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VERTICAL PATIO HOUSE in Barcelona, Spain by ESTUDI NAO SCP

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source: ESTUDI NAO SCP

Usually in Catalonia, the plots in the old villages for detached housing are approximately 5 meters wide, adapted to the typical structural system: two parallel load-bearing walls that support regular beams to build a slab.  Sometimes, as it happens in our case, the resultant plot is really outstretched making really difficult the access of light and ventilation in all the rooms of the house.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: ESTUDI NAO SCP
  • Project: VERTICAL PATIO HOUSE
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Building Engineer: Rosa Romero Navarro
  • Date: September 2013
  • Area: 216 m2

CASA TOMÁS in Barcelona, Spain by LAB, Laboratory for Architecture in Barcelona

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Article source: LAB, Laboratory for Architecture in Barcelona

Louis Kahn divided spaces into two types: served and servant (where ‘servant’ refers not to domestic staff but to spaces serving other spaces). Marcel Breuer structured a considerable number of his single-family homes into a bi-nuclear scheme. The pre-existing H-shape of the Tomás home already favoured its spatial organization into two living areas, as in Breuer’s plan: one part to be used for daytime activities – the social area – and the other for night-time functions – the private area. The connecting room was to be a servant space but also given its own character so that, rather than being relegated for use as a mere passageway, it could also function as a living area. The other two rooms would be served spaces.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: LAB, Laboratory for Architecture in Barcelona
  • Project: CASA TOMÁS
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Client: Miguel Gayoso
  • Contractor: Constructora Montnegre (Tordera, Barcelona), Spain
  • Project year: 2013
  • Completion date: November 2013
  • Project area: 80, 00 m2
  • Cost: 73.000, 00 €

HOUSE 1101 in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona by H ARQUITECTES

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Article source: H ARQUITECTES

Not so many jobs begin like this one, with an owners’ list of wishes and hopes for their new home. A list much closer to the principles and values architects usually work with, often secretly, than the ordinary expectations of those couples facing this unknown challenge. Lists always full of good intentions but often incomplete. This was the start, loaded with responsibility, yet an excellent start.

Image Courtesy © Adria Goula

  • Architects: H ARQUITECTES
  • Project: HOUSE 1101
  • Location: Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona
  • Photography: Adria Goula
  • Collaborators: Blai Cabrero Bosch, architect (HARQUITECTES), Carla Piñol Moreno, quantity surveyor (HARQUITECTES), Iñaki González de Mendiguchia Garmendia, quantity surveyor, DSM arquitectes (structural engineer) Àbac enginyers (insallations), Eliseu Guillamón / Pere Cabassa (landscape)
  • Project year: 2011-2013
  • Constructed surface: 323m2

Subacute Hospital of Mollet in Barcelona, Spain by Mario Corea Arquitectura

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Article source: Mario Corea Arquitectura 

The recently inaugurated Subacute Hospital in Mollet del Vallès is an example of how a hospital constructed in the 1950s and 60s, which had fallen into disuse, can be successfully recycled to meet the current and future challenges emerging in healthcare. The renovation project was based on simple and effective interventions that were practical as well as functional, resulting in a low-cost, energy-efficient hospital that re-assumes an active role in the day-to-day life of the city.

Image Courtesy © Pepo Segura

  • Architects: Mario Corea Arquitectura
  • Project: Subacute Hospital of Mollet
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Pepo Segura
  • Collaborators
: André Mota, María Ceballos, Berta Masnou, Marina Correia
  • Year completed: 2013
  • Area: 6,500 sqm
  • Structure
:BIS Arquitectes
  • Installations: 
SC Enginyeria

Residential building in Barcelona, Spain by MATEO ARQUITECTURA

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Article source: MATEO ARQUITECTURA

The neighbours protected themselves from the exterior with thick walls and balconies. We have to work with lightweight elements, so we designed the façade as a succession of layers: one interior, of glass and stainless steel, and another exterior, close to it, of wood that opens and closes at will. It protects us from noise and inquisitive eyes, acts as a filter between inside and outside, and gives the building an urban image.

