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Social Housing at Boera Park / Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

Architects: Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica Location: Puerto de Castellón, Spain Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

Video: Benidorm West Beach Promenade / OAB

[blip.tv ?posts_id=4142649&dest=-1]Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Martí Galí of OAB designed a promenade as a transit area that would separate the user from the various problems currently arising at its seafront and provide more accessibility to the beaches, creating a place with its own lifestyle.  By recreating the shape of cliffs and waves, the project organically developed unusual convex and concave spaces.  These honeycombed surfaces generate areas of light and shadow and become a series of platforms and levels for play, leisure, and meditation.  The promenade was constructed with only white concrete, incorporating the benches and street furniture in varied shapes, finishes, textures, and colors.Video: Studio Banana TV

Benidorm Seafront / OAB

Designed by Office of Architecture in Barcelona, this urban landscape snakes along the Benidorm seascape in Spain.  The region is a popular attraction outfitted with high rise buildings, promenades, the bars, and the water.  Yet, OAB’s addition to the thriving seaside has created an identifying element which sets this area apart from similar places.

More images and more about the landscape after the break.

Azahar Group / OAB

The Office of Architecture in Barcelona, OAB, just finished the Azahar Group headquarters in the Castellon region of Spain.  Since the Azahar Group is very active with recycling, waste-treatment plants, and the like, the building intends to serve as a manifesto, in a way, to showcase their ideas of the importance of maintaining a relationship with nature. More about the headquarters and more images after the break.