Living the facade

Enhancing the ties between city and housing

Housing solution

ETSAB, 06/2016
Design IV
Prof. Josep Bohigas

with Júlia Sorribes


The facade is the space that relates city and building, a point of encounter and friction, where we can connect both sides. This relationship is conflictive in many European cities’ old towns, such as Barcelona’s, where we work so as to improve the relationship between street and housing.

Therefore, this project wants to find a technical solution that can enhance such relationship, so that dwellers can inhabit the window. Consequently, we want dwellers to feel part of the city when they are at home, and citizens to feel at home when they are in the street, reactivating both.