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Carles Tuca Vancells

Most Representative Works & Projects.


ABstract

By Carles Tuca Vancells

Most Representative works & projects.

e-mail: carlestuca@gmail.com skype username: carlestukus phone number: +34 636 11 23 24 This is a summary of my most representative works as a student and as a young architect. A conceptual display of 10 projects with the purpose of exposing my reflections about the world where we are living from the anthropologic, special, formal and creative point of view that architecture may provide. The projects are located in a variety of different scenarios, examples of the relationship between human beings with ourselves and with our environment and its reciprocal and

constant transformation. They talk about the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the contemporary metropolis (as an alternative to the urban sprawl), about spaces of a high complexity where economic, cultural and “biospherical” dynamics, don’t seem, a priori, to achieve a meeting point, about the disappearance of the city limits and the unstoppable demystification of wild nature and landscape colonization.


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8 de Març & Isidre Nonell squares

The Palm’s cross

Calzarello tower

8 de Març & Isidre Nonell squares

Lagoon urban park

Debarge house

Cultural centre Collective housing Gliding spot + Refuge

Xarxa delicada


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8 de Març & Isidre Nonell squares

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(2010 - 2011) 41 23 07 N / 02 10 28 E

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The Palm’s cross (2010-2011) 41 23 05 N / 02 10 05 E

at Projetcs and Works Dep. (Barcelona City Council) Team: Mariona Nubials / Carles Tuca / Eduard Valencoso Location: Barcelona (Central Old town), Barcelona, Spain Butget: ± 85 000 eur Building density and activity mixing turn this place into one of the smallest, most transited crossings. After the city council limited the cars entry, their number considerably decreased leaving a street furniture surplus, an invisible palm and an inadequate pavement. The purpose was to get rid of the obsolete traffic equipment at the time we provided a special entity to the space. We used the fact of the palm to turn it into the symbol of the crossing.

The granite stone pieces circular arrangement makes obvious the presence of the palm tree and gives the impression of unique, single and outstanding place. Street furniture elimination allows the street to breath. The aim to achieve is to perceive the space as a square more than a simple crossroad. This is just the first phase of the project. A public space doesn‘t belong to the collective conscience until it offers a long term activity that users who live there can take part on.

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flowerpot x2 Traffic Lights x4 Tourist signs x1 Mobile bollards x2 Static Bollards x6 traffic light controls x2

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Calzarello tower

self employed as 3D assistant for 038 Arquitectura

(2012 - in Progress) 41 59 16 N / 04 26 18 E

Team: Eva Gayolà / Albert Santaló Location: Prunelli di Fium’Orbu, Haute-Corse, Corse, France Butget: ± 300 000 eur (estimated) Callzarello is a leisure and touristic spot on the east coast of Corsica. The building is isolated but not far away from the main touristic focuses and next to the mouth of the Fium’Orbu river in the middle of an endless sandy beach. This protected environment offers an exceptional and privileged location to carry out activities related with tourism. The preliminary design attempts to give the owners an idea of how to materialize their dreams. The tower must be an iconic attractor.

It gets rid of their annexed volumes and its structure is undressed leaving the tower as it is. The purpose is to let people feel the purity and majesty of the tower while it opens towards its surroundings. The rehabilitation of the decks and the roofs creates a close-to-open gradient of spaces giving the user different possibilities of experience with several degrees of communication with the environment. The gradient is completed with a light structure next to the tower.

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Debarge house

at 038 Arquitectura

(2011- under construction) 41 51 20 N / 02 44 11 E

Team: Eva Gayolà / Albert Santaló / Carles Tuca Location: Sils, Girona, Spain Butget: ± 250 000 eur Roof final Solution

The project began with a ground floor plan provided by the client and the condition of a possible posterior construction of a mezzanine. Due to administrative restrictions we were able to build just a single storey house. A good control of the house’s height to dissemble the intentions of the client was a must. The challenge was to make the space under the roof as wide as possible while pretending the house to be as low as we could. A three different volume succession

follow the different functional divisions of the plan. Inside, spaces of different height are obtained and outside is expressed with different roof composition. Imperfect symmetry unifies the volumes keeping the same façade height in the entire perimeter. This fact added to a hipped-shaped roof gave the impression of a lower construction. Finally the client assumed the risk of a gabled roof in order to gain more for its mezzanine space.

