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XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

23rd November 2018

Christmas Card Competition

XTid Associates has launched for the third consecutive year a Christmas Card Competition 2018 among the students of 4 ESO Cañada Blanch Institute trying to integrate an aspect of Architecture or Engineering into Christmas. Which ever card you think it deserves to win, please, make a comment and vote for that card (comments will be shown within 12 hours). Only one vote per person is allowed. Vote ends 6th December. The 5 cards with the highest score will be published and XTid Associates will select winner from the finalists to be the Christmas Card 2017.

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XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

8th December 2017

After the voting period, we can just say THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS.

4 ESO Students of Instituto Vicente Cañada Blanch in Portobello must be very proud of their work.

Next Monday 11th December XTid Associates will analyse along with the participants the cards designs in a presentation of the finalist works. XTid Associates will discover the winner during the yearly event at Vicente Cañada Blanch School.

We are very happy about the art, design and technology knowledge displayed in the contest and very grateful that the students of 4ESO have shared it with such enthusiasm with XTid Associates.

Thank you and here are the five finalist selected by you. Good luck to the finalists.

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XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

24th November 2017

Christmas Card Competition

XTid Associates has launched for the third consecutive year a Christmas Card Competition 2017 among the students of 4 ESO Cañada Blanch Institute trying to integrate an aspect of Architecture or Engineering into Christmas. Which ever card you think it deserves to win, please, make a comment and vote for that card (comments will be shown within 12 hours). Only one vote per person is allowed. Vote ends 8th December. The 5 cards with the highest score will be published on 15th December and XTid Associates will select winner from the finalists to be the Christmas Card 2017.

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XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

15th May 2017

The annual Science Week at the Canada Blanch Institute in Portobello

The annual Science Week at the Canada Blanch Institute in Portobello, began in the previous 8th of May – XTid Associates participated in the event, organising workshops for the students of 3 ESO and 5 A primary: ‘Designing the ideal House’ and ‘The Eco House’, respectively.

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Designing the ideal House

XTid Associates gave an introductory presentation regarding the minimum requirements for the distribution of spaces, including the proper location of wet rooms. Following the brief explanation about architecture and engineering, the students of 3 ESO were divided into groups of 2 and applied the concepts they learnt.

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A few projects were selected and the designers were invited to present and explain their concepts to the rest of the class, who analysed the advantages and disadvantages of the presented solutions. In the end, we all agreed that in architecture there are many differents solutions to the same situation.

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The Eco House

Student’s of 5 A primary had a more interactive workshop regarding renewable energy. The workshop began with a brief presentation of PV and thermal panels, grey and rain water harvesting, and eolic energy. Whilst designing a Green city, each student was responsible for assembling their own building and including these renewable energies in their constructions.

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The fun didactic afternoon resulted in the 1:100 model of 5 A primaria’s Green city. The maquete is available to view in the main entrance of the school.

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XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

22nd February 2017

CSCAE Spanish Architects Board

Last October, XTid Associates participated in the Spanish Architecture Board (CSCAE – Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España) competition to redesign the institution’s logotype. As one of the last measures of its foundation, the competition was open to all architects registered within the board, and gave the participants complete freedom to redesign its logo, as long as the original symbolic content was maintained.

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XTid Associates proposed a total reformulation of the logotype, which was originally composed of the junction of the rose, the Crown, laurel and oak leaves, and the compass. The proposal kept the meaning of these symbols which together described the hardships and pleasures of the profession.

Not only gathering the original zymology, our proposal also included the 85 years of CSCAE’s history.

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The proposal presented illustrates the petals of the rose, symbolizing the image of the crown, which represents the continuous development of the profession and the endless process of learning. The meaning behind the leaves were now represented by the curvature of the six Fibonacci spirals, made by the compass, and achieved by the overlapping of the colleges’ map, which through their progress highlight the existing twenty-seven colleges that today form the greatness of CSCAE.

XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

14th February 2017

Smart Breakfast Bar

Homify Magazine has shortlisted XTid Associates design among 8 best ideas for a kitchen, which can save space and money.

To design a fully multi-functional kitchen can be more difficult than we think. Sometimes there is only one or two people having meal at home; and incorporating a small folding dining table will give you the comfort and relief you need for those little moments.

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XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

18th January 2017

Christmas Competition 2016

XTid Associates has launched for the second consecutive year the Christmas Card Competition 2016 among the students of 4 ESO Cañada Blanch Institute.

XTid Associates explained to the students the Competition rules during a session at the school.

Any design technique could be used to design their Christmas Cards, such as computer graphic, drawing, picture, crayons, charcoal, photo collage, photomontage.

The students had until 30th November 2016 to send to XTid Associates their Christmas Cards, so they could be part of the popular voting.

All the cards were uploaded at XTid Associates website, and the public votes lasted until 7th December 2016. The first 5 cards with the highest number of votes entered to the Final Competition, which received a price and diploma for their participation, and XTid Associates selected Ainoa de los Dolores Gomez as the Winner Card, who received the price of a Digital Tablet and diploma as the Winner of the Christmas Card Competition 2016.

On the 14th December 2016 XTid Associates had a presentation along with the students in the School, where the 5 finalist cards designs were analysed.

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On the 19th December 2016 XTid Associates discovered the winner during the yearly event of Vicente Cañada Blanch Awards with the presence of the Spanish Ambassador in London.

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The design of the winner stands out for its originality when translate the Christmas tree as a house layout with the entrance on the bottom, where the doors are the base of the trunk. The central axis of the Christmas tree distributes the rooms to both sides and to the end. The integration of Architecture and the Christmas festivity is clearly defined in this combination: Christmas tree/House layout.

We are very happy of the art, design and technology knowledge displayed in the contest and very grateful that students of 4ESO have shared it with such enthusiasm with XTid Associates. We are an architectural firm, which our only pretension is to help young people to discover architecture and engineering.