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Plaza Canovas
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Valencia
Xapa
Plaza Canovas is a famous place in Valencia. It is located on Marques del Turia Avenue. This building, right in front of the Plaza,  is emblematic of Valencia Modernist Architecture, from the beginning of the 20th. Century. 

Look at the semicircular shape of the Xapa House!
canovas.jpg. Copyright DGonzalez, 2003.
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canovas1.jpg.Copyright DGonzalez, 2003.

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This is the first homogeneous block
of housings built in Valencia.
 
 
The organization of the balconies determines a horizontal composition. 
 
The group of buildings is finished off by a serpentine element of floral decoration that reinforces its unit and its horizontality.

canovas2.jpg.Copyright.DGonzalez, 2003.

The horizontality of this building is only  interrupted in the bevels (chamfers), in the prevalence of  vertical rhythms
 in the corners, and the presence of miradors and balconies of semicircular and triangular plant.