Quaderns 2011 – 2016

D'arquitectura i urbanisme

Publicació del Col·legi d'arquitectes de Catalunya


Based on an open call for submissions, the Quaderns Observatory is a compilation of recent work and activities developed by COAC members, as well as a means to spread the latest professional activities.

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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 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.


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.

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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.


(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.

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