Architect: Enric Ruiz-Geli
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Estructure: Manel Raventós
Interior Design: Manel Soler Caralps
Technical Architect: Arantza Garetaonandia
Estructure Constructor: Antonio Diosdado
Installations: Joaquim Ribes Quintana
Natural Roof: Jardines Burés
Landscape Design: Joan Madorell
Glass Work: Cricursa
Glass Rocks: Emiliana Design Estudio
Steel Work: Aluminis Empordł
Visuals: Laia Jutglà
Moving Surfaces: Panelite
Fixed Surfaces: Japlac
Project Year: 2005
Photographer: Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction
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.
We conceived this platform as a LANDSCAPE OF LINEAR EVENTS. The landscape folds itself within the site and forms a growing SPIRAL.
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.
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.
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.