Material continuity in the whole facade (008)

The façade of the Sant Jordi student residence building is characterized by the continuity of the zinc sheet. This sheet covers the opaque wall as well as the windows, in this second case as an exterior shutter. The façade escapes from the verticality by means of a discreet but sufficient gesture. Both strategies, material and geometry, make the set stand out in a medium-high-class residential context, characterized by ceramic brick buildings. We regret that this gesture of the façade is purely formal and does not turn into richer interior spaces.

We can understand this façade as a double wall: the inner one, made of masonry (heavy and wet construction), delimits the living space; while the outer, to which the water tightness is entrusted, is light and dry constructed.

Passatge de Ricard Zamora, 4-8
08017 Barcelona Barcelona
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Cristina Pardal

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from: SUMO website


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