Very grateful to Tectónica blog for publishing some of our last projects… Loft in Avenida de América, Duplicated Renovation and Low Cost Renovation… Please take a look at the link!
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Brick wall, darkness and a light bulb. We are glad for beginning the construction works for our latest singular housing renovation…
We will let you know the advances… Be alert!
After vacations, nothing better than new projects… This renovation consists on a apartment of aroung 80 m² where our work will be a complete demolition and new construction of all areas. With the goal of getting all light and adaptability, we only build an interior box for the bathrooms and kitchen. The rest will be open and versatil. Wooden movable doors will give the possibility of closing the spaces depending on possible needs.
Our special work will be the transformation of a obsolete terrace and its convertion into a Winter Garden, an area with many possibilities and capable of being constantly transformed. Ceramic floors and the use of wallpaper, as the design of a long wooden sit and table, try to give an in-between caracter to a conditioned space, but with the possibility of being opened completely to the great urban landscape surrounding the house.
Waiting for your comments!
“We always work on spaces with special opportunities, that can have an interesting potential either over academic and social field.”
Joaquín is interviewed today at La Opinión newspaper, talking about his work as professor at Universidad Francisco de Vitoria with the project placed in the interesting city of A Coruña and its port. Due to the movement of the main instalations outside the city, new opportunities emerge and architecture must be there!
Here is the link!
With this project for a musician at the center of Madrid, we are presenting the fourth part of our Multiplying Architectures. In this case, we worked over a too fragmented and dark previous situation, typical of ground floors at historical centers. After a detailed study of the existent wooden structure, our first intention was making stronger the most characteristic visual elements, that are the structure and the brick walls. Openness was the main tool for introducing light and multiply internal uses at the most public part of the housing; the most important spaces, so, fulfill the most important needs (living, dinning, kitchen) depending of furniture, but also supply infinite multiplication of posible functions. Contrasting to it, the room, bath and closets are placed on the contrary part of the house.
Here you will find the full report!
This is one of the few occasions where architects have the opportunity for designing a house for themselves. The position of being client and designer at a time puts oneself in a complicated position of having to define and decide everything, knowing all possibilities and complexities (what is even worse, with the unbearable need of having to decide at every time), but also with all freedom for deciding anything, what is absolutely great.
What is clear is that we now understand better than ever the marvelous and at the same time complex relation between architect and client… And another thing we are sure about is that we are really happy with the results!
For seeing the full report, please click here!
Here we have our latest Project of Multiplying Architectures, an apartment that can change from 2 to 3 bedrooms with just one simple movement! We hope you like it!
Here are some images of our latest singular housing project! It is Located on a privileged spot with amazing views at a beautiful reservoir. The dialogue between landscape and architecture has been present throughout the project’s creative process giving rise to a house that merges with nature and, at the same time, gets away from it in order to look at amazing wiews. We hope you like it!
Last photographies! This time, a complex building for the Yamaguchi University, by Murashige Architects
Here are the second report of our last trip to Japan… We traveled to Yamaguchi to make the architectural photographies of the last project by Murashige Architects, a building for the University!
The full report at the link!
Publication of our photographies for the Café Sacai by Murashige Architects at Artbox International Vol. 28… You can buy it now at Amazon!
Today we are showing our last renovation project, still in initial phases. It is a galician singular housing, with garden and guest house that require a whole work, from their facilities to their facades and roof. In the interior, ground floor is destined to allocate common areas, with the two levels living room as the main space, in direct communication with the garden thanks to a large window that breaks the corner of the existent house and introduces garden life to the interior, one of the first goals from the beginning. Fireplace is used as a dividing element, allowing openness and spaceness, but at the same time separating functions like the living and dinning or kitchen.
Wood is chosen as the material that gives warmth to new spaces, contrasting interior life and natural textures to the sober abstract and white box that is the traditional building. Its three floors will be connected by means of the sculptural stair, a great wooden block that breaks vertically the slabs and establish diagonal visual relations among the floors, breaking so the closeness of the previous configuration.
We expect to have the project in a few weeks, and we will tell you the evolution of the construction works!
More images in the next link!
Here you can see the result of our last trip to Japan. Because of the finalization of the last two projects by Murashige Architects, we moved to make the photographic reports. In the case of this project that we are showing first, it is a renovation of a singular house of more than 30 years placed in a classical residential area of the outskirts of Tokyo.
