NN06 is a set of objects and interventions to transform an office into a house.
Without modifying the previously existing configuration of a former office in northern Madrid, the surface coverings of ceilings, floors and walls are removed to leave a raw base on which to act. This defines the massive, solid part of the project: the building. On the other hand a series of objects that look for openings and holes to fit in, that hang from the load-bearing walls or rest on the hard surfaces appear. This defines the light, removable part of the project: the furniture. The word furniture comes from the latin word mobilis, meaning that which can be transported. Roman law already defined goods in two main categories: movable (tools, clothing, furniture, instruments, etc.) and non-movable (land, constructions, etc.). Based on this distinction appears the maxim Res mobilis, res vilis, in english something similar to the movable thing is a useless thing. NN06 targets this useless aspect, to become a set of furniture and plug-ins focused on the potential activity of the house. A kind of support structures that enable the inhabitants to live in this space. These objects are divided into two large families, distinguished by their materiality: wooden or metallic. The blue coated metal elements hang structurally from the walls, without touching the ground. The main element is a metal "T"-shaped bookshelf located in the center of the house, which is suspended a few cm above the ground, hanging between the load-bearing walls of the building. Apart from its function as a shelf, this element becomes a totem around which the different uses of the house are arranged. Formally it resembles the structural composition of the building, simulating an added structural element; a dysfunctional appendix. The rest of the metallic elements are a gate that separates a work space from the rest of the common space, a minibar, an interior shutter to isolate the kitchen and an exercise beam: plug-ins that allow the inhabitants to use the hard spaces in different ways.
The wooden elements, on the other hand, rest on the pre-existing floors, which were treated to loose their superficial coatings, recovering a raw, structural character. The most intimate areas of the house, bedrooms and living room, are equipped with plywood platforms, slightly elevated above the hard floors, supported on wooden slats, similar to a tatami or tablao. These elements can be easily removed when leaving the house, just like the rest of the interventions that conform the mobile heritage of the inhabitants. NN06 seeks to strengthen the value of the movable as opposed to the static assets; it seeks to reinforce the habitability of a space based on a constellation of support elements that assist its inhabitants in their daily activities.