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Residence and Day Center for the Mentally Handicapped in Barcelona by Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje

In addition to an optimal functional and interior spatial resolution, which is explained below, the project’s key probably lies in an accurate response to the unusual and difficult situation in urban and volume to be inserted.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Bernadó

  • Architects: Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje
  • Project:  Day Center For The Mentally Handicapped
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Jordi Bernadó
  • Material Execution Budget: 2 498.219,31 €
  • Contracted Execution Budget: 3.448.541,94 €
  • Built Surface: 2 098 m²
  • Developer: Generalitat de Catalunya. (GISA) Benestar Social.
  • Program: Residence and day centre for mentally Handicapped
  • Date of Project: 2005
  • Date of Execution : 10/2007 – 2010
  • Team Members: Iñaki Alday, Margarita Jover, author arch. Jesús Arcos, Project coordinator arch. Marilena Lucivero, Aroa Álvarez, Rubén Páez, assistant arch. Iñaki Alday, Margarita Jover, author arch. Jesús Arcos, Project coordinator arch. Marilena Lucivero, Aroa Álvarez, Rubén Páez, assistant arch.
  • Software used: AutoCAD and models

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Yute’s Warehouse in Barcelona, Spain by Flores Prats Arquitectos

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Flores Prats Arquitectos

The YUTE’S project is an extension of an existing textile warehouse. The two young clients had bought an old offices building with some storage at its side, and after a few years of use they started to miss storage area, so they though in enlarging it. The original building didn’t have much quality from the architectural point of view, but from the beginning we thought that was better to keep as much as possible of the existing and growing from that, instead of demolishing all and start a new building.

Image Courtesy © Hisao Suzuki 

  • Architects: Flores Prats Arquitectos
  • Project: Yute’s Warehouse
  • Location: 3 Trabajo Street, Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Hisao Suzuki
  • Project: 1999 – 2001
  • Construction: 2002 – 2005
  • Built area: 2000 m2
  • Promoter: YUTE’S Textiles
  • Structural adviser: Arch. Manuel Arguijo
  • Supply adviser: Eng. Bernat Alonso
  • Quantity surveyor: Alberto Rodríguez (Rodríguez-Tozzi)
  • Collaborators: Silvia Bianchini, Nina Leypoldt, Els van Meerbeek, Cristian Zanoni, Guido Fiszson, Ellen Halupczok, Inecita Florez, Paula Avila, Eugenia Troncoso, Israel Hernando, Jonny Pugh.

Can Baró Library in Barcelona, Spain by Sierra Rozas Arquitectes

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Article source: Sierra Rozas Arquitectes

The place destined for the enlargement and the whole Can Baró environment, preserved the charm of those areas where diversity and disunity required a forceful, logical and considered response. The enlargement becomes an extension of the topography looking for a merger between the building and the public area, which is not seen as something that we find between the buildings, but is integrated into the architecture. The architectural area is something that we find hidden or camouflaged within the topography.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Bernadó 

  • Architects: Sierra Rozas Arquitectes
  • Project: Can Baró Library
  • Location:  Carrer Sant Salvador, Corbera de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Jordi Bernadó
  • Collaborators:
    Structural Engineering: Manuel Arguijo
    Mechanical & electrical engineering: LluisDuart
    Architecture collaborators: Mireia Estrada
    Project Management: Diputació de Barcelona (OTC y Servei de Biblioteques)
    Technical Architects: SGS TecnosS.A.(Lorena Fariñas i Roger Pinyana)
  • Client: Ayuntamiento de Corbera de Llobregat
  • Main Contractor: Construcciones Exisa
  • Planes: Sierra Rozas Arquitectes

16 Social Housing for Granollers Town Hall in Barcelona, Spain by ONL Arquitectura

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

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The architectural strategy used has been to create a building whose exterior is defined by a language that seeks abstraction through colour, rhythm, and movement: a language that will contrast with the domestic private life of the residents inside. To combine these two concepts moveable panels have been mounted on the façades. By opening or closing them, residents can choose the level of light or privacy they want at any time throughout the year.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia 

  • Architects: ONL Arquitectura
  • Project: 16 Social Housing for Granollers Town Hall
  • Location: Granollers, Barcelona, Spain 
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Team: Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
  • Competition Date: 2003
  • Project Date: 2005-2006
  • Construction Date: 2007
  • Surface: 2.350 m2
  • Budget: 1.805.660 €
  • Developer: Granollers Promocions S.A.
  • Constructors: Isoluxcorsan S.A.
  • Collaborators: Féliz López, arquitecte, Mireia Marés, arquitecta, Anna Feu, arquitecta, Topo Abe, arquitecte
  • Installations: PGIGRUP
  • Structure: BIS Arquitectes
  • Awards: Seleccionats a la V Biennal d’Arquitectura del Vallès

La Baldufa Municipal Kindergarten in Baix Llobregat, Barcelona by ONL Arquitectura

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Article source: ONL Arquitectura

As the site is small and triangular in shape, the project design has to focus on devoting as much exterior space as possible to the playground, in a single area oriented to the south. The simplicity of the exterior building envelope, in particular the roof which has a single slope, is only broken by two skylights which provide the natural light needed inside the classrooms in a uniform way.

