Empuriabrava, Spain


Pattern Building

Residential building with peculiar skin

Year
2011

SURFACE
1.800 ㎡
Creative Director
Jordi Fernández
Eduardo Gutiérrez
Team
Luciana Teodózio
Jordi Farell
Riccardo La Magna
3D Visualization
PLAY-TIME

This design for an apartment building created on one of the major channels of Empuriabrava’s waterways demonstrates the potential of parametric architecture to revive the sector’s identity through innovation and technology.

Edificio plurifamiliar ubicado en Empuriabrava, arquitectura paramétrica regenerando la identidad del sector de la innovación y la tecnología.

The unique apartment building design is located on one of the main streets of Empuriabrava. Taking into account it’s setting in a shopping area, the ground floor is planned to house commercial premises. In addition to a parking area in the basement, there will be duplex apartments with gardens.

Edificio plurifamiliar ubicado en Empuriabrava, arquitectura paramétrica regenerando la identidad del sector de la innovación y la tecnología.

Leisure and relaxation are catered for with a sun deck and a pool area on the roof, offering stunning close-up views of the sea. The exterior enclosing wall is the result of explorations in parametric architecture using key resources such as CAD/CAM digital production.

Edificio plurifamiliar ubicado en Empuriabrava, arquitectura paramétrica regenerando la identidad del sector de la innovación y la tecnología.

The concept includes a façade that functions as a visual filter, generating a harmonious overall image for the building with a continuous latticework wall rendered in glass fiber reinforced concrete. The design provides privacy to the building’s apartments and gardens on the main facade, as well as creating a cutting-edge architectural identity.