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Andrés Jaque

RUN RUN RUN . Madrid

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Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Run Run Run is an ally in encouraging humans to use the city differently, an infrastructure that turns the city into a playground and a place for people to transform their bodies. It supports emancipation from domestic spaces and provides opportunities for interhuman gathering through activities that usually promote individuality. Continue reading Andrés Jaque

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Reggio Explora School . El Encinar de los Reyes

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Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Architecture for schools tends to be focused on surveillance and homogenization. This is not the case for Reggio Explora School. Its design is conceived for children to experience social, environmental, material, and cultural complexity. It is a multiverse that promotes the coexistence of diverse climates, situations, and aesthetics that daily lives consist of. The school is conceived as a vertical bottom-up progression that stacks a ground floor, linked to the terrain, where classrooms for younger students are placed. On the second floor students in intermediate levels coexist with water and soil tanks that nourish an indoor forest reaching the upper levels under a greenhouse structure. Classrooms for older students are organized around this inner forest as in a small village. This distribution of uses implies an ongoing maturity process that is translated into the growing capacity of students to explore the school ecosystem on their own. Continue reading Andrés Jaque

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RÒMOLA . Madrid

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Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation . photos: © imagen subliminal [miguel de guzmán+rocío romero rivas]

This project transforms the former 1946 garage of Gutierrez Soto’s most significant building, located in the geographical center of Madrid, into an assembly of bakery, café and experimental restaurant. The original volume and structure of the building is recovered, leaving a 5-meter-high space with massive openings onto the streets. Continue reading Andrés Jaque

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MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 – COSMO . NY

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation . photos: © Miguel de Guzmán . + archdaily

More than 2 billion gallons of water circulate everyday beneath New York City. COSMO is a movable artifact, made out of customized irrigation components, to make visible and enjoyable the so-far hidden urbanism of pipes we live by. An assemblage of ecosystems, based on advanced environmental design, engineered to filter and purify 3.000 gallons of water; eliminating suspended particles and nitrates, balancing the PH, and increasing the level of dissolved oxygen. Continue reading Andrés Jaque