Artist Residence / Pía Mendaro

Artist Residence / Pía Mendaro

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Madrid, Spain
  • Architects: Pía Mendaro
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  67
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs Photographs:  ImagenSubliminal
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Roca, Saunier Duval, Tres, Valentine
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Text description provided by the architects. The premise was to carry out the refurbishment of a row house built in the 20s, classified as "recognized poverty housing". There was a limited budget and the place’s character had to be kept in the outside. It has a front and a back garden. The idea was to set up an artist residency space / housing for a multitasking freelance.

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Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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The project needed a versatile space where one could work with heavy tools (welders, radials, dust, paint ...). It also had to be able to transform itself into a public exhibition space or office to receive clients in just a few hours. Given the reduced floor plan (6x7m), it was decided to dedicate the maximum amount of free m3 to this purpose. The rest of the program was condensed and hidden behind a white wall with openings to serve the mentioned space.

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On the ground floor we find: A large warehouse with a 3m high door (to store almost anything and hide the clutter) that is automatically closed by weights and pulleys, a door to a toilet, three small openings for a projector, more storage and views, and a door (somewhat elevated), that gives way to the private zone.

The private area of the project starts in a flight of stairs/drawers that go up to the freelance / resident artist’s lodging. There we find a shower (an iron box with a boat window), and a gangway; a bedroom that flies over the main space.

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Upper Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
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Under the height walkway, some pulleys serve the exhibition / workspace: a 4,80m long table can be hanged from them, or any other heavy object (a swing, for example).

The kitchen is camouflaged in the rear garden’s shed. The space is not conditioned. It consists simply of a long worktop to serve appetizers (fires and sink are hidden at both ends). The metallic carpentry unfolds to completely open to the outside.

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This is currently Barbecho’s place. (Barbecho means Fallow in Spanish)A space that rotates between workshops and artist residencies, dedicated to the design and production of useful objects.

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Address: Madrid, Spain

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Artist Residence / Pía Mendaro" [Taller Vivienda en Hilera / Pía Mendaro] 18 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/933712/artist-residence-pia-mendaro/> ISSN 0719-8884

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