the toyo ito building facade mimics sea waves
japanese architect toyo ito has inaugurated his intervention of the facade, the central
core and the interior patios of a luxurious 41 apartment building opposite 'la pedrera'
in barcelona, spain. the rest of the building was designed by the architects carlos bassó
and toni olaya on what was hitherto an office block. toyo ito was initially reluctant
to do the project but when he went up to the rooftop, seeing 'la pedrera' by antonì gaudì,
it made an immense impression on him. ito admitted he had fallen in love
with gaudí's work during a visit to barcelona on his honeymoon.
detail of the facade
model of the facade and photo collage presentation
from the building: view on 'la pedreara' and its wavy facade