An Authentic Experience of the World

architects RCR arquitectes
project Sant Antoni - Joan Oliver Library, elderly people's centre and Cándida Pérez gardens, Barcelona, Spain
written by Aleš Vodopivec


‘To delimit spaces for a specific use and in a medium which creates an atmosphere of serenity.’ RCR Aranda Pigem Villalta Arquitectes[1]


This thought of the RCR group of architects, which largely explains their work, could also have been written by the late Luis Barragan, or by our contemporaries: Peter Zumthor or perhaps Àlvaro Siza. Its message is unusual for our time; in fact, it has been several decades since we started living in a world of images, which have become more important than reality.

[1] RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes: ‘Limits and Transitions: The Architecture of Bell Lloc’, in The Structure of Shadows – Bell-Lloc, Fundacio Bunka, 2009