One of the special things of this house is its wooden construction, made by the same only carpenter, which made easier obtaining plans and details. At the beginning, clients’ intentions were making the renovation of only one part: the dinning, the bath and other little things. But after analizing the present situation of the structure, interior and general systems, architects planned a full renovation, but under the same low-cost criteria.
“We have eliminated the walls that were not needed and besides that those that divided too much interior spaces with the goal of introduting light inside the house. The work with the rest has been mainly a change of the paper. General systems are decided to be made by commercial solutions in order to make it cheaper.
The most important element would be the central void. It was before a japanese room that could not be used by this family just because they wanted to sleep in a regular bed. The form of the void as the back of a whale was born because of the request of the client to keep the closet and at the same time getting the introduction of light. The curved line is decided by the research of the maximun reflection of light, in a deep study of the sun. The same importance has the intention of a usefull space, open to the whole family.”
Here is the link with the full report!
We have the final images for our Duplicated Renovation… A recreation of the rooftops of Madrid in a warm wooden interior in an attic renovation in Madrid. The bad existent situation required a complete work in its interior. Contrary to the idea of increasing horizontaly, our project uses existent height to create an elevated space, multiplying uses vertically. Contrasting with the neutral white floor and furniture, the ceiling, stairs and upper space are made by wood, giving a warm character to the interior. The wooden ceiling is the main role of the project, being designed by means of triangular geometries that reminds us to the rooftops of the traditional Madrid that can be seen from the house, breaking the visual frontier between interior and exterior. Main window is made with a double frame made by steel to be used from interior and exterior, being able to go out to a terrace with amazing views over Madrid, this time under a wooden sky.
You can have all the information in the link:
Let´s do it! The renovation has already begun, we have taken the hammer and started with the demolition, we will keep you informed of the progress…
Here is the link of the project, we hope you like it!!
PRIVILEGED LOCATION, this new singular housing project is situated by a lake on a large plain surrounded by olive trees and poplars. Here we show you some visualizations and planes at the link… Hope you like them!
A small sample of how the Attic Remodel is going on, What do you think about the new deck?. Soon we will share the photos of the whole project!
Continue evolving our latest housing project: from the first models to visualizations. Here is the link to some of our exterior views… We hope you like it!
Here is the link with our project that received an HONORABLE MENTION in the Competition for the visitors center of the Camino de Santiago in Castromaior made this summer… We hope you like it!
New photography report! This time, a renovation in Madrid, by Estudio Arquesta!
The full report, here:
This is the final report of our Loft Renovation, the second Case Study of MULTIPLYING ARCHITECTURES!!! To see all information, with drawings and photographs, please click on the link:
We hope you like it!!!
MULTIPLYING ARCHITECTURES is a design project by idearch-studio that works on present housing, searching for elements of a minimum materiality, but maximum transformation of internal life of the house, with the goal of thinking a new way of using contemporary housing in relation with its new models of users.
We work with very simple elements, those that belong to everybody’s memory in their houses, giving them new alternative functions, and so multiplying the internal uses of the house.
So far, MULTIPLYING ARCHITECTURES has worked on next specific projects:
II. REFORMA LOFT
III. REFORMA DUPLICADA
Here you will find some of the photographies made in the project for a housing remodeling in Pedro de Valdivia Street (Madrid).
If you wanna see the whole report, please click in the next link:
Spring is coming to La Berzosa! Today, we considered as finished the structure… and the beginning of the envelope!
Yesterday we had a presentation of a printer 3d in our office! We made a key-ring with the project of the housing of Luna street…
“I want a studio where to live… not a house where to work”
Here you can see the project for a singular housing in Madrid for the painter César Galicia, a project presently being built. It is a proposal that works on a clear division between the massiveness of the landscape and the elevated living volume. We are contrasting then a heavy materiality of concrete walls, natural stone and vegetal ground with an abstract and rational volume elevated with mettalic structure that searchs a minimum interference with the place. We are proposing a main level, a platform where to develop all main areas of housing and painting space. The wall and the courtyard separates these two main uses, and a third element, a Winter Garden, allows a new climatology to south, and external space but protected that looks to the holm oaks that surrounds the house.
The structure is thought to be made by concrete and soldered steel in the platform, and the rest by screwed beams. The rest of the constructive elements are made completely with prefabricated and screwed elements, showing everyghing to the interior, in a sincere aesthetic character that comes from the same interests of the client.
