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San Vicente Ferrer / James & Mau

San Vicente Ferrer / James & Mau

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Text description provided by the architects. In a historic neighborhood we find a type of housing located in tight lands and shared patios. The volume of the building is already defined so is necessary to use the resultant area. 

© Matías Pérez Illera
© Matías Pérez Illera

The design of the facade is covered by regulations that require a traditional composition of arranged holes. So, we stick to this constraint by using a modern technique of ventilated facades which copies the traditional composition of holes.

© Matías Pérez Illera
© Matías Pérez Illera

Also, corten steal skin creates a double bioclimatic facade that harnesses the sun as passive heating in winter and protects from it in summer. 

© Matías Pérez Illera
© Matías Pérez Illera

The strategy is a contemporary mimicry in a historic setting or an update of a historical typology of our times. 

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Address:c/ San Vicente Ferrer 78, Madrid, España

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Cite: "San Vicente Ferrer / James & Mau" 01 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/288571/san-vicente-ferrer-james-mau> ISSN 0719-8884
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