Location: Cumbayá, Ecuador
Design and Building Team: Fernanda Esquetini, Claudia Ponce, Pablo Puente
Photography: Pablo Puente, SuperDuper Photostudio
This project is executed on a functional and habitable space, where no big changes are allowed and in time it has to be returned to the owners as received. On the other hand, the client wants to invest in furniture that can accommodate the space according to the amount of bread baked (which varies from day to day). She also specified that the project must be executed with some wooden pallets she has available and in the lapse of a week, so the bakery can open as soon as possible.
If we disassemble the pallets, so that flaws in the wood can be corrected and then assemble them back again, that would mean a double effort. This is why the pallets are used without much intervention, we just eliminate the back structure and cut them into two and into four parts, leaving modules of 60x80cm y 60x40cm.
With these modules and taking into account that this is a small project, we decide to play with an existent system, easy to assemble and disassemble, flexible, cheap and easy to storage. This system joins together similar boards through straps and modifies its conformation.
When high storage is needed, the system hangs from the ceiling creating mobile shelves. For the tables, the boards are located horizontally in the ground creating an X, on top of which we put a glass. Finally, for lower shelves we use the system in a similar way than in the higher shelves, creating a base for the tables where the bread is exposed. The additional elements used are glass, recycled straps, tensors, and steel cable.
This way we create different furniture with different uses, all with the same system.