Do It Together_ Modular system made of cardboard and Velcro for material and immaterial community self-construction processes.

A project by Husos Platform

“Do It Together” is a modular, self-assembly masonry system made of cardboard and Velcro that was designed by Husos. The aim is to have a space that can be determined and gradually built by the community of artists participating in the artistic project “Here Together Now“ and other residence programs during 2013 in nave 16.1 in Matadero-Madrid. It revives the tradition of using paper and cardboard in architecture by proposing a system of large boxes stuck together with Velcro, a technique that is reversible, and at the same time highly stable. This system is designed to provide flexibility and enable self-construction of a space, giving each individual and the community as a whole the opportunity to build their own working place and choose how they want to interact with one another.


Design: Plataforma Husos (Diego Barajas, Camilo García, Xavier Robledo)

Agents Involved (“Here Together Now” Project): Artists: Theo Firmo, Sibel Horada, Iz Öztat, Diego del Pozo, Dilek Winchester / Art Writer: Cristina Anglada / Mediators: Pedagogías Invisibles: Andrea de Pascual, Eva Morales López, David Lanau / Matadero Coordination: Manuela Villa, Olivia Rico / Spatial mediators: Plataforma Husos: Diego Barajas, Camilo García, Xavier Robledo

Assembly: Cristina Anglada, Diego Barajas, Miguel Ángel Benjumea, Andrea de Pascual, Theo Firmo, Camilo García, Sibel Horada, Iz Öztat, Eva Morales López, David Lanau, Verónica López, Jacqueline Ordoñez, Diego del Pozo, Paula Poblete, Olivia Rico, Xavier Robledo, Carolina Solar, Montse Soria, Manuela Villa, Dilek Winchester.

Coordination: Manuela Villa, Olivia Rico

Client: Matadero Madrid.

Matadero Madrid, Centro de Creación Contemporánea, Madrid. Nave 16.1.

DATES 2013
Assembly: 2-8 de Enero. Work in Progress: 8 de Enero – 12 de Febrero.
Public Presentation: 13 de Febrero – 10 de Marzo

Architects: Husos

Husos is an architecture and urbanism practice founded in 2003 by Diego Barajas and Camilo Garcia. It is based in Madrid and operates between Spain and Colombia. The work of Husos forms part of permanent collections at the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France and the History Museum of Rotterdam, and was awarded by the Zumtobel Award for Sustainability and Humanity. It has been presented at the Venice Biennale, the Rotterdam Biennale, the Oslo Architecture Triennale, Matadero Madrid, the Tápies Foundation, Witte de With Museum in Holland, Ecovisionarios, and PhotoEspaña, among others. Husos latest book is titled Urbanisms of remittances, (Re)productive houses in Dispersion (Caniche Publishers, Madrid, 2017). This book has been awarded with the Fundació Sabadell 2019 prize and is currently part of the permanent Art Collection of the Fundació Banc Sabadell in Barcelona. The office is formed also by Almudena Tenorio and Elena del Cura.