Architects PKMN (it's pronounced "Pacman") used oriented strand board and industrial storage hardware - the kind used in rolling record storage shelves - to remake a cottage for a work-at-home professional. The storage components were built by carpenter Alfred Merino Caldas

The design allows the interior space to continuously adjust to the owner's daily activities, with fold-down work center, sleeping quarters (a Murphy Bed arrangement) and kitchen and dining area.

SLIDESHOW

Office Cubes Ride on Rails

Taylor-Miller, New York, designed office cubes on rails using hardware that allows them to collapse, opening floor space for meetings in this small office.

When all the sliding storage is pushed to one end, the home interior allows generous space for entertaining. PKMN, based in Madrid, listed the credits for the project, and explains the project here.

All I Own House materializes the interior of Yolanda’s house through her personal belongings. But these objects,  just like their owner Yolanda, would never stand still. They move around with her, accompanying her way through the day; early in the morning all the books wake up and place themselves together with all the clothing stuff, the bed disappears and, just as Yolanda is having a coffee, books and clothes move fast approaching the kitchen area in order to make room for shower. Around mid-morning Yolanda has an appointment with a client; all the crockery, carefully tidy, starts to put itself close to the kitchen, nearby all the cutlery and the rest of the cookware. Books are now showing off, very proud, the big round blackboard is now getting ready for the meeting…

Author: PKMN architectures www.pkmn.es
Client: Yolanda R. Pila www.errepila.com
Photography: Javier de Paz García www.estudioballoon.es
Video: PKMN [pacman] + Daniel Meré
Structural Engineer: Mecanismo SL www.mecanismo.es
Facilities Engineer: Alberto Espinosa www.certenergy.es
Builder company: Rusega SL
Carpentry: Alfredo Merino Caldas. Cantimpalos
Slide systems: Hepcomotion www.hepcomotion.com

All I Own House materializes the interior of Yolanda’s house through her personal belongings. But these objects,  just like their owner Yolanda, would never stand still. They move around with her, accompanying her way through the day; early in the morning all the books wake up and place themselves together with all the clothing stuff, the bed disappears and, just as Yolanda is having a coffee, books and clothes move fast approaching the kitchen area in order to make room for shower. Around mid-morning Yolanda has an appointment with a client; all the crockery, carefully tidy, starts to put itself close to the kitchen, nearby all the cutlery and the rest of the cookware. Books are now showing off, very proud, the big round blackboard is now getting ready for the meeting…

Through a carefully made design, totally custom-made, and the combination of carpentry and the use of quite a simple industrial railing system, all the server space in the house is arranged through three wooden, suspended, mobile and transformable containers. This server space can be totally re arranged in just a few seconds, thus allowing, in a variety of combinations with served space, to adapt the whole house according to specific needs for the use of space at the time, enabling infinite homes within a house.

 

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