La Gravera is a winery conceived under low cost criteria, where the optimization in energy and material means and resources become important. Economic sustainability usually comes together with environmental sustainability.
The project aims to make each of the toll stations a part of the site, a celebration of advanced technology and also of respect towards the environment and the landscape.
The activity of the landfill site has led to unfriendly topographical alterations and modifications in the natural environment. For this reason, we decided to establish the facilities in those areas where the activity of the landfill had already damaged the natural environment.
Hybrid architecture defines as hybrid all architectural intervention that is at once object, landscape and infrastructure.
The whole building is covered by a skin, ventilated and perforated, which ensures good climate comfort and ensures enought privacy. All openings are protected, and they appear on the street as a shadow play, creating a very comfortable interior light gradient. The double skin adopts different configurations and adapts to the different facades.
“Modern ruins, a profitable topography” it is a photographic inventory of abandoned speculative construction in Spain.
Main target of this urban remodelling works is to establish links with its geographic environment, and developing and empowerment of spatial and material features, also use characteristics (often in a latent state) which belongs to every public space and identify it.
As part of a global 950 m intervention of Santuary Street, in the Barcelona’s Carmel neighborhood, with a 250 m stretch already executed, a study of impact on the loading and unloading in the road the first section of the street is developed.
(Català) La casa ha pretès tenir el mateix ambient que les antigues “cases de lloc” de Menorca. Es va concebre com un acollidor espai “excavat”, de naturalesa pètria. Un lloc protector generat per sostracció, cisellat. La seva simple, massissa i compacta aparença exterior amaga, no obstant, un lluminós i complex interior.