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Dwellings in Barcelona by Josep Lluís Mateo

By • Apr 5, 2014

Dwellings in Barcelona is a project located in Barcelona, Spain.

It was completed by Josep Lluís Mateo in 2013.

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“In a small passage, in the city centre. The neighbours protected themselves from the exterior with thick walls and balconies.

We had to work with lightweight elements, so we designed the façade as a succession of layers: one interior, of glass and stainless steel, and another exterior, close to it, of wood that opens and closes at will. It protects us from noise and inquisitive eyes, acts as a filter between inside and outside, and gives the building an urban image.

To accommodate domestic life in the dense central city, architecture has to veil and control pure transparency.”

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Photos by: Adrià Goula

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One Comment to Dwellings in Barcelona by Josep Lluís Mateo

  1. Charisse Andrews says:

    I have liked many “modern” redesigns in “old” or historic areas, and despite their sharp edges, glass etc. they fit. This, in my opinion is ugly. Particularly from street level. It does not relate in any way to it’s environment.

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