Glass

26 Jan
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Plaça de Joaquim Xirau

I confess: I love glass in most of its applications and have a soft spot for glass on buildings. A good reason to share some examples with you, right? Here goes!

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Carrer Torrevieja

Whether it is reflective or matte, crystal clear or milky and softly translucent, to me glass always adds an extra dimension to a building…

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Carrer Montalegre

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Carrer Ramon Turrò

… especially when used as its skin, but I also like glass as a means to limit the grounds a building stands on, such as at the university buildings below.

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Carrer Ramon Trias i Fargas

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Carrer Cervellò

Glass bricks or safety glass, threaded with wires – I like those too. They may not be the most beautiful, but I love them too. Guess I’m a sucker for glass!

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Passeig de Gràcia

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Carrer Montalegre

Very kitsch, the cross inset into the walls of this old building in the Raval, it adds a touch of colour to the otherwise bland cement wall. The glass (and iron) cubes on the beach are like 3D windows to the sea, piled on the sand.

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Platja de Sant Miquel

A glass roof. Wish I had one! Such a great way to let in light and offer a view to the sun, the moon and the stars. In this case, the cleverly suspended sheets of glass offer protection from the elements to the escalators that access and exit the Caixa Forum.

Tomorrow a post about something that is very dear to me. Don’t forget to check it out!

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Avinguda Marquès de Comillas

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