Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez | Ceramic House
In the attic of an emblematic building of classical early 20th century Madrid, this new concept of living space is placed: UNLIMITED SPACE is presented by architect Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez and built out of total freedom of layers. As if the design would be a three-dimensional object, every one of the rooms or points of the home can be located by specifying the axis of coordinates.
The result is the power to move around in few square meters at different heights, going up and down, offering a new experience of roominess in the context of a home: to explore the space. The transition between the rooms is continuous and lets the movement flow freely across the numerous levels.
The spatial flexibility that transforms this home is an innovative housing concept which adapts itself to the actual necessities and to the new usages. Where roominess, brightness and time flow in a multifunctional space without corners or precedence. It is also about expanding the parameters of interior design as well as the conventional trends of arrangement.
This project responds to the assignment by ASCER (Asociación Espanola de Fabricantes de Azulejos y Pavimentos Cerámicos – Spanish Association of Tile and Ceramic Flooring Manufacturers) for the creation of a new living concept, where the ceramic receives special treatment which turns it into the indisputable protagonist of the space. The ceramic is a material which offers, due to its versatility of application, multiple possibilities in its planimetry. According to the architect’s objective the ceramic thus transforms itself into an excellent dynamic entity able to offer the luxuriousness of working in three dimensions. “Change and continuation”, “tradition and innovation” simply unfold with a new angle on the use of ceramic material.
Hector Ruiz-Velazquez has a degree in architecture from the University of Virginia, USA. With studio professors from Harvard University and Columbia University. Hector Ruiz-Velazquez has founded his own architectural office in 1992 ( Madrid , Spain ) as a culmination of an extensive professional practice that includes architectural projects of big scale to corporate image. A characteristic of his studio is its diversity not only cultural but also regarding the professional disciplines. The studio covers projects from urbanism to graphic design, industrial and interior design, photography, as well as integral corporate images. Hector Ruiz Velazquez´ projects have been published in numerous publications all over the world since 1992 and he has been invited to lecture in different universities and public and private institution in different parts of the world.Location: Casa Decor c/ Velazquez 29, Madrid, Spain Architect:
Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez Project: ASCER CERAMIC HOUSE unlimited space Design team: Garcia&Ruiz Arquitectos sl Date of starting the project: 20 Mayo 2010 Day of ending the project: 20 Junio 2010 How many day of construction: 20 days Area m2: 50m2 Client / Promotor: ASCER – Tile of Spain Construction company: Dogar Decoracion sl Installation company: Dogar Decoracion sl Photographer: Pedro Martinez Flooring: Ceramic tile from Spain Painting: Valentine Walls: Ceramic Tile from Spain