The housing then is understood as an abstract chest, a technological box that houses in its interior a rich world of light, details and imagination, as in the paintings of the same César Galicia…
PhD ARCHITECT – Outstanding Cum Laude!!!
Many thanks to the members of the Jury for the assistance and great commentaries: José María Ezquiaga, Rodrigo Pemjean, Mª Antonia Fernández Nieto, Andrés Walliser, Miguel Luengo and of course to the director of the thesis Carmen Espegel.
This is the project for an attic renovation at Luna Street, in Madrid. The present situation will require a complete work in its interior. We will use existent high to create an elevated space. Contrasting with the white floor and furniture, the ceiling, stairs and upper space will be made in wood. Main window will be made with a double frame made of the same wood to be used from interior and exterior, being able to go out to a terrace with amazing views over Madrid.
This is our project for a loft remodeling in Avenida de América, in Madrid… The works will consist on a complete openness of the space, only working with two main architectural elements, a continuous wooden element of stair and shelves, and two panels of plastic and steel that help the user to have multiple options in the internal use of the house.
Please, take a look to the different options… Which one do you like the most?
We are pleased to announce our coming PhD lecture next February 9th at 11.30 am at ETSAM!
Joaquín will talk about his thesis titled “Urban Connectivity in Rem Koolhaas: Megastructure, Elevated Street and Communication Infrastructure, 1968-1989”
The Jury will be formed by: José María Ezquiaga, Andrés Walliser, Rodrigo Pemjean, Antonia Fernández Nieto and Miguel Luengo… If you are free that morning, please come to enjoy it!
Hi all! These are the photographies that we have made for the project of Dabbawala Restaurant, whose chef is the amazing Luca Rodi, who is appearing in the TV show Top Chef… The design, by dg architects, consisted on the remodeling of a two floor area, the Dabbawala Restoran and the Dabbawala Underground, but mainly the last one, in the ground floor, a recovered area with old brick walls… We hope you like them… and we encourage you to visit it to enjoy their spectacular food!
To see the whole report, visit here!
These are the visualizations we have made for the EAD Houses, by BOJAUS. The project consists on two houses, based mainly on flexibility and freedom in organization of its internal spaces.
Openness is then important for the architects, who propose an open ground floor with kitchen, dining and living only separated with furniture and level changes.
On first floor, we find a courtyard that separates main bedroom and another space that can be divided with mobile partitions, changing from a only open space to three separated bedrooms.
Construction has been thought separating the image from outside to the internal perception. The structural wooden internal walls are seen from the inside providing a warm interior, and the concrete and the stucco provide protection to the wood, providing a suggestive contrast.
We hope you like the images!
An article about our last remodeling is published in homify! “A Low Cost Remodeling in Madrid”, by María Bautista.
It’s always so interesting to see what others think about your work…
Here you will find our photography report of the Cafe Sacai, by Murashige Architects… from our last visit to the always surprising Tokyo!
As the architect tell us:
“Sacai is the word for earth and means border in japanese. Our goal is experimenting with the charm of the ambiguity of sacai and also visualizating the broad time of this cafe.”
The main points that the architect emphasizes:
-The volume was directed by the JR (Japan Railway), with openness in the north face, where public area was decided to be placed. The area is 80 m² with a height of 2.7 m.
-The structure is made in steel. It tries to be as light as possible, working with interior materials and furniture so that all can be understood as layers from outside. Everything was organized by fraction and multiplicity of structural dimension.
-Everything is designed so that the internal space can be perceived with the maximum openness. The frames and the joints are designed as low as possible, and the furniture is selected depending on the height. The windows design is thought to be large and with the same criteria as structure.
We hope you like it!
Our photographies for the Sport Pavilion in Alcázar de San Juan, by Rojo/Fernández-Shaw are published at the Spain Yearbook, where the best spanish projects are featured yearly!
Here you will find some of the photographies made in the project for a housing remodeling in a fantastic street in Madrid, José Abascal.
If you wanna see the whole report, please click in here:
Here is our last project! It consists on a remodeling of an old house in Madrid. The owners wanted an open space and light as the main tool. Our strategy was cleaning almost all previous traces of walls and open the space in a continuous area. Entrance, kitchen, office and living room is now joined in a unique space. As their budget was really tight, the main work was then the ceiling, where we propose a two-level wooden area where to have all storage, or hanging shelves.
We hope you like it!
