAVE 2013, with Prof. Sandra Giraudi, at the IUAV in Venice, Italy

2012 – 2013

Teaching assistant at the studio of Professor Sandra Giraudi at the EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

2011 – 2012

Guest critique at the studio ALICE of Professor Dieter Dietz at the EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

2011

Guest critique at Jesus Vassallo’s unit at IE University, Campus Segovia, Spain

2011

Guest critique at Mark Heyduk’s and Jan Liebe’s unit at the East London School of Architecture, England

2010

Co-organiser and tutor of the summer workshop “Proyectar en Ávila”, Ávila, Spain

2010

Visiting professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro, Mexico

Professor for Architectural Design, History of Architecture and a Tectonics seminar

 

Awards

2014

3rd prize at the competition for a school cafeteria and mediatheque/library in Crassier

2013

1st prize at the competition for Lausanne Jardins 2014

2012

6th prize at the competition for the Swiss Embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon

2009

Finalist of the X. Spanish Bienal of architecture and urbanism with the project “Umbráculo y jardín para juegos infantiles” (All-weather playground)

2008

Finalist at the Javier Morales Competition for young architects

2007

Honorable mention at the competition for “Enclosure prototypes for Madrid’s café terraces”

2007

1st prize at the competition for the playgrounds of the kinder garden Mirabal, Boadilla del Monte, Spain

2006

2nd prize at the competition for the rehabilitation “Golf La Moraleja”, Madrid, Spain

 

Team

Collaborators since 2004

Lluís Juan Liñán, Luz Sempere, Aldo Trim, David Gil Zazo, Belén García Fernandez, Andrzej Gwizdala, Masayo Velasco, Jésus María Linares, Miguel Ángel Salgado