Order in the variation vs. disorder in constancy (098)

The Hotel Constanza is part of the Illa Diagonal complex. Like the main building, the facade is covered with a travertine rain screen. The narrowness of the drainage cavity is striking, but is interrupted by the lack of cleanliness of the insulation surrounding the fixings.

But beyond this problem of execution, and thinking in particular of the architecture students who follow this website, we want to highlight the importance of defining the cutting of the stone cladding and its relation to the position of the windows. 

Faced with cutting patterns that keep the width and height of the stone panels in a constant formation, we value those that show variation in the rhythm of the rows and columns. This gives an image of rigour and coherence and while taking into account the position of the holes. It demonstrates that the architect has considered the matter both in terms of ease of execution and also from a compositional point of view.

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Hotel NH Collection Barcelona Constanza

Carrer de Déu i Mata, 69-99
08029 Barcelona Barcelona
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Ph 1-5, Andrés Echarri

Ph  6-12, Cristina Pardal