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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 program’s density, the area of the plot of land and the allowed construction requires to resolve the project within a compact shape building that occupies the entire surface of the plot of land.
The proposal takes this location into account as a starting point, coming up with a compact volume, which, however, has been perforated by a series of patios where vegetation climbs high achieving a good quality space and well lit building.
House H is located in an exclusive area in Madrid. The house has a floor area of 16,145 sq. ft. (1.500 m2) and is the answer to the broad and diverse functional needs of the client, a well-known international sportsman.
Design Team: Ronan Bolaños, Felipe Samarán, Jesus Amezcua, Delia Rodriguez, Oscar Hernando, Luis Rocca, Daniel Jimenez, Carla Anton, Jordi Mas, Manel Rio, German Gil, Emiliano D’Incecco, Rodolfo Pomini, Jesus Reyes, Ivan Sanchez, Mariluz Jimeno, Cristina Domecq
In a context of a consolidated historical neighborhood we are faced with a defined typology of dwellings between party walls and patios shared by neighbouring plots. Since volumetry is already determined the main challenge is to make the most of the resulting surface.
The local goverment of Lozoya put us in charge of the intervention in the closing and enlargement of the Municipal Cemetery. We had to work on the separating element between, according to Platon, the visible world and the intelligible world, that is, the earthly world from the eternal one. The half-ruined clay wall which needed to be repaired separated both physically and visually the two different worlds, as if both of them could be understood through the wall.
Perimetro is the title of the space created by the young team of architects ZOOCO. A real home in a space of 36 m2.
The project is an open space with a clear and concise geometry, which is transformed into a living space by the compression and the expansion of bands that run around the perimeter. These elements provide it with spatial tension, configurig the necessary circles to accommodate a house in its minimum expression. The scheme is very clear, “full” in the perimeter as a server space and “empty” in the center, as an habitable space. Each wall has a goal and a function by creating one central stay where life carries out. The surface of each wall show outgoing and incoming stays getting the different scenes of daily use. In a panoramic 360 ° from left to right we found: rest area, formed by a wall that connects the sleeping area and the rest area; the bathroom, with a wall of an urban environment; the kitchen and the dining area, where you will find everything you need to use; and finally, a green area with aromatic herbs that allows to disconnect from everyday life and enjoy of an exceptional area.
A family is looking for a new home able to represent their trips around the globe, their desire to live in a garden and to embody the cinematic diversity of domestic life. The result is the design of two different houses on the same plot.