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  5. Vaillo + Irigaray Architects
  6. 2003
  7. European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray

European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray

  • 00:00 - 7 June, 2009
European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray
European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray

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  • Architects

     Vaillo + Irigaray / Antonio Vaillo + Juan Luis Irigaray
  • Location

    31620 Huarte/Uharte, Navarre, Spain
  • Project Manager

    David Eguinoa, architect
  • Structure

    Tadeo Errea - DASEIN
  • Contractor

    OBENASA
  • Project Year

    2003

Text description provided by the architects. Basic minimum cell = Iso-space

The genesis of the project starts from a basic minimum cell, which as the minimal optimal space can be multiplied, adopting dimensions and structures depending on different uses. With this, the building is able to achieve a high flexibility, according to the ever changing requirements for this kind of program.

Cloister

The building re uses the "didactic" european tradition, the cloister concept as form structure: this way the program is articulated around a patio.

Perforated container

The "clothes", acting as "veils", with different transparency levels, responding to the mimetic abstract relation with the surrounding natural environment: the subtle reflections (as spider webs), the shiny baroque tones, with big embroideries, in front of the naked tree trunks in the winter or with the colorful autumn leafs. In this building the photography is "almost fake": it´s only true at the time of the "click"... the rest of the thousands of moments, the building is different, each moment.. different.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray" 07 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/23628/european-forum-vaillo-irigaray/> ISSN 0719-8884
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