nd wood responds to a work of contextualization, incorporating traditional materials without renouncing the current language, emphasizing and continuing the use of stone and wood of the exterior volume.
In turn, we have designed the furniture that has been handcrafted by a carpenter of the area, following a common line for each area, keeping as base the beech wood and simplicity of shapes.
The building is designed with white stone on walls and gray stones on floors. The contrast occurs using slats of ayus wood on the ceiling looking for clear references to the traditional constructions.
The exterior in turn is made with carpentry of cedar wood that resolves the blind cloths in turn, entering in contrast with the facade of the building on the upper floors.
CityXINZO DE LIMIA. OURENSE
Gross Floor Area (mq)358
ArchitectsSANTIAGO BARGE Y Mª BELÉN BOUZA
Design teamBARGE BOUZA ARQUITECTURA
Photo CreditsHÉCTOR SANTOS DÍEZ
Curriculum studio / partecipanteFounded in 2001, Barge Bouza architecture consists of two architects Santiago Barge Ferreiros and Mª Belén Bouza Cora.
They have been awarded with several international prizes like Honourable Mention International biennial Architecture Prize “Barbara Cappochin” 2013, FAD awards Architecture Prize 2013, the 3rd International Prize “Menhir” for European Union Architects 2003 and selected in international competition "44 young architects international" studies with work built of europe and america 2007.
And national prizes like selected XI Biennial of spanish architecture and planing 2011, 1st Prize COAG 2011 and Special Mention Prize COAG 2004.
Other awards worth pointing out are 1st prize national competition for the building of the Cultural and Ethnographics Center of Mandeo river A Coruña 2011, 2nd prize national competition for the building of a 50 units housing neighbourhood in Covadonga, Ourense 2006.
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