First sketch ____Volumes and roofs concept

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Southwest Façade _1 | 100 08

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Cultural centre

at Escola Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès ETSAV

(2008-2011) 41 58 56 N / 02 49 32 E

Team: Carles Tuca Location: Girona (Central Old town), Girona, Spain Subject: Final Degree Project

4- TORNA A L’ORIGEN DE L’EDIFICI

The project takes place in Girona’s downtown, an old neighbourhood located between a river and the foot of a mountain. The hard slope completely conditioned the urban landscape, its mobility and accessibility. The urban proposal consists of the creation of two big green spots and three accessible paths that begin at the other side of the river and end at the highest points of the old town. The paths play with the void and the full trying to preserve the medieval landscape.

_Buit Dins El Ple_Buit (BDP) Dins El (BDP)D’UN PAS ACCESSIBLE _Centre al Barri _ Vell de Girona 5- Ple CREACIÓ _Buit Socio-Cultural Dins El Ple (BDP) _ _ 09 Centre Socio-Cultural al Barri Vell de Girona

Centre Socio-Cultural al Barri Vell de Girona

_ _Conclusions i Proposta

Concepte d’edici

A NIVELL URBANÍSTIC

1- Current state

The concept is developed in a derelict theatre. The building shelters a multipurpose cultural equipment. The aim of the project is to extend the public communication into the “full” space achieving a continuous and fluid path that mechanically connects the streets at different levels. Moreover, it is supposed to create a distribution space that works as an active “void” element capable to bring the centre activities into it. An intervention sequence is followed to reach the goal.d’ed Concepte

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Planta Quarta (+14,76 / +87,57)

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_4 Planta Quarta (+14,76 / +87,57)

Espai Híbrid

Espai Híbrid

Convivècia 150,40 m2 Menjador 37,02 m2 Wi-Fi Zone 37,02 m2 Hort Taller 37,02 m2 Serveis Femenins 3,19 m2 Serveis Masculins 3,53 m2

Vestíbul PB 24,24 m2 Recepció 18,82 m2 Zona d’Espera 10,29 m2 Office 6,68 m2 Sala de Locució 28,41 m2 Sala de Control 12,14 m2 Ocines Girona Film Office 21,21 m2 Sala de Reunions Girona Film Office 18,85 m2 Serveis 3,45 m2

Ràdio i Girona Film Office

Centre Cívic Office 19,43 m2

Vestíbul PB 24,24 m2 Recepció 18,82 m2 Zona d’Espera 10,29 m2 Office 6,68 m2 Sala de Locució 28,41 m2 Sala de Control 12,14 m2 Ocines Girona Film Office 21,21 m2 Sala de Reunions Girona Film Office 18,85 m2 Serveis 3,45 m2

Instal•lacions Sala d’Instal•lacions 31,59 m2

Hotel d’Entitas

Magatzem 32,62 m2

2- CREACIÓ D’UNA NOVA ZONA VERDA PEL BARRI VELL

Planta Tercera (+11,52 / +84,33)

1- ESTAT ACTUAL

Centre Cívic

2- New Public square

Ludoteca 104,43 m2 Casal d’avis 98,26 m2 Aula 1 28,76 m2 Aula 2 20,83 m2 Aula 3 23,44 m2 Taller 2 37,59 m2

Planta Segona (+7,92 / +80,73)

Centre Cívic

Espai Híbrid Circulació 47,472 m2 Jardí 323,83 m2 Boulder 22,00 m2 (Plaça 2 393,03 m2)

PEL BARRI VELL

Magatzem 32,62 m2

Planta Tercera (+11,52 / +84,33) Centre Cívic

Circulació 41,92 m2 (Plaça 2 41,92 m2)

