Avinguda Catalunya 11 / FITA

Avinguda Catalunya 11 / FITA

first_img Belén Álvarez Photographs:  Jordi Bernadó, Andrea González Maroto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 Area:  768 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeFITAOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSant Cugat del VallèsSpainPublished on July 15, 2018Cite: “Avinguda Catalunya 11 / FITA” 15 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Spain “COPY” Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897954/avinguda-catalunya-11-fita Clipboard Save this picture!© Jordi Bernadó+ 50Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Avinguda Catalunya 11 / FITA “COPY” Manufacturers: Ineslam, Living ceramics, Petersen Tegl, Roca, VIVES CERAMICA, Roca The Gap ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897954/avinguda-catalunya-11-fita Clipboard CopyApartments•Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain Developer:Mengual & Puig Coll, SLContractor:Instalaciones y obras 49 S.L. / Valdomar Instalaciones S.L.Construction Management:Alberto ÁlvarezEngineering:Manel GarrigaArchitect In Charge:Marc Puig MengualDesign Team:Matthew James Wilson, Andrea González MarotoCity:Sant Cugat del VallèsCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jordi BernadóRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™MetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. Avinguda Catalunya 11 is a residential project located in the historic district of Sant Cugat del Vallès, at the outskirts of Barcelona. The client’s idea was to turn the house where she grew up in a special building that could contribute to the image of the neighborhood. The building com­­­­prises ten apartment units and two commercial spaces. As the site is located within the landmarked area, the design choices were made contemplating the construction guidelines’ rigor.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe composition of the façade results from interpreting the proportions and rhythm of the history surrounding buildings, its main elements being the corner and the cornice.  The decision to emphasize thereof derives from studying the old buildings’ tectonic as well as the divorce between the structural elements’ function and their architectural expression, which took place in the 20th century when the modern construction system of slabs and columns came to suppress the use of bearing walls, therefore, eliminating the definition of the corner. Save this picture!© Andrea González MarotoThe skin’s predominant quality, its brick language, was attained by drawing a system that set the guidelines for construction, particularly, for the corner’s detail. Starting from the building’s edge, three vertical zones of 50 cm each demarcated the points where the rows of brick projection that protrudes should end and merge with the rest of the façade. The desired organic rhythm is acquired by alternating each row with a projection ending at the first, second or third guide zone. The detail of the project’s masonry aims to create a fading effect that grants dynamism to the corner as well as plasticity to a material that is characterized by its rigidity. The building’s glass base grants lightness, which stands in stark contrast with the heaviness and greyness of the brick.Save this picture!© Jordi BernadóThe building’s materiality comprehends the discrete simplicity of the brick, yet, respectfully suggests elegance and presence amongst the context of traditional local architecture. The handmade bricks amplify the subtle variations of color and texture throughout the changing light of the day as well as recognize the value of craftsmanship. The different brick dimensions, tones, and misaligned joints provide a homogenous, nonetheless, rich surface. The large format of windows permeates the natural light as their frames cast shadow on the façade intensifying the sense of depth. The envelope has a porous nature to help bring light and spaciousness to the interior.Save this picture!© Andrea González MarotoSave this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Andrea González MarotoThe perforations were a strategy to comply with the limited percentage of allowed opening while adding to the interior experience. To create an interior/exterior relationship the balcony tiles propose a visual continuation onto the sidewalk through the use of the Panot’s Barcelona’s urban tile. The configuration of the interiors consists of open plans with high doors and sliding doors, a framework that permits a high level of flexibility. The clean line of design renders the user the possibility to inhabit and personalize the space.  The common spaces have more color such as the tiles in the lobby and the terrace’s furniture, which have more of a playful character.Save this picture!© Jordi BernadóProject gallerySee allShow lessHow the Masters See It: Six Ways to Design with LightPublications”Four Nooks” – Interior of the Apartment in Moscow / Alexey RozenbergSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Avinguda de Catalunya, 11, 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architect of Record: Architects: FITA Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Apartments Avinguda Catalunya 11 / FITASave this projectSaveAvinguda Catalunya 11 / FITAlast_img

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