Yesterday we were invited to make a presentation about our project for a housing and painting space in La Berzosa, in Madrid… We will show more information soon! Here is the banner!
Here you will find some pictures of our participation at the International Workshop organized between the UFV (Universidad Francisco de Vitoria,Madrid) and the HEPIA (Haute école du paysage, d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Genéve)
We presented a lecture about infrastructures and contemporary cities, and we were part of the Final Jury, together with Gemma Peribáñez (Ezquiaga Arquitectos) and Felipe Samarán (Director of the UFV)
Thanks to the organization for the opportunity!
WE NEED YOUR VOTE!
We are pleased to announced that we have been selected for the competition Made of Talent, which goal is to find the new faces for young Spanish Talents. We are the only architects selected so far!
It’s very easy! Just click in the link and vote!
Thank you all!
This is the last collaboration with Diaz & Diaz Arquitectos, a competition for a parking space in A Coruña that won the 1st Prize… Congratulations to the architects!
Hi all! These are our last visualizatios for AGi architects… The project consists on a Masterplan in Kuwait, where their tasks include also the design of several architectonic elements. After a really hard work together… We hope you enjoy them!
These are some pictures we have produced for Lacaton & Vassal studio… Recently they have been published in the special edition of AV Monographs “Lacaton & Vassal. Strategies of the Essential”. Please, take a look!
idearch/impresiones [de arquitectura] wishes you… a Happy New Year 2015
Architects: Rojo/Fernández-Shaw (http://www.rojofernandezshaw.es/)
Here are some photographies of the last project by Luis Rojo and Begoña Fernández-Shaw. First prize in competition, and recently finished, this design is an example of abstraction and careful treatment of natural light.
For seeing the full report, please visit these links:
Today, we are participating at the IV Session of Urban Management! It will be held at the Fundación Fernando de Castro, beginning at 5 pm… Here you will find all the information!
Organized by the Urban Habitat Research Group at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, inside the Architecture Week 2014.
The entry is free… We hope you can come!
The SCA Architectural Association at Buenos Aires, through the Subcomisión de Concursos and the Centro de Estudios del Hábitat y la Vivienda (CEHyV-FADU-UBA) invite you all to participate in the Lecture that we will give tomorow 17th September at 6 pm in the Auditorium of the SCA, placed at Montevideo 938, CABA.
The title will be “EMPTINESS AS CENTRAL CONCEPT OF THE PROJECT ” and we will talk about some of our last competitions and projects, with special atention to some of the common lines that we have developed. Although working into different questions concerning program, place or scale, certain constant elements appear in their design. The talk will take into consideration the character of project research, fundamental for us, presenting some of these elements, and developing especifically the “emptiness as oportunity” as the core idea of the project.
ACTIVITY IS OPEN AND FREE.
Organized by the Subcomisión de Concursos – SCA together with the Centro de Estudios del Hábitat y la Vivienda – CEHyV-FADU/UBA
This is our proposal for the project of a youth hostel in Madrid. In this 1st phase, the goal was reinforcing the importance of common spaces, where social relations could prevail over private character of other hostels, being a building dedicated to youth travelers. Color and low-cost materials have been our tools for creating and stablishing differences between spaces, being most of them simple and common, with the goal of the reinforcement of a dynamic and manual character that could relate with the original program of a youth hostel. In a second phase, we will work over dormitory spaces, lunch spaces and kitchens, and play and reading rooms.
Today we are writing to present our awarded project, finalist in the competition for the construction of a housing tower in Lima, Perú, called to become one of the great icons in the city, and done in collaboration with the architecs Elisa Sequeros and Ignacio Senra. The competition, as a negligent organization, has been declared not awarded at the final stage, something included at basis… Regrettably, it seems that still the profession does not have the tools to avoid this acts of vandalism that leave us undefended to people that come sometimes even from our field.
Talking about the project, our proposal consists on a building with a great diversity of uses, understanding that so important is the housing and the common space. This concept is incorporated to the internal private space, exploring the intense relation that an element like this tower can have with urban surroundings. This relation is manifested through great terraces in constant relation with the internal program, becoming the core of the project. From the point of view of the materials, we understood the project as a vertical compilation of horizontal concrete slabs, having perimeter glass surfaces that allow the complete relation with the urban views from every internal space.
Even with the terrible organization, we are proud of it and we hope you like it!
