DUPLEX TIBBAUT: A Modern day Duplex with the Primary Dwelling Spaces on the Mezzanine Flooring
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The necessity of the consumer for this 2016-2017 venture is to expand the main living spaces and focus them on the mezzanine ground. DUPLEX TIBBAUT is a household project by Raul Sanchez Architects positioned in Barcelona, Spain with 110 sqm. The interior is beautified in a modern style and design with the treatment of resources and shades that emphasize the quantity.
A mezzanine of a modest, aged condominium developing and two independent dwellings on prime of just about every other on the floor floor are the starting point of this undertaking. The mezzanine is in the heart of the Raval (Barcelona), in between dividing partitions. The dwellings are ins an absolute state of disrepair and neglect. The consumer requires to have huge most important living spaces that can be expanded on the floor floor with other rooms for more practical takes advantage of.
The two 2-meter side squares rotated 45º over the dominant axis are inserted in the center of the area, extruded by way of equally floors, with vertices that overlapping devoid of touching the first walls. 1 of the squares will household the business office and rest room on the ground ground and the bedroom on the upper floor while the other will hold the stairs. The rotation of these squares can make the specialization of the place around it devoid of enclosures or additional doors.
The sought-following internal spatial complexity and a business intention operate parallel with the emphasis of the proposal to underplay the circulation and the various places. The stairs are enclosed in just one of the duplex volumes while their spiral sample is made use of to conceal and disorient. There are also numerous axes of symmetry that enrich the spatial knowledge and double up the circulation, for example, the enclosed toilet location on the upper ground, two doable exits on the ground ground, and and so forth.
Colors and Products
Two extruded volumes are highlighted by the elements and colours. These volumes are coated in glossy, gold complete paint combined with gold powder and varnished, covering and coating the current perimeters, surrounded by white cladding. The openings and door frames are both brass or black metal, dependent the sort of the space to which they give entry. Both equally shade and materials code matches with the aspect character.
In purchase to overhaul the foundation, structural intervention is required which includes high precision in putting the central squares and the exact cutting of the existing picket beams for double heights and openings. The minimize picket beams lean on the decrease wing of the new beams or relaxation on the new steel porticos to let the clean up extrusion of the squares.
Underfloor heating with a highly efficient air-therm technique is additional into this duplex. There are also a few preserved existing paintings of Brazilian origin on the ground ground. These great paintings are the client’s explanation in deciding to acquire these houses and start off the task with the architect.
Photographer: José Hevia