House 712 by H Arquitectes

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House 712 by H Arquitectes

The perforated brick walls of this triangular house in Barcelona overlap at the corners.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

Spanish studio H Arquitectes purposely designed the single-storey House 712 with simplistic construction details so that any builder could put it together.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

An air chamber functions as a ventilation channel behind the perforated facade, while rainwater naturally drains off the walls through cavities in the brickwork.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

Three bedrooms, a study, a kitchen-diner and a living room all fan around a triangular hallway at the centre of the house.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

H Arquitectes always name their buildings with a number - see more of their projects here.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

Photography is by Adrià Goula.

Here's some more text from H Arquitectes:


House 712

The proposal wants to occupy all the buildable part of the parcel by means of a ground floor house, entailing a triangle shaped plan with each side parallel to its correspondent plot limit.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

This triangular geometry minimizes the distribution spaces (having only a central one), reduces the cost and allows a constant and homogeneous relation between both the inside and the outside.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

Because of the ground level difference between site and street (the highest one), the triangular roof, almost an icon, becomes the fourth façade of the house.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

While designing and planning the project, the budget was cut by 65%.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

This fact strongly conditioned all the construction decisions: systems, materials, etc.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

By removing all the superfluous and unnecessary elements, the house was given both an inside and an outside which are extremely austere, powerful and very expressive.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

Situation: Gualba, Barcelona.
Author: H ARQUITECTES (David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó)
Collaborators: Montse Fornés, architect (Harquitectes) Anna Bonet, interiorista (Harquitectes) Iñaki González de Mendiguchia, technical architect

House 712 by H Arquitectes

Year of realization: 2008-2011
Surface constructed: 127,40 m2
Budget: 130.000€
Constructor: Construcciones Jufraed 2001, S.L.

House 712 by H Arquitectes

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  • xtiaan

    cool design, the bricks are nice inside and out
    the ceiling made me wince a bit tho…

    • Scott

      It does not have a ceiling!

      • xtiaan

        ugh, you know what i mean, could you be a little more pedantic next time.
        It needs one then, its godawful

  • http://www.masharchitecture.co.uk Architects Leeds

    Surprisingly attractive, considering that the internal blockwork and beam and block ceiling have effectively had a lick of paint. Nice layout and corner brickwork detail. Very original

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/alexawoods Alexa Woods

    I love the walls and the bricks. The unconventional structure gives the traditional style of the house a taste of contemporary.

  • Shmuck

    The was a desire to show a sign of detest, or atleast a gumble of dislike against such a project, but scrolling down, a perculiar sense of admiration for a cheap and ultimatley well executed building sunk in. Lovely stuff!

  • Dom

    Somehow the paint of the interior doesn't match the subtlety of the exterior..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000507943676 Gavin Jones

    Terrible!!! The way that all the bricks overlap on the corners is just plain lazy!!!

  • rob

    and how do we enter this minimalistic beauty? through the 4rth façade? love the mentioning of the interior architect, who probably decided to do absolutely nothing but painting the inside white (easy way to earn your fee).

  • mert

    From the outside it looks like a tool shed. From the the inside it looks like a tool shed too…with a circulation space like one for a cheap department store's dressing rooms.

  • D+PS

    Bad.
    Lots of awkward corners inherent in triangles make a significant amount of square footage useless. and who doesn't but a window in the bathroom?
    Booo!

  • artimon

    the floor is ok, the rest needs to come down.