We are happy to announce that we have won the 1st Prize in the competition for the new Odontology Headquarters in Madrid COAM! The project has been made in collaboration with the architects Daniel Merro and Laia Lafuente, and Ercer.
Here you have some pictures of our project…
Here you will find some visualizations made in collaboration with DeDiego y García Arquitectos about housing remodeling… Take a look!
This is our new project, Son Martorell, a housing remodeling in Menorca, Spain.
The project works on an existing old house with different preexistences including very interesting elements. Our intention was keeping the bearing walls of the old house, wich are made of Marés, the typical kind of stone in this island. From them, we perform a series of sustraction operations to add the light steel stair that compose the house´s central space, creating a vertical communication with a clear visually intention and in what refers to connectivity. On the other hand, on the second floor we create a singular communication system both in horizontal plan and vertical section. The studio area is at the same time a nexus space between two principal rooms and the terrace. Further in the other rooms, as we can see in the cross section, we create a mezzanine to be used as a studio into the room and at the same time for having an exit to the play room.
Finally, we include the concept of a flexible house referring to distribution, as you can see in the diagrams. The rooms area can be separeted in two parts, thanks to the position of the wet areas, with the goal of having the possibility of turning it into a country house for renting.
Here are a special entry for offices design. These are some of the images made lately in collaboration with Ubicca… We hope you like them!
We are happy to present our new working space in Madrid!
The goal of the renovation was maintaining the spacious character of the place, working on floors, walls and mainly the illumination. The idea was very simple, using sincere materials that were pure and abstract… Contrasting with a almost black and white architecture, we want a colored and vivid dynamic interior.
In the future, the place will be changing depending on our own work. Photographs, models or drawings will be hanging on the walls or windows. New sketches on the black walls will constantly change the aspect of the office. Our future is the future of the space… We will show you more pictures in the future.
We really hope you like it, and feel free to visit us whenever you want!
30,8 x 39 cm, 500 p.
Edition: Español, Italiano, Portugués
Facing the work of Alvaro Siza is extremely hard. The numerous publications of his projects, known by everybody, make the risk of not being able to give a new look to his work be high. Nevertheless, it is precisely the ambition of this work by Philip Jodidio what favors its success. This ambition tries to go over all his works, from 1952 to his last works in 2013. From his first works in Leca da Palmeira or the Quinta da Malagueira to his last ones in South Korea or Switzerland we understand the evolution of an architect that has known how to understand the change between the local and the global, and has trespassed their borders, thanks to the immense quality of the small and artisanal and at the same time of the technological and international.
Hi all! Our pictures of Zamora County Council have been published in the last number of C3 Magazine, 348.
Please take a look to the magazine, and here is the link to the c3 official web:
Hola a todos! Nuestras fotografías de las oficinas de la Diputación de Zamora han sido publicadas en el último número de C3 Magazine, 348.
Por favor, echad un vistazo a la revista, y aquí está el link a la página de c3:
For the Architecture Week in Madrid that has just finished, here is our participation in the III Session on Urban Management as our permanent collaboration with the Research Group Urban Habitat at Francisco de Vitoria University. It consisted on the management of all audiovisual aspects of the exhibition and round table. We produced three videos with interviews, photographies and several pieces of videos that we have made during the last months.
These are some images of the event!
Con motivo de la Semana de la Arquitectura que acaba de finalizar, os presentamos nuestra participación en las III Jornadas sobre Gestión Urbana como parte de nuestra permanente colaboración con el Grupo de Investigación Urban Habitat en la Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. Consistió en la gestión de todos los aspectos audiovisuales de la exposición y mesa redonda. Produjimos tres videos con entrevistas, fotografías y algunas piezas de videos que hemos estado haciendo durante los últimos meses.
Os dejamos algunas imágenes del evento!
Here are some pictures of #lacalleenelmercado, the event we collaborated with as responsibles of making the exhibited photographies and interviews… Here is the link to the web of Urban Habitat, the Research Group at Francisco de Vitoria University we belong to.
Aquí están algunas imágenes de #lacalleenelmercado, el evento con el que colaboramos como responsables de la realización de las fotografías expuestas y entrevistas… Aquí os dejamos el link a la web de Urban Habitat, el Grupo de Investigación de la Universidad Francisco de Vitoria al que pertenecemos.
