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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

The Factory in Terrassa, Spain by Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

 
July 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

An industrial building in the premises of an old early twentieth-century textile factory in Terrassa, a leading city  in Catalonia’s textile industry, has been refurbished and equipped as an office.

Prior to the intervention, the whole building had false ceilings, plaster-covered walls, et cetera, and we  suspected that they concealed the magnificent architecture that characterised the majority of the great textile  mills of the beginning of the twentieth century.

Image Courtesy ©  Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy ©  Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Besides stabilising the construction, the intervention was minimal, devoting the greater part of the effort to  removing coverings and other subsequent additions which, we believe, do not contribute anything to the  building (but, rather, the contrary) with the aim of recovering the original form of the building.

Image Courtesy ©  Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

In addition to stripping these unwanted layers from the structure, it was decided to respect some of the later  elements such as fans and an overhead crane, and to leave visible drainpipes as well as cuts and holes made in  the walls.

Finally, wooden frames, the hydraulic cement tiled paving and the solid handmade brick wall, all elements of  great expressive power, were left on display to produce a very high quality space.

Image Courtesy ©  Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy ©  Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy ©  Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy ©  Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy ©  Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy ©  Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

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