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CV. PORTFOLIO ESTHER RUBIO MADROÑAL ARCHITECT

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ESTHER RUBIO MADROÑAL ARCHITECT

DOB: 18 february 1992, Spain Address: C/Miguel Martínez de Pinillos 7,5B, Cádiz (SPAIN)

esruma1@gmail.com (+34) 626181686

WORK EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION 2015 - June 2016

Masters Degree in Architecture EQF7

2012 (3 months)

Higher School of Architecture of Seville (ETSAS, US) Seville, SPAIN.

Architecture office ALT+Q (Seville).

2010 - 2015 Degree in Architecture EQF6 Higher School of Architecture of Seville (ETSAS, US) Seville, SPAIN.

LANGUAGES

Fernandez Torres.

2014 May

AWARDS. PUBLICATIONS 2016 First of the class, honours masters degree in Architecture Architecture School of Sevilla (ETSAS) Seville, SPAIN.

Partaker at International Seminar & Workshop Strange Fruits. Higher School of Architecture of Seville (ETSAS, US) Seville, in conjunction with Politecnico

di Milano, Università di Pavia y Università degli Studi di Brescia.

Internship in the Edification Structures and Ground Engineering department. Professor Miguel Hernández Valencia. Ministry of Education grant.

2015 January

Participation in the “I Jornada Ciudades Interrumpidas, La obsolescencia instantánea de la periferia” (1st Conference Interrupted Cities, Instant obsolescence of the suburbs).

2014/2015

Undergraduate masters degree thesis project obtained with honours

Rehabilitation and regeneration project of an obsolete industrial site for the Singularity University chapter in Seville. Architecture School of Sevilla (ETSAS) Seville, SPAIN.

2015 First of the class, honours degree in Architecture Architecture School of Sevilla (ETSAS) Seville, SPAIN. 2015

2012-2014 Internship in the Architectural Graphic Expresion department. Professor Ignacio Higher School of Architecture of Seville (ETSAS, US) Seville, SPAIN.

Spanish (Native) English (Advanced C1) German (Intermediate A2)

2016

First prize in idea and execution international competition project Parque Cerro Juana Lainez as one of the team members. (Tegucigalpa, Honduras)

Investigation project: prefabricated inhabitable systems for the regeneration and update of housing programs. Higher School of Architecture of Seville (ETSAS, US) Seville, SPAIN.

Organised by the Investigation Group HUM-666 “Ciudad, Arquitectura y Patrimonio Contemporáneos”. Seville, SPAIN

Undergraduate degree thesis obtained with honours

Watchtowers. Role of traditional architecture in collective identity

Architecture School of Sevilla (ETSAS) Seville, SPAIN.

2015-present

Collaborator at History, Theory and Composition department. Professor Carlos García Vázquez.

in process Undergraduate degree thesis publication Watchtowers. Role of traditional architecture in collective identity. Recolectores Urbanos editorial.

Seville, SPAIN

SOFTWARE SKILLS Advanced control of both Windows and MAC OS operative systems. Autocad (advanced) Rhinoceros (advanced) Autocad 3D (average) Adobe Photoshop (advanced) Sketchup (basic knowledge) Adobe InDesign (advanced) Adobe Illustrator (average) CYPE structural software for analysis and design (advanced) Adobe Premiere (basic knowledge) SAP2000 structural software for analysis and design (basic knowledge) BIM knowledge: Autodesk Revit (average) Hobbies: graphic design, literature and poetry, history, art, writing, travelling, cinema and movies.

OTHERS

Selected speaker in the “IV Jornadas Internacionales LaboratorioQ, II Foro de acciones urbanas” (IV International Conference LaboratorioQ, II Urban action forum)

2015 December

Title: “Nothing, there’s nobody. Nobody, there’s nothing. Is a ghost city a city?” Organised by the Investigation Group HUM-666 “Ciudad, Arquitectura y Patrimonio Contemporáneos”. Seville, SPAIN 2016 Cover page design: undergraduate degree thesis publication Recolectores Urbanos editorial.

