Common Accounts is a conceptual design office based in Toronto and Madrid. Our work examines the intersection of the body with space and matter both online and in real life, and channels broad cultural, technological, and historiographic material that often passes under the radar of the global design discourse into experimental art, building and thinking. Common Accounts was recently listed by the New York Times Style Magazine as one of the most influential architects in Spain. We have lectured at institutions like Harvard University, Cornell University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Ohio State University, and Alserkal Avenue in Dubai. We have built work in Seoul, Rome, Ontario, and Shanghai and have exhibited in museums, art galleries, and shows in New York, Istanbul, Toronto, Rome, Los Angeles and Seoul, where our work was recently acquired for the permanent collection by the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Korea.


Founded by Igor Bragado and Miles Gertler at Princeton University in 2015, Common Accounts is a design practice which operates between Madrid, Seoul, Toronto, and New York. Our work includes a single family lakeside house in Canada, "Three Ordinary Funerals: Home for the Virtual Afterlife", which was exhibited at the 2017 Seoul International Biennale on Architecture and Urbanism and "Going Fluid: The Cosmetic Protocols of Gangnam," for the Third Istanbul Design Biennial in 2016. We have lectured in cities like Beijing, Toronto, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Ithaca, Boston, and New York, and recent work has appeared in AD Magazine, ICON, Uncube Magazine, Metalocus, Arquitectura Viva, New York Times Style Magazine, Frame Magazine, Artsy, and Dezeen. They have taught at Instituto de Empresa of Madrid, Cornell University , University of Toronto , University of Waterloo and The Cooper Union , Our work has been acquired by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea. Gertler has mounted three solo shows of visual art with Toronto's Corkin Gallery and was awarded the Henry Adams AIA Certificate at Princeton University. Bragado was awarded the 2019 Spanish Rome Prize and the 2017 writing prize by the Design History Society.


National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea (MMCA)
Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Toronto (MOCA)
Flamingo Group
Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA)
Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA)
The Spanish Academy in Rome

Recent press

Icon design, el pais
Architectural Digest
Pin-Up Magazine
Yale University Paprika Magazine
RNE (spanish national radio)


Director, MADRID: Igor Bragado

Director, TORONTO: Miles gertler

COMMON ACCOUNTS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN STUDIO BASED IN MADRID AND TORONTO. We explore ORDINARY SITUATIONS WHERE DESIGN INTELLIGENCE IS ABUNDANT BUT UNDER THE RADAR. Our work looks five seconds into the future to find sites and situations in daily life in which we intervene as designers.
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