Grupo JR_07. Payphone.rar // Cabina.rar

Mª Ángeles Freytas García, Juan Carlos Lagares Cáceres, Verónica Rodríguez Vergara y Carlos Sánchez Sanabria.

Asignatura Otras Tecnologías 4ºB ETSA Sevilla 4-FEB-2013.


There is, inherent in every metropolitan area, a hidden system under the city movement. These are the telephone boxes or payphones. It is not just a particular “opportunity whole” inside the city, but instead, telephone boxes becomes strategic points waiting to be discovered. The clue is in their nature of small items connected that make sense in the complexion of the area in general as the existing network between them.

Since their invention, the amount of telephone boxes has being growing in the city. They have construct places with a lot of people, talking and waiting their turn. The key of the project is in understanding the cabins as a complex network already existing in the city, living together with society moves. The importance is not in the object but in recovering the flows of people that existed before the commercialization of mobile phones.

Payphone.rar // Cabina.rar (Video introducing the concepts)

¿What would happen if we compress telephone boxes, as they were files? ¿What if we concentrate all their nature into a flagstone? We bet on the future with the project cabinas.RAR where technology is introduced as an alternative to oxidized urban cubicles. The objective is changing present relationships and looking for new ways of communication and information far from mobile phones. These spaces, where people go around telephone boxes as they are avoiding obstacles, need to be changed. We bet on accommodating new functions capable of agglomerating people again. In some way, this project look forward converting these spaces from dispersion to connection.



The Pentagon has been alienated from its identity, it’s hard to feel oneself at home in the metropolis’ beating heart.

But can an architect restore – let alone create – a home? If we look up the origins of this rather vague term, one can perceive a fundamental differ- ence between the mental and the material aspect of living man has made throughout history. The Greeks spoke about hestia, the religious midpoint of a dwelling, and oikos, the house as a structure. In German one translates the former as heimat, which doesn’t only mean home, but also the relation- ship of man towards a certain space. Henceforth an architect couldn’t be able to build a home, since it doesn’t concern something material.

Or can he? We divided the manifestation of the concept of home into three aspects: memory, that what one remembers as well as what one has been taught, identity, how one is or appears to be as an individual, and ter- ritory, the space one relates oneself to. Maybe we can’t influence home per se, but we can manipulate these manifestations.
The first brings us to the historical context of the site: rather than a revival of functions, we restored some iconic images, through the use of certain seemingly classical typologies like a courtyard, a gallery and a grand café. The second aspect concerns local (building) traditions: instead of thwarting an old habit, we reinterpreted the typical non-urban typology of housing.
For territory we formulated a solution against the privatisation and seg- regation in society.

These 3 aspects of home mainly focus on personal individual qualities but a fourth important component of being home is feeling part of a so- cial network. In our individualistic society this is a quality one has to re- establish and emphasise without losing the luxury of personal space. We introduced the concept of ‘hoodhouses’ as a communal space for a number of families to help them to create their own neighbourhood. By using this tool we give attention to a good gradual transition between public and private space.






























































































Mercado Parque


Habitar, recorrer, contemplar


Estudiantes: Carlos Avellaneda, Daniel Villamarín


El proyecto integra un parque recreativo, un mercado y vivienda, dándole prioridad a la movilidad vehicular de la zona de intervención. La prioridad del proyecto es  crear el máximo del espacio público que se integre de la mejor manera con el humedal Juan amarillo.


Market- Park


Inhabiting, travel, contemplate


Students: Carlos Avellaneda, Daniel Villamarín


The project integrates a recreational park, housing and a market, giving priority to the vehicular mobility in the intervention area. The priority of the project is to create the maximum public space which tries to integrate the best way to the Juan Amarillo wetland.


La  ciudad continua, la disolución del límite


Parques y alameda como umbrales de la ciudad. Estación central, colegio, vivienda

Estudiantes: Diego Ferro, Ana puerto


El proyecto propone la densificación del centro de la ciudad a partir de un edificio complejo  con las siguientes actividades: Estación de transporte, vivienda en altura y  colegio. Así mismo, se  introduce un sistema de espacio público que conecta sobre un eje diversos espacios de importancia de  la ciudad  y propone nuevas actividades de encuentro ciudadano y sistemas de movilidad.


The continuous city, the boundary dissolution


Alameda and Parks as thresholds of the city. Central station, school, housing.


Students: Diego Ferro, Ana puerto


The project proposes the densification of the city center with a complex  building with the following activities: transport station, school and housing. It also introduces a system of public space on an axis connecting various important areas of the city and new meeting citizen activities and mobility systems.

Being concerned about the form that cohabitation has taken in contemporary cities we wander what were and are the spatial circumstances under which cohabitation has been determined in each

From the individuality the estrangement of the dense city until the experience of locus in terms of proximity and trust, in provincial places, there is a big gap.

The same thing happens between suburbia (wasteful of land) and the city (far too removed from the land).

We are about to explore the possibilities of a region-territory-district straight at the limits of our city , so this region marks a transition. The question is what do we suggest instead of living in blocks and suburban individual houses? The answer can be living and cohabitating in clusters.



Separation of life and car. A combination of two different layers of movement. A pedestrian and car red.

Interiority in the schematic layout of residence.

Common green and activity spaces for residential groups.

Protection from the outside without buildings-shields..but with a gradual increase and reduction of the height of the residential units from the outside to the inside.

Slight elevation from the side of the road.

Creating useful place for covering the parking needs of the residences.

Edificio complejo en la vía a Monserrate

El recorrido como aproximación al edificio complejo


Estudiantes: Javier Malangón, Alejandro Álvarez

El área de acceso a un lugar marcado por un ritual (Cerro tutelar de Monserrate) es en este proyecto es un motivo de reflexión para incluir la complejidad de las vías de acceso en la arquitectura.


Complex  Building on the road to Monserrate

The route like approach to a complex building


Students: Malangón Javier, Alejandro Álvarez

The access area to a place marked by a ritual (Monserrate Hill) is in this project is the motive to thought in include in the architecture the complexity of the urban paths.


Mil Hojas.


Intervención Urbana.


Estudiantes: Lucia Tapiero, Lina Buitrago


El emplazamiento del proyecto fue una condición determinante del proyecto: el límite entre dos partes de la ciudad conformada por una vía de carácter metropolitano. El programa incluye trabajar sobre la noción de limite en un escenario complejo: resolver la vivienda, vivienda productiva y un espacio intermedio que generaba las relaciones entre uno y otro.


Mil Hojas.


Urban Intervetion.


Students: Lucia Tapiero, Lina Buitrago


The project site was a determining factor of the project: the boundary between two parts of the city separated by a metropolitan avenue. The program includes the notion of limits in a complex scenario: resolving exclusive housing, productive housing and an intermediate space the create relations between the two.