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A Final Project Completed by Two Architectural Students in Montevideo, Uruguay

Meet “M4,” a temporary installation envisioned by architects Francisco Magnone & Luciano Lopez. Designed in 2017, it is meant to explore the historic space-time continuum and the still-growing field of ephemeral architecture. It is located in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The project was completed as a Final Project for the duo’s Bachelor’s Degree from the Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo from the Universidad de la Republica in Montevideo, and is intended to shorten the distance between architecture and current scientific thought. ‘It is positioned between an RTA (ready to assemble) and a hyper-specific solution; a nest that is at the same a cave’, explain the architects. It centers essentially in its status as “open architecture,” understood as a combination of constructive materials and techniques that are capable of generating spaces lacking in any symbolic or monumental meaning.

Installed in the courtyard of the university for a period of seven days, the temporary structure is comprised of a minimum space module on a multifunctional platform. It prides itself in its adaptability, capable of changing in order to fulfill a number of different roles and fit in various contexts, and its ephemeral quality ensures that it can exist and depart its location without leaving any footprint behind. The main module measures 2.44×2.44×2.44 and is set upon a 12 m2 platform.

Concrete exterior
Concrete exterior

Interior with a chair and a table with a lamp

Interior with different spaces
/ Interior with metal pipes
Interior of the living room with dark furniture




About Magaly Cabrera

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it.

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