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Reader Image of the Week: Tony Alfortish

Monday 26 Nov 2012

Reader Image of the Week

Reader Image of the Week: Tony Alfortish by Mathes Brierre Architects
Tony Alfortish 
Reader Image of the Week: Tony Alfortish by Mathes Brierre Architects
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Tony Alfortish from Mathes Brierre Architects shares his wistful snap from a trip to Granada 

This week’s Reader Image of the Week comes from Tony Alfortish of Mathes Brierre Architects in New Orleans. On a trip to Granada in southern Spain, Alfortish visited the breathtakingly beautiful channel of Muralla Nazari, Alto Ablaicn by architect Antonio Jimenez Torrecilla.

Torrecilla’s punctuated pathway is part of repair works to the fourteenth century Nazari Wall which suffered a 40m break during an earthquake in the nineteenth century. The intervention is formed by stacking 3cm-thick blocks in light hues of Rosa Porrino Granite, sealed with epoxy resin.

Careful placement of these blocks enables shafts of sunlight to slice through the otherwise unlit passageway, illuminating the narrow volume with controlled natural light. Due to the historic nature of the site, the brief dictated that the design must enable the walls to be removed if necessary without harming the existing fourteenth century structure. 

We’re now welcoming photos and sketches from our readers for a new image series so please send your work to Newsdesk@worldarchitecturenews.com complete with your name, the practice you work for and a short description of the photo or sketch noting what it is, the name of the architect and why it captured your attention.

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