Churtichaga+Quadra-Salcedo arquitectos

The HUB flat . Madrid

CHURTICHAGA+QUADRA-SALCEDO arquitectos . photos: © Elena Almagro . + archello

Sometimes you can die of success, and the Hub Madrid was happening. Its main function, to be a co-working space for social entrepreneurs began to be seriously compromised by the success of the space for events ...

so combine both worlds it was becoming more difficult. So they decided to expand in an apartment available in the same building, just above the Hub ... and so appears HUBflat, a complement, support a bubble of concentration to defend and maintain the essence of the entrepreneurial community ... and as in the original Hub ... the floor was found intact from the 50s.
A floor intact, with tremendous character, very compartmentalized to install a shared workspace ... how reform this atmosphere untouched, that domestic scale, the intimate feeling of a Madrid swept by the "design"? ... because playing without touching, touching without adding ... what if instead of add remove? What we remove? ... Remove visual disruption maintaining physical disruption, did a controlled demolition, strategic subtraction using a cone and two spheres acted figures for enjoyment and play devastating eye ... the eye?
The eye
The eye is the instrument, the intermediary of our perception, the eye interprets, reread, uses memory sometimes wanting to see what you have already seen ... so you can play with it and we wanted to do in the HUBflat, get a space subject the eye to cheating, to wonder if this is a hole or a mirror, if what you see is the bounce or is beyond, to ask what happens when I move and everything falls back or defaced, altered space, broken , a space also play and surprises, unexpected appearances and visual spark altered perceptions, a space to invite entrepreneurs to play on.

"The eye that you see is not an eye because you see it ...
is an eye because it sees "
Antonio Machado

2 comentarios :

11 de diciembre de 2013, 12:03 Jorge Montalvan dijo...

Bonito trabajo, pero estaría muy bien citar a Gordon Matta Clark.
La referencia es demasiado obvia...y hoy en día la gente se informa de las cosas

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