Entrega próximo lunes 26 de Febrero

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Mientras continuáis con la investigación del producto y su paisaje, la semana que viene tenemos la primera entrega formal de este ejercicio. Consiste en preparar en un DINA3 (mínimo) la descripción (en planta, sección, axonométrica…) de uno de los espacios arquitectónicos principales de vuestra investigación: espacios de elaboración, cultivo, almacenaje, etc. Cualquier lugar de cualquier escala asociado a vuestro paisaje productivo puede ser válido.

La descripción de esta arquitectura será la primera de otras que habrá que incluir, integradas en vuestros mapas, en la entrega final.

Con la entrega será necesario que traigáis una carpeta DINA3 con la ficha completada con foto y vuestros datos en la esquina superior derecha de la misma.

 

Imagen: After Belonging – 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale. Image © David Jiménez Iniesta, Ma Ángeles Peñalver Izaguirre, Javier Jiménez Iniesta (Studio Animal)

Exercise 4. Domestic + Teaching + Production

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In our fourth and last studio exercise, we will explore further expanded kinds of domesticity. The new project will be a transformation and development of the existing one. Do not start from scratch. Follow the logics and ideas contained in your project, using them as the seed for the next exercise.

Taking the habitat developed in exercise 3 as a starting point, each student’s program will be hybridized and transformed according to the next kinds of activities:

– Domestic space. The core of the project is the same, a living space for an elderly (or future elderly) client. Such domestic space will be transformed during the elaboration of this exercise.

Intergenerational teaching. One of the additional cores of the project will be the transmission of certain knowledges (proper to the client’s profession or activities) towards new generations. New spaces for guests will be needed, maybe for short visits (from two days to one week), also new spaces for this special kind of teaching.

Production. Our client’s current or past activity will find new spaces. This is a space for the present and future profit of the client’s heirs. Shops, orchards, art spaces, etc. will be not only a source of healthy activity for our client but also a means for a living.

Domestic, Teaching and Production spaces will form a kind of hybrid building that should occupy a minimum 500sqm of surface program. It is recommended to keep the existing location.

 

Exercise 3. Habitats for longevity

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In the third exercise of the studio we will elaborate a program and design a domestic space for an active elderly or young-old. We will design a speculative habitat that will fit someone’s particular lifestyle.

General description

Let’s forget our clichés regarding dwelling projects, and the automatic responses on how a home must be: the typical  repetitive set of rooms containing specific functions such as kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. Let’s challenge our preconceptions by studying first a specific person, then designing a  habitat that fits that subject.

Each student will select a person that will be his or her client. Therefore it will be necessary to study the needs, everyday life and habits and what could be the present and future needs and lifestyles for such client.

The research done so far, a collective logbook on longevity, will be also present in this exercise (and the rest of the studio!), so diverse concepts, experiences or technologies mentioned in this research shall be integrated in the project.

Then it will be the time to turn that study into a set of spatial needs. Only then we will start formalizing, giving specific shape to our habitat project. We will try not to start by a preconceived architectural form but some unexpected form that comes out of a process.

 

Process

  1. Choose your ‘client’
  2. Study in depth his lifestyle by defining the following:
  • Networks and relationships. Links and bonds with other individuals that might or might not live with our client.
  • Objects and Technologies. Belongings, tools, objects of affection and techniques necessary for the client’s activity.
  • Cycles and times. Timelines linked to the client’s activity, rhythms, and durations.
  1. Select a minimum of 3 items (concepts, technologies, experiences) contained in the longevity logbook.
  1. Based on the former, build a program for the client: a set of necessities, experiences and related spaces.
  1. Project design