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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.

Marquee in Gavà Mar, Spain by Pepe Gascón arquitectura

 
August 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pepe Gascón arquitectura

In a single-family house we have constructed a marquee for sun protection in the hottest months of the year, thus extending the living-room connected to the outdoor garden.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Pepe Gascón arquitectura
  • Project: Marquee
  • Location: Gavà Mar, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Collaborators: Jesús Gallego (int)
  • Cost: 23.758,00 €
  • Area: 25,00 m2
  • Project year: 2011
  • Completion date: 2011

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Taking a look at the volumetry of the existing house we think that the result of our intervention should blend in and remain as unnoticeable as possible. In order to achieve that we have agreed to construct a very neutral and discreet marquee in terms of shape and appearance, which in no way will out-shine the already existing structure.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Finally, we have created an L-shaped marquee parallel to the ground and bending to it at one end, thus forming an inviting portal outlining the passage from the house entrance to the garden.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

The entire marquee is constructed using dry technology (polymethyl translucent plates supported on rolling steel structure), as opposed to the existing house that is built with concrete and brick covered with stone. The translucent polymethacrylate is chosen for its neutral image and the visual lightness it offers, as well as its role as sunscreen.

At night the entire structure is illuminated by LED’s which transform it into a light portal.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

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