Headquarters of the Asturias Architecture Association in Gijón.

Headquarters of the Asturias Architecture Association in Gijón.

Fernando Sánchez Arroyo
Like a lighthouse in the night,like a magic lantern,the transparence arisen from a new wooden tower, settles in the history of the old big house-la vieja casona-in Recoletas street in Gijón. Of this one, the architects Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados mantain its first gallery for its architectonical values, urban and decorative in the inner, as well as its suitability to any other distribution. The perimetral wall of the ground floor in,which solves with its thick walls,the topographic differences of the place with a magnifiecent precision and wisdom is keept. Like so many times in history,the architectures got superposed expressing the new social demands. The "Casona" is used like an architecture’s material, removing, adding up, ordering and substituing the intervention throughout, the problems without resolving of the cornices, the different height relationships among the next buildings, valuation of the perimetral small quare, achivements, urban drafts etc. Serenity and transparence on the front’s plots, materials tied to the Architecture’s place (we stroll along the historic enclosure surrounded with viewing points, added, raised wooden and crystal). #españa #gijon #rla #ruiz_larrea #spain
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