ALVIC SMART HOME
nacho uribe salazar

ALVIC SMART HOME

Ruiz-Velazquez Architecture and Design as Architects

A MODULAR APARTMENT OF only 28M2, a constructive, systematized and articulated eco-design model, a space built in a modular and totally adaptable way that can perfectly change its scale and shapes according to the needs of our times

Caption

When the essence of the space is the movement that flows, the voids in height and the contraposition of the planes in the entire extension of the three coordinate axes, a new concept of habitability is generated and theme emerges the smart home design by architect Hector Ruiz Velázquez.

Caption

This new housing concept maximizes usability and takes advantage of the great characteristic of ALVIC material that is pushed to the limit, creating a type of construction totally free from stereotypes and decorative conventions.The design of this house structures the space from three-dimensionality, in width, length and especially in height, one of the least used coordinates in housing design, and the challenge is visible in the only 28m2 available on the floorplan of the project.

Caption

The objectives of the design were a space without limits, avoiding the classical horizontal compartmentalization of the rooms, to treat the project as a three-dimensional object, where each point of the house can be located by specifying the coordinate axes.In essence it is a simple formulation between planes, or what is the same, complex planes that formulate a simple relationship. This prolonged continuity without obvious cuts but rather aerial juxtapositions of empty and full blocks that configure a new skyline of the interior of the apt, all of this is possible thanks to the use of multifunctional cladding Alvic material that allows the connection of the rooms that require very different functions and utilities. The material unites, bursts from one plane to another faithful to the path and creative design that the architect has imagined.

Caption

The idea juxtaposition of three wooden panels blocks (stone, wood, stucco) that created a interior skyline helps to give a greater scale perception to the small 28m2 apartment, each of the wooden blocks in there interior has different, the wooden panel that looks like black marble kitchen, bathroom and storage. The success of this project is the amplitude of functions and perspectives of a small floor plan of 28m2, a modern version of Living-Lounging where movement of the inhabitant in 3d dimensional way awakens the interest in exploring space in a surprising and dynamic way. This type of spatial arrangement enhances flexibility, travel, movement and physical activity within a home.  Our need for habitability goes beyond the availability of square meters of construction as a home value. It has to do with the emotional spatial capacity that spaces offer us, focused on making us move with freedom and comfort within them, both physically and spiritually.

Caption

This apt goes beyond standard distribution of our homes, and gives fiscal and mental freedom to the person that inhabits the space.   We are much more than inhabitants, we are multi-sensory beings that need more comprehensive responses to habitability, that embrace the fullness of being, both corporeal and spiritual, and in reality that is something that our homes generally lack, especially in our industrialized Western world.The central material of the project is recycling wood panels of MDF (Medium density fibreboard). of the prestigious brand ALVIC that is dedicated to the manufacture of panels of many finishes on their surface, in this interior space 100% done with Alvic material reveal the immense possibilities of transformation and flexibility that they can offer to a home. The result is a magical atmosphere that envelops the senses and allows new perceptions much closer to our nature than is achieved in ordinary houses.

Caption

It is an apartment designed and assembled as a kit, all volumes are wood furniture that is manufactured with recycled material and each of one is carefully systemized and manufactured in the factory with all the regulation of construction of material required. Remember using this type of material  Helps slow climate change,  is renewable,  Wood production requires much less energy, Wood is good for people's health and well-being,  is durable and  structurally very strong. Also because they are flat wood panels, requiring little space on the truck  so it makes  easy transportation of it to the site construction. All the furniture volumes was assembled in just 3 days with zero waste of material on site, these volumes could be easily disassembled and can be reused in another space if necessary, it is an apartment that you can take with you like any other furniture in the house

Caption

Constructively it is a sustainable design, a constructive, systematized and intelligently articulated eco-design model in accordance with the needs of our times, a space built in a modular and totally adaptable way that can perfectly change its scale and shape.

Caption
photo_credit nacho uribe salazar
nacho uribe salazar
photo_credit nacho uribe salazar
nacho uribe salazar
photo_credit nacho uribe salazar
nacho uribe salazar

 

Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
ManufacturersGrupo Alvic
ManufacturersMiele & Cie. KG
ManufacturersSIMON
ManufacturersVitra.
Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
by SIMON
Manufacturers
by Vitra.
Project Spotlight
Product Spotlight
News
31/44 Architects designs London house filled with architectural character
14 Jun 2024 News
31/44 Architects designs London house filled with architectural character

31/44 Architects designed “Six Columns” as a home for studio co-founder Will Burges. Sit... More

Benthem Crouwel Architects transforms Amsterdam office tower with an innovative wooden extension
13 Jun 2024 News
Benthem Crouwel Architects transforms Amsterdam office tower with an innovative wooden extension

District West in Sloterdijk, Amsterdam is currently undergoing a transformative redevelopment, conve... More

Brewhouse Apartments: A testament to adaptive reuse comes to Warsaw
12 Jun 2024 News
Brewhouse Apartments: A testament to adaptive reuse comes to Warsaw

In the heart of Warsaw, where history intertwines with contemporary urban life, the Brewhouse Apartm... More

25 best architecture firms in Iran
12 Jun 2024 News
25 best architecture firms in Iran

Iran is an arid and rugged country in Southwest Asia, home to a rich and diverse culture spanning mi... More

Pelli Clarke & Partners completes Salesforce Tower Chicago as part of riverfront master plan
11 Jun 2024 News
Pelli Clarke & Partners completes Salesforce Tower Chicago as part of riverfront master plan

Pelli Clarke & Partners has completed the Salesforce Tower Chicago, a LEED Gold-certified office... More

Official opening of the Serpentine Pavilion 2024
11 Jun 2024 News
Serpentine Pavilion 2024 officially opens

The new Serpentine Pavilion was officially opened on June 7 in London. This 23rd edition of the annu... More

Teğet designs visitor center for Neolithic Çatalhöyük archeological site
10 Jun 2024 News
Teğet designs visitor center for Neolithic Çatalhöyük archeological site

Istanbul-based Teğet Architecture has designed a visitor center for Çatalhöyük, a h... More

Wonder Bridge by SPF:a: Vital transportation link stands as a symbol of innovation and artistic expression
9 Jun 2024 News
Wonder Bridge by SPF:a: Vital transportation link stands as a symbol of innovation and artistic expression

Spanning a busy highway in Paso Robles, California, Wonder Bridge by acclaimed architecture firm SPF... More