Despatxos 32,09 m2 Aula 23,81 m2

cota 95

Cinema Ocina 18,98 m2 Sala de projecció 1 21,95 m2 Sala de projecció 2 21,41 m2 Magatzem 40,84 m2 Àrea d’evacuació 2 16,33 m2 Instal•lacions 24,55 m2

cota 80 cota 70 cota 67.5

5- CREACIÓ D’UN PAS ACCESSIBLE A NIVELL URBANÍSTIC

Ludoteca 104,43 m2 Casal d’avis 98,26 m2 Aula 1 28,76 m2 Aula 2 20,83 m2 Aula 3 23,44 m2 Taller 2 37,59 m2

Hotel d’Entitats

cota 107.5

Planta Segona (+7,92 / +80,73)

Centre Cívic

Espai Híbrid

Recepció 30,26 m2 Ocines 63,67 m2 Despatx Cap 20,23 m2 Arxiu 6,74 m2 Serveis 3,42 m2 Gimnàs 111,49 m2 Magatzem gimnàs 4,52 m2 Vestidors Femenins 24,84 m2 Vestidors Masculins 22,07 m2

cota 65

Circulació 155,00 m2 (Plaça 1 73,17 m2)

4- Recover the original structere logic

_L’estudi dels nodes, de les connexions i dels interessos m’ha fet arribar a una sèrie de conclusions.

Centre Cívic

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Hotel d’Entitats

E 1: 5000

6- CREACIÓ DE NOUS ESPAIS ANEXS A L’EDIFICI DE CAIRE MÉS PRIVAT (CONDICIONS DE PROGRAMA)

Ocines d’Informació 49,28 m2 Serveis Ocines d’Informació 5,03 m2 Sala d’Ordinadors 19,18 m2 Sala de Reunions 46,92 m2 Magatzem 8,76 m2 Serveis Sala de Reunions 4,13 m2 Vitrina d’Exposició 12,73 m2

Urban Proposal _1 | 20 000

4- TORNA A L’ORIGEN DE L’EDIFICI

5- New urban connection between levels

_ La circulació rodada al barri és bona, però hi ha un dècit enorme d’espais habilitats per a l’aparcament. Es destinen espais com places i carrers amples , i que per tant els anul•len. Les connexions a peu són els ponts, només dos d’ells són accessibles. Existeix una zona de carrers amb molta pendent i molt poc transitats, són una difícil connexió i no gens accessible. Aquells que es troben darrere el carrer ciutadans, encara estan més degradats. Els espai verds al barri brillen per la seva absència. De fet hi ha forces metres quadrats destinats a zona verda, però molt mal repartits i tots concentrats a la zona alta, fan més de zona verda dels barris del Carme i de Torre Gironella.

Cinema Vestíbul 17,93 m2 Venda de refrescs 11,73 m2 Venda d’entrades 25,16 m2 Compra de Refrescs 16,32 m2 Vestidor del Personal 3,11 m2 Serveis pel Personal 3,50 m2 Circulació 28,87 m2 Serveis pel Públic 31,41 m2 Sala 1 100,43 m2 Sala 2 150,65 m2 Àrea d’Evacuació 72,91 m2

Aula Polivalent 88,51 m Taller 1 46,47 m2

_ Creo tres franges transversals accessibles que corresponen a les tres bosses d’equipaments i elsFemenins connecto amb Serveis Públics 3,81 m2 la resta de la ciuPúblics 3,87amb m2 els dos elements tat i entre elles. Les connexions longitudinals són més senzilles, en ser paral•leles aServeis les línies deMasculins cotes. Jugo Serveis Intenrs Femenins3,64 m2 físics dels que es compon la xarxa, les franges accessibles combinen ple i buit, perServeis intentar reduir al màxim paisatgístic Interns Masculins 3,19l’impacta m2 (sobretot a la zona nord) i per fer participar tant a les activitats com a les connexions d’elements híbrids que enforteixin la xarxa.

