Main _ The Cloud _ suspended structure

The Cloud

Suspended structure as urban theatre


AUTHORS: Roberto Cabezos, Francesco Decaro, Antonio Giménez, Alvaro Sánchez Garda
PLACE: Murcia, Spain
YEAR: 2017
STATUS: Unbuilt
INSTAGRAM [1]: @sigurrob
INSTAGRAM [2]: @_frankie9
INSTAGRAM [3]: @alvaro.sanchezgarda


The Cloud is space that becomes matter, a suspended structure just like a cloud. The boundary between space and matter is, in architecture, always subtle. In this project, an installation for the “MUCC, Murcia Ciudad Creativa”, the September festival in Murcia (Spain), it is barely perceptible.

The main idea is to create a structure that looks really suspended in this area. It supports a sequence of barrier-free spaces made by canvases (nothing like walls, static panels or other). The result is a highly chameleon-like installation that can quickly turn into any kind of need: it is easy to carry, easy to assemble and easy to reuse, in fact the program involves the use of easily assembled and/or recyclable materials.

It is located in the “Cuartel de Artilleria”, a peripheral area of ​​the city of Murcia, surrounded by four historic buildings such as the “Museo de la Universidad”, the music school and the municipal library.

The white mesh cover, The Cloud, is made of easily assembled metal bars. It represents the cloud and it is the suspended structure, as it seems fluctuate in the air and from which red canvases hang.

The cover is supported by 6 “pillars”, also modulated as the cover, and shielded by red canvases. Inside, there are service spaces and small temporary accommodation created using the pallet, a very common and easily recyclable material. The result is a labyrinthine space consisting of red canvases supported by a cover that seems to fluctuate.

In the centre, there is the “liveliest” area of ​​the suspended structure, where you can create different spaces by modifying the position of the canvases: this is where the active spaces of the festival come to life, such as the spaces for the masterclass celebration, conferences and concerts or urban ateliers.

The model is made of simple and perishable materials: the metal structure is made of aluminium wires; the canvases are made of a very malleable and light metal, suitably coloured magenta; the covering of the structure is made with a semi-transparent plasticized cardboard; the base and the six inner pillars (these covered with the same canvas material) are instead in cardboard.




Roberto Cabezos Bernal (Cartagena, Spain, 1995) studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT). He was part of the organization at the second edition of the Festival of Architecture of Cartagena ”Veinticuatro”. He lived during the first 12 years of his life in Melilla, Spain, multicultural city, whose modernist past woke up his interest in architecture and design at a very early age. Passionate about music, he began his studies of saxophone at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Melilla, which led him to learn to play the piano and the guitar.

Born in 1995 in Conversano, Puglia, Francesco Decaro graduated in architecture at the Polytechnic University of Bari in 2020 with a thesis on rural architecture in the Fujian region, China. During his academic career he studied in Spain for two years, in Cartagena first and Valencia later. In 2017 he founded C A G E Architecture. In 2021 he co-founded Nebra Skay Studio about sustainable design.

Antonio Giménez Arias (12/10/1996 en Lorca, Murcia) studied at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT). Defender of skeptical thinking and art. Admirer of Bjarke Ingels and Carl Sagan. In the future he would like to have an achievement for humanity with his architecture.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.