RELATED ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES 2012-2015 Conference Cicle of the Cultural Week Higher School of Architecture of Seville (ETSAS, US) Seville, SPAIN.

2013/2014

Edification Conference Cicle INT-EXT 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 organised by Aula Americana Arquitectura Andalucia.

Higher School of Architecture of Seville (ETSAS, US) Seville, SPAIN.


SELECTED WORKS 2010-2016


PROJECTS 01 REHABILITATION AND REGENERATION OF AN OBSOLETE INDUSTRIAL SITE FOR THE SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY CHAPTER IN SEVILLE MASTERS DEGREE FINAL PROJECT

02 ARTISANS HOUSE-WORKSHOP

03 URBAN REGENERATION IN SEVILLE

04 CULTURAL CONTAINER. SHIPYARDS

RESEARCH AND GRAPHICAL ANALYSIS 05 CITY “AS FOUND”. RECYCLING OF AN INTERRUPTED URBAN DEVELOPMENT

06 DRAWING THE CITY: SCALE ANALYSIS 07 WATCHTOWERS. ROLE OF TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE IN COLLECTIVE IDENTITY

COMPETITIONS 08 “PARQUE CERRO JUANA LAÍNEZ” in TEGUCIGALPA (HONDURAS) FIRST PRIZE, WITH ARQUITECTURE OFFICE ALT+Q (SEVILLE)

09 SUSTAIN THIS (,) BEACH. TEMPORARY HOUSES RETHINKING COMPETITION

10

HOUSE WITHOUT FUNCTION 120 HOURS COMPETITION

11 SECULAR CHAPEL ARQUIA GRANT


01

REHABILITATION AND REGENERATION of an obsolete industrial site for the Singularity University chapter in Seville

MASTERS DEGREE FINAL PROJECT

Seville, Spain /2015-2016/ Built in the 50s, this cigar factory occupies a privileged place in the city. Located on the bank of the river, it is already part of the city image and has the opportunity to stand as a symbol within it. The rehabilitation of this obsolete area for a university use aims to generate a focus of mobility and economy in this point where the river can be used as a fluvial connection with the historial and economic center, and so that we promote the ingrowth of the city, creating public space and opening the city to the river.


Urban situation

Urban context

Strategy

The main image of the reclaimed industrial complex towards the river is modified by the introduction of two overlapping sheets, presented as a thin and abstract line that frames the preexistences without trying to competing with them. Roofing of the new building contains public space that connects the existing buildings, creating continuity between them and giving the city a privileged relation space. Inside the overlap between the two sheets, the main program of offices and coworking spaces is located.


The ground floor is released from private spaces, placing public program in this area to promote the activation of the public space proposed for the city. This public space is characterized by a large landscaped area to create shade and resting and recreation areas, accompanied by the lower sheet as a pergola that covers the main pathways. A descent approaches the user to a terraced space open towards the river.

The temporary residence is located within the main industrial building, on the top floor. The sleeping spaces are organized contained in a structure hung from the existing main structure, creating shared galleries and highlighting the quality of the interior recovered industrial space. The lower sheet covers the public space below as it also creates in its roofing a public space that connects the park with the existing buildings, so that a new public access to the complex and to the building is created. In its side towards the river, the private areas are located, such as coworking and meeting areas or offices.

Ground floor 0.00 m


First floor +4.40 m

Second floor +8.14 m


The execution of the project design as an abstract element, linear, light, as a thin line that connects the existing buildings and allows three levels of activity, new access and approaching with the existing buildings and landscape, makes it necessary to combine structure-construction-installations towards the same goals, creating a system that works as a one and integrates all parties equally. The overall system must also be able to respond to situations of dialogue and encounter with the existing building, without losing its own identity but having enough flexibility to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Bigger installations that require more space for routing horizontally would go through an underground tunnel. Therefore, throughout the new construction in will be only necessary space for electricity and telecommunications facilities. The remaining facilities are integrated in space by an element that allows the layout vertically every 24 meters from the underground gallery. The construction system is dry element-based as thin superposed layers. The modulation that has been present in the four treated areas (project, structure, construction and installations) is key in achieving the final formation of a single system, and allows systematization, based on profiles and equal and serial arranged modularly elements.

