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THROUGH CHANGING SPACE DESIGN FOR AN URBAN DANCE CENTRE < BARCELONA

ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO | YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 | ANY PLACE

LEWIS THOMAS KELLY


SITE | THEORY | DANCE CENTRE

SITE Barcelona is a city of spaces. Urban squares. Wide boulevards. Narrow side streets. City parks. Intersections. Courtyards.

Spaces of diffferent shapes and sizes permeate the city, creating openings and cracks in the urban fabric, as if pushing apart the urban enclo-

The contrast between consecutive spaces can be vast; large light spaces leadsure which creates them.

ing into dark and narrow alleys; noisy, busy horizon-bound boulevards opening into quiet leafy squares.

The Placa de les Camarelles is an urban square in the cultural district in the old town of the city. It is a large open square in the midst of old narrow streets, a breath of fresh air from the noise of the Ciutat Vella. With its surrounding squares the Placa forms a

series of changing urban spaces.

PLACA DE LES CAMARELLES ESALA

LEWIS KELLY


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Barcelona's spaces become

spaces for

performance , urban theatres used by artists, dancers, musicians, skateboarders and others to display their skills. La Rambla in particular is a hub for street perď&#x20AC;­ formers.

ESALA

PERFORMANCE | MAKE-UP ARTIST AND PAINTER ON LA RAMBLA

LEWIS KELLY


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STUDY OF SPACES IN BARCELONA

Rectilinear, spacious, repeated, structured, predictable.

NEW TOWN

ESALA

Twisting, narrow, changing, chaotic, unpredictable.

Plentiful, varied, widespread, dictated by urban space

OLD TOWN

GREEN SPACE

LEWIS KELLY


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LIGHT STUDIES OF BARCLONA SPACES

LIGHT STUDIES OF CITY SPACES (Hamish Jack) ESALA

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PLACA DE LES CAMARELLES Ciutat Vella, Barcelona The square is a quiet retreat from the chaos of the old town, locals relax and children play in the sun.

Ciutat Vella, Barcelona

SITE PHOTOGRAPHS ESALA

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CCCB SQUARE Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture

MACBA SQUARE Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Art

"Placa de les Camarelles and its surrounding squares form a series of changing urban spaces"

PLACA DE LES CAMARELLES

La bla

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ROUTE THROUGH THE SQUARES ESALA

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CCCB Square Archway to CCCB Square behind MacBa Gap through MacBa Building MacBa Square In car park underground Placa de les Camarelles Entrance to Placa de les Camarelles

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SPATIAL COMPRESSION STUDY ESALA

LEWIS KELLY


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Placa de les Camarelles

Car park

The size of square represents the feeling of compression in that space.

ESALA

ROUTE SECTION

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MacBa Square

ESALA

CCCB Square

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PARTI development

OVERLAPPING SPACES: looking from one space into another ESALA ESALA

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Overlapping spaces sketches ESALA

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DANCE MOVEMENT .CONNECTION. LIGHT. Dance is about the connection between people, visually, physically and emotionally, it is about the poetry of a movement drifting through a space, about how the light defines the dancer's body and how shadow captures the expression upon their face.

Movement- The building is a series of spaces

- much like the city itself - and moving through it one moves on an architectural progression through courtyards, passageways, between inside and outside.

Connection- Spaces are visually connected, people can communicate between levels, across voids, through screens. Light- Filtered through screens, the play of light in

the building is like a dance in itself.

ESALA

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN 1:200 ESALA

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Arrival Courtyard Entrance courtyard/reception Secondary Dance Studio Changing facilities Staff Room Staff Courtyard Cafe kitchen Cafe External Courtyards

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1:200 ESALA

Warm-up Space Primary Dance Studio Viewing Platform Informal Performance Social Space

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Diagram spaces, show courtyards, external, internal, semi private, uses and their implications etc.

Placa de les Camarelles

SITE PLAN 1:500 ESALA

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Architectural Progression

Public

Private

Spaces become increasingly private as proď&#x20AC;­ gression is made through the building.

FIirst

First Floor Ground floor

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Second

Circulation space. Circulation space.

Third

Informal Performance, viewing platforms. Changing Rooms, staff room, secondary dance studio.

Fourth

Primary dance studio. Staff courtyard.

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Section B 1:100 ESALA

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ESALA

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Hot air rises from within courtyard.

Cool air is naturally sucked through dance studio and cafe to replace the rising air, ventilating the space. VENTILATION

THERMAL MASS ESALA

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NIGHT LEWIS KELLY


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Main Dance Studio 1:50 Section

ESALA

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PERSPECTIVE ESALA

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ESALA

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EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC 1:200

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The steel screen- a device for creating privacy and filtering light.

COINCIDING OF OPENINGS Both of the building's skins contain openings, however openings in the steel screen and those in the concrete walls do not always coincide. Sometimes only the concrete opens and the steel screen stays intact, allowing light to filter through the screen into the space. Sometimes they do coincide and a view is framed.

ESALA

LEWIS KELLY


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VIEWS

GROUND FLOOR

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Entrance Courtyard. Into square.

FIRST FLOOR Informal Performance. Into square, entrance courtyard, main dance studio.

ESALA

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Changing Rooms.

Secondary Dance Studio.

Staff space and cafe.

No external views.

Into private external courtyard.

Into square, private external courtyard.

Social Courtyard. Into secondary studio.

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Corridor. Into many other internal spaces.

Primary Dance Studio.

Into square, entrance courtyard, informal performance.

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SITE | THEORY | DANCE CENTRE Unfolded plan showing compression

along direct route.

The building's circulation allow two routes to the primary dance studio, one

direct and the other much more exploraď&#x20AC;­ tory, allowing the visitor to either get straight to the dance class or to wander around and experience the varying compressions of the building.

ESALA

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SITE | THEORY | DANCE CENTRE

Unfolded plan showing compression ESALA

along indirect route. LEWIS KELLY


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ESALA Studio

Model photos

LEWIS KELLY

2nd Year Architecture Portfolio - Through Changing Space  

Designing a centre for dance, in the old town of Barcelona.

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