Designing the interiors or exterior spaces and of a building
Study models and prototypes
Typology of intervention | Concept
It is an intervention inside or in the envelope of an existing structure; the intervention can be partial or overall depending of each case.
It is based on the removal or modification of its parts, and the addition of architectural elements with the purpose of defining new functions and attract new users fostering interactions. It is commonly used to revamp retail, commerce, entertainment areas in privately own public spaces (POPS) of free access.
In some cases it is essentially an interior renovation in an existing building. In some others it is an exterior renovation of its envelope making it accessible and interactive in different ways toward the exterior.
Either way, it aims to look purposely intervened and changed from its original design and appearance
Another intervention feature is the reuse of abandoned structures, transforming it into leisure platforms, for trade, entertainment or vertical green areas, maintaining their original material properties.
Among its functions, often creates new places for collective leisure with a variety of spatial alternatives for public use, which are supplemented with commercial related programs such as restaurants, small shops, foods and beverages, art galleries, among others.
It produces an unconventional urban experience, where the boundaries between public and private are blurred increasing the public identity of the city through its inhabitants.
All models were produced in 100architects office as part of our research on prototypes for street architecture and urban interventions.
A sunken access plaza inspired in a surreal and colorful blooming garden
Hidden Garden is an exterior renovation of a sunken plaza giving access to a mixed-use complex in Minhang, the suburban district in the South-West of Shanghai.
Besides serving as access plaza to the commercial and office buildings, the sunken plaza is also an open-air public space fully open to the public throughout the day.
A masterplan proposal for a riverfront in Seoul
This is a masterplan proposal for the competition launched by the Municipality of Seoul with the purpose of improving the public facilities of the Swimming Pools in Jamsil Hangang Park, not only by renovating the Swimming Pools themselves, but rather by seeking a solution that would reactivate the entire Park as a public destination within the City of Seoul.
Crystal Pool in Archdaily
Crystal Pool is a creative public space intervention designed for the grand opening of a new mixed-use complex located in the New Bund, the emerging international business center in Pudong (Shanghai), with the aim of fostering entertainment & social interactions among new visitors, appealing to kids, youngsters & adults alike.