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TURQUOISE AND PINK VS. SUN AND RAIN, by Julio Barreño

Our last discovery: a gorgeous turquoise and pink roof for a school playground in Andalusia, in southern Spain. This is one of the most recent works of Julio Barreño Gutiérrez, a Spanish architect. The main function of this roof is to protect a ramp that connects a two level playground from the strong sun or heavy rains.

“The metal canopy was anchored across the two different levels to shade the ramp and staircase from the sun and rain. The architectural tool was found in the fancy children’s world full of colour and fun. The structural quality and the inherent flexibility of origami, typical of the many craft activities developed in class by the children themselves, became the genetic property to formally develop the managed element” said the architect to a Dezeen interview.

 

Julio Barreño turquoise and pink roof

Julio Barreño turquoise and pink roof

Julio Barreño turquoise and pink roof

Julio Barreño turquoise and pink roof

Julio Barreño turquoise and pink roof

Julio Barreño turquoise and pink roof

Julio Barreño turquoise and pink roof

Julio Barreño turquoise and pink roof

(via Dezeen.com, photograpy by Julio Barreño Gutiérrez)