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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

Pompeii shop in Madrid

Interior - 07.03.2019

Pompeii shop in Madrid

El Departamento

The architecture and design firm El Departamento debuts with the first physical store of the shoe brand Pompeii, right on the Madrid shopping street Fuencarral. El Departamento, headed by Albert García (architect) and Marina Martín (art director), received the commission through the fashion events agency Mondolirondo, and the shop was ready to open in just six weeks.The long and narrow shape of the space could be seen as a disadvantage, but the studio made it the project’s strong point. Shelves and irregular bench thus line the entire perimeter of the store, leaving the central space for customers and sales attendants to move around in. The shelves present three kinds of horizontal bands: mirror, bench, and actual shelves. In this way shoes are displayed everywhere and can be tried on anywhere. Hidden at the back, behind velvet curtains, is the Blue Room, where limited editions of Pompeii footwear will be shown.The use of textiles and reflections was the other key idea of the project, creating a delicate contrast between the emerald green upholstery of the bench and the almond green tone of the shelves. On the other hand, t

Dream & Maze

Interior - 25.02.2019

Dream & Maze

Studio 10

The Other Place is a creative hotel close to the Li River in Pingle County (Guilin, China) and Studio 10 has renovated two of its thematic rooms, Dream and Maze. Inspired by the work of M.C. Escher, the architect wanted to create a mysterious, infinite, impossible space through a seamless transition between 2D and 3D, and with elements forming optical illusions.Maze uses a deep green tone that strikes a contrast with the white. In this room we find stairs that seem to challenge the laws of gravity and which lead us to golden doors, behind which is a path to a secret forest and other surprising findings. The Dream project in turn presents a palette of colors in white and soft pink, contrasting with the black doors.The palettes of colors in both rooms, the purity of the volumes, and the lack of decor are meant to keep guests safe from the chaos of mundane life. All components of the real world, such as lighting fixtures and electrical appliances, are concealed, maintaining the pristine chimeric character of the space. 

The Attic-Flamingo

Interior - 06.11.2017

The Attic-Flamingo Neri&hu

"Up near the roof all our thoughts are clear. In the attic it is a pleasure to see the bare rafters of the strong framework"- Gaston Bachelard - The Poetics of Space Neri&Hu’s renovation of an industrial roof space in Shanghai into offices for leading global insight and strategic consultancy Flamingo is inspired by paradoxical and enigmatic notions of the attic as a poetic subject. The insertion of house-like volumes into a landscape of concrete platforms breaks down the homogenous space, such that the roof is not just a singular element, but can be experienced on multiple levels, from various vantage points and on various scales. Moreover, the use of different types of glass conveys the feeling of slight discomfort and reverses the roles of observed and observer.