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House 712 by H Arquitectes

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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House 712 by H Arquitectes

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