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CYBORG GARDEN / IMNA
EXHIBITION #CYBORGGARDEN

119 · jardín cyborg / imna Strategies for adapting to climate change   ABSTRACTCuratorship and display design for the exhibition ‘Cyborg Garden – Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives’, Matadero Madrid “Your attention please. You are now entering the Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives. A platform for generating knowledge and artworks as a means to address the challenges presented by the climate crisis in the 21st century. A place for communicating with other species, for learning from ants and many-headed slime mould and for talking with humans who have not as yet been born. We invite you, firstly, to a preview of the prototypes of the future Cyborg Garden now being developed by a team of artists, designers, architects, scientists and specialists in various fields and which will soon be planted in Matadero Madrid. After that, you will be able to visit the exhibition Eco-visionaries. Art for a Planet in a State of Emergency, in which over 40 creators tackle climate change through art. We also encourage you to take part in the various activities that will be held in this mutant space over the coming four months. Welcome.” - The exhibition ‘Cyborg Garden – Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives’ shows […]
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ECOVISIONARIES
exhibition #climatecrisis

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118 · ECOVISIONARIES 'Art for a planet in emergency', Matadero Madrid   ABSTRACTExhibition design for the 'ECO-VISIONARIES: Art for a planet in emergency' exhibition at the Matadero Madrid ECO-VISIONARIES brings together the work of more than forty artists and architects who reflect on the urgency of the environmental crisis the planet is experiencing. Curated by Pedro Gadanho and Mariana Pestana, this is a living exhibition that is updated at each location by adding the works of new artists to the exhibition. On this occasion, it will be featured at the Matadero, Madrid's centre for contemporary creation, under the subtitle 'Art for a planet in emergency', along with an exhibition called 'Jardín Cyborg - Instituto Mutante de Narrativas Ambientales' (Cyborg Garden - Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives’). Together, both exhibitions feature am ensemble of works by contemporary artists that address climate change as a crucial challenge of our time. As regards the expository conceptualization for Matadero Madrid, the project is based on the use of the remains found in Hall 16: ECO-VISIONARIES unfolds on the "ruins" of Amazonías (the previous exhibition that occupied this exhibition hall for months). Some of the pre-existing divisions are changed. Others are added so as to […]
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OKI
Refurbishment #domesticfictions

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106 · oki Complete makeover for home and office   ABSTRACTComplete makeover for home and office The project involves the complete rehabbing of a flat in the southwest of Madrid. A young person decides to renovate the family home where he grew up and lived for many years to turn it into his new home and professional office. The project starts off with a review of memories, experiences and life lessons, to rethink the present and imagine a future for this new stage of life. The challenge lies in designing a space that facilitates, accelerates and accompanies this process; to devise a sort of home catalyst, located in the heart of a residential building in the neighborhood of Las Aguilas in the district of La Latina. The first step consists of reprogramming the pre-existing dwelling: a flat loaded with memory, built in the seventies of the last century reflecting a generic typological scheme based on standardized domestic criteria. Accordingly, there is an open central space semicircular in shape, around which the rest of the rooms orbit. This provides a flexible scheme that fosters cross relations and promotes interaction, reducing walking distances and increasing the potential afforded by space.  The central […]
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TENSEGRITY
reforma #clínica #fisiotierapia

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091 · TENSEGRITY Reforma de piso para Clínica de fisioterapia, Madrid Intervención reversible    ABSTRACTThe aim of this project is to rehab an old flat in Madrid's fashionable Retiro district and turn it into a physiotherapy clinic, but on the condition that the space can be returned to its original state at any time. The strategy in mind is based on the following minor interventions: 1. Reorganizing the layout. A new arrangement is proposed to optimize the use of space to fit the new program, thereby ensuring proper pathways for patients and personnel as well as laying out public and private areas. It incorporates moveable room dividers to split up the space to suit the week's activities, adding a new flair to each place. 2. New furnishings. New furniture, such as a reception counter at the entrance, to welcome everyone who comes to the clinic. These furnishings contrast with the staid, classic nature of the property and add a refreshing, innovative language into the spaces. Nevertheless, being covered in mirrors, they play on different reflections and perceptions and even become invisible in certain positions. 3. Lighting project. The new lighting project makes the best use of natural light and ensures […]
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LETTO
Refurbishment #domesticfictions

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095 · LETTO Refurbishment of a home in Madrid ABSTRACTRefurbishment of a home in Madrid Project for the refurbishment of an old flat in downtown Madrid, for ‘anonymous’ residents that will be sharing their domestic space in the future. The proposal is arranged around six strips with alternating living areas and service areas. This arrangement optimises the floor space while also guaranteeing the utmost functional flexibility and the incorporation of other possible programmes, such as co-working spaces, a study, offices, etc. A wooden box is installed on the entry axis to divide the space into a public area and a private area, although the system employs a number of swivelling and sliding doors to improve the choice of circulations within the house so that it is possible to lead independent lives while sharing the common elements. The living room and the kitchen-dining room are configured by means of a piece of furniture that acts as a filter with the street: it is used to sort the accesses, lighting, the technical functions and the storage functions, as well as the library for both rooms. There are even some hidden compartments and a fold-down table. Simple changes of material in the paving, […]
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MAD + MAD
urban strategy #veranosdelavilla2018

