TAILOR MADE

TAILOR MADE

Architect
TwoBo Architecture
Location
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Offices
José Hevia
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Interior LightingFlos
SwitchesJung HQ
LS
Interior LightingMarset
MVV
Interior LightingSanta & Cole
Tekiò Horizontal
False CeilingsRockfon
Curtain GlassGarcia Faura

Product Spec Sheet
Interior Lighting
Switches
LS by Jung HQ
Interior Lighting
MVV by Marset
Interior Lighting
Tekiò Horizontal by Santa & Cole
False Ceilings
by Rockfon
Curtain Glass

TAILOR MADE

TwoBo Architecture as Architects

A pharmaceutical company based in Sant Cugat wanted a project to connect diferent buildings together through their respective lower levels, in an attempt to transform this space into a Hall, a Foyer and an Auditorium.

photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia
photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia
photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia

In architecture you often hear that an empty space should be defined by what’s built in it, nothing more, nothing less. The empty space was there, already built, naked… and we became tailors instead of architects. From the measurements of the naked body (waistline, hips, the way the shoulders fall down) a tailor reimagines the body in fabrics. Rediscovering it through imagination and covering it with tangible shapes, all in the same effort.

photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia
photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia

With this attitude the curved facade was redrawn as clean as possible to turn it into a gesture that runs from one end to the other. The installations in the patio, like misplaced scraps of cloth, were removed to make a yoke out of it, like a frame that fits over the shoulders and neck of someone. All the different concrete pillars were dressed with tailor-made pieces that remind us of Alvar Aaltos’ clean and ample spaces in his big universities. The ceilings were bulged up with a mantle of catalan-style vaults to connect everything coherently with the pillars. The wood walls were curved, making way for people to flow around them like wind on a dress that falls free, top to bottom. Last but not least, blue; a big curtain in the background to act as a petticoat. Like accessories to a dress, we placed jewels with personality here and there to make the place human, even in the absence of people: a slim sinuous handrail, some large and thin pillars dressed for the occasion, a corten staircase that goes up the middle of the patio, a sun (yes, like the Sun) hidden in a bathroom. All of these set the mood for the main piece of the project.

photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia
photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia

An auditorium for 380 people. The wood on the walls act as a socle that encircles the room downhill next to the seat rows, giving warmth and texture to the opened hands of whomever walks down that runway. In opposition to the wood, the ceiling floats in white waves similar to fabric that moves up alongside light and sound. This will become the backdrop to the companys’ big events.

photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia
photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia

Team:

Architects: Twobo arquitectura

Constructors: FCC

Engineers: INDUUS

Other Participants: Víctor Diaz Asensio, Ourania Chamilaki, Claudia Canalda

Photographer: José Hevia

photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia
photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia
photo_credit José Hevia
José Hevia

Materials Used:

Facade cladding: Courtain glass, Garcia Faura 
False ceiling: Rockform
Interior lighting: MVV by Marset, Tekio by Santa&Cole, globall by flos
Interruptores:  LS Jung

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