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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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TALLER MUTANTE
02/02/19

MUTANT WORKSHOP. Intensive week of workshops within the project "Matadero Acción Mutante" (M.A.M.) of Matadero Madrid. A process to imagine a cyborg and mutant garden in Matadero that will involve an international group of artists, designers, scientists, technicians, academic, cultural and municipal institutions, among other agents who, within a choral project, will design strategies on adaptation to climate change. From February 11th to 15th 2019. The 16th, OPEN STUDIO, from 12-15:00h. Location: Central de diseño. Directed by Elii [oficina de arquitectura]  y coordinado por Eduardo Castillo. Organisers and producers: Matadero Madrid and Dimad. M.A.M. is a project curated by Matadero Madrid and Elii. More info soon about the artists and the rest of the teams involved!  + + + ¡Muy pronto! TALLER MUTANTE. Semana intensiva de talleres dentro del proyecto “Matadero Acción Mutante” (M.A.M.) de Matadero Madrid. Un proceso para imaginar un jardín cyborg y mutante en Matadero, que involucrará a un grupo internacional de artistas, diseñadores, científicos, técnicos estudiantes, instituciones docentes, académicas, culturales y municipales, entre otros agentes que, en un proyecto coral, diseñarán estrategias de adaptación al cambio climático. Del 11 al 15 de febrero 2019. El día 16, OPEN STUDIO abierto al público, de 12-15:00h. Espacio: Central de […]
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LAZY READING CLUB
25/01/19

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'LAZY READING CLUBS: PROTOTYPING THE IDIOTIC CITY IN CUSHIONED INFRASTRUCTURES', our presentation at the workshop: 'Prototyping The Idiotic City' that took place at the Centre for Invention and Social Process, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, 5th June 2018. Organising committee: M. Guggenheim, M. Tironi, L. Healy, F. Namberger. Spin's LAZY READING CLUB is one of the most fascinating proposals of the last years, presented in one of the most fascinating encounters of the academic ecosystem! + + + 'LAZY READING CLUBS: PROTOTYPING THE IDIOTIC CITY IN CUSHIONED INFRASTRUCTURES', nuestra ponencia en el seminario 'Prototyping The Idiotic City', que tuvo lugar en el Centre for Invention and Social Process, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, el 5 de Junio de 2018. Comité organizador: M. Guggenheim, M. Tironi, L. Healy, F. Namberger. El LAZY READING CLUB, de Spin, es una de las iniciativas más fascinantes de estos últimos años, presentada en uno de los encuentros más fascinantes del ecosistema académico.  + info: http://spinspin.be/blog.php?id=245&fbclid=IwAR3hzX1Ipnl8gwPEE4RzrtOT5ytMbYVH-e6Bt9Xx27rT28SsRxooklkvh_E
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Re-designing nature-cultures
24/07/18

Circling the Square: Re-designing nature-cultures in a changing urban climate [Resumen de las jornadas 'Circling the Square: Re-designing nature-cultures in a changing urban climate' - TU Munich] [...] es, haciendo visible las infraestructuras técnicas cómo los usuarios pueden relacionarse con los complejos enredos políticos y ecológicos. El proyecto 'Árboles Urbanos' consiste en dispositivos técnicos interactivos que invitan a los usuarios de la plaza a generar energía eléctrica para iluminar y regar la plaza 'pedaleando' en el árbol. A partir de aquí, proponen dos principios fundamentales para las intervenciones de diseño: primero, la necesidad de alejarse de estrategias de 'nudging' de los ususarios, hacia itervenciones que requieren el 'cuidado' de los usuarios. Y, segundo, la necesidad de tratar las plazas como laboratorios, aceptando la posibilidad de no llegar a conseguir el enrolamiento de los usuarios como 'cuidadores'. Ignacio Farías, Felix Remter, Regine Keller  EASST Review Volume 37(3) 2018   Circling the Square: Re-designing nature-cultures in a changing urban climate [Summary of the workshop 'Circling the Square: Re-designing nature-cultures in a changing urban climate' - TU Munich] [...] it is through making visible the technical infrastructures that users can relate to the squares’ complex political ecological entanglements. The project ‘Urban Trees’ consists […]
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MAD + MAD
urban strategy #veranosdelavilla2018

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105 · mad + mad Distributed festival Urban strategy for Veranos de la Villa 2018   ABSTRACT* The Urban Strategy for Veranos de la Villa was recognized with the COAM Award 2018. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, 2018 Mad + Mad is a strategic project to turn the Veranos de la Villa into a distributed festival. As in the last two editions, VdV activities spread out over the 21 districts of the Villa of Madrid to bring it closer to the people. On one hand, the festival travels around the city. On the other hand, the people of Madrid are invited to explore different public spaces around town. The project starts off by mapping out the districts for different kinds of public spaces that will be conditioned with temporary interventions to develop the different events at this dynamic festival. The main goal of Mad + Mad is to activate and benefit from Madrid's heterogeneous heritage, opening it up to a multiple, contemporary view. The project develops in accordance with the following methodology:  1. Research. The first step is to get an up-close look at Madrid by analyzing the local historical context of each district in the city. 2. Contact […]
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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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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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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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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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