To accommodate domestic life in the dense central city, architecture has to veil and control pure transparency.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: MATEO ARQUITECTURA
  • Project: Residential building
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Project: 2010
  • Construction: 2012 – 2013
  • Surface area: 907 m2
  • Structural Engineering: BOMA Inpasa
  • Installations Engineering: Grupo JG
  • Quantity Surveyor: Consulthink (Jaume Tello)
  • Budget control: Aumedes DAP
  • Fire protection: Grupo JG
  • Constructor: Delfor95

LLIBRERIA DEL BORN in BARCELONA, SPAIN by JORGE PÉREZ VALE

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Article source: JORGE PÉREZ VALE

The bookstore is based in the new Born CC in Barcelona, a Cultural Center located in a magnificent cast-iron structure market from the 19th century.

The Cultural Centre is built around archaeological remains from 18th century discovered during the refurbishment of the building, it opened its doors in September of 2013.

Image Courtesy © ADRIÀ GOULA

  • Architects: JORGE PÉREZ VALE
  • Project: LLIBRERIA DEL BORN
  • Location: BARCELONA, SPAIN
  • Photography: ADRIÀ GOULA, LAURA SERRA ESTORCH
  • Area: 121 SQM
  • Year: 2013
  • Participant: ROSETA Y OIHANA (GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO)

CT House in Barcelona, Spain by MYCC Office Architecture

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Article source: MYCC Office Architecture

There is something in every project that comes from visiting the site and listening to clients. And there is also an interesting part at the beginning of every project that comes from the everyday training.

While the first is a very attractive translation job, the second has to do with the positive part of experience.

Image Courtesy © Jose Hevia

  • Architects: MYCC Office Architecture
  • Project: CT House
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Jose Hevia
  • Year: 2013
  • Design Team: Raquel del Rio, Pablo Urbano
  • Quantity Surveyor: Candido Dacal, Cactu. Barcelona
  • Area: 212,30m2

APARTMENT REFURBISHMENT in Barcelona, Spain by Anna & Eugeni Bach, architects

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Article source: Anna & Eugeni Bach, architects

The top two floors of a block in Barcelona´s Example should be reformed into a single apartment that could take advantage of the existing terraces.

The lower floor consisted of an apartment of about 65 m2, heading the street and getting some light to the kitchen and bathroom via an inner patio.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Bach

  • Architects: Anna & Eugeni Bach, architects
  • Project: APARTMENT REFURBISHMENT
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Eugeni Bach
  • Date of completion: 2013
  • Built surface: 112 m2 + 45 m2 terraces
  • Promoter: Private owner
  • Constructor: Oak 2000, S.L.
  • Collaborators: Albert Cabrer

Catalan Institute of Economists Headquarters in Barcelona, Spain by Roldán + Berengué, arqts

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Article source: Roldán + Berengué, arqts

The new headquarters of the Catalan Institute of Economists of Barcelona occupies a narrow site with380 m²(1,247 ft²) of surface area and32 meters(105 ft.) of street frontage at the far end of the Plaza Gal·laPlacídiaadjacent to Via Augusta. Once the urban reformation of the plaza is completed, the site will overlook a pedestrian space of 145 x45 meterswith trees, and will be bordered by the formerly mentioned street.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

  • Architects: Roldán + Berengué, arqts
  • Project: Catalan Institute of Economists Headquarters
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Jordi Surroca, Miquel Darder, Marcel Erminy
  • Contractor: TAU-ICESA
  • Surface: 3.080 m2
  • Budget: 3.602.747 € (PEM); 4.287.269 € (PEC sin IVA)
  • Address: PlazaGal·laPlacídia, 32. 08006 Barcelona
  • Project date:2009
  • Construction date: 2011-2013

Luxury apartment in Barcelona, Spain by MATEO ARQUITECTURA

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Article source: MATEO ARQUITECTURA

This three-storey row house was built on Passatge Marimon in the Sant Gervasi neighbourhood, with a direct view from the main thoroughfare of Avinguda Diagonal. The client wanted commercial premises on the basement floor, ground floor and mezzanine, and two floors of dwellings, with two apartments per landing.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: MATEO ARQUITECTURA
  • Project: Luxury apartment
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Project: 2010
  • Construction: 2012 – 2013
  • Surface area: 907 m2
  • Structures: BOMA Inpasa
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