2 ONE-FAMILY HOUSES IN SANT CUGAT DEL VALLÈS
Two houses were built on the minimum sized plot permitted by the urban regulations. Both are given the same volume, but each house was designed with different materials according to the specifications of the clients; one is of white concrete walls and opens completely towards the garden at its south, and the other has a visible steel structure infilled with timber panels and windows.
Patios are carved out of the upper floors of both houses, like outdoor rooms that offer distant views as well as outdoor spaces to be enjoyed.

 The Timber House


 The Concrete House


PEREC BOOKSHELF SYSTEM (with carles muro)

Until now, the best shelving systems on the market have largely addressed issues of versatility, load-bearing, assembly etc. When a generic shelf is used for storing books, it performs well either when completely full - not one book can be added or removed- or when it is supplemented with a number of bookends. Otherwise the books lose balance, fall to one side and eventually become damaged. We propose a shelf specifically thought for books; A bookshelf that takes advantage of the weight of the books to achieve a permanent state of equilibrium, regardless of the number of books sitting on the shelf: a living bookshelg. We have simply introduced a small inclination to what traditionally has been the horizontal shelf. The horizontal displacement of the modules allows for the creation of an infinite number of mosaic-like patterns on the wall, as well as accomodating books of different sizes. We presented a series of variations based on the same geometric principle of which the first, PEREC, was produced by PuntMobles (http://www.puntmobles.es/).

A SOLUTION (THE END OF THE BOOKEND)

A SOLUTION (THE END OF THE BOOKEND)