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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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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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LOVE BOAT VALENCIA
cruise #ecoethics

Love Boat. A Journey Around Other Ecologies.  ABSTRACTThe Love Boat proposes an exercise through eco-ethics in order to design an enclosed frame of cohabitation: a holiday cruise. Divided into groups, students designed a limited leisure space, according to a specific eco-ethic principle. Thus, each team will have the responsibility to consider the distribution of roles, the social organization of space, experience conditions, the pace configuration, the politics of communal living, the materiality, etc. They will have to do this exploring the design potential involved in by each of the assigned eco-ethical positions. In the context of climate change, eco-ethics appear to challenge classical ethics, those heirs of the Enlightenment, expanding vocabularies and abilities to address and describe certain ecological problems. The eco-ethics open up new discussions, such as intergenerational justice or interscalar relationships that go beyond the scope of conventional ethics, as they had been outlined during Modernity. The Love Boat aims to promote a collaborative discussion, through a collective game, about some of the major eco-ethical approaches from which we can address issues related to climate change. Each of the critical positions treated (anthropocentrism, biocentrism, ecocentrism, ecofeminism, environmental justice, queer ecology), not only implements tools and design strategies to […]
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STAR WAREHOUSE
Housing #aliciaframis

047 · star warehouse Domesticity in Outer Space ABSTRACTTwo houses in outer space and one on the moon The artist Alicia Framis commissions elii the design of a series of living spaces to reflect on domestic conditions in outer space. Superfluous and infraordinary domestic situations of daily life are considered in these new conditions; those superfluous things that, nevertheless, become essential to inhabit a space. In each of the projects, some of the most frequently highlighted categories in the newspapers real estate ads are translated to outer spaces. Therefore, concepts such as “a room with a view” (to the moon) or “extensive storage” for the accumulation of useless objects (in zero gravity conditions) are tested. Also situations like taking a nap (when the bodies float and there are no differences between floor and walls) or an aerobics workout class watching the TV are also planned. In space, as on Earth, everyday life invents itself.PROJECT1. STAR WAR DROBE. In outer space there are no hangers because hangers work by gravity, so how do we store our objects in outer space? Where do we store all the things we teleshop? The disorder in a house without gravity is nothing but hundreds of […]
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ENERGY ISLAND
crisis cabinet #wetraders

energy island ABSTRACTEnergy Island. Crisis Cabinet of Political Fictions We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City. Goethe-Institut  ‘We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City’ is a project by the Goethe-Institut that connects since 2013 initiatives by artists, designers, activists and citizens from Lisbon, Madrid, Toulouse, Turin and Berlin. As stated by the curators “Angelika Fitz and Rose Epple, We-Trade increases ecological, economic and social sustainability. ‘We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City’ creates a knowledge and production platform for current and future We-Traders”.  Within the activities of We-Traders, Elii + CCPF will prepare a Crisis Gabinet of Political Fictions to analyse the following radical crisis scenario:  Within the deep and discontinuous changes that the energy sector has undergone in recent years, the Spanish Government plans to turn Spain into an Energy Island in the year 2020. The objective is to achieve the country's energy independence by 2020, coinciding with the Europe 2020 Project. This transformation poses new challenges for our cities, landscapes, production models, consumption patterns, legal frameworks, domestic behaviours, etc. A whole new strategy that entails the citizens’ participation is needed to develop and optimize the energy production infrastructures according to maximum efficiency criteria and, at the same time, rethink our ways of life. The […]
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