LUIS BARRAGÁN: EMOTIONAL ARCHITECTURE
The architecture of the Mexican architect Luis Barragán, especially the one that he developed from 1945, is a piece of work that recreates for its user values of intimacy and calmness, but it is intended to be experienced with all the senses.
Located in a building from the thirties in the town centre of Valencia, the Twins apartments are based on symmetric floor plans that share an interior patio and a staircase. The design’s idea began with the will to create two cutting-edge dwellings with state-of-the-art technology systems and to integrate them in a building with a historical value. In order to do so, the window frames have been restored maintaining their original style.
SANTA APOLONIA HOUSE
Located in a consolidated housing estate near Valencia, Santa Apolonia House starts from some difficult geometry and constraints, particularly the narrow façade available on the plot.
The new facilities have been created as an internationally renowned multi-use space where Fundació Per Amor a L’Art will carry out its three-branch activity (arts, society and research).
This countryside retreat generated from the idea of a standard traditional rural house with its pitched roof, applying a new concept of space afterwards.
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