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Architecture. Operalab competition: Teatr Wielki – The Polish National Opera and BMW

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Briefing ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The objective of the Competition is to select and carry out the concept of a mobile pavilion which will allow the OperaLab project for a number of artistic and intellectual activities.Starting from arranging exhibitions, through film shows, ballet and opera performances, to concerts and discussion panels

The form of the pavilion should communicate an innovative character of the project, combining many areas of art, and convey the values of identity of  Teatr  Wielki Opera Narodowa and BMW, creating a dialogue with the local environment. The open character of the pavilion should provoke the recipients to interactive use

Concept design ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The Operalab pavilion project is conceived as an abstraction of the Wielki Theatre, having a relation with the environment as a pure geometric volume, with a rational order  and sober presence, while inside both of them show themselves as dynamic containers due to their rich and complex geometry, creating a warm and cosy space

Architectural Design Strategies ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The module is liberated of any obstruction in facade, concentrating all structural elements on the geometric core. In that way is allowed better connection with other modules and an optimal circulatory flow

Structural axes are decentralized in the longest direction, getting two different porches (a, b), achieving greater flexibility to generate different spatial configurations (a, b, aa, bb, ab) with the same module, establishing a relation between server and served space. In the transversal section the support ist doubled in order to get more inertia in that axis, thereby reducing structural section

Morphological characteristics ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The longitudinal section is conformed by two ellipses with the center on the same height  involvingthe perception of the visitor. The resulting shape allows to absorb the structural load as a tree, giving greater dynamism and fluidity to the piece (continuity at points of tangency), improved acoustic conditioning and diffused lighting between the doubled support

The daylight is obtained naturally filtered through the roof in the interaxial spacing

The rainwater is collected trough the core of each module as a funnel system avoiding any issue between modules

Modulation. Configurations ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The orthogonal growing system allows working in both axis, with a 1:3 ratio generating multiple configurations and adapting to any urban space

Unitary spaces can be generated (concerts, projections, speeches), as well as segregated ones (exhibitions, workshops ), each one with their own facilities (services, back office)

Construction. Materials ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The entire piece is made by laminated timber sections, braced through the roof and the floor deck and dressed with membranes

A waterproofing translucent membrane allows the daylight pass through the roof and keeps the pavilion watertight, and an aluminum flashing is used toguarantee the water-proofing between modules when they are grouped. The façade membrane is thought as a light filter, allowing ventilation and visuals (in-out daytime, out-in night time). A third opaque membrane is used to illuminate the interior with indirect light emphasizing the structure rhythm

The floor is made of plywood boards following the module longitudinal axis. The foundation is composed by a timber slab which keeps all the vertical supports braced and stable, and at the same time is supported by a squared hollowed section grid leveled by metal regulable footing

Multimedia applications. Interactivity ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The facade of the pavilion is conceived as well a skin which can hold LED displays, posters, exhibition performances, advertisements, and projections, working as a reference point and urban claim

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Architecture . TDF (Tenerife Design Festival) Competition. Collaboration with Xavi Splatterhaus

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B3.01 BRIEFING

The international design competition for a challenge Tenerife cognitive level: what’s on the beach of the future?, What factors shape it? , And in turn, what values ​​are integrated with the concept of paradise, how to adapt to the environment?

The elements that are the emitter paradise (beach) and the receiver (person) who observes and interprets it … but what elements are necessary on the beach of the future?

The project is the concept of minimum intervention in the landscape, eliminating superfluous elements that alter the environment

B3.02 TARGET

The aim is for all users of the beaches of Tenerife, home or away, as a landmark, which can accommodate social relations around the piece. It provides a conceptual link between the user and the item (object: beach)

B3.03 CONCEPTUAL FEATURES

It creates a new piece that brings together all user needs in a single core

Thus, for the vast number of small elements that currently make up the beach: showers, footbaths, slogans, waste management, information panels, etc.. and enhances the visual relationship with the landscape, without blurring, facilitating adaptation to the environment of the object and design of a new benchmark

The project arose from the ground, as a characteristic of the area around it and focus all uses that are performed on each face of the prism. We propose a black monolith, homogeneous, and pure volumetry, which contrasts with nature: you build a new relationship between man and the land

B3.04 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS

The structure is formed by a grid of stainless steel pipes anchored to a concrete slab by means of anchors. In fixing this secondary (cubicles) in which are located the services offered to the user as: shower – footbaths, selective waste management, zone information (local beaches, itineraries, routes …), wireless internet connection with security services and slogans. The finished polished black basalt is suspended by steel brackets and adjustable joints are created in miter (45 °) so that the solid and power level

The proposed object consists of a system of electrical self-sufficiency through a photovoltaic solar panel that powers the touch screen, Wi-Fi equipment, camera and lighting system using LEDs position (low power). The installation of water and electricity is developed independently by the ends of the piece (opposite sides), using strips attached to the structure watertight and protected by gates vandal. Waste management is performed on one of the longitudinal sides, the rear side by registering

The gates pivot horizontally to waste management and vertically slogans and records on concealed hinges. Systems run by opening closures inox in slogans and records (with a number for each point) and clicados closures for public use

B3.05 MATERIAL: BASALT

Being the most common rock in Tenerife and on land, basalt native power and cultural character of the piece. As a natural element that emerges from underground presents a conceptual relationship with the object and in turn proposed terms of sustainability serves as its rapid transport, local and low cost supply conform to the requirements for an object of mass production

Basalt properties are of great compressive strength, hardness, wear resistance, moisture and chemical attack, and also its subsequent recycling durable material make it profitable long term

Historically, the use of basalt has always been linked to decorative sculptures, vessels, wall reliefs (hieroglyphics) … and also for constructive uses as pavers, steps, finished … the element dignified sculptural material utilization generating a relationship between the workpiece and the environment

B3.06 MOTTO: MAGMA

The geological origin of the islands and its volcanic activity, although of low intensity, make basalt, igneous rock, is considered a local landmark geological.

In the abstract, a connection between the object and pyroclastic fragments of igneous rock thrown by a volcanic eruption, which fell at random on the ground of the island: the Huevos del Teide. Items that exceeded the casting of the volcano and , fallen from the sky, forming a landscape that contrasts with its surroundings. As isolated elements, establishing a reciprocal relationship between object and landscape, an object emphasizes the beauty of the other

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Architecture . Competition for the adaptation of the central nave of the parish of la Pietat, Vic. 3rd prize

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The proposed joint adaptation of the nave of the parish of La Pietat of Vic is conceived as a minimal intervention within an area of great historical, architectural and archaeological

The project is conceived as a great showcase of the history of Vic, showing the archaeological ruins are under the nave with a large strip of glass that evokes the city’s past. It proposes the installation of a system of mobile elements both in the horizontal and vertical planes so that the flexibility of the different configuration and uses of the spaces within the nave itself is based intervention. To equip the corner of a secondary access creates an opening adapted qualifies this urban scale space and creates a transparency with the Roman temple of the church through

It provides for the restoration of all damaged components of the parish, mainly damp and cracks affecting the vaults of the nave and the vertical elements and the space under deck

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Bangou

Visualization. Images for a house in Bangou, Cameroon. Colaboration with Modo

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Modular housing

Visualization. Images for different houses

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Formentera

Visualization. Images for a house in Formentera. Collaboration with Jeev arquitectes

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4seasons

Visualization. Images for a pub in Cameroon

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nationalgallerie berlin

Visualization. Virtual stand for Berlin Nationalgallerie

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