Fake Industries . Fernandez-Abascal


Fake Industries . Fernandez-Abascal . MH HOUSE  (1)

Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (Urtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna Pesudo) with Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal

MH House is a 34.5 sq.m (L:5.68m, W:6.64m, H:2.83m) prefabricated shelter with a
17.5 sq.m terrace and a total cost of €5.000. Its light-weight structure is made of galvanized steel. The frame is modular and parts are interchangeable. Its walls and roof feature polyolefin foam panels, which protect residents from sun, wind, rain and snow. Its final coating, a metallized polyethylene terephthalate (MPET) is tough and durable and provides the house unified image. Its short sides are covered with door- integrated-panels and a solar panel and a rain-water collector in the roof ensure its energetic autonomy. Continue reading Fake Industries . Fernandez-Abascal


Fernandez-Abascal . Grau

President’s Wall

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Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal (GFA2) . Urtzi Grau (FKAA) . James Withlow Delano (copyright images)

Dept. of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a solicitation in electronic format for the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico.

Deeply inspired by the Emperor’s New Clothes tale, our proposed wall will be made of fabric only visible to anyone who is stupid or incapable of doing his job. Continue reading Fernandez-Abascal . Grau


Fake Industries . Aixopluc

OE House . Alforja

Fake Industries . Aixopluc  . OE House . Alforja (1)

Fake Industries Architectural Agonism . Aixopluc . photos: © José Hevia . + archdaily

The OE House is a montage. The clients wanted a double house, so they could move from one half to the other, according to their state of mind. They did not like to spend their holidays traveling; they preferred to move downstairs, and do it for real, closing the quarters above. We provided them with two well-known domestic environments—the open frame of the case study houses for the hedonistic pleasure of the warm season, topped with the interiorized existentialism of Le Corbusier’s Maison Jaoul for the windy months in la Sierra de la Mussara. We did it literally. The resulting exquisite corpse—wrapped by the most Spanish architectural prop of all: the persiana—ensures the schizophrenic differentiation of modes of habitation as much as it negotiates the impossible encounter of both types. Continue reading Fake Industries . Aixopluc


Fake Industries

Guggenheim Museum . Helsinki

Fake Industries, Architectural Agonism (Cristina Goberna, Urtzi Grau) . Jorge López Conde . Carmen Blanco . Alvaro Carrillo . Guggenheim Helsinki competition . + winners

Helsinki is a city of interiors. Due to its extreme climatic conditions, Helsinki’s civic society blossoms indoors. Our proposal for the Guggenheim Helsinki, 47 Rooms, extends this network using the architectural technologies that construct Helsinki’s interior citizenry: i.e. walls, doors, windows, and the machinery that defines atmospheric conditions. Continue reading Fake Industries