Roque Peña Pidal

Roque Peña Pidal (linkedin) was born in Madrid and is an architect by the  ESAyA (AID) of the European University of Madrid and a PhD candidate at theEscuela Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSAM). He is an expert in theoretical architecture projects, parametric design, digital fabrication and creative robotics.


In 2013 Roque founded EXarchitects together with Jose Francisco Salinas. In 2012 he founded Waspmod, a research project and blog about 3d printing in architecture, design, and art.


Roque is a professor of parametric design, digital fabrication, 3d printing and creative robotics. Since he began his career he has collaborated with various university centers such as the Universidad Europea, the IED de Madrid or the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. In recent years he has specialized in the realization of artistic applications with industrial robots for EXrobots and EXeventos.



  • 2013- Present: EXarchitects, cofounder.
  • 2019- Present: The Artefact Project, cofounder.
  • 2012- 2013: Ali&Cía, Food Art and edible 3d printing.
  • 2008- 2009: AMID cero9, Collaborator, architecture.
  • 2007- 2007: AUIA, Collaborator, urban planning.



  • 2021- Present: Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (UFV), Creative robotics professor,  Industrial Engineering degree.
  • 2021- Present: Instituto Europeo de Diseño Madrid (IED), Professor, Product Design master.
  • 2020- Present: Instituto Europeo de Diseño Madrid (IED), Professor, Fashion Design degree.
  • 2019- Present: EDDM. Master of Advanced Manufacturing and 3D printing.
  • 2020- 2021: EOI – Fundesarte. Professor iAtelier.
  • 2015- 2021: Universidad Europea. Digital manufacturing and robotic workshops professor.
  • 2016- 2017: UE Madrid, Professor, master’s degree in design and digital fabrication MDFD.
  • 2015- 2016: Parametric Design and Digital Manufacturing research projects at Universidad Europea.
  • 2015- 2016: Metropa, Parametric Design professor.
  • 2013: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distanci (UNED), 3D printing specialist collaborator.


Cultural events

  • 2018- 2020: Sponsor and collaborator as CEO of EXarchitects at the Open House Madrid Architecture and City Festival.
  • 2018: Lecturer and exhibitor In nova (ETOPIA) for the Higher School of Design of Aragon, Zaragoza.
  • 201: Specialist in digital fabrication and parametric design of the project “Seal of King Felipe VI printed in 3D”, Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, Madrid
  • 2016: Lecturer for DTF at Google Campus, Madrid.
  • 2015: Lecturer and exhibitor at Hackaton “All Inclusive” for Telefónica, Madrid, Barcelona and Granada.
  • 2014: Lecturer and exhibitor at Zinc Shower in Matadero Madrid.
  • 2013: Collaborator in the Madrid Im?Posible Exhibition at CentroCentro, Cibeles City Council, Madrid
  • 2012: Specialist collaborator in edible 3D printing in Artist Residency for Ali&Cía, Istanbul.
  • 2008: Collaborator in the Exhibition Machines and Souls: digital art and new media, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • 2008: Collaborator in the Alterpolis Exhibition in Matadero Madrid.



  • 2020: Hands Thinking, European University Madrid.
  • 2018: eTOPÍA Zaragoza ESDA, In nova.
  • 2018: Hands Thinking, European University Madrid.
  • 2016: DTF. Google Campus
  • 2015: Hackaton ”All Inclusive” Telefónica, Madrid, Barcelona and Granada.
  • 2015: Hands Thinking, European University Madrid.
  • 2014: e-Tron. Audi
  • 2014: Zinc Shower, Matadero Madrid.
  • 2014: METU Ankara, Unbuilt Visions.
  • 2013: Madrid ¿Im? Posible, 3d printed model.
  • 2011: DAI- SAI Istria, Pula Golfski Club.
  • 2011: Material Galeria, Radiolaria Icosahedra.



  • 2014: In transit V, 10577 Rays in Helsinki. ISBN: 978-84-7207-220-6.
  • 2014: d3space, 10577 Rays in Helsinki.
  • 2013: Panorama13, 10577 Rays in Helsinki.



  • 2018: COAM, Memoria, first prize Placas COAM, with Claudia González López.
  • 2013: Unbuilt Visions, 10577 Rays in Helsinki, better urban intervention.
  • 2013: Philips Lumec, 10577 Rays in Helsinki,third prize CLU Foundation.



19 September, 2019


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