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Kofink Schels

A Simple House Close To Its Neighbour

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Buero Kofink Schels . photos: © Simon Jüttner

Between a small river and the railway tracks an existing house broadly covers the center of a triangular plot. As a low cost extension a simple narrow house squeezes in between the existing building and the perimeter of the plot. A 14m long precast concrete element sits tight in between the two houses connecting them as balcony and canopy covering the access and the entrances of both. It is this connection of the two buildings, that makes it an extension according to building laws, the only possibility to build an additional volume on the plot. The house is built in monolithic brick, it´s walls plastered on both sides not using styrofoam for construction or insulation reasons. The fine finish of the roof tiles at the gable is a traditional detail that has been widely used in profane architecture of the region. Continue reading Kofink Schels

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Beth Letain

To be titled . 2018

To be titled .  2018

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Letain is a painter whose palette engages with the history of colour and abstraction. She develops a minimalist language in the legacy of Giorgio Morandi, Agnes Martin, Mary Heilmann and Bauhaus theories of colour. Continue reading Beth Letain

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Arrokabe arquitectos

escuela infantil Santa Susana . Santiago de Compostela

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Arrokabe arquitectos . photos: © luis díaz díaz

La escuela infantil ocupa un edificio de Antonio Palacios construido en 1908, el “Pabellón de recreo artístico e industrial”, promovido por la sociedad del mismo nombre y que fue inaugurado coincidiendo con la Exposición Regional Gallega de 1909 de la que formó parte.
El edificio esencialmente simétrico, contaba únicamente con dos plantas, la baja y una principal, a la que se accedía por las escalinatas exteriores. En ella se ubicaba una amplia sala de fiestas que ocupaba todo el volumen hasta la cubierta. Continue reading Arrokabe arquitectos