Casa Pich i Pon. LOOM Plaza Catalunya / SCOB + Sergi Carulla Altadill + Oscar Blasco Lázaro
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Scob has renovated six of the eight flooring of this constructing situated within the middle of Barcelona, together with the terraces from which magnificent views could be admired.
Scob’s technique for this reform begins with the need to get well the big open areas, traditionally conceived as versatile areas, and improve these values of Loom that align with the cultural motion of the Novecentismo. The creation of collective information by sharing concepts in open and wholesome areas, direct contact with pure gentle and the outside, using noble supplies labored with craft strategies, and comfy inside environments during which magnificence and ease predominate, are a number of the options that join the challenge with the mental present of the second decade of the twentieth century.
Scob reads and reinterprets a number of the aesthetic sources of the time, equivalent to geometric drawings in coffered ceilings and pavements, to make use of them as a useful resource within the reorganization of areas, and the enhancement of the heritage facade of Plaza Catalunya.
This identical technique is used to benefit from the obtainable free heights, in addition to to rediscover the unique buildings and supplies by new “inside home windows” practiced on ceilings and partitions.
From a programmatic standpoint, workspaces are distributed alongside the facades, to reap the benefits of the visible and pure gentle, whereas collaborative areas are situated within the coronary heart of the ground. The proposal takes benefit of the central space farthest from the perimeter constructed the place individuals cross the house intuitively, to determine shared work factors and reinforce that pure interplay.
In its authentic state, the flooring had been occupied by the places of work of various firms owned by businessman Joan Pich i Pon. Subsequently, and till the present transforming of the house, it has been utilized by quite a few headquarters of varied firms and entities.
Particular emphasis has been positioned on restoring the columns, patio carpentry, and entry doorways, as they had been the one authentic components left from the intervention of Puig i Cadafalch.
Within the case of pavements, the set up is totally new and is impressed by the Novecentismo aesthetic, each in composition, colours, textures, and supplies.
The foyer ceilings of the sixth ground and a number of the carpentry on this ground are usually not authentic however a roughly devoted replica that was made within the 80s throughout a restoration of the facade and the constructing growth. Scob has revered that half and restored it.
For this challenge, a lot of the work was performed with supplies and specialised workshops on the native and state stage: carpenters, plasterers, marble staff, upholsterers, textiles, ceramists, graphic artists, illustrators, furnishings producers…
Scob has included the collaboration of illustrator Mister Andreu within the motion proposal, an professional in portraying the architectural heritage of the Metropolis of Barcelona. For Loom Plaza Catalunya, a brand new assortment of illustrations has been commissioned that features a few of Puig i Cadafalch’s most emblematic works within the Catalan capital. These full-color sheets, testimonies of the heritage richness, could be seen within the frequent areas of the brand new places of work. For its half, the graphics and signage of the areas take as a place to begin using the Aloma typography, impressed by the homonymous novel by Marcé Rodoreda (1938) and the classical canons of the Novecentismo.
The visible concord is strengthened by the mix of pure wooden and white, sienna, and wine tones, which give well-being and serenity, and improve the pure gentle that extends all through the ground. In some factors, equivalent to partitions or upholstery, a extra vibrant accent has been used utilizing colourful motifs. Loos and kitchens have been coated with earthy-toned ceramics. Using this small-format ceramic, usually home, helps to strengthen the snug feeling of a house.
For its half, the furnishings within the frequent areas coordinate completely with the noble supplies of the house; wooden, cork, rope, leather-based, … The materials, in addition to some classic furnishings items in some areas, present the counterpoint transporting us to the historic previous of the constructing. As for workspaces, the sobriety and ease of the furnishings are mixed with giant white voile curtains, which give us with that home heat by diluting the border between workspaces and cultural leisure and relaxation areas.
The terraces are one of the crucial imposing components of this challenge, not just for the spectacular views they provide of the middle of town but in addition for their very own fashion. The furnishings and vegetation are impressed by the usually Barcelona galleries and terraces and mix totally different choices to put in, offering areas for relaxation and work and outside assembly.