Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Beethoven Building Entrance and Lobby Area in Barcelona, Spain by Archit3ctum
May 16th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Archit3ctum
The renovation of lobby and common areas of Beethoven building Barcelona was a particular challenger for our studio because we want to give a very new image to the interior areas, with the idea of a contemporary and technological place. To carry out our task, we focus on creating a neutral space where the use of materials with high resistance and metallic colors could mark the perimeter and indicate the flow of the course.
Working with a good lighting (led) which remains hidden in translucent panels which make up a kind of large Board with diagonal axes that make game with side panels. As a main idea, think of the term \”Modular Origami\” and starting from there we set through the folds and shapes compose a tessellation of changing hues to serve as housing.
Coating was raised a composite panel walls, worked with a fold diagonally to form a composition with bronce colored pvc stretched ceiling and accent lighting. Composed of a corridor that establishes connection between the street and square, guarded by two iron hinged doors open once again act as shutters that define and route access.
The entrance to the building, is organized by two trays with pebbles and glass door with concealed allowing visual continuity and also limits the access. Once in the lobby, we find the card-driven controls that allow entry to people who work in offices, the area of video surveillance and reception.
For many a futuristic project for us is to characterize the use of the building from a point of view, with no more pretensions to experiment with new materials and ways to get results in a smooth transition of spaces.