voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral
 
voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral
jul 11, 2012

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral

‘comisaria fuencarral’ by voluar arquitectura, fuencarral, madrid, spain image © angel baltanas voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral

spanish practice voluar arquitectos have finished construction on the ‘comisaria fuencarral’ in madrid, spain. a deconstruction of the basic courtyard typology, this local police station changes the relationship between a state-owned building and the community through layers of transparency. the general cube form is organized around a large full-height interior patio, visually connecting the services within the building. the private spaces by contrast are easily distinguishable as cantilevered solid cubes protruding out of the glass box. 

the project is set back from the property line to include public urban development. one of the most defining features is the anodized aluminum mesh screens that are periodically perforated to control depth of field and light penetration. these panels create a visual impedance towards the interior during the day while allowing undisturbed views to the surrounding city. at night, the building glows with light to expose the inner functions to the outside world. natural stones are framed into free-standing sections that run along the perimeter of the construction. the homogeneity of the material palette is broken on the inside with moments of black marble and wood members.

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral urban courtyard image © angel baltanas

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral exterior

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral approach image © angel baltanas

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral elevation image © angel baltanas

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral elevation image © angel baltanas

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral approach with urban courtyard image © angel baltanas voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral gabion stone elements outlining lower perimeter

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral curtain wall image © angel baltanas

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral ground level image © angel baltanas

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral first level terrace image © angel baltanas

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral aluminum mesh screens image © angel baltanas

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral entry image © angel baltanas

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral interior patio image © angel baltanas

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral interior courtyard

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral courtyard roof with skylights image © angel baltanas

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral form evolution

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral watercolor sketch

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral site plan

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral floor plan / level 0

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral floor plan / level 2

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral floor plan / level 3

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral roof plan

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral section

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral section

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral elevation

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral elevation

voluar arquitectura: comisaria fuencarral wall section

  • This medieval fortress furiously defends itself against external assaults …

    iBouc
  • Such a shame there are no pix thru the very lovely large windows in the projecting ‘boxes’, it would seem from the other pix that these may be the most exciting spaces….

    ian m buckingham
  • feels a bit like Boston City Hall with glass substituted for concrete

    dbkii

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