Studio Ruiz Velázquez
Studio Ruiz Velázquez
DESCRIPTION OF STUDIO
Studio Ruiz Velázquez specializes in architectural projects of a commercial, residential and public nature. The company’s philosophy goes hand in hand with a distinctive style characterized by the studio’s founder and his concept of space and with direct contact with the market at which the studio’s projects are targeted. The company seeks to achieve a more unconventional concept of space, based on proven criteria in the field of habitability and a user-oriented approach that takes into account a place’s function. In each and every project, the aim is to find the best possible aesthetic solution, while always taking into account functionality in terms of the end use.
The studio’s Puerto Rican founder, Héctor Ruiz Velázquez, settled in Europe in 1992 with a refreshing concept of aesthetics, following a solid university education in America. He forged a career in Europe, gradually developing a personal identity inspired by the natural essence of his native Puerto Rico and his extensive experience in the Spanish capital and in other countries.
NAME OF EXHIBITION SPACE
Inspiring Spaces / Inspiring by Nature
DEFINITION OF EXHIBITION SPACE
The challenge of making an inhabitable space with 25 m2. This totally unconventional space is made up of three-dimensional areas where places for daytime and night-time use can easily be transformed and given a new function in a few simple movements by using part of a table, for example, for another complementary use. A circuit can be traced that goes beyond the idea of simply moving from one room to another. It is a question of understanding the layout: the versatile uses that this space can offer through different planes and perspectives. Priority is given to the functionality of each of its different areas. These are not subdivided into sections. Instead they are dependent on how the space is organized, based on a free concept of home living. The materials fit in with this special spatial approach by ensuring continuity rather than partitioning off areas, because they are not intended to flank the walls or floors but to explore and take advantage of the continuity offered by many of the natural materials used in the project in order to give it a more natural feel.