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C C C I I I
public building #uc3m

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108 · C C C I I I Shared knowledge         ABSTRACTA contest of ideas for the construction of a Biomedical Sciences building at the Universidad Carlos III The new Biomedical Sciences building at the Universidad Carlos III melts seamlessly into the park. The building opens onto the linear park, its classrooms and work spaces facing it through an open, well ventilated space delimited by a light, permeable facade. The building sits in place respecting the pre-existing road, consolidating it as an inner street that articulates the relationship of the street with the green zone. This way, the part penetrates into the building, turning its very heart into a meeting space, a sort of covered town square.  The proposal lines up with the main avenues by means of a strip around the perimeter that integrates offices and communications cores, providing a clear urban response that consolidates the existing streets as well as access to the green zone. As of that strip, the proposal is resolved by a comb-shaped layout that integrates classrooms and work spaces-terraces that empty out onto a sweeping central space, in a game of near and far volumes, generating a transitional space between the […]
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HOM SIEOTEO
domestic prototype #domesticfictions

101 · 홈 시어터 - HOM SIEOTEO Domestic Prototype for Next Home, Seoul Living (in) black boxes     ABSTRACT  Hom Sieoteo is a prototype of a home designed for Next Home (Seoul, 2017)*, conceived as a domestic theatre where day-to-day fictions can be activated. Our every day lives are a sort of soap opera. Therefore, this "domestic black box" is designed as a transformable stage, enabled for the choreography, rehearsal, action and fiction of daily life. Its spaces are equipped to intensify the performing experience of the users’ bodies, to test and question their social roles, to rehearse their shared imageries, to test their subjectivity and to explore the potentiality of the ordinary.  This project hinges on a dual strategy: on the one hand, a simple distribution optimises the functionality of this small 50m2 space. On the other hand, the walls, ceilings and floors are fitted with a series of devices that allow multiple domestic configurations: sliding panels, hatches, secret spaces, fold-down mechanisms, furniture that hangs from the ceiling and are actuated by mechanisms, etc, that allow dwellers to deploy different domestic settings in the apartment. Hom Sieoteo is configured as a performing black box, a ‘domestic theatre’ where dwellers […]
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P.N.S GENERAL VARA DEL REY
public space #openblackbox

037 · P.N.S GENERAL VARA DEL REY Opening the Black Box ABSTRACTProyecto piloto para el Proyecto Madrid Centro Pilot Project for the Proyecto Madrid Centro General Vara del Rey square is a popular spot in downtown Madrid, and its claim to fame stems mainly from the Rastro street market that is held there every Sunday. This project integrates a solar farming power infrastructure within the city centre, redefining the environmental policy by means of a social-technical hybrid. The generated power shall be channelled to the network through a single connection point. The economic profit shall be used to pay for the square. The design proves how integrated technical facilities provide a chance to not only improve the power performance of cities but also to allow citizen participation in the power management processes. Energy facilities are both an urban infrastructure and a means of communication for citizens. The square is an interface that explains the power production and management and translates them into spatial codes by means of various indicators that are integrated within the technical devices. The information is translated from an expert data language to easy formats that the public can read.PROJECTGeneral Vara del Rey square is a popular […]
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WHAT IS HOME…
book #livinginablackbox

079 · what is home without a mother Living in a Black Box   ABSTRACTResearch: Fiction Domestic Spaces (Vol.1) XIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2015 Award, in the books / magazines outreach category 'What is Home Without a Mother', is the first volume of a research done by elii on some classic fiction domestic spaces: spaces which despite being seldom the brainchild of an architect, are nevertheless true testing grounds for domesticity and are capable of challenging the prevailing disciplinary narratives. Case studies: El hotel electrico, Segundo de Chomon, 1908, The Sacrecrow, Buster Keaton, 1920 and The Electric House, Buster Keaton, 1922.PROJECTResearch: Fiction Domestic Spaces (Vol.1) XIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2015 Award, in the books / magazines outreach category 'What is Home Without a Mother', is the first volume of a research done by elii on some classic fiction domestic spaces: spaces which despite being seldom the brainchild of an architect, are nevertheless true testing grounds for domesticity and are capable of challenging the prevailing disciplinary narratives. Case studies: El hotel electrico, Segundo de Chomon, 1908, The Sacrecrow, Buster Keaton, 1920 and The Electric House, Buster Keaton, 1922.CREDITS Architects: elii - Uriel Fogué + Eva […]
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T.O.P.S
Urban Prototype #tecnificandolopúblico

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084 · technologies of the public sPACES Europan Competition, Zagreb, Croacia   ABSTRACTEquipment for the public enjoyment of the banks of the river Sava Let’s imagine a set of interactive technologies that give us the chance to speculate experiment with public spaces, opening them up to the potential for unsuspected situations.  'Technologies of the public (spaces)' is an ensemble of devices that create liveable spaces that can be endlessly and untiringly explored and re-imaged, refusing the strictures of permanent and stabilised programmes. The proposal emerges as a powerful city-making machine in which it is possible to explore, speculate, imagine and test other ways of sharing the city, other political ecologies, other urban metabolisms, other forms of building communities, other forms of establishing material and emotional attachments, other forms of experimenting with the urban, other forms of political participation. The project is based on a dual strategy: A) Landscape strategy. Structuring of the various sites along the river, integrating the plots into the existing urban fabric and into the future urban developments that are projected for the area. An ensemble of paths, bicycle lanes, leisure and sport areas along the banks of the Sava will grant Zagreb a new horizon. B) […]
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AKA LUNAR HOUSE
Single House #aliciaframis