Control de Façana i Ascensor 7,66 m2

_Carles Tuca Vancells / PFC QT1011 / TriBunal 01 / Miguel Usandizaga, Pepa Gómez, Montse Pons

Zones verdes fora del circuit quotidià.

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Planta Primera (+ 3,42 / +76,23)

_La primera és la franja turística, que engloba l’àrea on hi ha els equipaments pertanyents a aquesta activitat. Es fan connexions mecàniques amb aturades a les grans terrasEspai Híbrid ses que crear al terreny, que òbviament, coincideixen amb la localització dels principals nodes turístics Resigno aquesta zona a la turisticació, en un intent de salvar la resta. Circulació 41,92 m2 (Plaça 2 41,92 m2)

_La següent franja és la franja acadèmica, corresponent al campus del Barri Vell de la UDG. Facilitar els mitjans per fer arribar un gran nombre d’estudiants procedents de la ciutat al barri, a peu en comptes de en vehicle rodat pot crear noves àrees de d’Entitats desenvolupament. Si es complementa amb activitats relacionades amb la universitària, però a l’hora Hotel que tinguin un gran compromís per el barri i treballin per ell. És la més llarga i la que té una2 unió més clara amb la ciutat: la plaça de la constitució. Aquesta franja es caracteriDespatxos 32,09 m tza per alimentar-se tant d’espai oberts com de més tancats, combinant-los per crear Aulaalternances 23,81 m2 entre zones d’activitat i de mobilitat més lenta i zones de mobilitat ràpida sense activitat. _La darrera franja és la cultural. Uneix equipaments com el Cinema TruffCinema aut, el Teatre Municipal o el centre d’art La Mercè. A causa de la falta real de possibilitats d’arribar a tots ells en una sola franja i en els dos sentits d’aquesta, proposo un “bypass” una desdoblament que permeti la propietat anteriorment esmentada. De nou combino Ple i Buit per Ocina 18,98 m2 unir tots aquests equipaments fer espai híbrids. També formen part e la xarxa places quem2es complementen amb els nodes d’activitats. La plaça Catalunya és el punt Saladiverses de projecció 1 21,95 projecció 2 21,41 mi2 els seus nodes, és la que té unes possibilitats de reconversió més elevades. d’inici de totes dues vies. Aquesta area, molt degradada per l’efecte “ darrere”Sala delde carrer Ciutadans 2

_Els habitants de llarga residència del barri es concentren a la part baixa, abandonant les cotes altes. Els visitants de cap de setmana afavoreixen el desenvolupament comercial de grans corporacions que no tenen compte el lloc. Els turistes creen el mateix afecte, però a més a més, generen un espai negatiu per a habitatges i en molts casos cert rebuig per part de la població local.

5- CREACIÓ D’UN PAS ACCESSIBLE A NIVELL URBANÍSTIC

Àrea de Dinamització Infantil 28,59 m Aula d’Entrevistes 1 13,72 m2

2 Aula d’Entrevistes 2 13,87 mmillorar _Per fer una proposta intento aprotar el que ja tenim. A partir de les bosses d’equipaments les connexio2 Aula d’Entrevistes ns i diversicar les activitats que poden aparèixer com complement de les ja existents, sempre3 10, en 211 el mmarc de la proximitat.

Instal•lacions

Espais sense ús com l’antiga Escola Maristes

E 1: 5000

Recepció 44,25 m2 Sala d’espera 44,09 m2

Serveis Socialscoma 50,36xarxa m2 independent que _Dinamitzar el Barri Vell de Girona perquè torni a adquirir una identitat com a element O decines la ciutat i a l’hora 2 Despatx Cap Serveis 19,21 generi activitats quotidianes i de proximitat, és una tasca molt complexa i que no té una solució ràpidaSocials ni única. Hi m ha 2molts matisos.

