Gyroscopic Hose

This project for a house for a disabled person tackles the issue of a lack of political will in solving the problems faced by people living with reduced mobility in poor areas and slums. The project highlights that through technological innovation, quality of life can be greatly improved.
The house has a collective dimension. As a gesture of inclusion and an invitation for social interaction, the roof is made into a public space accessible to local children. Visiting children are attracted by its unusual geometric form and the house becomes an important attraction and play-space in the neighbourhood. There is an intentional element of confrontation between the public and the private areas of the house.

Irina Urriola

Striped plastic bands wall knitted on a chromatic pattern band. Strip knitting walls, banding patterns crossing with double curvature surfaces, preexistent and reused beams. The double curvature is accomplished by crossing two systems, the first is a structured sur-face reusing the profiles from the house and a zigzagging net on the other direction, modifying the color intensity on a striped pattern bands .

Irina Urriola

The house is not handed over in a finished state, rather, it is inhabited by its owners throughout its various stages of completion. Their everyday activities are transferred to their new positions in the new house, while retaining certain spacial relationships which remain important to its inhabitants and their way of life. The proud new owners of the house, in turn, play an active role in weaving its walls and furniture in order to complete it.

Irina Urriola

Irina Urriola

The ramp is the hallway of the house: the suspended pending and the permeability of the skins allows the wind trespass and refreshed it. The ramp is an intermediate chamber, a three dimensional fragment of the house upon the hammocks, deploying Gladys plants where Luz Marina exercises. The back door is displaced to an axis from its origin point (to the left of the tank), reaching the street establishing a new access protocol

Irina Urriola

The house works as a domestic landscape for people with reduced mobility. There is a support handrail which runs along the multitude of vectors of the house, this allows Luz Marina to wander freely inside and outside the house, to the external patios, on any route she chooses.

Irina Urriola

Henrique Berni

Irina Urriola

Irina Urriola

Irina Urriola

Irina Urriola

Irina Urriola

Irina Urriola

Irina Urriola

Irina Urriola