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Giaccone 

  • Architects: ONL Arquitectura
  • Project: La Baldufa Municipal Kindergarten
  • Location: Carrer Conflent, Olesa de Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Gianluca Giaccone
  • Team: Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Félix López
  • Project Data: 2008
  • Construction Data: 2009-2010
  • Surface in m2: 898 m2
  • Budget: 948.000€
  • Developer: Ajuntament d’Olesa de Montserrat
  • Constructors: SEPISA, S.A.
  • Collaborators: Arch. Gianluca Giaccone, Arch. Giorgia Sgarbossa, Mar Balcells, estudiant
  • Installations: Font i Armengol enginyers.
  • Structure: BIS Arquitectes

Vilamarina Building in Barcelona, Spain by Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Article source: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

The town of Viladecans is situated in the county of Baix Llobregat, in Barcelona province. Originally standing on the Barcelona road, now the C-245, running parallel to the coastline and communicating the towns on the left of the Llobregat delta with those along its edge, it followed a linear development until the 1950s, with the aim of connecting the town centre with those of nearby towns along the C-245.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia 

  • Architects: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes
  • Project: Vilamarina Building
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Architects: Enric Batlle, Joan Roig, Ricardo Sanahuja, Juan Manuel Sanahuja, architects
  • Collaborators: Cristina Maragall, Laura Quintana, Antonia Fernández, architects, Antonio Cortines, Oriol Vañó, Antonio Calvo, architects, Patricia Pino, architecture student, Oriol Marín, Jordi Gatell, technical architects, STATIC, Gerardo Rodríguez, engineer, structure, PGI Grup SL, installations, IDOM ingeniería y sistemas SA, Project Manager, L35 arquitectos, interior design of the shopping centre
  • Design date: 2003
  • Construction date: 2009
  • Client: SACRESA – METROVACESA
  • Contractor: Dwellings: OSHA-GUINOVART- FORCIMSA, Shopping centre: CONAVINSA
  • Area: 197,000 m2

W Barcelona Hotel in Barcelona, Spain by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

The sea is always an enormous challenge for an architect. The Mediterranean Sea is the most unusual site. The infrastructure works started with the opening of the new mouth that effectively divides theBarcelonaharbour into two areas: small and big ships. The urban mission of the project is to provide an extension at the south point to the city waterfront. The project includes a public plaza opening to the sea, a marina and a landmark hotel, a wonderful icon for a cosmopolitan city.

Image Courtesy Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura 

  • Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
  • Project: W Barcelona Hotel
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Client: Nova Bocana Barcelona sa.
  • Floor area: 45,000 m
  • Construction: 2006
  • Completed: 2009
  • Software used: Autocad / 3D Max / Photoshop

Can Bisa House in Barcelona, Spain by Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Article source: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

Can Bisa is a late-19th century mansion now owned by Vilassar de Mar Council. Situated on the Riera de Cabrils watercourse, it occupies part of a street block that used to include a factory, now demolished. Its historic and heritage value and the strategic position it occupies in the town as a whole led the Council to consider it the ideal venue for a cultural facility, completing the complex with a social housing block.

Image Courtesy © Andrés Flajszer 

  • Architects: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes
  • Project: Can Bisa House
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Andrés Flajszer
  • Collaborators: Eva Polío, Oriol Vañó, architects; Carme Balada, ceramist; Diana Calicó, Elisabeth Torregrossa, technical architects; Marta Ballester, architecture student; Gerardo Rodríguez, engineer; STATIC, structure; Albert Colomer, engineer; SJ12, installations
  • Design date: 2009
  • Construction date: 2010-11
  • Client: Vilassar Societat Municipal de Promocions Urbanes SA
  • Contractor: EMCOFA

Toy Library and Offices in Barcelona, Spain by Taller 9s Arquitectes

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Article source: Taller 9s Arquitectes

Recycling city.
An obsolete ‘corner’ of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is recycled, to transform an existing disused building into a public building that profit from the potential of the site to generate urbanity.

Liberating the Gothic bell tower.
With the demolition of part of the existing building it is retrieved the Gothic bell tower of the church of Santa Maria del Pi, freeing it from the current tensions and creating a patio at its feet, future access to the interior of the urban block.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula Sardà 

  • Architects: Taller 9s Arquitectes
  • Project: Toy Library and Offices in existing building
  • Location: Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)
  • Photography: Adrià Goula Sardà
  • Completion date: 2010
  • Designers: Taller 9s Arquitectes (Oriol Cusidó & Irene Marzo, architects)
  • Size: 1.055 m2

Can Font Cultural Center in Barcelona, Spain by Taller 9s Arquitectes

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Article source: Taller 9s Arquitectes

Can Font is a “Masia”, an architectural traditional catalan typology that represents the important rural heritage of the village of Les Franqueses, sited near Barcelona. Some years ago it was an isolated building, surrounded by fields of cultures, but nowadays it is placed in the middle of an urbanized area, remaining ‘corseted’ between new buildings. The new planning for the area that abolished the open space existing in front of the main facade, converted the lateral façade facing the new square, without architectonical interest, as main facade.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula Sardà 

  • Architects: Taller 9s Arquitectes
  • Project: Can Font Cultural Center
  • Location: Les Franqueses del Vallès, Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)
  • Photography: Adrià Goula Sardà
  • Architects: Taller 9s Arquitectes (Oriol Cusidó & Irene Marzo, architects)
  • Area: 746 sq. m
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