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054 · aka lunar house Hospitality of the Foreigner   ABSTRACTHouse for Alicia Framis in The Land Foundation, Chiang Mai (Thailand) The Land Foundation community is located near the village of Sanpatong, a 20 minute car ride from Chiang Mai, Thailand. The land, originally full of rice paddies, was bought by a group of artists in 1998 and was given a new use as a retreat, a place for thought and debate, ruled by anonymity and dispensing with the concept of private property. The real project in The Land Foundation is the community itself and its way of life. In order to do that, it invited several artists from around the world to undertake architectural projects that would enrich the development of the community, such as Philippe Perreno and Francois Roche’s Hybrid Muscle, or Kamin Lerdchaprasert, Superflex, Tobias Rehberger y Rirkrit Tiravanija’s kitchen. Elii was entrusted by Alicia Framis to design the Aka Lunar House, a space where to rest and live within the community. The Aka Lunar House Project adapts to the environment’s weather conditions. It is located near a wooded area that, on the one hand, protects it from solar radiation and, one the other, avoids any additional […]
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SKYLER HOUSE
single house #domesticfictions

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081 · SKYLER HOUSE Single House + Guest House + Agricultural Workshop ABSTRACTSelecta Home housing competition, Collado de la Vera Skyler House is a home for a couple ‘escaping’ from the city. It brings together all the wishes of its future inhabitants: a large terrace, shady in summer but sunny in winter, a living room connected to a courtyard, a bedroom with a view, a light-filled library, etc. The proposal brings this wishlist to life, and it activates and intensifies the conditions of this place through architecture. Main household. It is configured around a courtyard, which creates the architectural conditions necessary to maximise the activation of the space and to interact with it. Both pavilions, with an E-W heading, are the hub for the main functions: one is in direct contact with the terrain and houses the kitchen with a view and the living room-dining room with access to the courtyard, while the second, raised, pavilion dominates the view and includes the office and the main bedroom, the bathroom and the terrace. Both pavilions are interconnected through the library-living room, which receives light from the north through its skylight. The two units regulate the sunlight and the shade so that […]
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SOLAR FACTOR
Urban Strategy #energíasolar

025 · solar factor Productive Public Spaces ABSTRACTStrategic study for the integration of photovoltaic energy in the centre of Madrid Comission. Madrid City Council. 2007. Completed This strategic study is part of a plan developed by the City Hall of Madrid. The objective was to evaluate the impact of the installation of photovoltaic energy devices in the city and examine the spatial, social and architectural possibilities offered by the integration of technological devices in the centre of Madrid. The study includes seven basic sections: -Current status of the situation -Strategic cartography -Energy management, feasibility study and energy potential -Spatial impact and integration -Communication and socialization -Case studies -Conclusions Conventional calculation formats are adapted to the specific urban morphology of Madrid and an applied methodology is developed. By this procedure we obtain an evaluation of the feasibility of each case scenario with regards to the use of the generated electricity and the city’s photovoltaic energy potential. As opposed to most city infrastructure networks, which run in a silent and invisible manner, photovoltaic energy needs direct exposure to solar radiation. This entails unprecedented scenarios in urban environments. The study also contemplated the spatial impact of this technology. Its architectural potential also constitutes […]
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AUTUM 2009
cartography #ValcárcelMedina #reinasofía

050 · AUTUM 2009 Cartography of itineraries AbstractCatalogue Exhibition Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid [Fragment of Abstract from the exhibition] Valcárcel Medina devises a series of circumstances that arise during the autumn of 2009 in different places of the Museum. Despite the infrequency of the presentation of the artist’s works at the Museum Reina Sofía, he states: "I do not intend to do anything unusual, but help the public to intervene in them. I do not want something cryptic but accessible, communicable, but not in the sense of using the overused channels that do not cause interest or concern in the public”. More than a catalog, it is an artist materials’ book. Materials through which he maps the itineraries and documents the interventions and actions carried out. During 3 months, Elii carried out the technical assistance to Isidoro Valcárcel Medina mapping the spaces and works of the permanent collection of the MNCARS.    project1. Histories. History is declined in multiple ways. Towards a pluralistic hermeneutics of art. 2. The criterion as focal point. Methodologies that reveal the museum as a device. The exhibition criterion, the architecture and the ways of narrating History become the artwork. 3. Plans and maps. Mapping […]
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REE CALVIÁ
Infrastructures #redeléctrica

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088 · REE Calviá Techniques for technical updating ABSTRACTNew maintenance centre for Red Eléctrica de España (Spanish electrical utility), Santa Ponsa Calviá (Majorca) The invitation to the competition called for the construction of a New Maintenance Centre for Red Eléctrica de España in the middle of a rough terrain in Santa Ponsa with nothing but a few nearby buildings. The project revolves around three main strategies: (1) Resource implementation and management. The former is based on the reformulation and update of some of the traditional implementation formulas in the region. For instance, the building reuses the stone fences of the traditional structures of the island, such as talayots, to define the physical boundaries of the project, thereby integrating a modern space connected to an infrastructure programme within an extraordinary environment such as that of Calviá. The proposal also incorporates the traditional water collection system by means of tiles. This technical principle is translated into the geometry of the roof, which collects the rainwater and channels it to cisterns installed in the courtyards. The building itself is thus configured as a water treatment unit. Finally, the geometry of the roof allows high spans to be opened in the work rooms to […]
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