Status: Competition (2017)
Clasification: Honour mention
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Coordinates: 41.382806, 2.180716
Climate: Mediterranean, Temperate
Types: Housing, Refurbishment, Residential
This is the 21st century. There is a new way of life. We eat outside, study abroad and travel the world. We are nomads and like the change. We live in community and like to interact with others. That’s why in our project we question the limits of privacy.
We have created a cell that is emptied from the expendable spaces (kitchen, living room, corridor and hall). The bed and WC are the only elements that are being kept inside. Everything else is done outside. This reduces the cell’s size. We parasite the building and the city. We want both the privacy of the cell and the public of the square. The building acts as an ecosystem. The rooftop is used to cultivate and the ground floor to cook what we have produced. We can eat and interact everywhere. It is a collective way of living.
We believe in self-management and in ecology. This is not something new, we are going back to our instincts. We believe in the ephemeral, flexible, recyclable and changing. We dry-build the cells in any form we want. The atrezzo is disassembled as easily as it is assembled. Maybe in the future, this building won’t be social housing anymore. It might be Inditex’s.