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House of Culture in Entrambasaguas (Santander)

This architectural intervention by the architects Ana Ruiz de Apodaca and Carmen Pérez Díaz is the winning entry for a competition held by the Town of Entrambasaguas, a small town in the Spanish region Cantabria near Santander. The competion task was to design a House of Culture on a site located near the doctor’s office and the church, and its proposal was to create “a symbiosis between the open and the constructed space”.

The building is slightly rotated around the axis of the street and the doctor´s office, “creating three open spaces. The first one is a green carpet that welcomes visitors and gives the perspective of the building access. The second space is a car park located in a less visible area bounded by the medical center and the House of Culture itself, that allows for a shared use of the car park. The last one is a garden as an extension of the House of Culture, that hosts a a health park for the ealdery people and tree areas”.

The building is organized on a plan of a square featuring access and distribution functions, to which three arms of equal dimensions are attached – to contain two multipurpose rooms and a liberary. This simplicity of the greek cross “amputated”, is nothing more that a footprint of a adherence of more complex volumes,  double sculpted by the project. Externaly – thoughout a carefully folded zinc roof on top of a powerful base of stone that “anchors it into the place”, while internally, depending on the destined use, the space molds itself though form and light, entering through the windows and skylights creating a dialogue of two sequences. One functional, based on spacial comprehension, The One and one type of Sensational Others sensory composed of the matrix of Light.

10 October, 2011 · Published in architecture photographer, architecture photography, architectural photography, architectural photographer, architectural photographer, new reports

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Ferando Alda

Professional photographer since 1981, specializes in photography of architecture and infrastructure from 1987. My stories recorded works of great interest and uniqueness, documenting its construction and final state. My studio is developing a high quality work in editing analog and digital images. This material, exceeding seven thousand reports, is consulted regularly by publishers around the world, being published monthly in books and magazines and foreign.


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