Geometric complexity (128)

It is not easy to solve the façade construction of a building when this facade is supposed to be placed between the edges of the slabs, and yet the slabs all have different perimeters. The distance between a point on the edge of a slab and the equivalent point on the upper slab is therefore always different.

Solving the enclosure of the facade by means of a vertical plane fixed to the horizontal surfaces of the slab allows this variability to be avoided. Only the red tubes, the formal finishing of the building, must respond to this geometric complexity, free from any functional need.


Torre Fira

Plaça d'Europa, 45
08908 Barcelona Barcelona
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Ph 1-3 Cristina Pardal

Ph 4-10  B720 Architects

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B720 Architects