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BEYOND

About the project

CARNIVAL is an ancient tradition present in most of cultures and means celebration and excitement for spring arrival.

Carnival also means luxury, expensive costumes and wasting materials.... We like party but in times of scarcity we have to care about our wasting!

We love recycling! that’s a great idea! Can we use Hello Wood festival materials in the most responsible way?

Can we use the materials for the cooperative housing project?

At this moment we are leading cooperative housing project in the neighborhood of Sant Muç. In this project we have activator modules that will be the services of the new cohousing in the first floor of the house.

So, what we propose is to build four of these activator modules, dress them up for the carnival and transform them in a walking party house!

Once the festival is done, we will send them to Sant Muç, where they will enjoy their second live as parts of the cooperative house.

Project Leaders - Quim & Carmen

BIO

We are Quim & Carmen. We are last year architecture students in Architecture School of Vallès (UPC-ETSAV).

Together, with Joan Lluc, Maria & Ignasi, we form re(acció) ressò team: an association of students of architecture and young architects from UPC-ETSAV (Barcelona, Spain) 

In 2014, with other colleagues, we participated in Solar Decathlon Europe contest building a real prototype. Once the competition was over, we decided to rebuild the prototype again to turn it in a community center in the low density neighborhood of Sant Muç, Rubí, (Barcelona). 

Since then, with RESSÒ prototype working as a catalyst, we are developing an urban project for the social and energetic renovation of the low density neighborhood through collective action and citizen empowerment. 

As you will see in our manifesto, we believe in the obligation of sustainable architecture and we use it as a tool for social and energy transformation. 

We also believed in the value of building by oneself, as a learning experience, and the fantastic properties of wood as a construction sustainable material!

 

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