Work Methodology

The work in the studio starts with a simple model, based on the understanding of basic rules such as implementation, orientation, the elements representing the local architecture in the region, and those that are already present on the site.
The projects are considered from a comprehensive standpoint: architecture, interior design, landscaping and even the design of specific items. For Estudio BC, visits to the site while the project is in progress are a key point, since this is when the final touches are added that will give each project its own unique, essential character.
Concern for the future, the impact of building in an ever more developed world, along with the need to rationalize the use of resources have driven the work of Estudio BC ever since Javier Barba set up the studio 35 years ago
At the beginning of a commission, there are two essential elements that stimulate creativity and concepts:
-It is essential to get to know the client and his necessities. Through a series of meetings our objective is to clarify our understanding of his requirements, his life style, his expectations, and dreams. As a result, a true collaboration, participation and mutual involvement is established from the beginning of the project, which is solidified during the development of the project, the successive presentations and throughout the construction process.
– Secondly the land itself is the key to a good design solution so it is essential to how to interpret its topography, vegetation, climate, solar orientation, views, colors, textures and local materials, which are essential elements and often may be the leitmotiv of a design proposition.
A project is developed in four phases: Preliminary drawings, Schematic drawings, Design development and Working drawings. Each of these steps, from the sketches of the first ideas to the construction details make up a series of design notebooks.
In addition, scale models both of the land and the beginning design are made in order to understand the peculiarities of the site as well as to visualize the building on the site and study its volumes and mass in relation to the land.
Finally, the site supervision is fundamental in materializing the project. Giving the finishing touches in situ lends to the uniqueness of the project and its essential identity.


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