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BABYDOG OFFICE / CUAC ARQUITECTURA

BABYDOG OFFICE / CUAC ARQUITECTURA

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda + 17

Granada, Spain
  • Architects: CUAC ARQUITECTURA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  110.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs Photographer:  Fernando Alda
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Busch-Jaeger, Ikea, Roca, ABELLA, LAUXA CARPINTEROS, LEONARDO CENA, jalousie systems
  • Structural Engineer: Miguel Angel Jiménez Dengra
  • Building Engineer: Pedro Salinas Ayvar
  • Collaborator Architects: Fran Ruiz Castro, Alvaro Castellano Pulido
  • Student Collaborators: Graziano Testa, Miriam Pistocchi
  • Lighting: Miguel Angel Jiménez Dengra
  • Client: BABYDOG S.L
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© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Text description provided by the architects. The advertising company BABYDOG decided to move to an old house located on the fourth floor of a building in the center of the historic center of the city of Granada. This was an elongated and compartmentalized dwelling, with a short façade to the street and delimited by a narrow courtyard and a tiny space for ventilation.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Only the rooms located on the façade had enough conditions of habitability. The needs demanded by a program like this, an office, forced us to project a complete structuring of the property. The first thing to be tackled would be the punctual discarding of all the walls to discover that the elements analyzed were part of a complex structural framework of load-bearing walls. We first scratched the sufaces in order to recover the solid brick texture of the original wall with all the wounds suffered over time (passage of wiring, pieces of wood from old carpentry and tying elements). After that we made some cuts and castings that allowed the wall to continue working structurally while achieving the desired continuity and communication between spaces. The structural support was made with curved metal pieces tensed by cable-stayed in the lower floor.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
Axonometry
Axonometry
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

The result; a ceramic "patchwork" of times, traces and textures through a succession of arcs that were connected and disconnected at the smae time allowing the arrival of light from the exterior. At the ends, two doors (the one in the bathroom and the offices) were lined with a mirror so that, facing each other, they could produce the illusion of having discovered an infinite arcade that, replacing the old corridor, extended beyond the limits of the house.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
Volumetries
Volumetries
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

An arcade located beyond the limits of the succession of stories and superimposed times that we found when entering in thae old house.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

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Address: Calle Darrillo Magdalena, Granada, Spain

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "BABYDOG OFFICE / CUAC ARQUITECTURA" [BABYDOG OFFICE / CUAC ARQUITECTURA] 25 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/909406/babydog-office-cuac-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884

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