The stylebook’s aim lies in the defintion of a complete architectural pack that covers from the build up of a singular concept, to the elaboration of a whole typological set of bedrooms, going through the meticulous design of a variety of functional elements such as common kitchens, corridors, lobbies, libraries, coworking spaces or collective premises, all the way to the definition of built-in furniture and a complete custom-made look & feel catalogue. Preceded by a phase of research about the history of student residences and their current relevance in the lifestyle of contemporary dynamic and interconnected student collectives, the proposal tries to incorporate those habits in a creative way.
At the same time, it proposes a reinsertion of the value of the individual room as a private and secluded place in the heart of the concept: to provide focus and concentration under natural light in the individual room lies at the core of the spatial proposal.
Meanwhile, managing the complexities of the diverse programmatic collective requirements in a synergic manner, add up to a theoretical model for future complete buildings.
Since 2020, the resulting 350pp. Technical Document has already been used as a guideline in seven built examples in diverse geographic and climatic environments.
Project: Syllabus by Urbania Stylebook
Status: Competition - First Prize (2020) Completed
Client: Syllabus by Urbania
Consultants: ARUP (acustics), HDFaber (digital fabrication)
Team: Jacobo García-Germán, Miguel López, Raquel Díaz de la Campa, Marta Roldán, María Salán, Iván Corbacho