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Roger Méndez | AMB

Escola dels Encants . Barcelona

Roger Méndez . Escola dels Encants . Barcelona (1)

Roger Méndez . photos: © Marcela Grassi

A school with a pilot teaching project in Barcelona public school system.
The Glòries area, currently being transformed, pushes the building to respond to the urban scale and bursts in inevitably, in advance of the development of the final planning.
Inside, neutral spaces that are open and bright create an atmosphere that promotes exchange and learning. Continue reading Roger Méndez | AMB

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Cadaval & Solà-Morales

MA House . Tepoztlán

Cadaval & Solà-Morales . MA House . Tepoztlán (1)

Cadaval & Solà-Morales . photos: © Sandra Pereznieto . + wallpaper

On a site in Tepoztlán, with views of two large mountain ranges (one, the more spectacular, being very close, and the other being on the other side of the valley) we were commissioned to build a house in stone. It was to be a sharp geometry which would convert the material into its pure tectonics. Openings would be made at both ends to incorporate views as well as using the buildings height to create strips from which the mountain range could be viewed in its entirety. The roof was to respond to weather conditions. These four conditions of the project, the geometry of the stone, end windows, strips and roof, informed the design of the interior spaces strongly delimited by thick stone walls which open out into gardens and patios to incorporate them. Continue reading Cadaval & Solà-Morales