30 Dwellings in Manresa / nothing architecture

© Hisao Suziki

Architects: nothing architecture - Joan Ramon Pascuets, Monica Mosset
Location: , Spain
Project area: 4,500 sqm
Project year: 2005 – 2009
Photographs: Hisao Suzuki

© Hisao Suziki

The dwellings are organized by a flexible and multifunctional form about a central core of baths that allows natural crossed ventilation while transverse views of the house. A second skin of translucent white laminated glass in south facade works as a solar filter generating qualified intermediate, luminous, ethereal spaces… agreeable and comfortable. His first totally glazed skin slips from being a limit to become an extension from the interior towards the exterior.

main elevation

A communicative building with and unitary treatment but simultaneously neutral, superposes the successive skins generating multiple and changeable reflections of unexpected opaqueness creating atmospheric effect… frivolously and vaporous… reflections on the white glass of the sky, the clouds, the sun… extreme delicacy, formal austerity, rigor, eco efficiency, prefabrication, efficiency, exclusion of everything superfluous, purity, neutrality, absence, emptiness, silence, fluency, to non-be, absence of architecture, nothing , to develop imperceptibly.

© Hisao Suziki

The building is organized by two communications center that serve two and three apartments per floor. To achieve the area there are two typologies, one oriented north-south with bathrooms in the centre and the other one faced to one facade with water area located inside. The first one has crossed ventilation through opposite fronts, while the second one also have transverse ventilation with perpendicular facades.

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Cite: "30 Dwellings in Manresa / nothing architecture" 08 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=140488>
  • http://individual.cl/ æon

    I wonder if they understand what they were doing

    • Orion

      I wonder if YOU understand a building like this, and how abstract architecture is much harder to understand than the naive figurative buildings.