System flexibility


02

ARTISANS HOUSE-WORKSHOP

San Luis neighbourhood. Seville, Spain. /2013/ Regeneration project of an obsolete site in the Historic Center of Seville. Given it is an empty and privileged place it has become a playing court where children of the nearest schools go every day, filling the gap of public space in the densified city center. In this artisans neighbourhood, claimed place for young entrepreneurs, the generation of a place that enables to create a community where work, residence, selling and public space cohabit is searched. Besides, all this should be possible keeping the actual purpose of the site, giving children a place to play and stay, and creating a new street crossing through what was supposed to be private.


GROUND FLOOR Recuperation as PUBLIC SPACE


“THE PLACE FOR THE ARTIST” COMMON SPACE + (PRIVATE WORKSHOP) HOUSE-WORKSHOP + PUBLIC PLATFORM

RECONFIGURATION STREET AND PUBLIC SPACE + SELLING ZONE

OCCUPATION STRATEGY

Three layers. Intermediate platform that stimulates relations between residents and visitors, being possible to share work spaces or combine residences, increasing or decreasing the space that each one has. “THE PLACE FOR THE ARTIST” as the only truly private space, in the highest part, creating a privileged place where to withdraw, and generating a form that blends with the characteristic skyline of the city center.


FIRST FLOOR. Dwellings


03

URBAN REGENERATION

Plaza de Armas, Seville, Spain. /2015/ In the west side, in order to defend the city from flooding from the river, many walls have been built by the riverside, and they have ended to form a physical and psychological barrier that radically divides the historic center and the river. Today, a seven meters high difference, many constructions and the high traffic density, make it impossible to even guess the water a few meters from the edge. The riverside is closed to the people. The urban intervention has the aim to reinsert and reintegrate this zone, mixing public and private uses, creating social housing, public and private equipment. All this conected with public space along the riverside, can turn the city face to its river.


URBAN PLANNING

3.01

SOCIAL HOUSING

Walls removal and smoothing height differences. Public facilities and urban-natural transition.

3.02

PUBLIC SPACE RIVERSIDE

HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS CENTER


03.1 SOCIAL HOUSING Because of the many restrictions of community space against private built space that rule social housing normative, a system is devised in which it is possible to minimize the number of galleries needed in order to give them a greater dimension, also maintaining a certain variety typological cores that ensures that a wide range of people access to this type of housing. 10xA (two bedrooms) 12xB (one bedroom) 8xC (one bedroom) 9xD (three bedrooms) 8xE (three bedrooms)


3+6 FLOOR

E

e_tres dormitorios (planta tercera) 3+6 FLOOR

D

E

A

C

B

2+5 FLOOR

C

b_un dormitorio A+B+C (planta segunda)

a_un dormitorio (planta primera) 1+4 FLOOR

2+5 FLOOR

A

c_dos dormitorios

(planta tercera) 3+6 FLOOR

1+4 FLOOR

D

d_tres dormitorios (planta primera)

1+4 FLOOR

TYPOLOGIES escala 1:100

proyectos 9_ciudad “el meandro es nuestro” rubio madroñal, esther grupo 5.f01

4/6 27.01.2015


03.2

HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS CENTER

Program developed: Indoor pool 25 m Junior gym High performance gym Fitness Weightlifting Cafe Outdoor sports ground Office

Despite the exclusively private use of this project, the opening of it is intended by an intermediate space open to the public space, its core, which runs through the building by a continuous ramp space and allows to observe the program inserted. Through the private program a new and qualified public access to the park is created.


