Living Nature by HRuiz-Velazquez

February 16, 2011

Spanish architect HRuiz-Velazquez designed the Living Nature space for the 2010 Feria Habitat exhibition in Valencia, Spain.


Description from HRuiz-Velazquez:

The Fair hired me to build an ephemeral building in the entrance of the fair Sept-Oct 2010 . The structure has four shop windows (like a small shopping center representing the four types of living in the country). The project had to be build in only 10 days and it had to be reusable with a different shape at another fair.

The space Living Nature houses an exhibition about different ways of Spanish life style. It’s a new expositional concept inspired by innovation and sustainability. The space was build with almost 2.000 boxes of recycled carton that can be used afterwards for different purposes.


Architecture & Designer: Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez MArch

Design Office (Tel/www): (34-649495432) ([email protected]) ( (telephone 34-649495432) c/Fernando el Catolico 6, 6-2dch  Madrid, Spain 28015

Project Design Team: Garcia Ruiz architects

Client: Feria Habitad Valencia

Constructor: Montoro

Sub-Contractors: Montoro

Location: Valencia, Spain

Use: sensory showcase building a new shopping experience

Area (Site Area: , Blag. Area:  , Gross Floor Area:) 323m2

Design Period: built in 10 days. It can be reusable, foldable and adaptable to more applications

Completion Period: September 2010

Products Furniture: All Spanish furniture companies

Floor: Grupo Molduras del Noroeste

Internal and External Wall: 2000 cardboard boxes from PROCARTON

Ceiling: Tightened fabric Ceiling from Taboada

Photographer Credit: Pedro Martinez (

Architect name official English pronunciation: Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez MArch