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  7. Biombombastic / elii

Biombombastic / elii

  • 05:00 - 26 November, 2015
Biombombastic / elii
Biombombastic / elii, © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero
© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    (elii) Uriel Fogué + Eva Gil + Carlos Palacios
  • Design Team

    Pedro P. García, Alicia García, Ana López, Claire Laborde
  • Size

    24.90m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Many houses in one

Complete refurbishment of a flat in the centre of Madrid
The purpose of this project is to renew an old flat in the centre of Madrid to turn it into a transformable space.

© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero
© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

The project hinges around two complementary strategies. Firstly, an open space is configured, and the whole programme is grouped and arranged around an L-shaped band on two sides. This band includes the access to the household, the outer façade windows, a folding bed, the storage space, a complete kitchen, a fold-down auxiliary table, access to the bathroom and the washing machine. It optimises the spatial distribution and compacts all the functions so that everyday activities can benefit from as much space as possible, all the while adapting to the geometry of the apartment. Secondly, a fitted screen on one of the sides can be deployed from the wall to create different domestic arrangements, by closing the bedroom, the kitchen or dividing the house into two.

Wooden rails serve to construct the whole. They are the attachment points for the screen and establish the lighting of the spaces.

© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero
© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

The screen works in unison with hinged and foldable devices and with the lighting to configure a flexible space that serves to alter the ‘domestic stages’ (as if it were a ‘domestic theatre’) with simple operations, turning one house into a multiplicity of homes.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

PROJECT
Many houses in one
1. One space, many spaces. Biombombastic is as surprising as the paper of an origami figure. One simple surface is folded and unfolded depending on the domestic configuration to adapt to the everyday life of its inhabitants.

© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero
© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

Multiplying spaces.
2. Black box. Biombombastic is part of a series of transformable occupational proposals that have been developed by elii. In these proposals, the inside of the households is configured as a small domestic theatre (#domestictheater): small black boxes where every day is enjoyed within a different stage.

Diagram
Diagram

Every house is a theatre.
3. Experiments with oneself. Blackboxing (#openblackbox) domestic spaces serves to rehearse, test, experiment and prototype experiences, habits, relationships and everyday life (#livinginablackbox).

© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero
© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

Every day is a rehearsal.
4. Open or closed, but continuous. The screen is a physical separation, but its materials, partly opaque and partly translucent, allow light to flow from one space to another. Divisions that allow continuity.

© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero
© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

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