6- CREACIÓ DE NOUS ESPAIS ANEXS A L’EDIFICI DE CAIRE Multipurpose schemeMÉS PRIVAT (CONDICIONS DE PROGRAMA)

_La presencia de nodes que estimulin el desenvolupament de la vida social al barri és molt minsa per no dir nul•la. Hi ha una gran concentració de nodes turístic al nord de la ciutat, satèl•lits del node per excel•lència: La Catedral. Hi ha dues bosses més, una d’acadèmica 7- RECUPERACIÓ DE LA PLAÇA I COM A JARDÍ VINCULAT (UDG) i una altre de cultural. Tota la la d’equipament que hi ha a l’eix Ciutadans / Vi, AL CENTRE CÍVIC I NOVA FAÇANA PEL CARRER PORTAL NOU crea una franja de darreres. Amb la incorporació d’un nou espai dins d’aquesta categoÀnàlisi 01 02 03 04 05 06 Concepte 07 08 09 Descripció 10 11 12 ria. 13La14 15del16 17 HiConstrucció 18 19de propietats 20 Instal·lacions 21o en 22ruïnes. 23 24 25 plaça Pallol. ha un gran nombre abandonades

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Circulació 47,472 m2 Jardí 323,83 m2 Boulder 22,00 m2 (Plaça 2 393,03 m2)

Planta Baixa (+ 0,00 / +71,91) Espai Híbrid

3- RESTAURACIÓ DE FAÇANES

_5 Alternart espai a diverses velocitats

Hotel d’Entitas _3

Espai Híbrid

cota 122.5

cotes _3 Fer els ponts accssibles

Sala d’Instal•lacions 31,59 m2

Planta Primera (+ 3,42 / +76,23)

4- TORNA A L’ORIGEN DE L’EDIFICI

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_4 Creació de zones verdes

Office 19,43 m2

Recepció 44,25 m2 Sala d’espera 44,09 m2 Ocines Serveis Socials 50,36 m2 Despatx Cap Serveis Socials 19,21 m2 Àrea de Dinamització Infantil 28,59 m2 Aula d’Entrevistes 1 13,72 m2 Aula d’Entrevistes 2 13,87 m2 Aula d’Entrevistes 3 10, 11 m2 Aula Polivalent 88,51 m2 Taller 1 46,47 m2 Serveis Públics Femenins 3,81 m2 Serveis Públics Masculins 3,87 m2 Serveis Intenrs Femenins3,64 m2 Serveis Interns Masculins 3,19 m2

3Façades’ Rehabilitation 2- CREACIÓ D’UNA NOVA ZONA VERDA

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_1 Dinamització els espai públics

Instal•lacions

Centre Cívic

3- RESTAURACIÓ DE FAÇANES

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Convivècia 150,40 m2 Menjador 37,02 m2 Wi-Fi Zone 37,02 m2 Hort Taller 37,02 m2 Serveis Femenins 3,19 m2 Serveis Masculins 3,53 m2

Ràdio i Girona Film Office

1- ESTAT ACTUAL

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Magatzem 40,84 m Àrea d’evacuació 2 16,33 m2

Carrers plens de cotxesallí on caben.

Un exemple de darrere de gran equipament

2 _Per acabar uneixo les franges aprotant el poc pendent d’alguns carrers longitudinals, que m convisquin amb la realitat de més d’una franja a l’hora i permetin un intercanInstal•lacions 24,55 vi més gran. I destino dues gran parcel•les sense ús i en ruïnes a zona verda pel Barri. Corresponen al la dels antics Maristes i els darreres de la plaça del Vi. Aquestes àrees es troCentre Cívic ben, si fa o no fa, a un i dos tresos de la distància longitudinal del Barri i centrades en el sentit tranversal, coincidint amb l’actual zona amb més síndromes d’abandonament.

