Marcelo Faiden was born in Buenos Aires (1977). He completed his undergraduate studies with honors at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA, 2002) and his postgraduate studies at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC, 2005). In 2016 he reached the PhD degree with his thesis “The low part of the high-rise” (“Los bajos de los edificios altos”).
In 2005 founded Adamo-Faiden in association with Sebastián Adamo. Their works were exhibited at the Sao Paulo Architecture Biennial (Everyday, 2019), at the Chicago Architecture Biennial (Make new history, 2017), at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt (Building and living in communities, 2015), at the Storefront for Art & Architecture in New York (Blueprints, 2015), at the LIGA gallery in Mexico City (An environment, 2012) and at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (Contemplating the void, 2010), among others. Four monographic publications compiled the work of Adamo-Faiden, the last of them published by TC Cuadernos in Spain (“The Contemporary Constructor”. Valencia, 2018), one published by Casa Editrice Libria in Italy (“Adamo-Faiden 2007-2017”. Melfi, 2017), another by the 2G of Gustavo Gili in Spain (“2G Nº65 Adamo-Faiden”. Barcelona, 2013), and the first one by Editorial ARQ from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (“Adamo-Faiden”. Santiago, 2009).
Marcelo Faiden was a professor at FADU-UBA (Buenos Aires, 2005-2010/2016-2018) and Di Tella University (Buenos Aires, 2012-2015). He was invited to teach and lecture in numerous institutions, including the Canadian Center for Architecture, Princeton School of Architecture, the Polytechnic School of Architecture of Madrid, the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Laussanne, the Escola da Cidade in São Paulo and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, among others.