Highlands El Encinar School

EXarchitects, together with the Proyectos RC architecture studio, carry out the project to refurbish the entrance hall of the Highlands El Encinar School as a playground and interior patio.


Based on the previous designs provided, a proposal was made for the design and manufacture of parametric furniture using Digital Manufacturing techniques, as well as materials that would provide a welcoming and attractive space for children.

The project consists of the manufacture of two stands + two access porches + sensory wall + central tree. It is made of fireproof phenolic birch plywood. Parametric design software such as Grasshopper has been used in the design and parameterization process. For its manufacture, carried out in our TechLab in Villaviciosa de Odón, digital manufacturing techniques such as CNC milling and laser cutting have been used.


The wood bending technique known as ”Kerfing” has also been used for the plinths of the grandstand and the central tree. In this way, a material continuity was obtained in the undulating geometries that we have.

We show you images of the finished project:

Project data

Commission: Colegio Highlands El Encinar
Design: Internal RC Projects Department (Mercedes Satrústegui – Architect, Itziar Rodríguez Avendaño – Architect, José Domínguez – Technical Architect) + EXarchitects
Parametrization: EXarchitects
Manufacture and Assembly: EXarchitects
Collaborators: Héctor Pacajes Mérida (lacquered)
Photographs: Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)