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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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UHF
PUBLICATION #OBJECTOFDESIRE

000 · uhf Asociación para la Investigación Contemporánea    ABSTRACT* Included in the Archive of Creators of Matadero Madrid UHF is a publishing project developed by the same-named group in the late 1990s and the early 2000s. UHF was interested in questioning and pushing the limits of architecture. It was configured as a channel for publishing different contents: an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) support open to interference from different disciplines. Each issue of UHF was structured around a theme that guided both the selection of the content and the design of the container. In one way, the different materials published create a patchwork of documents that allows us to sketch out the subject matter through a polyhedral approach. In another way, each issue becomes a small "object of desire": the different formats (ranging from a package of vacuum-packed ham to a giant soap bar, a set of tokens, a golden labyrinth or a collection of videos) invite the reader to immerse himself in the publication, turning the reading experience into an initial approach to the problem. It followed a few basic rules: - 1) Discard any content that has previously been published in any other media, unless in Japanese magazines […]
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WALDEN DEN
refurbishment #atic #domesticfictions

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098 · walden den Rehabilitación de un ático en el borde de la ciudad   ABSTRACT  Rehabbing a top-floor apartment on the edge of the city   This is a proposal for an ecological retreat. A middle-aged couple plans to start a new life in the near future. With that aim in mind, the idea is to refurbish an old warehouse located on the roof of a residential building in Madrid, to put into practice a new life stage alternative to their present lives. A retreat, on the very edge of the city, where they can practice the art of knowing how to live. A way to escape from the rules that have governed their lives so far, but without giving up the urban bustle. An attempt to live outside many of the social ties that have bound their daily lives, but from the "inside". The intervention strategy on the pre-existing structure begins with a folded plate roof that completes the enclosure of the whole ensemble, modulating and characterizing the different domestic spaces. This roof replaces the old, very deteriorated one, and is two-sided. The outer side is folded in inclined bands, according to an energy geometry by optimizing 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 ABSTRACTPilot Project for the Proyecto Madrid Centro * Selected Work, Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, 2011 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.PROJECTPilot Project for the Proyecto Madrid Centro […]
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WHAT IS HOME…
PUBLICATION #FICTIONARCHITECTURE

079 · what is home without a mother Living in a Black Box   ABSTRACT* XIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Award, category - divulgation, 2015 Research: Fiction Domestic Spaces (Vol.1) '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.PROJECT* XIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Award, category - divulgation, 2015 Research: Fiction Domestic Spaces (Vol.1) '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 Gil + Carlos Palacios   Colaboradores: Pedro P. […]
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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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