Ànàlisi 01 02 03 04 05 06 Concepte 07 08 09 Descripció 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Construcció 18 19 20 Instal·lacions 21 22 23 24 25 6- Private and public porpuses segregation

Recepció 30,26 m2 Ocines 63,67 m2 Despatx Cap 20,23 m2 Arxiu 6,74 m2 Serveis 3,42 m2 Gimnàs 111,49 m2 _Carles Tuca Vancells / PFC 4,52 QT1011 / TriBunal 01 / Miguel Usandizaga, Pepa Gómez, Montse Pons Magatzem gimnàs m2 Vestidors Femenins 24,84 m2 Vestidors Masculins 22,07 m2

Planta Baixa (+ 0,00 / +71,91) Espai Híbrid Circulació 155,00 m2 (Plaça 1 73,17 m2)

Hotel d’Entitats

Intervention sequence

6- CREACIÓ DE NOUS ESPAIS ANEXS A L’EDIFICI DE CAIRE MÉS PRIVAT (CONDICIONS DE PROGRAMA)

Ocines d’Informació 49,28 m2 Serveis Ocines d’Informació 5,03 m2 Sala d’Ordinadors 19,18 m2 Sala de Reunions 46,92 m2 Magatzem 8,76 m2 Serveis Sala de Reunions 4,13 m2 Vitrina d’Exposició 12,73 m2

step ofVINCULAT the intervention sequence: Long Section 7- RECUPERACIÓ DE LA PLAÇA I COM ALast JARDÍ AL CENTRE CÍVIC I NOVA FAÇANA PEL CARRER PORTAL NOU [Exclusivamente para uso acadØmico]

7- Relate all the activities with the new connection

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Cinema

Vestíbul 17,93 m2 Venda de refrescs 11,73 m2 Venda d’entrades 25,16 m2 Compra de Refrescs 16,32 m2 Vestidor del Personal 3,11 m2 Serveis pel Personal 3,50 m2 Circulació 28,87 m2 Serveis pel Públic 31,41 m2 Sala 1 100,43 m2 Sala 2 150,65 m2 Àrea d’Evacuació 72,91 m2

Ànàlisi 01 02 03 04 05 06 Concepte 07 08 09 D Instal•lacions

7- RECUPERACIÓ DE LA PLAÇA I COM A JARDÍ VINCULAT AL CENTRE CÍVIC I NOVA FAÇANA PEL CARRER PORTAL NOU

Control de Façana i Ascensor 7,66 m2

Ànàlisi 01 02 03 04 05 06 Concepte 07 08 09 Descripció 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Construcció 18 19 20 Instal·lacions 21 22 23 24 25

View of the new sqaure from the highest street AB stract| by Carles Tuca Vancells | Cultural & Social Space | 6/10

_Carles Tuca Vancells / PFC QT1011 / TriBunal 01 / Miguel Usandizag

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Lagoon urban park (2007) 45 27 46 N / 12 21 02 E

at Escola Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès ETSAV Team: Laia Llonch / Núria Porras / Carles Tuca Location: Sacca St Mattia, Murano, Venezia, Italy Subject: Academic exercise + 2G International Competition The intensive exploitation of the lagoon and the continuous descent from the river flows has entailed the degradation of a unique habitat, increasing water salinity and the probabilities of floods. There are 3 main factors to take care of: the natural space, its inhabitants and tourists. The intervention must reduce salinity to augment vegetation, that stops the floods while keeping the lagoon as a commercial and industrial support. We divided the project

Depuration analogy between a kidney and the prpoposal

Urban traces

into two parts. A central void that constitutes the urban park: a natural water treatment plant of macrophytes, plantation of Pseudo-acacias –native tree– and the recovery of the Sacca as ancient terrain of fruit culture of the lagoon. And a full” proposal wick consists of a coastal membrane that manages the processes depending on their intensity: an ecopark that works as distributor and separator of waste, a harbour, a show room pavilion, a natural museum and new dwellings.

Buildings

+ 0,00 m

Paths

+ 0,50 m

Murano glass Patchwork

Beds of Macrophytes

Cultivation Surface

Full vs Void

In certain months of the year Macrophytes can make the water go pink.

+ 1,00 m

Pseudoacacia Plantation

Open Space

+ 1,50 m

The bed of macrophytes slows down the water flow, helps the settling of suspended solids and keeps the water partially oxygenated. The stems provide support for bacteriological cultures, the main element for natural water purification. These plants also hold the sea tide and help towns to prevent floods.

