Open to the courtyard (043)

In IEP, the courtyard and the interior office space are perceived as a continuum. This close relationship between inner and outer spaces is one of the most interesting aspect of the building. The facade solution is the necessary resource to achieve it. This glass enclosure is freed from any structure just by making the glass work like plates resting on two supports instead of four. The supports are simple structures in the front of the slab - "cadiretas" – designed to solve the connection between the concrete structure and the façade.

Location: 
Plaça de Sant Pol de Mar, 1
08030 Barcelona Barcelona
Spain
Year of construction: 
2008
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Ph1, Ph3-4: Lluís Casals

Ph2, Ph5-8: Cristina Pardal