Discipline: Architecture – design

Sergio Lopez-Pineiro

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Milwaukee, WI
MacDowell Fellowships: 2012, 2023

Sergio Lopez-Pineiro is an interdisciplinary architect who explores voids as socio-spatial phenomena of freedom, diversity, and spontaneity. He is the director of the design studio Holes of Matter and an assistant professor in architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lopez-Pineiro is the author of A Glossary of Urban Voids and Typologies for Big Words.

At MacDowell in 2012 Lopez-Pineiro worked on the design for several pavilions, developed as transformations of Fuller's tensegrity structures. In 2023, he worked on “Face-to-Face Encounters,” a project imagining new assembly spaces for Americans of opposing political views to have face-to-face conversations. A previous project that led to the current work was included in Lopez-Pineiro’s book and exhibited at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2021 as part of the series “Inside Out.”



Sergio Lopez-Pineiro worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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