PLANTA BAJA

PLANTA PRIMERA


+9.35

+0.05

±0.00

+0.3

04

CULTURAL CONTAINER shipyards rehabilitation Seville, Spain. /2014/ With Cintia Montero García Rehabilitation of an obsolete industrial edification of the shipyards in Seville for cultural purposes. The rehabilitation is conceived keeping the constructive and structural essence, and taking advantage of it. By entering a confined space as a greenhouse in the central span hung from the main structure, the whole edification has now the equipment facilities for the development of different activities throughout the area.

PLANTA ALTA_INVERNADERO_+8.50

ESPACIOS Y ACTIVIDADES

SECCIÓN LONGITUDINAL OESTE


As constructive strategy, an outer perimeter piping is introduced to allow to accommodate the technical facilities, reaching all areas of the ship without altering the interior space. It also serves as support for the rehabilitation of the facade and its reconfiguration. The greenhouse also helps in the thermal comfort conditioning of the building. Open roof. Hot air expulsion

Roof closed. Greenhouse effect

SUMMER

WINTER

ACTIVIDADES POR TEMPORADAS ACTIVIDADES POR TEMPORADAS ACTIVIDADES POR TEMPORADAS

Situación de INVIERNO

ACTIVIDADES POR TEMPORADAS

Situación de VERANO

Situación de INVIERNO

Situación de INVIERNO

Situación de VERANO

Situación de VERANO

Situación de INVIERNO

Situación de VERANO

LA INTRODUCCIÓN DEL INVERNADERO EN EL INTERIOR DE LA NAVE CONLLEVA EL DESARROLLO DE UNA ESTRUCTURA QUE SE SUSTENTA DE LA EXISTENTE. DOS CERCHAS LONGITUDINALES Y CINCOTRANSVERSALES CUELGAN DE LAS VIGAS PUENTE DEL VANO CENTRAL, MEDIANTE ABRAZADERAS METÁLICAS (PERFILES CERRADOS) EN CADA ENCUENTRO DE LAS CERCHAS TRANSVERSALES CON LAS LONGITUDINALES. ESTA CONFIGURACIÓN CONFORMA UN CAJÓN ESTRUCTURAL, QUE PERMITE INTRODUCIR INSTALACIONES Y DEMÁS EQUIPOS COMPLEMENTARIOS EN SU INTERIOR.

ESPACIOS Y ACTIVIDADES

SUMMER CONFIGURATION

ESPACIOS Y ACTIVIDADES

ESPACIOS Y ACTIVIDADES

WINTER CONFIGURATION ESPACIOS Y ACTIVIDADES

DE ESTA MANERA, ESTE NUEVO ELEMENTO POSIBILITA EL DESARROLLO FUNCIONAL TANTO DE LA NUEVAPARTE SUPERIOR CREADA, AUMENTANDO LA SUPERFICIE A UTILIZAR;COMO LIBERANDO LA PLANTA BAJA,CON MAYORES POSIBILIDADES DE FLEXIBIDAD DEL ESPACIO. DEBIDO AL ANTIGUO USO INDUSTRIAL DE LA NAVE, LA ESTRUCTURA QUE NOS ENCONTRAMOS Y LA CIMENTACIÓN EXISTENTE, SON SUFICIENTE PARA UN USO DE MENOR CARGA, COMO ES NUESTRO CASO. POR ELLO, NO ES NECESARIO RECALZAR LA CIMENTACIÓN.

Composición VEGETACIÓN TIERRA VEGETAL Lámina FILTER FABRIC CAPA DE DRENAJE (Geotexil) Aislante poliestireno extrusionado Lámina Impermeable Geotexil Total

Peso específico aparente 20,5 kN/m³ 20,5 kN/m³ Peso despreciable. Peso despreciable

Espe 0,01 0,60 0,02 0,02

0,3 kN/m³

0.03

Peso despreciable

0,02 0,70


05

CITY “AS FOUND”. RECYCLING OF AN INTERRUPTED URBAN DEVELOPMENT Campo de las Beatas, Alcalá de Guadaira. Seville, Spain. /2014/ With Cintia Montero García