Formal projectual axes

Proposal’s Layers

Sea tide oscillation

Master Plan _1 | 5000 10

AB stract | by Carles Tuca Vancells | Urban Park | 7/10


Gliding spot + Refuge (2007) 42 05 18 N / 01 45 14 E

Bird view

at Escola Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès ETSAV Team: Carles Tuca Location: Capolat (Els Tossals), Barcelona, Spain Subject: Academic exercise

Highest Level

The project was developed in a ruined sanctuary. It is located at 1500 meters high next to a ravine followed by an extensive plane. The high presence of vultures and ufo-like clouds in sunny days reveal the existence of hot rising air currents. The orography and the weather conditions make the place ideal for hang gliding and paragliding. The plan is to rehabilitate the ruins not only in meanings of construction but also recover the sanctuary as a place of our times.

The concept consists in an integrator element which supports the reinforcement of the sanctuary walls and the base structure for the new uses. The base structure is an expanded steel platform that regularizes the ground letting the place to be visited, giving continuity to the GR paths and creating gliding springboards. The mountain refuge is totally integrated with the sanctuary, constructed on the foundations of the hermit’s old house.

Medium Level

Lowest Level

Previous state _1 | 1000 A Section _1 | 250

B Section _1 | 250

[Academic use only]

Refuge roof plan _1 | 250

Sanctuary + Refuge floor plan _1 | 250 [Academic use only]

AB stract | by Carles Tuca Vancells | Sport space | 8/10

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Collective housing

at Escola Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès ETSAV

(2005) 41 23 N / 02 10 E

Team: Carles Tuca Location: Subject: Academic exercise and closed structure where the wet spaces, the storage and a sleeping room are set up. This way, the cell is divided into three parts. The entrance is the most public and collective space. The second is this light element, temple of privacy. The third is a more private but collective space. The light structure distributes, multiplies and defines the spaces; the project achieves a compact dwelling without rejecting privacy and without refusing comfortable and wide rooms.

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The building had to fit in a volume of 36 x 12 x 36 m. The dwellings were supposed to have a surface around 30 m2 and there should be as much dwellings as possible. In order to follow those statements was mandatory to organize the building in just one staircase and external corridors. The dwellings are 3,4 m wide, 9,5 m long and 3,8 m tall and north/south orientated, the best possible orientation in Spain. The private cells include a light

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± 0 Level floor plan _1 | 125

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+ 1 Level floor plan _1 | 125

Light and closed structure [Exclusivamente para uso acadØmico]

A Section _1 | 125

Floor Plan _1 | 600 12

C & D Section _1 | 125

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B Section _1 | 125 [Exclusivamente para uso acadØmico]

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North façade _1 | 600

AB stract | by Carles Tuca Vancells | Dwellings | 9/10


Xarxa delicada

at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona CCCB

(2008-2009) 41 23 01 N / 02 09 59 E

Team: David Domínguez / Hugo Hernández / Carles Tuca Location: eme3 Festival, CCCB Museum, Barcelona, Spain Butget: ± 250 eur «Xarxa Delicada» -Delicate networkpassed the selection to be exhibited at the CCCB museum in the eme3 architecture festival. Collapse was 2009 festival’s subject. The installation plays with shape to express collapse. It consists of a closed and stable structure of lineal elements made with wooden sticks that represents reality. The simplest structure that obeys these conditions was an element formed by four segments that crossed one with the other, at least, three times.We represented two types of nets. The first

one is more extensive and flat. Shapes share their elements to generate the net. This kind of net attempts to represent how oriental societies and philosophies work. Oriental society and its dynamics have much more collective spirit than others. The second net is compact and cloud-shaped. It has a more hierarchal structure where elements work one after the other, but not together. They don’t share the content but the container. This kind of net is like occidental societies, they tend to create more egoist, selfish and solitary dynamics.

Simplest elemental structure

Eastern Network

Preliminary Design

Western Network

Xarxa Delicada installation at the CCCB Museum AB stract | by Carles Tuca Vancells | Artistic installation | 10/10

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