OJALÁ. Calle San Andrés, 1. Madrid
Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation

Ojalá es la respuesta arquitectónica a la diversidad social del barrio de Malasaña. Una diversidad que se manifiesta en la vida cotidiana como una acumulación de formas diferentes de conversar, de encontrarse, de comer y de beber.

El local da una respuesta a esta diversidad por medio de una estrategia de diseño: el ensamblaje de una serie de espacios en los que la arquitectura promueve relaciones diferentes con el clima, el mobiliario, la posición respecto a otras personas y la aparición y acceso a comida y bebida. Un invernadero, abierto a la calle. Una gran mesa compartida por clientes y camareros. Unas gradas que fomentan la conversación informal con desconocidos. Y una playa artificial, para la escenificación de un día a día hedonista.

El baño (neutral en género) es un salón igualmente importante. Un baño-­‐homenaje a las Smile Sessions de los Beach Boys, que permiten acceder a un espacio que congela el momento en que los chicos playeros se hicieron oscuros. Como reivindicación de la implicación del baño de Malasaña con la noche, y con su potencial para la reinvención de lo colectivo.

Todo ha sido construido con proveedores del mismo barrio, en un proceso de experimentación, que ha permitido desarrollar una versión contemporánea del terrazo in situ de 15 mm de espesor, una estructura de invernadero a partir de chapa de 1 mm y cruces de madera en el espacio, articulados con varilla de 3 mm.

Design, Coordination and Edition: Sebastian Bech-­‐Ravn, Ljubo Dragomirov, Roberto González García, Senne Meesters, William Mondejar, Jorge Noguera Facuseh, Silvia Rueda Cuellar, Jarča Slamova

Quantity Survey: Juan Pablo Prieto
Graphic Design: Jorge López Conde
Artistic Intervention Program Curator: Roberto González García
Artists: Dourone, José Ja Ja Ja, Eva Solano
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, Rocío Romero

Arquitectos: Andrés Jaque

andres jaque
www.andresjaque.net
oficina@andresjaque.net

+34 911886136
Calle de Otero, 3
28028, Madrid, SPAIN

Andrés Jaque and the Office for Political Innovation explore the potential of post-foundational politics and symmetrical approaches to the sociology of technology to rethink architectural practices. The office’s slogan is ‘ARCHITECTURE IS TECHNOLOGICALLY RENDERED SOCIETY’ and is currently devoted to the study of connected-domesticities like politically-activated urbanism.
They are authors for reference buildings including Plasencia Clergy House (awarded with the Dionisio Hernández Gil Prize), House in Never Never Land (finalist of FAD Awards and Mies van der Rohe European Award), TUPPER HOME (finalist of the European Award Mies van der Rohe and of the X Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo), or ESCARAVOX (COAM 2013 Award and finalist of FAD Awards).

In 2012, the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA) incorporated ‘IKEA Disobedients’ by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation into its collection as the first architectural performance acquired by the museum. This work has also been nominated in Architecture category for the Design of the Year 2013 Awards of the Design Museum, London. In 2013 they presented ‘SUPERPOWERS OF TEN’ at Lisbon Architecture Triennale, ‘Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool’ for RED CAT Gallery at Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Center for Contemporary Arts, in Los Angeles, and ‘Hänsel & Gretel’s Arenas’ at La Casa Encendida, in Madrid. In 2012, they presented their intervention ‘PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society’ at Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. In 2011, the research and prototype-making project ‘SWEET PARLIAMENT HOME’ was presented at the Gwangju Biennale and, in 2010, the installation ‘FRAY HOME HOME’ was presented at the Biennale di Venezia 2010.
They are authors of the publications PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society, Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool, Dulces Arenas Cotidianas, Eco-Ordinary. Codes for everyday architectural practices and Everyday Politics. Their production has been published in the most important media including A+U, Domus, El Croquis, The New York Times or Vogue, among others. Their work has been exhibited at MoMA New York, MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna, London Design Museum, RED CAT Gallery at Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Center for Contemporary Arts, Schweizerisches Architektur Museum in Basel, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine de Paris, Mostra di Architettura de la Bienal de Venezia, Gwangju Biennale and Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

Andrés Jaque [1971], directs Andrés Jaque Architects and the Office for Political Innovation. He is currently Advanced Design Professor at Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation GSAPP Columbia University. He has been Tessenow Stipendiat 1998 in Toepfer Stiftung FVS, in Hamburg, and visiting teacher in a number of international universities and has lectured and taken part in round tables extensively throughout the world including Princeton University, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich, Instituto Politecnico di Milano, Centre International pour la Ville de Paris, Centre pour l’Architecture et le Paysage (Brussels), Sociedad Central (Buenos Aires), Berlage Institut (Rotterdam) or Museo Nacional (Bogotá).

Clients
The office clients list includes AC/E Acción Cultural Española, ARCOmadrid, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda y Suelo de Madrid S.A., Art Fairs S.L., La Musa S.L., Matadero Madrid, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Obispado de Plasencia, Ojalá Awareness Club, Construmat, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Comunidad de Madrid, Aluz Imagen y Comunicación S.L., Ayuntamiento de Burgos, Caja Duero and Xunta de Galicia, among others.