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099 · + mad + Multiplying Madrid  Urban strategy for the Veranos de la Villa 2017 Festival   ABSTRACT* COAM Award 2018. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, 2018 Urban strategy for the 32nd edition of the Veranos de la Villa (Summers in the city) Festival + Mad + is a strategic project to deploy the programme of the Veranos de la Villa (VdV) festival throughout the urban fabric of Madrid. Following last year’s strategy, the various activities and events of the VdV (which used to be clustered in downtown Madrid in previous editions) will be spread throughout the city for 2017. The spaces of its 21 districts will therefore be turned into stages for the activities of this traditional Madrid festival. During the two months of the festival, citizens are encouraged to wander through the city, explore it and meet up with/in it. One of the main goals of the project is to let citizens and visitors rediscover Madrid through experience, to open a world of possibilities for public spaces in Madrid. The project is based on the mapping of the Centro, Arganzuela, Retiro, Salamanca, Chamberí, Tetuán, Chamartín, Fuencarral - El Pardo, Moncloa - Aravaca, Latina, Carabanchel, Usera, Puente […]
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URBAN TREES
PROTOTIPO #CARES

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048 · urban TREES Keep fit while you take care of the 'Urban Tree'!  ABSTRACT* COAM Award 2011. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, 2011 * Finalist NAN Awards 2013, category - Best Integration of Energy in Architecture, 2013 * Finalist NAN Awards 2013, category - Best Integration of Energy in Architecture, 2013 * Selected work for the Arquia Próxima Award Interior Design and Refurbishment. Arquia Foundation, Caja de Arquitectos, 2010 * First Prize International Competition Urban Trees. ASA – Asociación Sostenibilidad y Arquitectura, 2009 Keep fit while you take care of the 'Urban Tree' This device explores the social dimension of sustainability: It is designed to enrol people in sustainable matters and practices. The Urban Tree visualizes the functions that a common tree performs in the everyday life of a city. The top part configures a marquee featuring solar photovoltaic panels and vegetation panels for plants. The supports are especially designed as urban furniture, exhibiting benches and cycling points. The Urban Trees are meeting points and exercise areas. When you cycle at the tree, you generate the energy that waters the plants and supplies electricity for the illumination. But, at the same time, while cycling at the tree you look after yourself. […]
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CARRIAGES FOR THE THREE KINGS
EPHEMERAL ARCHITECTURE #PARADE2016

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089 · carrIAGES FOR THE THREE KINGS Travelling on a constellation   ABSTRACT* First Award COAM -ex aequo- (Official Professional Association of Architects of Madrid), 2017 * Finalist FAD Award, Category: Ephemeral Interventions, 2017 Carriage of the Madrid Council, parade of the Three Kings, Madrid As the sun set on 5th January 2016, Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar travelled the streets of Madrid on constellations of light, to be welcomed by hundreds of thousands of children. The carriages of the Three Kings are built as a kaleidoscope of lights and mirrors, a dynamic optical device that is activated by the motion of the vehicles, playfully challenging the citizens' perception. The sides, formed by reflective aluminium pyramids, multiply the points of light and their depth, and are topped by a longitudinal platform that allows the to-ing and fro-ing of Their Royal Highnesses and their Assistants during the parade. A space for the utilities is also included inside. The geometry of the pyramids also ensures the generators are correctly ventilated. Platforms at the front and rear serve to stack the bags of sweets that will be handed out during the parade. Each of the carriages has a predominating colour that is nuanced with […]
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DIDOMESTIC
REFURBISHMENT #DOMESTICTHEATER

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067 · didomestic Every house is a teather  ABSTRACT*Arquia Próxima Award - Interior Design and Refurbishment, 2014 Project for the complete refurbishment of an attic in downtown Madrid The scope of the project covers from the development of a customised functional proposal for a user that is turning a new leaf to the rehabilitation of the structure, the insulation, the facilities and the modernisation of the existing construction systems. The selected approach removes all obstacles from the floor to provide the greatest possible flexibility. Two basic elements are used: firstly, the central core, comprising the staircase, some shelves and the larder. The core is at the centre of the main space under the mansard roof. It connects the access floor and the space under the roof and allows the natural lighting coming through the roof into the living room. Secondly, there are two side strips for the functional elements (kitchen, bathroom, storage space and domestic appliances). This basic arrangement is complemented by two strategies that provide flexibility to the domestic spaces. Firstly, the moving panels that are integrated into the core and run along guide rails. These panels can be used to create different arrangements, such as adding an […]
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SUSALOON
REFURBISHMENT #DOMESTICTHEATER

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076 · susaloon Every house is a theatre Refurbishment of a minimal space, Madrid   ABSTRACT* Selected work to be part of the Spanish Pavillion in the 15th International Architecture of Venize, 2016, winner of the Golden Lion, 2016 Every house is a theatre How can you get a multitude of spaces out of only one? Susaloon is a minimal intervention in a domestic space to convert Susana’s home into a flexible and transformable space. The project development comprises three simple strategies. The first one is an acupuncture operation to adapt the configuration of the space to the needs of its inhabitant, relocating certain household items to optimise the distribution and everyday use. The second strategy involves opening up certain divisions to extend some spaces such as the living room. There will thus be more natural lighting and wonderful views of the Madrid horizon for the inhabitable spaces. The third strategy is the integration of a series of fold-down and sliding devices that are used to divide the spaces, deploy a work space, a large dining table, a bed for a surprise guest, a spacious area to practice shiatsu or to reorganise the storage space. As a result, the main space […]
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ALMA DE RIMEL
Portable theatrical set #maríajerez

