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Interior - 16.09.2019

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 ‘Construir una casa dentro de una casa’ como concepto de reforma interior llevada a cabo en un antiguo loft madrileño del siglo XX.  El proyecto original era un loft diáfano situado en el centro de la ciudad de Madrid y construido a finales del siglo XX mediante estructura de muro de carga, estructura de pilares de madera y forjado de bóveda catalana. Los arquitectos lo reforman tratando de ‘construir una casa dentro de una casa’. Es decir, se parece más al proceso de hacer una vivienda unifamiliar que al de una reforma interior, ya que tiene su propia estructura, cerramientos e instalaciones.El concepto se basa en crear forjados a diferentes alturas que responden al programa que acogen, tanto en su parte superior como inferior, por ello las diferentes alturas corresponden con diferentes usos. Para la sujeción de dichos forjados se plantea una estructura que unas veces apoya en el suelo y otras, cuelga del techo. La estructura busca la máxima delgadez, por lo que los arquitectos utilizan un perfil metálico lacado en blanco de 8x8cm con todas las instalaciones ocultas por

Casa Rosario

Architecture - 05.09.2019

Casa Rosario

Rojkind Arquitectos + DOSA Studio

Designed by DOSA Studio and Rojkind Arquitectos, Casa Rosario is one of the reconstruction projects carried out to help families affected by the earthquake that shook Mexico in September 2017. After the Mexican earthquake of 2017 and in lieu of governmental support for people who whose houses were destroyed, the organization PienZa Sostenible invited a number of architects to reconstruct damaged dwellings. One fruit of this project was Casa Rosario, the new home of a family of three that cultivates plants for a living. Having met the family, the architects designed a house with four separate parts built with high-resistance ecobloks of wood. They are cubes, but differ in height and each has its own identity. The blocks are interconnected by open-air circulations, give out onto a central courtyard by means of large wooden openings, and engage with the surrounding nature through secondary apertures that frame views of it. “Casa Rosario embraces and gives equal importance to the interior and the exterior space, as much in the use of nature as in the elements built to mark spatial boundaries.”

Gunni & Trentino Flagship in Madrid

Architecture - 02.09.2019

Gunni & Trentino Flagship in Madrid

Cosentino

Inspired in the scaly skin of a fish, the facade of the new Gunni & Trentino headquarters has transformed the existing building into an icon that reshapes the urban landscape of this central location on Paseo de la Castellana and Paseo de la Habana in Madrid.  The serial pattern of hexagonal panels wraps a windowless volume that rests on a neutral black base. To reflect company values such as quality, exclusiveness, rigor, elegance, and timelessness, the interior design company has worked with the architecture studio Mendoza + Simal, choosing Dekton, the ultracompact surface developed by Cosentino, for cladding. Because it is perfectly moldable and has a limited weight and volume, this material manages to adapt to the unique design complying with high-precision standards. Marking a contrast with the bright main facade – built with 600 square meters of Dekton in the tone Popular Warm – the rear façade of the building, which surrounds an interior courtyard, is designed as a sober enclosure with more than 100 square meters of Dekton in the dark hue Domoos. The possibility of manufacturing large-format pieces that adapt to all sorts of dimensions simplifies the detailing of the facades and reduces the joints between panels, creating a smooth and unif

C14 Architecture & Everything else

Paper - 02.08.2019

C14 Architecture & Everything else New C Magazine's Issue Presentation

The latest number of the magazine, C14, with the cover featuring Gunni & Trentino Flagship in Madrid, a project by the firm Mendoza + Simal collaborating with Dekton by Cosentino. The Martinez Cosentino family has always applied itself to meeting the most ambitious challenges. From 2014, with C magazine, Cosentino set out to contribute anew to the world of architecture but from a different field, that of communications, through information on the best and latest innovations, designs, and projects that make for a more sustainable and more beautiful world.