BAR NOU . Barcelona

MAIO . photos: © José Hevia

The refurbishment of the existing bar, located near the center of Barcelona, demanded the creation of a new and easily recognizable spatial identity. To that end, a new vaulted ceiling system has been created in order to provide domesticity while keeping a continuous perception of space. The ceiling vaults are extended up to the front line of the façade and intersect the windows and the walls in a free way. Thus, the encounter of the vaults with the preexistence is made visible through the windows, which render visible the section of the interior space and its domestic atmosphere. On the access facade the timber frame of the ceiling is shown in order to make clear its non structural nature and strengthen its scenographic nature.




Competition proposal. Awarded entry.

Mid-19th century Barcelona

Quarterons Garriga i Roca

+ Barcelona, darrera mirada

The web ‘Barcelona, darrera mirada’ is a chance to get to know a very different city to the one we know today. A city with a single narrow street connecting Pl. Nova with Barcelona Cathedral and where the Via Laietana hadn’t yet been planned. It was a period where there were numerous alleys and squares, the Pl. Àngel was complete and the Pla de Palau was a large esplanade.

Steven Christensen Architecture

Heceta Beach Heptagon House . Oregon

Steven Christensen Architecture . photos: © Steven Christensen

Heptagon House offers a geometric solution to a set of financial and regulatory challenges.
Interested in supplementing their retirement income, our client wanted to take advantage of the spectacular scenery their home offered by turning the second half of their double lot into an AirBnB-style vacation rental. While the highly restrictive building ordinances of the city generally prohibit development of double lots, they discovered that a century-old existing foundation on the second lot offered them the opportunity to rebuild, provided the footprint adhered to the existing 195 square foot foundation.

Javier Codesal

Ponte el cuerpo . 2015


Javier Codesal (Sabiñánigo, Huesca, 1958) es uno de los artistas que mejor ha sabido estructurar en España un lenguaje propio a partir de la utilización del vídeo y del espacio, dentro de una tradición audiovisual enraizada en lo antropológico, lo vernacular, o el folclore.