we diseñamos mixes geometry + graffiti to recover abandoned hopper in spain we diseñamos mixes geometry + graffiti to recover abandoned hopper in spain
oct 22, 2015

we diseñamos mixes geometry + graffiti to recover abandoned hopper in spain

we diseñamos mixes geometry + graffiti to recover abandoned hopper in spain 
all images courtesy of we diseñamos




we diseñamos is a madrid-based collective that experiments with different tools used in art, design and architecture, and bases their practice in self-construction, an attribute that distinguishes them. their latest creation is ‘espasio t’, a piece that combines graffiti and geometry forms as an urban element, to bring back to life an abandoned mixer drum that used to belong to a closed cement factory located in los santos de maimona, spain.

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located across from the aisland factory, the graffiti-enhanced hopper brings back to life the abandoned space




the ‘espasio t’ project emerged from the encounter of different collective groups seeking to give a boost to vulnerable or abandoned spaces, giving them social and cultural uses. the mural painted on the old hopper connects to its previous use in the factory while tying it with the newly intervened architecture of the place. currently, the activation project is being carried out by la fábrica de toda la vida and the arquitecturas colectivas network.

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the structure was integrated into the  rough landscape by adding color

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the drum now serves as a bar with a canopy

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the geometrical pattern on the structure plays with its shape, exalting it

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a back door was added to the drum for the bartenders to be able to come in and out

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to serve clients, a gate was also added to the front that can be closed

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color details from the side entrance and input light



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