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Villa Bio / Enric Ruiz Geli

  • 01:00 - 4 February, 2010
Villa Bio / Enric Ruiz Geli
Villa Bio / Enric Ruiz Geli, © Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction
© Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction

© Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction © Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction © Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction © Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction +34

  • Architects

  • 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

  • Steel Work

    Aluminis Empordł
  • Visuals

    Laia Jutglà
  • Pavement

  • Moving Surfaces

  • Fixed Surfaces

  • Project Year

  • Photographs

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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Erica Riva · February 05, 2011

Villa Bio / Enric Ruiz Geli _ #architecture #photography

Marcella Arcuri · September 21, 2010

villa bio, a new solution for brazilian housing #suntainability

Architecture Topic · April 08, 2010

Architecture #Architecture: Villa Bio / Enric Ruiz Geli...

RGoldschmidt · February 28, 2010

I realy like that concret patern. I enjoy the visual efect resulting. Realy god job.

Douglas Murphy · February 08, 2010 - a "virilian landscape of accidents", replete with random UPPER case words in THE TEXT. total bollocks.

Victor · February 07, 2010

Nice building. But where is the pool that was drawn on project schemes? I think, this element is really important for architectural pureness.

jumbleh · February 06, 2010

Villa Bio / Enric Ruiz Geli | ArchDaily

WPstudios · February 06, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten I&#39d Live Here: Villa Bio.

Nicholas Patten · February 06, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Villa Bio.

alejandro · February 06, 2010

too many gymnastics, I´ts not liveable for me

Fabiola Johann Braun · February 05, 2010

#design #arch RT @Barros_Isabel I love the texture of the concrete in this house. Very interesting house project.

Isabel Barros · February 05, 2010

I love the texture of the concrete in this house. Very interesting house project.

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nonono · February 05, 2010

It's look like more challenging to build than enjoyable to live in.

James Hardy · February 05, 2010
George · February 04, 2010

The combed concrete effect just reminds me of Artex. Never mind. A few gallons of Polycel Smoothover would sort it out.

Papa Von Teschenberg · February 04, 2010 08:50 PM

Wrong George. Even a very skilled artisan could never achieve the level of exactitude in this surface effect which produces an almost magical illusionary effect. Known as Moire. Artex is a messy, interior product, right? (not totally clear on what artex is... help me out?)

Certainly there is a desire for all architects to express. If reaction to expressive decorative surface is always to be scrutinized as superfluous manifest of ones ego, well then, we are screwed towards rendering our artisttic desires within our practice. Perhaps the thing to focus on with this surface is the phenomonal way it achieves a visual effect called ‘moire’. Despite the incredibly hard materiality of concrete after it cures, it is the responsability of the architect to leverage all of its properties. This is done here, successfully through the use of the pattern. The formwork and pattern could only have been rendered with artex, plaster, hand tooled, only with the aid of a computer, and a digital path file created by the computer for the cad cam driven three axis milling machine. I consent that a SIMILAR surface effect could have been achieved with a hired plasterer or stone cutter, craftsperson, etc.. the reality is that a handmade effect like this would not have produced the high level of exactitude which allows the reading of the moire effect. It dematerializes the literally hard concrete. Not and expression of an ego, but an almost magic trick where what is normally one thing (dumb hard flat concrete) can be read as many things (water, air, lightness, windswept sand dune, vibration...). Are reverent elevations like the Palais Ca D’oro (venice-see ‘phenomonal transperancy) to be dismissed as ego maniacal expressions of an architects ego? Certainly not, the phenomonal visual sensations thrill us and elevate our condition as human beings.


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