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083 · ALMA DE RIMEL & THE GLAMMATICS Believe or not... Maria Jerez - Alma de Rimel ] The Glammatics - PNEU 2016   ABSTRACTPortable theatrical set for María Jerez The Glammatics are posed on a golden reflective surface onstage, accompanying Alma de Rimel and deploys this in its ‘spikey’ forms and its surfaces of mirror, velvet, leopard, fake marble, fluorescent tube, red leather, plastic, glitter, golden lacquer, air and pink steel. The commission arose in 2015 after the invitation of the Commissioner and Art Critic Iván López Munuera, for the 'The Dark Side of the Party' inauguration, within the festival C+Arquitectos. Since then, The Glammatics has been touring with 'Alma the Rimel’ in their concerts. For more information about , see: http://almaderimel.com/    PROYECTO1. Unmentionable. The idea of the piece is to activate a concert from unknown. The Glammatics absorb 'Alma the Rimel’s’ aesthetics and deploys it in some “difficult to name” elements. 2. Glam. A glam concert is not only listened to, it is also looked at and touched. Glam is, in itself, a synaesthesial proposal. 3. Synaesthesia. Objects that sound, but they do not sound to what they should sound, instruments that do not do what they […]
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BIOMBOMBASTIC
REFURBISHMENT #DOMESTICTHEATER

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077 · biombombastic Many houses in one  ABSTRACT* COAM Award 2016. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, 2016 Complete refurbishment of a flat in the centre of Madrid The purpose of this project is to renew an old flat in the centre of Madrid to turn it into a transformable space. The project hinges around two complementary strategies. Firstly, an open space is configured, and the whole programme is grouped and arranged around an L-shaped band on two sides. This band includes the access to the household, the outer façade windows, a folding bed, the storage space, a complete kitchen, a fold-down auxiliary table, access to the bathroom and the washing machine. It optimises the spatial distribution and compacts all the functions so that everyday activities can benefit from as much space as possible, all the while adapting to the geometry of the apartment. Secondly, a fitted screen on one of the sides can be deployed from the wall to create different domestic arrangements, by closing the bedroom, the kitchen or dividing the house into two. Wooden rails serve to construct the whole. They are the attachment points for the screen and establish the lighting of the spaces. The screen […]
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VAL DEL OMAR
exhibition #reinasofía

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053 · VAL DEL OMAR OVERFLOW The Ascension of the Glands to the Antimatter  ABSTRACTExhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid The exhibition opened on the 5th of October 2010, on the third floor of the Sabatini building of the Museum. The “VAL DEL OMAR overflow” exhibition is an exhaustive view of José Val del Omar’s work, from its beginnings, created during his Teaching Missions, up to the latest version of the “Truca”, a complex device designed to film and edit images. The exhibition is centered on a round visit of the five themes of the artist’s work, in which the visitor will be able to observe the artist’s first incursions into photography and documentary film, the patents of some of the practical day to day inventions, collage works or the research laboratory, in which several of his experiments with audiovisual aids to generate a “complete show”. The visitor will be amazing, as Val de Omar himself was, by the communicative, teaching and even mystical capacity of Images.PROJECTThe exhibition opened on the 5th of October 2010, on the third floor of the Sabatini building of the Museum. The “VAL DEL OMAR overflow” exhibition is an […]
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CARRIAGE OF SEÑORLOBO
EPHEMERAL ARCHITECTURE #PARADE2016

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090 · Carriage of Señorlobo Disco on wheels  ABSTRACT* First Award COAM -ex aequo- (Official Professional Association of Architects of Madrid), 2017 * Finalist FAD Award. 2017 Carriage of the Madrid Council, parade of the Three Kings 2016, Madrid The carriage of Señorlobo makes its way through the streets. It guides the Three Kings with the help of the attending public, to celebrate their arrival to the city of Madrid on such a special day. Señorlobo floats through the city on a structure of thin rings of coloured lights. Its top is crowned by a technical space that houses the sound equipment, various lights and a smoke machine. Behind the rings, at the bottom, are the subwoofers. The assembly is supported on a towed platform and forms a sort of disco on wheels that carries the party and builds up the festive atmosphere before the highlight of the parade. The carriage of Señorlobo interacts with the public, which has small mirrors to reflect the light from the carriage and guide the Three Kings as they twinkle. The volume of this carriage is reminiscent of kids’ cartoons. The carriage forms an optical device that plays with the citizens’ perception and encourages them […]
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POTLACH!
Ephemeral architecture #elranchito

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072 · potlatch! Gift-exchanging ceremony  ABSTRACTEphemeral architecture for the temporary residency for artists (El Ranchito 2014) in Bay 16.1 of Matadero Madrid. The project for El Ranchito 2014 revolves around an ancient gift-exchanging ceremony that was held by the tribes of the American Pacific coast and was known as potlatch.   El Ranchito 2014 will kick off with a potlatch. Before work starts, all the artists will receive a gift containing all the necessary tools to settle into Bay 16 of the Matadero in Madrid. This gift, large and light and mounted on wheels, is easy to transport, so artists can explore the bay to choose the right spot for them for the coming weeks. Once they have found that spot, they can deploy their gift and use the wrapping to house their workspace in whichever way suits their fancy and needs. The Potlatch! System revolves around four main elements that make up the gift package: First, the gift wrapping. It is formed by six unfurlable greenhouses, of 1.50 x 0.75 x 2.05 m each. Their bases are hinged so that different spatial configurations can be arranged, from an unbroken wall of greenhouses to isolated partitions or zigzagging strips. […]
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