Coderch. Mediterranean, curves and light
Coderch was a fundamental architect in the recovery of the most Mediterranean tradition and the need to build quality housing for the growing immigration to the cities of the 50s.
In our last editorial we have moved to the extension of the Barcelona Architecture School. Made in 1978. There the brick is the protagonist, stairs, floors and curved walls coexist creating a unique and unrepeatable atmosphere.
This is how Coderch described the extension of the Barcelona Architecture School:
“We intend to orient all the classrooms to the North, because we consider it to be the most suitable solution. The attempt to resolve the project thus has led us to use the curved solution and discard the orthogonal one. The central classrooms, facing South, are illuminated through courtyards to achieve indirect and filtered light.
We believe that the inner path that leads to the classrooms may be of interest, for its layout and for the quality of the light, filtered through the curved wall at the back. We intend to organize the classrooms so the students face towards the garden, so that they can look outside and get distracted at times. We think the exterior treatment should be clearly differentiated from the existing building. In this sense we adopt the brick, traditional and experienced material, which adapts perfectly to the project”.
J.A. Coderch de Sentmenat
Photo: Carlos Ojeda @carlosojedajimenez
Model: Rafa Salas @rafasalasv