City Cupboards Sequence (1) / Beatriz Arroyo + Lys Villalba
City Cupboards is a collection of housing rehabilitation initiatives that discover design methods across the idea of furnishings structure. In every of them, a household of furniture-that-turns-into-spaces configures domesticities midway between these two scales. The furnishings grows, turns into XXL, and is assumed architecturally. It values handmade and custom-made supplies, artisanally made in small firms, and in whose remaining execution, totally different building trades from each areas will enter into dialogue on-site.
The primary mission within the collection addresses the renovation of a Fifties residence within the Salamanca neighborhood of Madrid. The unique residence, which divided the general public area of the home into totally different rooms – entrance corridor, front room, research, kitchen, hallway – hindered cross air flow, the enjoyment of southern gentle in winter, and entry to the terrace. The renovation proposes to unify this home atmosphere – cleansing and leaving its construction uncovered; recovering the unique terrace – and articulate it by way of a collection of furnishings architectures that equip the area inhabited by this household.
Consuming, conversing, finding out, taking part in, portray, cooking, studying, working… In City Cupboard Sequence (1) all the pieces takes place round a desk. And it’s the design of this desk – positioned transversely within the area, in an undefined place between packages – that reconfigures the domesticities of the home. Handcrafted in coloured terrazzo sprinkled with small confetti-like items, the three.5m lengthy and 1.05m extensive tabletop rests on a construction of three pairs of steel cylinders anchored to the ground, thus releasing up all of the area round it.
On one facet of it, the kitchen, whose shorter entrance turns into the second piece of this household of small furnishings architectures: a reversible cupboard, with a countertop on one facet and a coat rack on the opposite, perforated by an oculus from which to look out upon arriving residence.
On the opposite facet, is the dwelling workplace, the place a second desk organizes a collective research area. Two lateral helps manufactured from folded metal sheets and a standardized most size picket board (366 cm) mix with out screws or joints, configuring free work assist for the entire household.