Research of an analogous situation to the exhibition “Castles in the Air” by Hans Haacke. Work chosen to be exposed in the 1st Conference Interrupted Cities, Instant obsolescence of the suburbs organised by the Investigation Group HUM-666 “Ciudad, Arquitectura y Patrimonio Contemporáneos”. An interrupted urban development is one that, due to the abrupt and sudden end of the housing bubble in 2007, is left unfinished, in an early state of implementation. The result of the collapse of the spanish economic system are large semi-urbanized territories, usually fitted with some urban infrastructure, where the construction of the buildings has been interrupted or has not even begun, leaving this developments as cities void of identity, victim of these “forced” and sick growth. This theoric work aims to analyse graphically the actual condition of one of the cases that is closed with a wall in all its perimeter, but this wall has been broken by the people in order to use this place. Check our proposal video: https://vimeo.com/112004208


1977

2013


06

DRAWING THE CITY

SCALE ANALYSIS: FROM TERRITORIAL TO URBAN

Guadalquivir river: from Seville to Sanlucar, Spain. To address the complexity of the understanding of the city and the area to which it belongs, the study of the city of Seville in three different scales is proposed: regional, metropolitan and urban. In each, we identify the elements that characterize the site and the relation of the city with the territory and the environment, trying to identify those points of identity and rescue them.


TERRITORIAL SCALE We define the territorial scale based on the main backbone and its economic, productive and political-social connection: the Guadalquivir River, ranging from the city itself, seeing it as an infrastructure over communication.


METROPOLITAN SCALE Topography differences between east and west of the city let see how cities and suburbs that develop on each side are radically different. West, the rugged terrain difficult to build communication infrastructures with Sevilla, so a connected network of small roads is generated based to a primary and only way of connection with the city. On the other side, the softness of geography in east part, allows the emergence of urban centers and a larger entity, with its own historic center and individual connections midrange with Sevilla as well as a greater supply of public transport. Two radically opposed positions, for the same city, separated by a floodable crops.


NEW SERVICES Sports, cultural, residcence

NEW CONEXIONS Pedestrian, bike paths and public transport

FLOOD ELEVATION Crops

BORDER TREATMENT Services, protection from flooding. Conexions with the city by elevated ways for pedestrian.

URBAN SCALE Approaching the scale of the city, we identify a gap between the historical and consolidated city and the growth of the west, as a result of the river floods. Nowadays an enclosed area of crops between two cities and two high speed roads remains. The non-occupation of that reminiscence, the edge treatment and several pedestrian connection bridges between both ends is proposed.


07 WATCHTOWERS. ROLE OF TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE IN COLLECTIVE IDENTITY

Historic center of Cรกdiz, Spain. /2015/ Undergraduate thesis Complete work: https://idus.us.es/xmlui/handle/11441/35124

This graphical analysis is intended to assess the watchtowers of Cรกdiz as elements of cultural heritage and collective identity. This claim clashes with the lack of information and accessibility to them. After the studies and research carried out, there have been obtained different views that have been until now ignored, such as the perception of them from the urban space, or their position in the city and its relation to the traditional house, cases presented here. While these new insights provide arguments both for and against the cataloging of these buildings as heritage as a whole, to determine its intrinsic value is complex, for being the cultural heritage an area of knowledge with a positive diffuse boundaries.


ANEXO 03

RUBIO MADROÑAL, ESTHER

N ESTUDIO DE LA PERCEPCIÓN DE LAS TORRES DESDE LA CALLE ESCALA 1:3500

EL PAPEL DE LA ARQUITECTURA POPULAR EN LA IDENTIDAD COLECTIVA. TORRES MIRADORES EN CÁDIZ.

Analysis of the view of the watchtowers from the urban space.


