Andrés Peñuela Betancur

Andrés Peñuela Betancur

Architect by the ETSA del Vallès.
Erasmus scholarship at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nantes.


In the Bachelor of Design at EINA he teaches the subject Representation of spaces.

Professional experience / Research

Present - 2015. Founder of MH.AP Architecture Studio in Barcelona.
2012-2015. Collaborator in different architecture offices between Malaysia and Indonesia. Port 25 Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And with architect Yew Kuan Cheong, in Bali, Indonesia.
2010. Architect at Tham & Videgard Arkitekter in Stockholm.
2009. Internship at Dominique Perrault Architectes (AP) in Paris.

He has lectured at:

  • 2020. Barcelona - Jakarta. Anabata Series. Open Talk 5.1. Presentation of the work of MH.AP together with Rafael Miranti Architects.
  • 2017. Barcelona. AJAC Inexperiències. The association of Young Architects of Catalonia invites us to talk about the recently awarded research project Points Project.
  • 2015. Jakarta. Netvvork Young Architects in South East Asia. Conference at Glitch Imaginarium in Jakarta. Presentation of the work of MH.AP in the group of young architects in South East Asia.
  • 2015. Yogyakarta. Workshop on social architecture in South East Asia "Temu Nasional Arsitek Komunitas Indonesia" and Workshop on bamboo construction with the Japanese master Takayuki Shimizu at the Centre Bumi Pemuda Rahayu.
  • 2015. Barcelona. RMHÄR International research project & workshop at BAU Summer School. Project coordinator together with Ignacio de Juan Creix. 
  • In the field of research, since 2014 he has been conducting Points Project, a series of interviews that investigates the use of everyday language in the field of architecture and creativity. A semantic investigation of carefully selected words described through the vision of a selection of contemporary architects and designers.


  • 2017. First Prize for Architectural Rehabilitation at the Alejandro de la Sota Biennial, Catalan Architecture Exhibition, for the work Jewellery J. Prats in Reus, Tarragona.
  • 2016. First Prize in the AJAC Architecture Dissemination category for POINTS Project, A Semantic Research in Architecture, Barcelona.
  • 2012. Isarch, Final Degree Project Competition. Finalist.


  • AD Architectural Digest "Best of Spain 2021".
  • Online publications of projects in different architecture portals such as Yellowtrace, Dezeen, Archdaily, Domino, Divisare, HIC, etc.
  • X edition of the AJAC Awards. Publication of Points Project.
  • X Alejandro de la Sota Biennial. Double publication of the reform project J.Prats.
  • Postindustrial Landscapes VVAA. Lulu. Publication of PFC.