Tarragona, strategically located on a hill, has a close relationship with the Mediterranean. This geographical duality makes it possible to find such privileged places such as this studio, one of the few workplaces of the city with a sea view.The aim of the project is to bring back the space used as storage for a long time and turn it into a wide and bright workplace.
The project is based on the renovation of an old house in a central Madrid neighbourhood. The intervention restores the building’s spatial values, which emerged when the internal sub-divisions of the original home were demolished. Large open spaces were obtained, connected to each other and naturally lit, maintaining the clearance up to the original floor slab throughout.
House of the Woodland is an elemental building that aspires to frame the slow and deliberate rituals of respite. The use of the nine-square grid was initially born of utility, being articulated via four large plywood trusses that sit atop eight walls allowing the structure to span the square space.
Located not far from the center of Basel, directly at the border to Germany, close to the Rhine liesSwitzerland’s biggest cemetery. The so calledHörnli is a place of mourning and devotion, which at the same time is a sensitive and precisely cultivated garden. It is placed on the border in an ambiguous sense. Likewise, it is a multicultural place that reflects our being together before and after death.
Affordable and ecological apartmentsThe foundation EinfachWohnen built a temporary residential complex in Zurich Altstetten. The housing complex is made up of several apartments, which have been made available to the asylum organization Zurich AOZ and youth in education and students JUWO as living space. Both organizations aim to provide affordable and affordable housing for a limited rental period. As the first project in Switzerland, it brings together students and asylum seekers within a housing estate.
The Inverted Tower is crafted to serve a simple purpose – elevation above the ground plane to offer a panorama of the Mediterranean Sea. But with the liberation of ascent comes an inevitable exposure.
The bird sanctuary at the tip of the peninsula in the southern part of Ringkøbing Fjord is, with its unique nature, an important stopping point for migratory birds and home to Europe’s oldest continuous bird counts. Previously, public access to the area has been very limited, but through establishing new facilities the area has now been opened to visitors. These facilities consist of simple instrument-like additions in the landscape: a bird hide, watch tower, workshop, walking routes and a conversion of the Tipper House research station. The new structures are imagined as free-standing objects in the landscape, each with distinctive characteristics and subtle mutual relationships to one another and their surroundings.
In many ways this project shares the logic of a Russian matryoshka doll. Not only in the most literal, physical sense, in which one thing is directly incorporated into another, but also in a temporal sense, in which one actually originates within the other.
Attics comprise a peculiar urban geography. As the tops of buildings, they can reveal surprising singularities that are hard to imagine when one is strolling through a city at ground level. Cupolas, pavilions, terraces and towers share the space with leafy plantations, delusions in textile, illegal transparent enclosures and sloping tiled roofs. This project is linked to this world of fantasy, which it exploits through the restoration of the site’s stunning original features and the invention of architectural operations close to woodwork and gardening.
Designing a toilet in somewhere else in the world is not the same as designing it in a place like this one, inserted in one of the most beautiful and intriguing landscapes in the world. In such an environment, we did not even consider the possibility of designing a toilet as a merely functional service, but rather as a vital experience. We propose an absolutely iconic object which those who visit it will remember forever. A different and unique experience in life. The most beautiful toilet in the world.