08 MASTERPLAN PARQUE CERRO JUANA LAINEZ

Tegucigalpa, Honduras. /2012/ FIRST PRIZE with Alt+Q architecture studio Masterplan of a central area in Tegucigalpa, including public space and botanical garden, conferences hall, sports facilities, hotel, auditorium, museum, amphitheater, parking and a visitor center. The tasks carried as a part of the team focus on the creation and design of the central public space, conceived as a succession of tiered platforms that adapt to the existing topography, so that the environmental impact of the intervention is minimized. Furthermore, each platform is associated to a special theme, resulting on a public space inserted in the vegetation and nature with panoramic views of the city of Tegucigalpa, providing to it a place where events, buying, art, meetings and leisure can take place. Full project: http://www.alt-q.com/parque-estudiantil-cerro-juana-lainez-en-honduras/


09

SUSTAIN THIS (,) BEACH. TEMPORARY HOUSES

Tarifa beach, Cรกdiz, Spain. /2015/ Rethinking competition with Julia Guerrero//Cintia Montero//Cristina Valverde In a strip of 60x900 m, which includes all natural areas found on the beach of Tarifa, there have to be installed 100 temporary houses, independent, self-reliant and with conditions of ecological footprint zero lodging develops, having to reflect on the concepts of density, ecology, detail, scale limit, mobility, nature and, of course, housing. HIGH DENSITY

NATURAL AREA

LOW DENSITY

ENTRY BEACH

NEW IMAGE FABRICS

ABANDONED BUILDING FENCE

SUSTAIN THIS (,) BEACH #6807

STRETCHED STRINGS

MINIMUN BUILT AREA 360ยบ VIEWS BENCHMARK

OCEAN 100

MAXIMUM BUILD AREA

WC SUN PROTECTION

INDIVIDUAL WATER TANK WAREHOUSE

VERTICAL COMMUNICATION

ZENITHAL LIGHTING WIND AND SAND PROTECTION

COOKING AND EATING AREA

REMAINING WATER

NEARBY CROPS

ORGANIC WASH SURFBOARD CLEANING AREA FREE AREA

GENERAL WATER TANK STRUCTURE

1/150

STRUCTURAL CORE CANE SAND COVERED WITH THICK FABRIC

LAUNDRY

REST AREA

REUSED KITESURF FABRIC

RECYCLED WOOD FROM OLD BOATS


SUSTAIN THIS (,) BEACH

HIGH DENSITY HIGH DENSITY

NATURAL AREA

LOW DENSITY

SUSTAIN THIS (,) BEACH #6807

ENTRY BEACH

NEW IMAGE FABRICS

ABANDONED BUILDING FENCE

MINIMUN BUILT AREA 360ยบ VIEWS BENCHMARK

OCEAN

The proposal has minimum occupation of the MAXIMUM BUILD AREA place, following the main bases of sustainability, such as occupation in height to a minimum land use, reuse of products and adaptation to the environment in which it is inserted. Creating an abstract image according to the landscape of windmills, some colored fabrics protect from sand, wind and sun, while are presented as an ephemeral installation, filling with color and textures this strip on the beach, both in the sand and in the water by the occupation of windsurfers. MINIMUN BUILT AREA 360ยบ VIEWS BENCHMARK

