Useless grilles and effective curtains [496]

This case arises with the rehabilitation of an out-dated office building into a hotel. We find a series of setbacks with which the façade tries to create dynamism and movement. The protection consists of some exterior grilles and interior filters: a translucent shade and an opaque curtain as Foscurit.

The outer bars are moved horizontally on the façade, giving it a very dynamic image, thanks to the slight set forward of the guides.

The outer bars are virtually useless as filters, especially in its southeast orientation. Horizontal slats, and perhaps pivoting, would have been very useful. However the two inner textile protections are highly effective, as seen in the images.

General view of the building: 
Hotel Mirror Barcelona
Carrer de Còrsega, 255
08036 Barcelona , Barcelona

Ph1, Ph2: Pilar Gornes, ETSAB student 2014
Ph3-6: Rafaela Salas Ventayol, ETSAB student 2014
Ph7-8: Cristina Garcia Pujol, ETSAB student 2014 

Authorship of the graphical documentation: 

D1: Pilar Gornes, ETSAB student 2014
D2: Cristina Garcia Pujol, ETSAB student 2014