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Santa Teresa Retirement Home / BmesR29 Arquitectes

  • 01:00 - 7 April, 2011
Santa Teresa Retirement Home / BmesR29 Arquitectes
Santa Teresa Retirement Home / BmesR29 Arquitectes, © Amaneceres Fotográficos / Joseph Ardiaca Rodríguez
© Amaneceres Fotográficos / Joseph Ardiaca Rodríguez

© Amaneceres Fotográficos / Joseph Ardiaca Rodríguez © Amaneceres Fotográficos / Joseph Ardiaca Rodríguez © Amaneceres Fotográficos / Joseph Ardiaca Rodríguez © Amaneceres Fotográficos / Joseph Ardiaca Rodríguez +27

From the architect. BmesR29 Arquitectes rehabilitated and added an addition onto the Santa Teresa retirement home. The existing building was an isolated three story volume that projected westward with a continuous facade in street Pica d'Estats. The addition almost doubled the size of the building due to functional needs of the retirement home.

© Amaneceres Fotográficos / Joseph Ardiaca Rodríguez
© Amaneceres Fotográficos / Joseph Ardiaca Rodríguez

With such a large addition the architects tried to avoid adding more volumetric variations that would appear artificial. They aimed to have the building read as a single volume. They partly accomplished this by using a protective outer solar system of vertical aluminum louver that solved the old problem of intrusion in the original building. These louvers also shape the interior light and with the continuous neutral floors that unify the home and give prominence to the different inputs of filtered light from the outside.

© Amaneceres Fotográficos / Joseph Ardiaca Rodríguez
© Amaneceres Fotográficos / Joseph Ardiaca Rodríguez
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Jasem Nadoum · February 20, 2012

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DEZIGN · April 08, 2011

Santa Teresa Retirement Home / BmesR29 Arquitectes: © Amaneceres Fotográficos
BmesR29 Arquitectes rehabilitated ... http://bit.ly/e26AUl

Katsudon · April 08, 2011

Balanced use of materials, I like that.

For the rest: Stop HDR!

r s · April 08, 2011

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Architecture+Molding · April 08, 2011

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someone thinks · April 08, 2011

it looks like a prison,
complete with hallways, bars and easy to clean.
the pictures are frightening... as if the architects wanted to say "no future",- better not for this kind of building!

mike · April 08, 2011

mmmm...cozy.

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