STRETCHED STRINGS

NEW IMAGE FABRICS

STRETCHED STRINGS

#6807

100

WC WC

SUN PROTECTION

SUN PROTECTION

INDIVIDUAL WATER TANK

INDIVIDUAL WATER TANK

WAREHOUSE

COOKING AND EATING AREA

WAREHOUSE

VERTICAL COMMUNICATION

WIND AND SAND PROTECTION

REMAINING WATER

ZENITHAL LIGHTING

REUSED KITESURF FABRIC

WIND AND SAND PROTECTION

COOKING ANDSTRUCTURAL EATING AREA CORE CANE SAND COVERED WITH THICK FABRIC

LAUNDRY

REST AREA

VERTICAL COMMUNICATION

ZENITHAL LIGHTING

REST AREA

NEARBY CROPS

SAND COVERED WITH THICK FABRIC RECYCLED WOOD FROM OLD BOATS

REMAINING WATER

RECYCLED WOOD FROM OLD BOATS

NEARBY CROPS

ORGANIC WASH

SUN PROTECTION

SURFBOARD CLEANING AREA

GENERAL WATER TANK

FREE AREA

STRUCTURAL CORE CANE

LAUNDRY

ORGANIC WASH SURFBOARD CLEANING AREA

REUSED KITESURF FABRIC

GENERAL WATER TANK

FREE AREA STRUCTURE

STRUCTURE

WAREHOUSE

INDIVIDUAL WATER TANK

VERTICAL COMMUNICATIONS

COOKING AND EATING AREA

WIND AND SAND PROTECTION

LAUNDRY

REST AREA REMAINING WATER

1/150

SURFBOARD CLEANING AREA

NEARBY CROPS

GENERAL WATER TANK

ORGANIC WASTE

FREE AREA STRUCTURE

1/150


10

HOUSE WITHOUT FUNCTION

/2016/ 120 Hours competition with Fernando Cruzado//Gabriel Rodríguez Is it possible to imagine architecture without site and program? If so how can they complement initial spatial qualities? Through the task of designing a house without function, architectural choices would define the project based on pure spatial qualities rather than economic or programmatic organisation.

IT Taking the task to its furthest conception, our proposal looks for the purest forms that will cast the essence of the intended house. Since Roman Pantheon, through Renaissance Italian domes to Boullée layouts, sphere has been questing architects. Nowadays, its construction is still a challenge but its spatial quality stimulates its spread all over the World. Spherical space blurs boundaries between floors, walls and ceilings. The sphere mimics the shape of the sky above head, the cover of once inhabited caves, bubbles and drops, basic forms of nature. The unit grows around an inner spherical space, one and only, where life takes place. A second and outer sphere ties some inbetween spaces, support of daily activities. Having no site conditions, indoor spaces are shaped considering only its own aims and aspirations. Anywhere it’s set up, the unit will be lived and recognised as a whole and separate entity.


Section views

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Plan view 6 0 1

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TEAM 3114


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SECULAR CHAPEL

/2016/ Arquia Grant

The beauty of relativity.

According to the Einstein theory of relativity and time dilation, we could slow down the time as we perceive it if we could travel through space at a speed close to the speed of light. We would be traveling 12 years and when returning to Earth we would discover that the world is about 24 years older. For us, time went normally but in the surface it seems to have accelerated. What if you try the opposite effect? If we could approach the center of the Earth and put there our chapel, time for us won’t change, but when rising to the surface we would discover that the reality we left for hours has hardly changed. We could spend hours and hours, and return to our life on the surface almost where we left off. Control of the time dimension would allow greater enjoyment of the spatial dimension. So that the proposal does not seek the perfect architectural space, but the perfect place in its full dimension. A place to meditate while your life on the surface slows down to wait for you.

Architecture has always tried to control the three dimensions. What if it could control the fourth? Time as something irrecoverable, as something impossible to stop, as the most precious thing.

Time as the main dimension to control in a place where the only worship is to yourself. If I could have a place where to stop, meditate while time stops with me Does a better investment exist?


2000 km

“Una noche un turista venezolano se anima a preguntarle a Gómez por qué ha comprado solamente un metro cuadrado de tierra y para qué puede servir esa tierra, a parte de colocar la reposera, en tanto el turista venezolano como los otros estupefactos contertulios, escuchan esta respuesta: Usted parece ignorar que la propiedad de un terreno se extiende desde de la superficie hasta el centro de la tierra: ¡Calcule entonces!. Nadie calcula, pero todos tienen la visión de un pozo cuadrado que baja, baja y baja hasta no se sabe dónde y de alguna manera eso parece más importante que cuando se tienen trece hectáreas y se tiene que imaginar un agujero de semejante superficie que baje, baje y baje.” Las Buenas Inversiones, Julio Cortázar

Stay half hour more. It will be only five minutes.


ESTHER RUBIO MADROÑAL ARCHITECT

esruma1@gmail.com +34 626181686

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