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Villa Bio / Enric Ruiz Geli

  • Architects: Enric Ruiz Geli
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect: Enric Ruiz-Geli
  • Interior Design: Manel Soler Caralps
  • Technical Architect: Arantza Garetaonandia
  • Estructure: Manel Raventós
  • Landscape Design: Joan Madorell
  • Estructure Constructor: Antonio Diosdado
  • Installations: Joaquim Ribes Quintana
  • Natural Roof: Jardines Burés
  • Glass Work: Cricursa
  • Steel Work: Aluminis Empordł
  • Visuals: Laia Jutglà
  • Pavement: Pavindus
  • Moving Surfaces: Panelite
  • Fixed Surfaces: Japlac
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction

© Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction © Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction © Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction © Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction

From the architect. Contemporary architecture is THE PLATFORM on which culture and contemporary art rest. Living in an exciting platform can become an art form: THE ART OF LIVING.

© Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction
© Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction

We conceived this platform as a LANDSCAPE OF LINEAR EVENTS. The landscape folds itself within the site and forms a growing SPIRAL.

© Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction
© Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction

The platform is a LINEAR STRUCTURE made of concrete of constant section in the shape of a "C". The longitudinal blind FAÇADES function as BEAMS and create a 15m. projection.

models 02
models 02

Concrete is a LIQUID MATERIAL.

The concrete as liquid material solidifies and creates a “liquid” topography on the façade.

1- We create a 3D model of the topographical landscape that we want to construct.

2- Virilian landscape of accidents.

3- Using CadCam with a milling machine with 3 axes, we mold a personalized image, unique and non-standard, of 24m x 3m.

4- We treat the mold and we convert it into formwork of the north and south longitudinal façades.

© Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction
© Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction

The platform enters into liquid state, mutant, with a covering of natural plants, an interior landscape of glass (stone) with plotters of digital renders...

A BIO architecture.

© Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction
© Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction
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