Madrid architectural duo Ben Busche and Isabel Barbas’ recent creations include this stylish, naturally rusted steel plate minimalist kiosk, for use in the Spanish capital’s temporary markets. With the country’s traditional food halls getting the starchitectural treatment – checkout the beautiful Enrique Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue Santa Catalina Market in Barcelona – it is no surprise that the open markets were quick to follow up in the design game.
When closed, the kiosk resembles abstractly a typical house, with a punched-floral motif, discretely decorated faade. When the front opens up, the toy-like house transforms, revealing a backlit advertising board in the form of an oversized chimney, a brightly coloured interior and the necessary, compact yet functional, shop space.
In December 2006, one hundred kiosks produced by Primur S.A were installed by the city of Madrid throughout three different handicraft markets. Plans to expand the idea with wood and glass variations of the structure, are currently in the pipeline…
Architect: Brut Delux