Aristides Carballo Melin, architect, entrepreneur and founder of several companies, was born in Tenerife Spain. He is currently the founder and CEO of the Dinbog social network. This young entrepreneur arrived in Venezuela where he studied graphic design at the Graphic Design Institute of Caracas and later architecture at the José María Vargas University. He alternated his studies with two simultaneous activities; the first with trips to appreciate the architecture around the world together with his great passion for the arts, permitting Aristides to acquire that “Know How” that characterizes the architects and designers of mature age, in the second activity he ventured as a talent in the world of performance by doing advertising for different brands, which allowed him to understand how the world of entertainment works, the process of connection and hiring of the talents or professionals involved in the exciting world of fashion, film, TV, music, among others.
In 1996, he founded Mutabile, a company formed by young professionals and artists motivated by a single objective: to channel talent, creativity and high technology applied to architectural design. Later concentrated under the signature of Arístides Carballo y Asociados. With a solid work experience, Aristides has designed and developed a variety of architectural projects, such as housing developments, residential complexes, buildings, single-family homes, nightclubs, restaurants, offices, among others, reaching more than 300,000 m2 of projected areas.
The last university architectural challenge (that mixes passion with fear). The work to be developed was on a plot located in an important crossroad of the capital city “Caracas”. This crossroad has the distinction of being between avenues with different rhythms: one fast and vehicular, the other slow and pedestrian (boulevard).
Based on these variables, the proposal was the construction of a building whose commercial use was located in the first floors to allocate the highest floors to offices. The volume respects the heights of the environment to be able to spatially close the block and thus be able to shape the crossroad. Inside the building a central plaza was created, receding to the level (-9.00 meters), taking care that it received natural light and ventilation. This architectural design makes the visitor have an interesting and dynamic tour. The architecture of the building is sober but current, punctuated by movements and details that make it stand out as are the balconies, cornices, external stairs, among others. After sweating by passion and swallowing by fear his work was compensated by the qualifying jury.
With more than 25 years of work experience, Carballo has been designing and developing over a hundred architectural projects, such as urbanization, residential complexes, office buildings, hotels, single-family homes, nightclubs, restaurants, offices, among others, reaching more than 300,000 m2 of projected areas.
The visual continuity of architectural spaces
generates a tridimensional experience which
turns into a sensation of calm and rest.
Arístides Carballo Melín. 1996.