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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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JF · KIT HOUSE GZ
Domestic Prototype #domesticfitness

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069 · jf kit house GZ Getting in shape at home!  ABSTRACTPrototype for an experimental house, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China Exhibition. 09.08 > 09.10.2013 This is the second version of the JF•Kit House prototype. Prior to this, it had been built in the CIVA (Centre International pour la Ville, l'Architecture et le Paysage) in Brussels and it has now been submitted to the 2013 Asian Art Curators' Forum in Guangzhou, China. The JF•Kit House is an experimental house where the inhabitants cover most of their power supply needs by means of physical workouts. The project takes a political scenario, in this case sustainability, to the extreme to evaluate how domestic spaces and their rituals, as well as the bodies of citizens, are transformed in an ‘off the grid’ context (disconnected from infrastructure networks). There are four levels to the JF•Kit House GZ project: - Urban level. Light and pre-industrialised architecture that can swiftly colonise a dispersed city’s fabric to increase its density. - Architectural level. Exploring the transformation that architecture undergoes when new power management technologies and infrastructures are integrated and the focus shifts from supply networks to local generation. - Financial scale. Financing the house with […]
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INSIDER
REFURBISHMENT #ELECTRICCOMMUNITY

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057 · INSIDER The Electric Community Two Apartments. Historic District. Zaragoza  ABSTRACT* Selected work for the Arquia Próxima Award Interior Design and Refurbishment. Arquia Foundation, Caja de Arquitectos, 2012 Two Apartments. Historic District. Zaragoza The project is constituted by two complete houses, joined by a common area. It also allows to eliminate the division between the two studios and connect them as a single, conventional house. In order to gain the largest amount of space for the houses and minimize the execution costs, the activity is centred on the central area where the kitchens, bathrooms, storage, access and distribution elements are found. In this way, the main space of each house is freed and the area of intervention is reduced. A laundry area common to both houses is also placed in the common area. There are two elements that make this house an active space adapted to the user and which allow him to alter the organization of domestic actions: On one hand, the functional spaces relate with the living areas by means of a series of blinds. On the other, the central area is lifted 60 cm from the ground. Both situations allow the user two configure different […]
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TASTES, COLLECTIONS, AND…
EXHIBITION #FICTIONSPACE

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036 · Tastes, Collections and Videotapes Between fiction and backstage ABSTRACT*  Selected work for the Arquia Próxima Award Interior Design and Refurbishment. Arquia Foundation, Caja de Arquitectos, 2010 Exhibition at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid The “TASTES, COLLECTIONS AND VIDEO TAPES” exhibition marks a new phase of the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. The exhibition shows 22 video works belonging to the Contemporary Art Collection of the Madrid Autonomous Region and to some of the most relevant private collections in Madrid specializing in this format. The Project was conditioned by two basic elements: One the one hand, the museum halls are placed around a central court, closed in one of its corners by a curtain-wall, which makes developing a system to guarantee ideal spatial, acoustic and lighting conditions of the exhibition a must. On the other hand, the project makes the most of the wall divisions used for previous exhibitions to optimize costs and the execution period. This way, the exhibition is organised around a body which infiltrates de museum and generates an independent environment where the different halls are located and the ideal conditions for the showing of each piece are created. The visit around the […]
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LO SAVIO
exhibition #reinasofía

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049 · lo savio Esordi, spazio-luce, filtri, metalli, progetti, articulación totali....Francesco Lo Savio   ABSTRACTExhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid [Abstract from the exhibition] The work of artist Francesco Lo Savio (Rome, 1935 - Marseille, France, 1963) is displayed individually for the first time in Spain through this exhibition, which compiles a wide range of works realised over a five year period. It features paintings from his early period, monochromes, filters, metal works, and his Articolizioni totali (total articulations) in addition to a series of works related to architecture, a discipline he studies before immersing himself in painting. Lo Savio becomes one of the most preeminent figures on international art scene in the second half of the 20thcentury, but his work remained in relative obscurity for a number of decades due to both his premature death at the age of 28 and also the difficulty in classifying a body of work deemed too radical at the time and, consequently, misunderstood. Today he is considered one of the key precursors to American Minimalism and conceptual art in Europe. In just five years, he goes from producing paintings with certain principles of Informalism, still dominant in Italy […]
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A.L.E
Ephemeral Architecture #exposición

