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Monday, 31 October 2011

Toyo ito designed a sea wave facade in barcelona

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

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