A glimpse of the firm’s trajectory over the decades


Carles Buxadé and Joan Margarit know each other working in the electronic calculation laboratory of the UPC School of Architecture. They work there from 1966 to 1969, where they develop the Margabux method to calculate portico structures with the first computers.

In 1968 Joan Margarit obtained the professorship at the Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona, and in 1970 did Carles Buxadé.


They deal with the calculation of three-dimensional structures of large lights. In 1976 they design and calculte the Dome of Vitoria, for which they are awarded the European Metallic Structures Award on the following year, that values its sthetics, lightness and large spans.
They calculate space meshes of knots and bars around the world in cooperation with the company Perfrisa, using the method of assimilating discontinuous structures to continuous structures. This method, which they hear about in a lecture in London, is beginning to be developed at the moment and they apply it.
They introduce matrix calculus to the world of architecture. Until so far it was basically used by engineers, so they become pioneers in structural calculus in edification.


They apply the structural knowledge acquired and developed over the last few years to works of great impact in Barcelona and the country.

  • Year 82: Reinforcement of the monument to Colon.
  • Year 86: Remodeling of the Olympic Stadium.
  • Year 85: Calculation and works direction of the structure of the Sagrada Família.
  • Year 86: Rehabilitation of the Museum of Science and Technology of Terrassa.
  • Year 86: Structure of Pompeu Fabra University.

And at the same time, massive structural reinforcement actions are beginning in industrial parks throughout Catalonia. An opportunity to learn and put into practice its structural knowledge, which will be extended to the present day.
This was, as they call it, the “Prodigious decade”.


The decade begins with the commissioning of the Vila Universitària, which involves their fist approach to the world of industrialization in architecture. From that point they jump into global architectural projects, developing them in different scales and program diversity but never ceasing to do and innovate in structures.


Ramon Ferrando and Àgata Buxadé, who have been working in the studio for years, join as associates. At the same time, Carles Gelpí has set up his own architectural studio. Both studios often collaborate in projects in many different fields and sizes, public and private.


In 2011, both studios decide to merge in the creation of the new brand: 2BMFG arquitectes. A new studio that incorporates to the old one a special study of eco-design, sustainability and a focus on the circular economy in architecture.