Architects/Arquitectos: AGi architects (www.agi-architects.com)
Collaborators of the images/Colaboradores de las imágenes: Fernando Tella/Francisco Mateos
These are the images we made for the project Wafra I, a housing tower placed in Kuwait. As we can read in their web:
“Wafra Vertical Housing introduces a new concept to urban living that adapts to the evolving lifestyle of 21st Century contemporary Kuwait. With the increasing demand for land in the city, the idea is to transform the single family-home living typology vertically where the tenants can enjoy the privacy of their own home, yet benefit from the tower’s amenities and prime location.
The Research Group Arquitecturas Ocasionales [AA OO*] at Francisco de Vitoria University organizes the I International Conference MATERIAL STRATEGIES | Plant Architecture. It will be developed the 3rd and 4th October 2013. We can read in their presentation:
“Plants have been widely used as building materials both within different vernacular traditions around the world and as part of more recent proposals that attempt to take advantage of their insulating properties an their low ecological footprint. Within vernacular architecture, the use of plants as building components can be traced from the mudhifs in Irak or the hay reinforcement of rammed earth walls, up to the green roofs of Asturian teitos or Swedish stugas. Now, these vernacular techniques are being rediscoverd and becoming updated in architectural designs that seek to profit from their thermal qualities, their availability and their low enviromental impact.”
More images for FWG architects! This time, Les Eglantines, a 2nd Prize in competition in Switzerland. The program was based on a residence for elderly and disabled people.
Congratulations to the architects!
Oficinas para la Diputación de Zamora. / Offices for County Council in Zamora
Arquitectos / Architects: Antonia Fernández Nieto y Pilar Peña Tarancón.
Fotografías / Photos: Joaquín Mosquera. impresiones [de arquitectura]
Las nuevas oficinas de la Diputación Provincial de Zamora han de dar respuesta no sólo a un determinado programa de usos sino también ante uno de los más comprometedores entornos de la ciudad de Zamora: la Plaza de Viriato, parada obligatoria del principal recorrido por la ciudad. La propuesta ofrece la cuarta fachada de la plaza, rematando así el conjunto arquitectónico que forman el Hospital de la Encarnación por el lado norte y el Teatro Ramos Carrión y el Palacio de los Condes de Alba y Aliste por el sur.
El nuevo edificio de oficinas se organiza entorno a un patio que le permite:
– Duplicar el número de estancias con orientación norte-sur y reducir considerablemente los espacios ciegos.
– Obtener vistas diagonales de la plaza y su entorno que pasan a ser partícipes de su vida interior, de sus recorridos y de su descanso.
– Generar una imagen muraria de acuerdo al resto de los edificios sin desatender las necesidades de iluminación requeridas por las oficinas.
-Duplicate the number of places with North-South orientation and reduce places with no natural light.
-Obtain diagonal views to the square and its surrounding being now part of its interior life, its routes and its rest.
-Generate a compact image corresponding to the rest of buildings but being conscious of necessities of natural lighting to offices.
Sin embargo el edificio no se encierra en el patio interior sino que a través de un hueco profundo en fachada permite la visión y el contacto con la plaza de Viriato. Se puede acceder a él desde las oficinas de la planta primera y puede tener uso como balcón representativo en actividades públicas de la Diputación.
El tamaño del patio aumenta con la altura para permitir la entrada de luz y el soleamiento de las salas que se vuelcan a él. Además existen dos niveles diferentes en la planta baja y primera para que las miradas al patio no se realicen a la misma altura y permitan un distanciamiento entre los distintos espacios de trabajo.
Nevertheless, the building opens its vision and contact with Viriato square by means of a deep hole through the courtyard. People can enter to it from offices in first floor, being used as a representative balcony for public uses of the County Council.
Covered access space emphasizes two entrances: the main one and the turist office that has an independent running.
Concerning to the interior spaces, the courtyard is the organizer of space, creating larger pieces to north and south where open offices place larger number of workers, and two smaller ones to west and east where rooms with the use of offices and meetings are placed. Closed offices are inserted in North façade in conexion with working open space in order to place those workers that need larger privacy in their work, but without losing proximity with the rest. Versatility in internal distribution will allow the building to adapt to future changes.
Architects/Arquitectos: AGi architects (http://www.agi-architects.com/)
Here are some images that we are proud of. The project is the Fawsec Campus, a Housing complex in Kuwait. Keep reading for more info about the project!
Os presentamos algunas imágenes de las que estamos orgullosos. El proyecto es el Fawsec Campus, un conjunto de viviendas en Kuwait. Seguid leyendo más abajo para más información!
