Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Ascer Ceramic House Unlimited Space in Madrid, Spain by Ruiz Velazquez Architectura and design
September 14th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Ruiz Velazquez Architectura and design
In the attic of an emblematic building of classical early 20thcentury Madrid, this new concept of living space is placed: UNLIMITED SPACE is presented by architect Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez and built out of total freedom of layers. As if the design would be a three-dimensional object, every one of the rooms or points of the home can be located by specifying the axis of coordinates.
The result is the power to move around in few square meters at different heights, going up and down, offering a new experience of roominess in the context of a home: to explore the space. The transition between the rooms is continuous and lets the movement flow freely across the numerous levels.
The spatial flexibility that transforms this home is an innovative housing concept which adapts itself to the actual necessities and to the new usages. Where roominess, brightness and time flow in a multifunctional space without corners or precedence. It is also about expanding the parameters of interior design as well as the conventional trends of arrangement.
The idea was the creation of a new living concept, where the ceramic receives special treatment which turns it into the indisputable protagonist of the space. The ceramic is a material which offers, due to its versatility of application, multiple possibilities in its planimetry. According to the architect’s objective the ceramic thus transforms itself into an excellent dynamic entity able to offer the luxuriousness of working in three dimensions. “Change and continuation”, “tradition and innovation” simply unfold with a new angle on the use of ceramic material.
Hector Ruiz-Velazquez MArch
Hector Ruiz Velázquez born in Puerto Rico is the founder and CEO of HRUIZ VELAZQUEZ architecture & design Team.
Arrived on the European continent in 1992 with a solid American university education with a Master Degree of Architecture from the University of Virginia, USA with studio professorships from the Universities of Harvard, Columbia, Madrid Polytechnic Architectural School and Academy of Andrea Palladio, Vicenza Italy. Joined Alberto Campo Baeza Studio for the first year until he opened his own firm.
Because of the diversity of approaches during his formation he has a fresh and innovative aesthetic concept.
Ruiz Velazquez projects have materialized mostly in Europe, where he has developed his own style converging the natural essence of his homeland with the long professional career in Spain and other parts of the world.
His architectural practice is closely related with the development of a theoretical foundation in architecture that has the ability to create emotion. In the last five years he has given over 30 lectures with national and international institutions on the subject.
In the area of housing, the studio gains its deserved reputation for its practice of “multiplying space” and constantly working on the challenge of providing the space for new spatial sensations.
He has been a visiting professor with several universities and public institutions at Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Germany, Holland, Spain Switzerland, Dubai and Japan.
HRUIZVELAZQUEZ architecture&designteam is an architectural and interior design studio that goes beyond the realm of the discipline in the implementing of innovative commercial, private and public projects.
The firm responds to unique values very closely related to the trajectory of the career of its founder. This feature pervades the studio of its own conceptualization of the space and an extensive experience with the reality of the international market that addresses each project.
The philosophy of the studio pursues an unconventional spatial reality, based onhabitability criteria tested on value judgements centered on the concept of usability and communication through the discipline.
In the past 20 years it has been a pioneer in focusing the architectural envelope as a communication channel through a wide range of private and commercial work, public infrastructure, urban projects, offices, housing, corporate images and product designs.
With a global practice working as one office from two locations, Madrid and Dubai , the studio has reached an international reputation since its creation in Europe, 1992.
The completed studio projects have been published in prestigious journals and books worldwide.