Architects: elii – Uriel Fogué + Eva Gil + Carlos Palacios
Location: Brussels
Date: 06/2012
Client: CIVA

Prototipo de vivienda para el CIVA (Centre International pour la Ville, l’Architecture et le Paysage), Bruselas

Nuevos cuerpos para retos contemporáneos. La JF•Kit House (Jane Fonda Kit House) virtualiza un futuro posible donde los ciudadanos producen una parte de los requerimientos energéticos de sus espacios domésticos con sus propios músculos: mediante una serie de ejercicios físicos diarios. Las transformaciones energéticas a las que asisten las ciudades conllevan la invención de una nueva cultura y el cuerpo es un campo de batalla central en la articulación de las controversias sobre la sostenibilidad, muchas de las cuales se “encarnan” en el cuerpo de los habitantes.

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Esta investigación tiene lugar en cuatro escalas de la sostenibilidad. 1) Escala urbana, ofreciendo un modelo replicable, basado en un sistema constructivo barato y ligero, que incrementa la densidad de los tejidos urbanos existentes. El prototipo se basa en una estructura parasitaria autosuficiente y off-the-grid, que puede ser acoplada a cubiertas o fachadas existentes. 2) Escala arquitectónica, explorando cómo se transforma el espacio doméstico al ser comprendido como una unidad activa de producción energética. 3) Escala económica, ofreciendo un modelo para “descajanegrizar” los patrones de consumo energético domésticos a través del empleo de diferentes dispositivos de visualización y monitorización, así como mediante la implementación de las “hipotecas energéticas” que emplearían los ahorros obtenidos de la producción doméstica de energía para descontarlos de la hipoteca de la vivienda. La energía ha dejado de ser invisible para pasar ser un producto de consumo. 4) Escala socio-cultural, mediante la inscripción de un nuevo conjunto de hábitos y prácticas en el cuerpo político.

¡Practica el domestic fitness para tonificar tu cuerpo!

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Architects: elii – Uriel Fogué + Eva Gil + Carlos Palacios
Team: Text: Fernando Domínguez Rubio
Video and Postproduction: Marta Gil
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán
Landscape and engineering consulting: Angela Melado + Álvaro Valle
JF·Kit Inhabitant: Frédéric Coosemans
Many thanks to: Maya Watanabe, Marina Nogales, Guillermo Merchan, Cristina Braschi

CIVA:
Production: Marie Vanhamme, Christophe Pourtois, Marcelle
Rabinowicz, Marcelline Bosquillon, Clara Louppe
Communication and press: Véronique Moerman
Graphic Design: elii, Juliette de Patoul
Translation: Marie Vanhamme, CIVA, Marie-Françoise Dispa, Wouter Meeus
Administration: Andrea Flores + Sonia Camara
Mounting of the exhibition: Renaud De Staercke + Mohamed Houlliche + Christophe Meaux
Logistics: Jalila Bensaid + Aicha Benzaktit + Mostafa Chafi + Abdoulaye Gaye + Mabiala-Mpiniabo Alias M’Bulayi Mpiambu + Merad Vaissi

Members of the Administrative Council and General Assembly CIVA: Marie Vanhamme, Présidente, Liliane Baudin, Thierry Belenger, Sefik Birkiye, David Cardon, Maurice Culot, Philippe Decelle, Laurent Delvaux, Laure Duvigneaud, Marc Frère, Pierre Hebbelinck, Jean-Pierre Hoa, Jean-Pierre Jacquet, Georges-Eric Lantair, Philippe Le Hodey, Bartomeu Mari, Caroline Mierop, Paulette Preud’homme, Serge Roose, Philippe Samyn, Marie-Claude Solvay, Eric Vaes, Thierry Wauters

 

Architects: elii

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elii carries out its professional activity in the following fields: Infrastructures, Urban Development, Public Spaces, Individual and Collective housing, Offices and Work Centres, Industrial Buildings, Ephemeral Architecture and Design of Museum Exhibitions and collaboration with artists. Elii covers all stages of the project, from the design phase to project management, working both in the public and private sectors, in Spain and Abroad. Founded in 2006 and based in the centre of Madrid, its founding partners and current directors are the architects Uriel Fogué Herreros, Eva Gil Lopesino and Carlos Palacios Rodriguez, all of whom have previously worked in architectural firms of international renown. They currently combine their work at elii with teaching (in several Spanish universities of international renown) and editorial work (UHF magazine). Their work and articles have appeared in specialized publications and exhibitions, having obtained recognition and awards for outstanding performance, amongst which are the FAD Opinion Award (2005), or the awards received from the Official College of Architects of Madrid “a la Obra Bien Hecha”(2006), “a la Obra de los Arquitectos” (2011), and “COAM Award” (2013) or the JustMad Award to Emergent Creativity (2013). They have been amongst those selected to appear in the “Arquia Próxima” catalogue (also issued by the Official College of Architects of Madrid) in its 2006-207, 2008-2009, 2010-2011 issues, having been recognized in this last one as one of the 10 most relevant teams of young architects in the region. They have also taken part in the “Madrid 100% Arquitectura II” (2011), catalogue and Itinerant International Exhibition, where one of their works was considered one of the top 100 by the Official College of Architects of Madrid. They were also similarly distinguished in the XII Buenos Aires International Biennial Architecture Exhibition (2011), recently selected as one of the “100 architects of the year 2012” in the exhibition for the KIA Korean Institute of Architects and the UIA International Union of Architects in Seoul (2012) and as a part of the exhibition FreshLatino 2 (2013). Elii is a member of the “Creadores de Madrid” and “FreshMadrid” archives.