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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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MAD +
Urban strategy #veranosdelavilla2017

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094 · mad + Exploring Madrid of 'Earthly delights’ Urban strategy for the Veranos de la Villa 2016   ABSTRACTUrban strategy for the Veranos de la Villa 2016 Mad + (‘Madrid of earthly delights’) is a strategic project to deploy the programme of the Veranos de la Villa (VdV) festival throughout the urban fabric of Madrid. 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 2016. 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 de Vallecas, Moratalaz, Ciudad Lineal, Hortaleza, Villaverde, Villa de Vallecas, Vicálvaro, San Blas  – Canillejas and Barajas districts, to pinpoint […]
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POOL HOUSE
Single House #pooling

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016 · pool house From regulatory aesthetics to domestic experience ABSTRACTSingle-family home in Barajas, Madrid, Spain The project is located in the old part of the town of Barajas, in a small 4x8 m plot that shares median walls with two houses on the sides and that has a structure inside it. The main façade has a northwest heading. The project involves the demolition of a shed and its replacement with a new single-family house. The surface area of the plot is so small that it was all occupied. Regulations establish that openings can only be created on the front façade, so the living quarters were located there, thus guaranteeing ventilation, sunlight and a view to the street. The non-living areas and the staircase were placed at the rear. The basic project includes a living room with a fitted kitchen on the ground floor; a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a dressing room on the first floor; a toilet in the staircase landing; and a second bedroom in the loft, with access to a terrace. The offset sections allow the installation of a 2 m2 and 1.55 m deep swimming pool on the terrace. This pool provides natural lighting […]
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STAND COAM
Ephemeral architecture #feriaconstrutec04

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005 · STAND COAM Air Quality Policies   ABSTRACTStand for the College of Architects of Madrid (COAM), Construtec Fair 04 *First Prize. Competition, 2004. Completed *FAD Opinion Award. 2005 *Award of the Official College of Architects of Madrid “A la Obra bien hecha”. 2006 In 2004, the Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM) issued a tender for the design of its stand for the Construtec ‘04 business fair. The presence of COAM in this sort of business fairs is merely representative, as, given its nature as a Professional College or Association, it does not sell construction products, dealing only in information. Elii’s winning bid designed a room that served as a meeting point for architects. The stand was defined as an inside space, a drawing room to receive visits, a room presenting visitors with the best Architecture has to offer: a spatial experience. The Project makes the most of the pavilion’s artificial lighting and defines its space by means of a play on lights. The stand is made up of a single element, artificial light: the space is developed between two fibre optic surfaces which absorb the functions and adapt to the program required by the institution, creating a […]
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