An apartment building made up of three volumes that share the same structural solutions, but each volume retains its own identity. The solutions used are based on a systematisation of domestic elements such as windows, balconies, slabs, walls... all of which are rigorously thought out in such a way that each element is expressed through a different raw material. The design combines new technologies (rigid reinforced concrete structure) with traditional materials (brick, ceramic and wood). The entrance hall has been designed in many details according to this arrangement and the logic of selecting different materials.
Antoni de Moragas i Gallissà, Francisco Riba de Salas
This complex consisted of a block of 200 duplex apartments and an open space, a library, a club, a kindergarten, a play area, shops and workshops. It was built as part of the social plan approved by the Government of Catalonia. The configuration of the block allows for apartments with cross-ventilation and views on both sides. The flat roofs are used as traffic-baring terraces. The vertical circulation cores are situated at the corners, reinforcing the image of a continuous block and keeping noise away from people’s homes. This project is an alternative to the closed block found in the Eixample. Following this experiment, the GATPAC was to try the same approach in other projects. It is also the first successful attempt to fully embrace Le Corbusier’s precepts for immeubles-villas.
Josep Lluís Sert / Josep Torres i Clavé / Joan Baptista Subirana
He died at the age of 96 and, together with Alfonso Mila, was responsible for symbolic works in the capital such as the Olympic Ring in Montjuïc and the restaurants Il Giardinetto and Flash-Flash. He was an architect whose work was closely linked to the evolution of the place and the image it creates. The cosmopolitan and progressive Barcelona that, from the 1960s onwards, began to conquer spaces of freedom in the midst of the stifling cultural climate of Franco's regime and which finally appeared before the world with the 1992 Olympic Games, cannot be understood without understanding the fundamental contribution of Federico Correa, who died on 19 October at the age of 96 at his home in Barcelona.
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An artist with a bold yet unorthodox imagination. He designs with people in mind. He likes to give others what they need. He likes to evoke emotions and put a smile on people's faces. At the same time, he always thinks about comfort and practicality... As you can easily guess, he is of course referring to the Spanish designer Jaime Hayon.
"It is important to remember that my design is made for people - to be used by people. I believe that design should evoke emotion. Design should make the recipient feel good."
Jaime Hayon came into contact with street art as a teenager. However, his career begins by studying industrial design, chosen entirely by chance. After spending years in Paris and Madrid, he heads to Italy where he joins Fabrica, an academy of design and communication. There, he successfully works closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliviero Toscani.