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Gallego . Adell . Tapias . Puig

Badia i Margarit school . Igualada

Alex Gallego Urbano . Jordi Adell Roig . David Tapias . Gerard Puig Freixas . photos: © José Hevia

The school is in Igualada, a small inland city in Catalonia. It has a slightly more humid and cold climate than litoral cities. Enric Miralles is buried there. The river Anoia passes around it. A big textile and tannery industry was developed in the XIXth century by the river, bringing with it prosperity and population growth. It was almost totally dismantled during the last part of the XXth century. Continue reading Gallego . Adell . Tapias . Puig

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Aixopluc

Mas Jec . REUS

Aixopluc. Mas Jec . REUS afasia José Hevia (4)

Aixopluc . photos: © José Hevia

Acknowledging and maintaining the value of self-built, fragile outdoor light structures that populate a magic yard built by ancestors. A triple house, one indoors, one outdoors, one where porches become the core that keeps past, present and future kin together. Continue reading Aixopluc

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Aixopluc

Alfondac . Reus

Aixopluc . Alfondac . Reus afasia (1)

Aixopluc . photos: © José Hevia

Al-fondaq is an arab word that describes a building that is both an overnight stay for travelers and merchants, and a communal storage and trading of grain surplus. It is the spatial prelude of the lonja. The catalan word fonda (lodge) has its direct origin in it. This name is a homage to the muslim heritage of our territory. Alfondac is a disperse guest house, in various locations, far from each other, so that each can become a stage on your own journey. The foundational act of architecture is to host. To welcome others, foreigners or friends, strangers or alike. Continue reading Aixopluc