Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes

Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes

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Apartments  · 
Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project MiAS Architectes
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • Project Area

    5000 sqm
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  • Collaborators

    Adriana Porta + Silvia Brandi (project leaders), Fausto Raposo, Bárbara Fachada, Mafalda Batista, Lluís A. Casanovas, Cristina Feijoo, Francesca Giovaninni, Anna Mallén, Anna Mañosa, Daniel Montes, Josep Puigdemont, Benedetta Slucca, Pablo Varesi, Enric Argemí, Mario Blanco, Horacio Arias, Stefania Carboni, Margherita Corbetta, Mannick Eigenheer, Isabelle Glenz, Diogo Henriques, Silvia Lai, Pier Francesco Lisci, Roberta Luna, Francisca Marzotto, Ines Reis, Diego Romero, Emanuela Scano, María Tapias, Christian Giovanetti, Giovanni Galdieri, Gabriele Mura, Laura Pomesano
  • Technical Architect

    Carles Bou
  • Consultants

    Engineering (PROISOTEC, Josep Masachs), structure (BOMA)
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Text description provided by the architects. Topographically, the  pentagonal site is on a slope. The property proposes for the site, surrounded by other housing projects, housing on the upper floors of the building, shops and public services on the ground floor and parking in basement floors.


The building wants to be the volumetric reference of the object of the competition and the specific urban development of this area, as well as the public space that is defined by the development of this planning.

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The building is developed at different levels with a U-shaped volume in plan, in a trapezoidal form in which it is confined. The project faces the eucalyptus square, so that part of the ground floor not occupied by the building is an extension of the square itself. Instead, the boundary with Sant Feliu de Codines street is through the northwest facade with a height of 31 meters, it clearly defines the street, differentiating public and private space.


The generic plan layout is four apartments per level, although in the last two, there are only two apartments per floor. The application of volume occupancy rate, according to the program, occurs by its progressive reduction in height.

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

The project intends for the volume to be read as an entity, not manifesting the levels which it consists of. For this reason, we opt for a formalization of the facades and windows not as a stack but as a continuity. From the square, the volume only hints at the access courtyard, the facade produces slight movements of the enclosure to insinuate, blur, offer trompe-l'oeil... With regards to lighting and ventilation, the layout of the apartments around the open courtyard and with the same perimeter of facade, makes it very efficient.

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© Adrià Goula

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Address: Barcelona, Spain

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Cite: "Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes" [Vivienda Colectiva en Torre Baró / MiAS Architectes] 24 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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