El Retiro附近的角落|A corner near El Retiro
总部位于马德里的资深出版公司希望拥有一处拉近与公众距离的空间。他们寻觅到了Salamanca区南端街道上一间拥有7个阳台、面积200平方米的办公空间。这里位于Conde de Aranda和Lagasca街道交界处，距离Alcalá街和El Retiro公园仅有几米远。这个空间处在一栋百年建筑的夹层中，曾经是一家餐厅，因此空间需要采取一种综合灵活性、经济性和可见性的干预措施。整个项目在非常短的时间内完成。
This veteran Madrid-based Publishing Company, in its search for a space that brings closeness to the public, finds a 200 m2 office space with 7 balconies on the street in the southern limit of the Salamanca District, at the junction of Conde de Aranda and Lagasca streets, a few meters away from the Alcalá street and El Retiro park. The space, located in the mezzanine level of a 100-year-old building, used to host a restaurant, and therefore requires an intervention combining flexibility, economy of means and visibility. And everything in a very short time.
Espacio Encuentro has a triple vocation. On the one hand, it must host the company offices. On the other hand, it should serve as an exhibition and sales area. Additionally, it should meet the publisher’s cultural vocation and be able to host events, exhibitions, presentations and debates, and make the visible in an effective way. The coexistence of these three uses is articulated around a meeting room that occupies the center of the floor. The reception, the offices, and the main room lay around this core, facing Lagasca street. A reading room occupies the privileged corner between both streets. This demand of flexibility is embodied in a suspended table from steel cables that serves as a book exhibitor and, by through a simple mechanism, can be collected in the exhibition room’s ceiling to leave the space free for exhibitions and conferences.
▼空间灵活性体现在一张钢索悬挂的桌子上，作为图书展示区，the demand of flexibility is embodied in a suspended table from steel cables that serves as a book exhibitor
▼悬挂桌子一角空间，space corner at one end of the suspended table
▼悬挂展示桌通过一个简单的装置能够收缩到展览室的天花板上，为展览和会议腾出空间，through a simple mechanism, the suspended table can be collected in the exhibition room’s ceiling to leave the space free for exhibitions and conferences
颜色和纹理|Color and texture
▼在原本几何空间中插入另一个几何结构，连接、分隔和限定空间，designers imposed on the original geometry another slightly displaced geometry that connects, separates and qualifies spaces
Material-speaking, the intervention is proposed as a superficial operation. Through the use of different types of paint and a short color palette – yellow, white and blackboard – the space expands and unifies at the same time. The original space, with its wooden beam’s ceilings, its mechanical installations overlapping over the years, its tiled floor, its brick interior and its wood structure, is then painted in white or yellow. And this is done in a radical way, imposing on the original geometry another slightly displaced geometry that connects, separates and qualifies spaces slightly, giving them warmth and lightness. The rooms that now form this continuous space are fragmented by large boards as sliding doors. Some walls are painted in blackboard paint or covered with mirrors. A couple of pieces of furniture organize the access, hide the storage and serve as exhibitors for books.
▼几件家具组织通道，隐藏存储空间并作为书籍展示区，a couple of pieces of furniture organize the access, hide the storage and serve as exhibitors for books
The intervention aims to build a powerful identity providing the publishing activity with a certain visibility. The balconies on Lagasca street offer a great opportunity to let the interior look outside. Some simple methacrylate shatters supported by a thin steel rod invite to look inside.
▼在Lagasca街道的阳台提供了从室内向外观看的机会。细钢柱支撑的有机玻璃挡板，吸引行人向内观看，the balconies on Lagasca street offer a great opportunity to let the interior look outside; some simple methacrylate shatters supported by a thin steel rod invite to look inside
Bookstore, office and events Madrid, Spain 2018
Surface: 200 m2
Location: Madrid, Spain
Project start: 06.2018
Building start: 08.2018
Building end: 11.2018
Project leaders: Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez
Collaborators: Miguel Ángel Sánchez-Chiquito, Ricardo González Consultants: Años Luz
Images: Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán, Rocío Romero)