House C by RTA-Office

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House C by RTA-Office

This house in Barcelona by architect Santiago Parramón of RTA-Office is clad in slabs of basalt.

House C by RTA-Office

Called House C, the residence curls around the site through two storeys and a basement level.

House C by RTA-Office

The closed outer face of the building gives way to glazing round the inner courtyard, which contains a pool and lawn.

House C by RTA-Office

The information that follows is from the architects:


House C. Barcelona

Geometry, skin, cuts that let you discover the dermis.

House C by RTA-Office

Space, three-dimensional continuity. There are no elevations, no plans, or sections.

House C by RTA-Office

This is space within a solid object, a block of black basalt in which we make a number of penetrations as in a quarry, mine tunnels and corridors that communicate with the outside, with the light of the morning, of noon and the darkness of the night.

House C by RTA-Office

Santiago Parramón, founder and director of the atelier RTA-Office, designed House C as the indivisible cross-sectional view of the object, with an emotional design.

House C by RTA-Office

Dark skin, pale dermis. Contrast. Cuts and cracks, reinforcing the change of scale, working for the presence.

House C by RTA-Office

A unitary object that proposes its maximum dimension.

House C by RTA-Office

The complexity of the site works in our favour: the closed outer perimeter, walled, stony; inside the glass folds open. We traverse the wall. It's the north face of the building and there we place the access: a spectacle of natural light, reflections, transparencies, an explosion of multiplying images.

House C by RTA-Office

A kaleidoscopic space, beauty, image, observation. Everything at the same time thanks to the effects produced by the transparent crystals of different sizes and angles. Everything impacts on the building. Nature enters the interior through these cuts and segments the different rooms of the house.

House C by RTA-Office

At dusk, transparency overrides limits: the light of day is now projected from inside the house to the outdoors.

House C by RTA-Office

House C by RTA-Office

House C by RTA-Office

House C by RTA-Office

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House C by RTA-Office

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See also:

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House K by
Yoshichika Takagi
House in Fukawa by
Suppose Design Office
Gable House by
FORM/Kouichi Kimura
  • Nikki

    Beautifully detailed and very serene. I would love to live in a house like this. Please let me know if you're ever giving one away ;)

  • yuc

    No pics showing those acute angles?

  • http://www.saimanmiah.com Saiman

    So nice. Perfect detailing. Impossible angles. Bravo!

  • Steven

    "A kaleidoscopic space, beauty, image, observation. Everything at the same time thanks to the effects produced by the transparent crystals of different sizes and angles."-So basically the architect has described the view you get when you look out the openings….Very pretentious and also these acute spaces would never work in reality, just a corner for gathering leaves and rubbish.