Non continuous solution, continuous image (090)

Very interesting building.
See how the continuity of the envelope -facade and roof- is only formal, not constructive.

The façade solves the water tightness by means of a drained cavity, while the roof does so using an absolutely waterproof material. From the outside they look the same.
Unlike the solutions we discussed in the study on continuous enclosures, here the system of profiled trays as water barrier, and aluminium cassette cladding for aesthetic purposes, is applied only to the roof. When the slope permits it, the water tight solution is entrusted to a drained cavity and, in that occasion, the inner layer is wet constructed and heavy.
Observe how a watertight membrane gives continuity to those different strategies.

 

 

Musikene, Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco

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Europa Plaza, 2
20018 San Sebastian Guipúzcoa
Spain
Year of construction: 
2015
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Ph 1-7, Andrés Echarri