COSMIC COMMUNIST CONSTRUCTIONS PHOTOGRAPHED
26×34 cm, 312 páginas
Edición: Español, Italiano, Portugués
Architects/Arquitectos: AGi architects (http://www.agi-architects.com/)
Competition. First Prize/Concurso. Primer Premio
Collaborator of the aerial image/Colaborador de la imagen aérea: Francisco Mateos
“The school is designed as a continuous experience where collaborative efforts from the different educational agents (teachers, parents, society…) play an important role in the development of the school environment. We intend to create spaces, corners and details that provide as much potential as possible to encourage children’s independent activities, communication, orientation, social interaction and aesthetics.”
“La escuela ha sido diseñada como una experiencia continua en la que los distintos agentes (profesores, padres, sociedad…) colaboran conjuntamente para llevar acabo un esfuerzo común, jugando un papel importante en el desarrollo del entorno escolar. Se trata de crear espacios, rincones y detalles capaces de proporcionar la máxima flexibilidad para fomentar las actividades individuales del niño, su comunicación, su orientación, su interacción social y su propio sentido de la estética.”
Architects/Arquitectos: Sitag Arquitectura
“El proyecto se plantea como consecuencia del hallazgo de importantes estructuras urbanas romanas así como de distintos objetos y restos decorativos. El proyecto consta de dos niveles diferenciados, uno a cota de la plaza de la Morería en el que se plantea el acceso al recinto y se ubican infraestructuras básicas para la recepción, canalización y control de los visitantes. El sitio arqueológico se sitúa en un nivel a tres metros bajo la planta de acceso. El intinerario ofrece la posibilidad de caminar por encima de la calzada romana a través de un pavimento elevado.”
AGi architects and Bonyan design win the 1st PRIZE in the competition for the GDIS (General Department of the Information System) in Kuwait. We have been in charge of making the video and images for the presentation of the winner team. As we can read in their web: “Building design aims for the clear transmission of a conceptual duality it derives from: technology, innovation and transparency on the one hand versus strength, stability and security, which are inherent to the Ministry of Interior Affairs that will occupying the building, on the other. ” We hope you like it!
AGi architects y Bonyan design ganan el 1er PREMIO en el concurso para el GDIS (General Department of the Information System) en Kuwait. Desde impresiones [de arquitectura] hemos estado al cargo de la realización del video y las imágenes para la presentación del equipo ganador. Como podemos ver en su web: “El diseño del proyecto tiene como objetivo la clara transmisión de la dualidad conceptual que se deriva de: tecnología, innovación y transparencia por un lado versus fuerza, estabilidad y seguridad, inherentes al Ministerio del Interior que ocupará el edificio, por el otro.” Esperamos que os guste!
web of the architects/web de los arquitectos: http://www.agi-architects.com/
20,8×27,4 cm, 480 páginas
More visualizations for AGi architects! This time the project is the New Sulaibikhat Center in Kuwait, a pioneer building in the healthcare sector. Courtyards on façade are the driving elements that break compactness and maximize necessary privacy.
Please, enjoy them!
Here you will see some of our images for AGi architects… Wafra Living in Kuwait, a high rise housing project combining a compact external image with intense internal life.
These are some images of our collaboration with FWG architects… It was the Concours VY-Creuse Usine a Gaz Nyon.
Hope you like them!
We are proud to present our proposal for the new Tourism Center in Sevilla made in collaboration with de diego & garcia arquitectos slp and levin arquitectura.
The design consisted on a curved surface connecting the pre-existent two levels that was able of creating an open public space and, at the same time, new closed programs that had three different functions: Tapa Museum, Visiting Center and Flamenco Museum. It deals with the need of creating daily public spaces open to citizens and at the same time a new singular point close to most known city monuments.
This is our new publication! It is a collaboration with Urban Habitat, the Research Group at the UFV University. We have been in charge of all graphic design, photographies and as researchers we have participated with an article called “Architects in cities. Three words for a necessary change in their role and discipline”
We are building our new web… We know you are excited for seeing it, but please for now, visit our blog!
We are happy to announce our participation in COEXISTENCES. TOMORROW AND TOMORROW with the article “About the logic of Elevated Streets now. Projected utopia and citizens realism”. The article tries to emphasize the need for a new search of spaces of opportunity in the critical present day; contrary to the idea of architecture as building objects, now what society needs is an architecture that builds processes in infrastructural simultaneity.
