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Doo Architecture Selected Projects

History and Culture of Doo Architecture

Based in Miami and Barcelona, Doo Architecture is a collective of leaders in the fields of architecture, urbanism, design, research and branding. Each of them comes with a unique professional experience and an array of diverse projects throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and North and South America. Doo Architecture, founded by Alexis Cogul Lleonart, applies a multi-disciplinary philosophy and bring strategy and an eye for urban planning to everything they design and create – whether a home or an office or a retail store, whether it is a building, or whether it is the interior or exterior landscape.

What moves them? The constant socio-political evolution of our habitats has led us to consider architecture in a continuous changing context, one that requires both specialization and collaboration within different fields. Things like contemporary lifestyles, the new social trends, the arts and the ongoing environmental issues are now leading our interest in the intellectual design process. They believe each project has its own, unique DNA and our mission is to discover it. And central to that is the inhabitant or consumer. Their focus is to understand his or her practices, qualities and emotions, or the corporate culture of a business we are building for, so that our design flows to accommodate their existing functions, whether they be commercial or domestic.

Their projects exist solely in the presence of its inhabitants.

Doo Architecture has gained cultural advantages from our travels and discovered new insights in each project, applying these valuable lessons when applicable, while treating each design individually, recognizing its DNA. They are well versed in the latest 3d design systems and use cutting edge technology so we can track our vision along the way.

They are always curious about what is next. Discovery is key. By applying our experience, processes, creativity and curiosity to your project, you will discover an enhanced and optimum relationship to the space or spaces you inhabit.

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Alexis Cogul Lleonart doesn’t follow. In his world, form facilitates function.

An international architect and designer with a dual degree in urban planning, Cogul must see it before he builds it. Whether designing an object, room, house or building, he must first envision the use of the space by its occupants. Most modern architecture may fit the form- follows-function model, but the Barcelona-born Cogul takes a step further in his mission to customize rooms for their optimum use.

He has been doing this for more than 15 years, working on a number of internationally renowned and award-winning projects. As a young entrepreneur, he has taken his vision to the business world, creating a number of start-ups fueled by the philosophy that design enhances the experience of living, working, or playing in any space.

“It’s about using architecture as a useful tool in achieving final function utilization—in other words, the use you want for that space.”

After collaborating with Oppenheim Architecture in Miami for several years, Cogul founded Doo Architecture, which has partnerships and alliances around the world. Its mission is to not only build the future, but also find investment opportunities and financing for projects that mirror his vision: an industry where the urban social and economic use of a space are inseparable from its design and construction.

Three years later, after being named one of 2013’s Top 10 Designers of the Year by the Wolfsonian Museum’s Visionaries organization, Cogul felt there was a huge disconnect between the construction industry and design. He started a new concept of architectural atelier or lab called Doo Corp, where design, construction and development are conceptualized together from the beginning of a project. This commitment to create spaces that are better suited for their function and provide better client experiences, has been proven effective for brands like the Ritz Carlton and Starwood Hotels.

“My dream project? I guess a library or a museum – any project that would force me to study the contents of the structure and the use by a number of people so I can invent something unique that will not only facilitate the program but provide the perfect space for it.”

In 2016, Cogul founded the Brand Cogul Design labs, a laboratory of miscellaneous designs for just about anything that would occupy a space. Creating has always been the driving force in his design and the journey took him to the lab, which is best described as the studio of a designer scientist. This is where Cogul can put his vision on objects other than bricks and mortar – on furniture, light fixtures, flooring materials and patterns, the details that define a space when it is no longer empty.

Cogul has a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Barcelona ESARQ UIC and a Master of Urban Design from UAB. He has worked as a professor at the ESARQ UIC and has participated in different conferences on modern architecture throughout the Spanish territory and USA, as well as in various expositions in Madrid, Barcelona, Vienna and Miami. In 2007, he obtained distinction from the Housing Ministry for best “Final Year Project Work” for the Architecture & Urbanism Biennale.

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As you scroll through the following three projects they have created, consider all of these design techniques and ideas they have implemented.

Doo Architecture‘s Selected Projects

Villa M Residence

Miami Beach, Florida

The narrow lot of this property is instrumental in determining the plan for this house seeking light and views. 60 feet wide X 150 feet long the lot size renders the opportunity to create a courtyard house.  Aside from the typical modern Miami home, conceptually thinking from the inside out, will be the driving force of the architecture for Villa M.

A sequence of courtyards interrelate each of the spaces from front to back, creating a straight path that moves you from the entry towards the boat dock.  One single corridor takes you through all the areas, from entry courtyards with green walls, to cantilever pergolas, interior sculpture courtyard, to the main vaulted ceiling living area which opens up to an infinity pool and sculptural staircase leading to a roof deck.   While the architecture claims it’s straight lines and geometric presence, the interiors throughout the structure are created to contort the space with its curves and wooden ceilings, applied materials and interior architecture – something we like to call “soft modern.”

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Archiscene: https://www.archiscene.net/residential/villa-m-doo-architecture/

Project
Architecture and Interiors

Type
Interior Build out

Project Area
4.500 Interior AC Area

Status
Completed 2018

Photos by Doo Architecture

Casa B&B Italia

Miami Beach, Florida

Limited by restrictive development codes and lot limitations, this residence was designed as a collection of raw concrete volumes. Design elements such as natural light, materiality, and typology, dictated the main architectural principles driving the project and its geometry.

The space is conceived as a collection of small volumes whose interactions create a flow that circulates throughout the courtyard spaces, and allows natural light to wash all the main habitable areas. The main door resides between two concrete volumes, revealing an organically shaped curved curtain wall that focuses your attention on the main courtyard while hiding the rest of the path to the house. Only while walking through the interiors, will guests discover all the spaces and different living setups.

The house’s materiality focuses on enhancing the pour-in-place white concrete walls, which will be left exposed both on the inside and outside of the house. No drywall or stucco will be applied, and all systems of the house will be imbedded into the structure.

This is not just an interior courtyard residence, but an inside-out structure whose elements reveal the exterior esthetics while maintaining the home’s intimacy.

2019 Rethinking the Future Awards Winner for Private Residential Concept

https://awards.re-thinkingthefuture.com/rtf-awards-2020-winners/casa-mas-doo-architecture/

2020 Interior Design Magazine Best Of Year Winner for Residential unbuilt category

https://boyawards.secure-platform.com/a/

Project
Architecture & Interior Design

Type
Refurbishment

Project Area
6.500 Developed Area

Status
Under construction

Photos by Doo Architecture

Miami , Florida

Project
Interiors and rendering designs

Type
New construction

Status
Marketing Design

  

Photos by Doo Architecture

Do not forget that we will be posting more work by Doo Architecture in the coming weeks and months, so keep an eye out for more of their incredible work!! Every Friday we will be posting a new Featured Company, so join us again next week!

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