Gallery: Barcelona’s Beautiful Martinet School Boasts a Sun-Shielding C...

 
The Martinet Primary School in Barcelona, Spain boasts a beautiful multicolored ceramic tile facade that serves as an enormous sunscreen. Mestura Architectes designed the building, which utilizes smart passive design to mitigate the harsh Spanish sun while encouraging natural ventilation.

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  1. lazyreader June 15, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Beautiful, looks more like the speaker box Charlie used to summon her angels. Barcelona is an architectural treasure trove and you think a school could “learn” from that.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Jfader_batto_facade.jpg

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Casavicens.jpg

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Palau_de_musica_2.JPG

  2. acceleratedstall June 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Creative, artistic and utilitarian – I wasn’t aware of this until I read this post. I’ll be in Barcelona in a few weeks and check it out in person then. Thanks!

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