Is an independent lighting design studio based in Lanzarote and Madrid specializing in architectural, urban and landscape lighting.

“We understand LIGHT as a tool to enhance architecture through a process of integration in the design; using light and shadow to improve the perception of the visual environment”




Architect + Lighting Designer

Architect from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Seville.

Specialty in Architectural Lighting Design and Retail Design from the IED.

She developed her professional career as a Designer and Architect in Madrid, where her special interest in light was sparked, which ultimately lead her to combine her two passions: LIGHT and ARCHITECTURE.

In 2020 decides to embark on this new adventure, but this time independently, forming part of MARABA studio as project manager.

Professional member of the APDI, Spanish Lighting Design Association.

PAULA MARTÍNEZ ABADFounder & Creative Director
Architect + Lighting Designer

Senior Architect with Master’s Degree in Architectural Lighting Design, MASTERDIA, from the Higher Technical School of Architecture in Madrid.

Paula began her career in the world of lighting by working in the internationally renowned studio, Licht Kunst Licht AG based in Berlin and Bonn, collaborating on diverse and prominent projects.

In 2015, after her experience in Berlin, Paula decided to return to her native island and establish ABAD Lighting Design Studio, to work in the management, development and execution of lighting projects.

Since then they have developed retail, contract, landscape and museum projects among others.

She is currently a senior professional member of the APDI, Spanish Lighting Design Association, and a member of the board of directors.