HOUSE 712 / 2007-2011 (built)
HOUSE 712
Gualba (Barcelona). 2007-11
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The proposal wants to occupy all the buildable part of the parcel building a ground floor house, entailing a triangle shaped plan with each side parallel to its correspondent plot limit. This triangular geometry minimizes the distribution spaces (having only a central one), reduces the cost and allows a constant and homogeneous relation between inside and outside. Because of the ground level difference between site and street (the higher one), the triangular roof, almost an icon, becomes the fourth façade of the house.
During the project redaction process the budget was cut by 65%. This fact strongly conditioned all the construction decisions: systems, materials, etc. removing all superfluous and unnecessary elements, giving to the house an extremely austere, powerful and very expressive, both inside and outside.
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