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Rustic Parasol Pavilion Pops Up Atop Renovated 14th Century Spanish Castle
Posted By Helen Morgan On February 1, 2012 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green renovation | No Comments
Amsterdam-based studio Concrete has created a stunning rustic pavilion made from steel parasols for the renovated Castell d’Empordà boutique hotel located on the Spanish Costa Brava. The design brief called for a roof to cover the terrace that works in harmony with the adjacent building - a castle which dates all the way back to 1301. Concrete created a series of 12 abstract flattened shapes from rusted steel to enclose the space and protect guests from mistral winds, scorching sun, and the odd rain shower.
Built like a floating yet solid canopy above the terrace, these structures are welded together, and galss fills the spaces in between. The ceiling and its supporting steel columns are painted white, creating a feeling of space beneath the outdoor roof. Situated in a picturesque landscape the designers have left the terrace open, ensuring guests don’t miss any of the surrounding views.
From above the circular intersecting forms looks sculptural and beautiful, maintaining the original style of the building without drawing attention away from its history. From below the roof is modern and simple, a perfectly practical construction for a historic hotel.
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Images courtesy of Concrete
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