Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Better Than Whole Foods

Daily Dose has an interesting post about the redevelopment of a food market in Barcelona. The new Mercat de Santa Caterina features a vibrantly tiled, undulating roof that looks just as striking from the inside as from the top in my opinion.

I love the way the support for the roof is clearly visible from both above and below. Apparently, the project also included two underground levels for loading/unloading, parking, and waste - making the project's penetrate the site in the same way that the roof's metal structural supports pierce through the roof itself.

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Barcelona is probably my favorite city in the Western world, and it seems like this market fits right in with Barcelona's renowned whimsical style. Not surprising since the design is from Barcelona's own

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