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Office for Architecture Studio and Coworking Space / As – Built

  • 01:00 - 27 January, 2015
Office for Architecture Studio and Coworking Space / As – Built
© Moncho Rey
© Moncho Rey
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rúa Pardo Baixo, 23, 15403 Ferrol, A Coruña, Spain
  • Design Team

    Pablo Ríos, Moncho Rey
  • Area

    82.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Moncho Rey © Moncho Rey © Moncho Rey © Moncho Rey + 13

© Moncho Rey
© Moncho Rey

Text description provided by the architects. In this project we tried to build our “cabin”, a shelter to make us feel comfortable to develop our work as architects.

Office for Architecture Studio and Coworking Space / As – Built, © Moncho Rey
© Moncho Rey

With this aim we tried to arrange a typical ground floor of the XVIII century’s center of Ferrol. A narrow and elongated plot (5x16 m.), with few sunlight hours. Therefore, we created an “upside down keel board”, a white long structure to cover us, where our work will be developed. This structure is displaced of the façade, creating a lobby to receive clients and to gaze at the cabin. Here, a tree-shape performance welcomes us. It is made with geometric white plastic glasses. In reference to The Tree as the primary human’s shelter against Nature, which will be transformed in the future into The Cabin... The whole container (walls and ceiling) was painted in dark grey, in contrast with the stark whiteness of the floor and the lacquered MDF surfaces of the cabin. Indirect ambient LED lightning provides clearness to the, initially, dark space. Besides, this allows cutting down the energetic waste.


All the construction is made with dry joint, with a system similar to the American’s “balloon frame”, due to a framework of red pine wood (70x100 mm.) covered (and braced) with MDF strips (19x150 mm.) white lacquered. 
The walls in the rest area (out of the shell of the cabin) are coated with a warmer material, OSB panels (16 mm.), in contrast with the dark grey walls and ceiling. 
All the wiring is hidden behind the cabin.

© Moncho Rey
© Moncho Rey

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Cite: "Office for Architecture Studio and Coworking Space / As – Built" 27 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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