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AMANN CÁNOVAS MARURI: INTERMEDIATE STATES

Fed up with the image, the significance and the arrogance of the buildings of housing in the cities, bored of irresponsible monumentality, of unwary form and the monotonous repetition of the constructed, we propose a different  register look on  the housing project.

 

It would be possible to send the housing project to new conditions of living, in which the city as collective space and sociability space complements and even replaced elements and conditions from traditional domesticity.

 

If the collective housing is porous it is not only for a strictly formal condition but also for the evidence of technological connections that make it permeable. The dwellings are transparent from the technological viewpoint, controlled through multiple devices whose uses, unsuspecting, bring us closer to a society uniformed to exhaustion.

 

In any case and in front of the set of relationships that occur in the network, to the theory of virtual sociability, it is possible to continue pursuing on building a close physical relations society and therefore complement these two societies that offer us advantages together. The community as a basis of collective solidarity does not exclude technological transparency society. Perhaps it is possible to affirm that new collective and community housing serves as a ethical basis for a new commitment to society. The new housing builds a chain of solidarity.

 

We are in an intermediate state, as it has always been, in a situation of strange lack of definition. We have produced, in the developed societies, a space and building of high quality standards and we keep repeating until be feed up that liberal creed.

 

We propose a reflection not on supposedly private part of housing but on those places in which occurs the sociability: The Intermediate States. Thus the entry halls, stairs, garages, roofs, those second places that appear as a waste of the stacking of housing units can become, within the reflection of new uses, in a fuze to reset obsolete buildings. In the same manner hallways, lofts, thresholds, lobbies and galleries... places of passages and again waste, can also become a potential transformer. What is not thought, what is discarded, useless, the despicable... What a good stuff to work with!

 

 

T1 Assignment_ Atlas of Intermediate States

Atlas of Intermediate States. Research, draw and analysis of different proposals of collective housing in which intermediate spaces are important.

Select one of the case studies to work on and to transform, analysis of site relations.

 

General site 1/2000 - 1/500, analysis, programs, opportunities.

Plans at 1/200. Photo - diagrams

 

Monday, March 19th

10.00_ Lecture:  Presentation, Intermediate States in the work of Amann-Canovas-Maruri

11.00_ Lecture:  Design objectives and work Schedule

11.30_ Coffee break

12.00_14.00_ Students work on T1

14.00_15.00_ Lunch Break

15.00_18.30_ Students work on T1

18.40_19.00_ Coffee break

19.00_21.00_Table critics+ Students work on T1

 

Tuesday, March 20th

10.00_11.30_ Students work on T1

11.30_12.00_ Coffee break

12.00_14.00_ Students work on T1

14.00_15.00_ Lunch Break

15.00_17.00_ Presentation T1 assignment

 

 

T2 Assignment_ Transformation A

Define the parts of the building to be transform. Define the lobby not as a control space but as a intermediate space between the public part of the city and the collective part of the building. Propose common services for ground level and related levels – upper and under-, and around the site.

 

Plans at 1/200

 

Photomontage of different proposals + diagrams,

 

Tuesday, March 20th

17.30h. Short lecture.Looks on contemporary habitat

18.40_19.00_ Coffee break

19.00_21.00_Table critics+ Students work on T3

 

Wenesday, March 21th

10.00_11.30_ Students work on T2

11.30_12.00_ Coffee break

12.00_14.00_ Students work on T2

14.00_15.00_ Lunch Break

15.00_17.00_ Presentation T2 assignment

 

 

T3 Assignment_ Transformation B

Intermendiate connections.

Analysis of Stairs – corridors – elevators – ramps – social spaces and propose new way to connect and interact.

 

Plans at 1/200-1/100

Photomontage of different proposals + diagrams

 

Wenesday, March 21th

17.30h. Short lecture. Looks on contemporary habitat.2

18.40_19.00_ Coffee break

19.00_21.00_Table critics+ Students work on T3

 

Thursday, March 22th

10.00_11.30_ Students work on T3

11.30_12.00_ Coffee break

12.00_14.00_ Students work on T3

14.00_15.00_ Lunch Break

15.00_17.00_ Presentation T3 assignment

 

T4 Assignment_ Transformation C + Final presentation

Tops and covers. Final presentation

The work over the tops of the buildings. Balconies, views, services, extra space.

 

Model of the building to transform.

 

 

Thursday, March 22th

17.30h. Short lecture. Looks on contemporary habitat.2

18.40_19.00_ Coffee break

19.00_21.00_Table critics+ Students work on T4

 

Friday, March 23th

10.00_11.30_ Students work on final presentation

11.30_12.00_ Coffee break

12.00_14.00_ Students work on final presentation

14.00_15.00_ Lunch Break

15.00_16.00_ final presentation previous

 

Friday, March 23th

16.00_ Students – final presentation – 2 guest critics

20.00_ End final presentation

21.00_ celebration

 

FINAL PRESENTATION

Model proposal

A3_ booklet document preparation and final work

ppt presentation

 

Case studies:

Dwellings in M-30_ el Ruedo. Sáenz de Oíza

Dwellings in Basílica Street, Cano Laso.

Saconia. Perpiñá, Iglesias y de Miguel

Dwellings in Alcobendas. Manuel de las Casas

Dwellings in Carabanchel. Amann-Cánovas-Maruri

 

Groups size:

4 groups of 4 people, 1 group of 3 people

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