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105 · mad + mad Distributed festival Urban strategy for Veranos de la Villa 2018   ABSTRACT* The Urban Strategy for Veranos de la Villa was recognized with the COAM Award 2018. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, 2018 Mad + Mad is a strategic project to turn the Veranos de la Villa into a distributed festival. As in the last two editions, VdV activities spread out over the 21 districts of the Villa of Madrid to bring it closer to the people. On one hand, the festival travels around the city. On the other hand, the people of Madrid are invited to explore different public spaces around town. The project starts off by mapping out the districts for different kinds of public spaces that will be conditioned with temporary interventions to develop the different events at this dynamic festival. The main goal of Mad + Mad is to activate and benefit from Madrid's heterogeneous heritage, opening it up to a multiple, contemporary view. The project develops in accordance with the following methodology:  1. Research. The first step is to get an up-close look at Madrid by analyzing the local historical context of each district in the city. 2. Contact […]
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VAV
ephemeral architecture #aecidcultura

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104 • VAV Infinite surface to infinity   ABSTRACTStand for the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) in the ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) deploys its activity in more than 30 countries through its Technical Cooperation Offices, Cultural Centres and Training Centres. These nodes serve as the bases from where to tackle globalisation by implementing various work programmes. In short, the AECID is a network, a matrix to connect and interact with various contexts of the world. The AECID space in the ARCO 2018 International Contemporary Art Fair is another node in this network, so its stand in this edition of ARCO transcends its physical boundaries and becomes a link to other geographies, other cultures, other scales, other temporalities, other languages, other technologies. ARCoop is an infinite surface, an opening that connects the circuits of Contemporary Art and the cross-border matrix of the AECID. It is an effort to understand ARt and COoperation (AR-CO) from experience. Visitors to the fair will discover that one of its main corridors has no end: eerie infinite depths framed by abstract geometries invite visitors into a new dimension. On the other side lies an indoor […]
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SAVE THE CHILDREN
REFURBISHMENT #AFFECTION

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093 · SAVE THE CHILDREN Affection Architecture ABSTRACT* Nominated for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 * Finalist - Mapei Awards for Sustainable Architecture 2018 * Special Mention MatCOAM, Category - Sustainability 2018 * Special Mention - Architecture with Ñ, VETECO-ASEFAVE Award, Category - Solar Protection 2018 * Nominated for the Gubbio Prize 2018. European Section of Works 2018 * 1st Prize Competition por the Refurbishment of the building for the Save The Children Foundation, Madrid 2016 Refurbishment of the building in the Plaza de Puerto Rubio for the Save The Children Foundation, Madrid The building for Save The Children Foundation is a strategic point in the San Diego neighbourhood for the social work that this NGO carries out in the Vallecas area. The project involves the refurbishment and extension of the current building so as to address the needs of a child care centre. The proposal is based on adding a new body that is suspended over the existing structure. This extends the building and configures a new façade, as well as a new communications and service core. The following operations are projected: 1. Refurbishment of the architectural support. A series of architectural actuations serve to update […]
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Yojigen Poketto
REFURBISHMENT #EVERYHOUSEISATHEATER

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097 · Yojigen Poketto “4D Pocket” Complete refurbishment of an apartment in Madrid ABSTRACT* Finalist in the Simon Architecture Prize, Living Places 2018 * Shortlisted for Premis Fad 2018, Category - Interior Architecture 2018 * Finalist Archdaily's 2018 Building of the Year Awards, in the Interior Architecture Category 2018 Complete refurbishment of an apartment in Madrid A dual strategy is applied to this project: Firstly, the floor plan arrangement is based on an L-shaped service band that integrates the access, wet areas, storage areas and leisure spaces. This frees up the main area, which opens up to the windows and balconies to create a brightly lit atmosphere. The intimate areas are therefore secluded and sheltered from view from the entrance. On the other hand, the apartment is arranged into two levels: the level at the elevation of the entrance and the main room, plus a second level, 90 centimetres higher up, extending beyond the kitchen surface, where the leisure area and the bathroom are located. The two elevations not only allow different atmospheres to be arranged, but also integrate ‘additional’ functions in the house, such as a deep bathtub in the bathroom, a storage area under the bed, part of […]
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HOUSE OF WOULD
SINGLE HOUSE #PREINDUSTRILISED

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055 · HOUSE OF WOULD Industrialising fictions   ABSTRACT*Nominated for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, 2015 COAM Award 2013. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (2013).  * House of Would, Madrid. Selected work for the Arquia Próxima Award Interior Design and Refurbishment. Arquia Foundation, Caja de Arquitectos (2014). * Selected work in the XII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, 2013 Pre industrised in Pedrezuela, Madrid This house is located in a 1,316 m2 sloping plot of land in the district of Pedrezuela, 45 km north of Madrid. There is little to no vegetation in the section closest to the street, which nevertheless provides a good viewpoint on the surrounding lush natural landscape. The building is made up of seven wooden-structure modules symmetrically identical surrounding a central court. Each module is dedicated to a different domestic situation, according to its functional needs. The modular structure, as well as the scale of the rooms allows the alteration of this functional logic, serving as a support for possible future layouts. The house adapts to the plot of land in a layered fashion depending on the different degrees of privacy needed: private rooms are hidden from […]
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