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075 · a.l.e Architecture Light Embassy  ABSTRACTPavilion for the “Architecture Beyond Now” exhibition of the Universidad Europea de Madrid in Centro-Centro, Madrid Architecture Beyond Now. A year ago the Universidad Europea de Madrid launched this theme for its students to study: what will architecture be in the future? How to build the new world starting now? How do we organize the contexts in other possible ways? The body of work presented here is the result of a year of reflections, projects, discussions and assessments around this question; that brings to our present a space built by Architecture Beyond Now. ALE (Architecture Light Embassy) The exhibition is divided into two transversal spaces. On the one hand, a set of answers where, from different perspectives, subjects and disciplines, the problem is addressed. Overall, an organized set of replicas, that build an inmaterial production of projects, drawings and models, which have joined in a virtual space: a blog that collates the proposals resulting from the students’ assessment of this brief. On the other hand, a meeting point, located between the immaterial space of knowledge and the physical experience of the body: an embassy between the two environments, configured by a device that […]
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FLAP!
Refurbishment #domestictheater

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086 · flap! Deploying spaces Complete refurbishment of a home in Madrid  ABSTRACTFlap! is a complete refurbishment project for a family that is moving to a house on the ground floor of an isolated house, surrounded by a courtyard that is shared by three owners.   The main purpose of the project is to completely renovate this old structure, optimising the use of the space, by using simple mechanisms of folding, drop-down and sliding panels to configure different domestic layouts, always favouring the connection with the perimeter courtyard. The proposal is based on a simple premise: the supporting wall that crosses the floor marks the separation between the public area of the house and the private area (bedrooms, toilet, bathroom and laundry room).   The public area comprises the kitchen, dining room and living room. It is a continuous space that includes two partition mechanisms to create different arrangements. The first partition is transparent and is formed by folding and sliding panels. It can be used to separate the living room from the kitchen while maintaining the spatial and visual continuity and allowing light through the openings. The second partition is deployed from the wall to separate an office […]
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ROBINSON CRUSOE
instalación #exposición

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073 · LAS aRQUITECTURAS DE ROBINSON CRUSOE The architectures of individualism  ABSTRACT[Script of the video:] The story of Robinson Crusoe is normally told as a battle between man and nature. But, in reality, what the novel demonstrates is the transformation of the island into a cinema set. Robinson Crusoe is a fiction within a fiction. The heroic castaway, alone facing danger, is nothing but an actor that performs a script, playing a role on a stage. Robinson Crusoe is a representation within a representation He gradually transforms the island with small architectural interventions so that his show can begin. Robinson Crusoe survives on the island thanks to the vocabularies of morals and work, but inhabits a set thanks to techniques of drama. Robinson Crusoe does not desire, he only reproduces. HE does not allow himself to be transformed by the island, he only replicates. He does not allow room for other possible worlds in his vain pursuit of a phantasmatic original. Robinson Crusoe it is the fiction which fantasises with the elimination of experience and the fantastical. Robinson Crusoe is composed as a coral myth: the first Best Seller in the English language is now being disseminated through multiple […]
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JF · KIT HOUSE BR
PROTOTYPE #BODYPOLITICS

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066 · jf kit house br Domestic Fitnnes. Tone Up Your Body Up and Down !     ABSTRACT* Selected work in the XII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, 2013 Installation for CIVA (Centre International pour la Ville, l'Architecture et le Paysage), Bruselas Exhibition. 8.06 > 23.09.2012 New bodies for contemporary challenges. The JF•Kit House (Jane Fonda Kit House) renders a possible future where citizens produce part of their domestic energy requirements with with their own muscles, with their dayly physical activities. Thinking of any stage of energy development entails “reinventing” a new culture, and the body is a central battlefield in the articulation of sustainable controversies where this new culture ‘embodies’.  This exploration takes place through four different scales of sustainability. 1) Urban scale, by offering an replicable model to increase the urban density of the existing urban fabrics, based in light and cheap construction. The prototype is a self-sufficient and off-the-grid ‘parasitic’ structure that can be added onto existing rooftops and walls. 2) Architectural scale, by investigating how the design of the house as an active energy production unit transforms the domestic space. 3) Economic scale, by offering a model to ‘unblackbox’ domestic energy consumption patterns through […]
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