Dwellings in Barcelona / Josep Lluís Mateo

Architects: Josep Lluís Mateo
Location: Passatge Marimon, 5, Barcelona, Spain
Area: 907 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrià Goula
Structure: BOMA Inpasa
Constructor: Delfor95

From the architect. In a small passage, in the city centre. The neighbours protected themselves from the exterior with thick walls and balconies. We have to work with lightweight elements, so we designed the fa?ade as a succession of layers: one interior, of glass and stainless steel, and another exterior, close to it, of wood that opens and closes at will. It protects us from noise and inquisitive eyes, acts as a filter between inside and outside, and gives the building an urban image.

To accommodate domestic life in the dense central city, architecture has to veil and control pure transparency.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


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