“While the built and the solid are now beyond control – subject to political, financial and cultural forces in a perpetual state of flux – the same is not true of the void, perhaps the last subject about which architectural certitudes are still convincing.”
Rem Koolhaas. Urban Planning Competition for New Town of Melun-Sénart, 1987
Hemos inaugurado el curso en la UFV con la presentación de Flowscapes, el taller de proyectos que tiene como objetivo repensar la infraestructura y el paisaje de la desembocadura del Rin en Rotterdam. Será un curso excitante que incluirá ,entre muchas otras cosas, charlas de diversos invitados y un prometedor Workshop que tendrá lugar en colaboración con la Universidad de Delft, donde viajarán los alumnos el próximo Noviembre. Os dejamos el link al blog!
Os dejamos algunas fotografías de la exposición organizada en la Fundación Fernando de Castro por el Grupo de Investigación Urban Habitat de la Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, al que activamente pertenecemos. Nuestro trabajo para la exposición ha consistido en la labor gráfica de fotografías, dirección de video y montaje general. La exposición permanecerá abierta toda la SEMANA DE LA ARQUITECTURA, hasta el 5 de octubre. Esperamos que lo disfrutéis!
These are some pictures of the exhibition installed at Fundación Fernando de Castro by the Research Group Urban Habitat of Francisco de Vitoria University, to which we belong. Our work for the exhibition has consisted on the photographies, video direction and general assembling. The exhibition will be open all Architecture Week, until October 5th. We hope you enjoy it!
Nuestro reportaje de fotografía de las oficinas de Zamora aparece publicado en el último Anuario2012 de AV Monografías, 24 proyectos que pretenden ser el balance del año en España. En el enlace encontraréis algunas de nuestras fotografías…
Our photography report of the offices in Zamora is published in the last number of AV Anuario 2012, 24 projects that are intended to be a summary of the year in Spain. Here you will find some of the pictures…
Infraestructural Voids _ New York-Madrid-Lima-Mumbai
Video edited for VIDEOURBANA competition inside the VIII Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo
Vídeo editado para el concurso de VIDEOURBANA dentro de la VIII Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.
This is the link to the rest of the videos submitted: http://www.videourbana.com/
Éste es el enlace al resto de vídeos presentados: http://www.videourbana.com/
Now, 50% population live in cities. in 50 years, 2/3 of humanity will live in cities
Among all common patterns caused by densification, we have found some specific spaces that are not solved in dense cities, islands in urban congestion that architecture or traditional urbanism haven´t thought about.
Infrastructural voids seem to be isolated in the city. They are vast terrain vagues with a clear overexistence of underused infrastructures.
Visualizations made in collaboration with Diaz y Diaz architects, invited to the private competition for the new offices for Rolex in the city of Thônex in Switzerland. The project had a curve form using recycled materials like Foam Aluminium, covered with vertical undulating structures that gives the building a strong dynamic image, illuminated with LED.
Infografías realizadas en colaboración con el estudio Diaz y Diaz arquitectos, invitados al concurso para las Oficinas de Rolex en la ciudad de Thônex en Suiza. Se trata de un proyecto curvo con materiales reciclados en fachada como el Aluminio Foam, revestido con lamas verticales y onduladas que dotan al edificio de gran dinamismo, y retroiluminado con LED.
¡Seguimos con el éxito del reportaje que hicimos sobre las Oficinas para la Diputación de Zamora, de Antonia Fernández y Pilar Peña! Prueba de ello son las últimas revistas en las que ha sido publicado. Aquí os dejamos algunas fotografías de los artículos sobre el proyecto en TC Temas de Arquitectura, A10 New European Architecture y Promateriales.
Os dejamos el enlace al Grupo Vía en donde podréis ver los nominados en los Premios Arquitectura Plus en esta tercera edición de 2012.
Las categorías son:
-Arquitectura deportiva y cultural
-Arquitectura al trabajo
-Arquitectura de espacios públicos e infraestructuras
-Arquitectura en educación
-Arquitectura en vivienda
-Premio especial al estudio joven más prometedor
Se han escogido 36 obras finalistas y 55 seleccionadas de las 477 presentadas en esta 54 edición de los Premios FAD 2012. Próximamente conoceremos la resolución final.
Estos premios, creados en 1958, establecen 5 categorías de concurso: arquitectura, interiorismo, ciudad y paisaje, intervenciones efímeras y pensamiento y crítica.