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OJALÁ / Andrés Jaque

  • 03:00 - 21 April, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
OJALÁ / Andrés Jaque
OJALÁ / Andrés Jaque, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle de San Andrés, 1, 28004 Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Category

  • Design, Coordination

    Sebastian Bech-Ravn, Ljubo Dragomirov, Roberto González García, Senne Meesters, William Mondejar, Jorge Noguera Facuseh, Silvia Rueda Cuellar, Jarča Slamova
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Technical Architect

    Juan Pablo Prieto
  • Graphic Design

    Jorge López Conde
  • Artistic Intervention Program Curator

    Roberto González García
  • Artist

    Dourone, José Ja Ja Ja, Eva Solano
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© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

Text description provided by the architects. Ojalá is the architectural response to the social diversity of Malasaña. A diversity that manifests itself in everyday life as an accumulation of different ways to talk, meet, eat and drink.


The project provides an answer to this diversity through a design strategy: assembling a series of spaces in which architecture promotes different relationships with the weather, the furniture, the position with respect to others and the appearance and access to food and drink. A greenhouse, open to the street. A large table shared by clients and servers. Some steps that encourage informal conversation with strangers. And an artificial beach for the staging of a hedonistic day to day.

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

The bathroom (gender neutral) is an equally important space. A bathroom-tribute to the Smile Sessions of the Beach Boys, which provide access to a space that freezes the moment the beach guys became dark. As a claim of the involvement of the Malasaña bathroom with the night, and its potential for the reinvention of the collective.

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

Everything has been built with suppliers from the same neighborhood, in a process of experimentation, which has allowed us to develop a contemporary version of 15 mm thick terrazzo in situ, a greenhouse structure from 1 mm thick sheet metal, and wooden crosses in the space, articulated with 3 mm rods.

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

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Cite: "OJALÁ / Andrés Jaque" [OJALÁ / Andrés Jaque] 21 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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