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Workshop in the City / Romero Silva Arquitectos

  • 09:00 - 1 May, 2016
Workshop in the City / Romero Silva Arquitectos
Workshop in the City   / Romero Silva Arquitectos, © Bruno Giliberto
© Bruno Giliberto

© Bruno Giliberto © Bruno Giliberto © Bruno Giliberto © Bruno Giliberto +20

  • Collaborators

    Constanza Chávez , Rafaela Olivares , Camila Méndez
  • Construction

    José Arévalo
  • Interior Area

    11,5
  • Exterior Area

    2,5
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© Bruno Giliberto
© Bruno Giliberto

From the architect. This project explores the different possibilities and repercussions of developing a new space, which in this case is an architectural device that not only takes care of a need – a workshop for an architecture student – but also modifies the image of a space with little architectural interest: the roof of a service-bedroom.

Section
Section

Designing a student’s workshop or work space, a typical assignment for a student of architecture that has taken on the form of cliché, represents an interesting challenge: how do you develop a simple project using devices that broaden the space, and allow for other uses such as sleep, dispensary for materials, and a place to hang out and work.   

© Bruno Giliberto
© Bruno Giliberto

For this project, design decisions were restricted by the need to develop a blackboard interior, or a surface that could be etched on completely and would be made of formica slate, including the walls and furniture doors. Construction decisions were restricted by market standards and materials.

Plan
Plan

Working atop a fully operational house during the construction of the project made us use only the existing, flat roof to ensure no demolition works or other intervention in the house were needed. It also ensured interesting views from the workshop. Only one month of construction was allowed, so all decisions were associated with dry construction operations, considerably accelerating the process, along with working with modulations of structural plywood to minimize material loss and decrease the amount of work to be done onsite. The floor is made of metal and everything else of dry pinewood cut in large sections of a commercial standard. 

© Bruno Giliberto
© Bruno Giliberto

We understand the work as a seemingly banal architectural device of little complexity, but of interest in its possibility and uses.

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Diagram
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3 Comments

Dennis Radtke · May 05, 2016

Yotam Freyman the discourse of architecture is an expansive one, which includes small scale projects. In fact, it's nice to see these types of projects; because due to its scale, we are able to relate on a more independent level which is more feasible to explore on our own. And yes, that is a beautiful diagram. A skill that surprisingly enough is not held by many, and yet is so important to communicating our ideas. I, for one, enjoyed this project, but who am I - just another a-hole with an opinion.

Yotam Freyman · May 02, 2016

guys its just a wooden booth on the roof. with, oh my god, stairs. not even nice exploded diagram can save the project from what it actually is. why is it even posted here? uh, the driagram, i see...

My Moment in Motion · May 02, 2016

very nice but will the exterior wood wall strong enough to hold rain water and strong wind or possibly lightning?

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