blancafort reus arquitectura: a house for three sisters
 
blancafort reus arquitectura: a house for three sisters blancafort reus arquitectura: a house for three sisters
aug 07, 2012

blancafort reus arquitectura: a house for three sisters

‘a house for three sisters’ by blancafort-reus arquitectura, murcia, spain all images courtesy of blancafort-reus arquitectura image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

spanish firm blancafort-reus arquitectura has created the ‘house for three sisters’ in bullas, murcia, or the ‘dream house’ as was originally found inscribed on a wooden plank at the entrance of the site. the tri-functional construct provides practical individual and private dwellings interwoven at a common shared point, reminiscent of a family’s interpersonal relationships. the tapering structures extend to the landscape in opposing directions and open views far out to the horizon. pressure-treated pine planks cover the exterior facades with a contextual appropriateness amongst the grapevines and olive trees, unifying the different dwellings with the same material. the positions of the windows as well as the type of glass selected is carefully calculated to benefit from the sun in the winter months while minimizing heat gain in the summer with the help of protruding shading devices. solar energy is also used as a mechanism to heat water, while rain is collected to irrigate the trees and vegetable gardens.

approach image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

three seperate houses joined in the middle image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

the houses extend out to the landscape image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

window louvres help block out the summer sun image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

common space image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

entrance to one of the houses image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

common space image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

exterior image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

interior image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

caption image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

kitchen and stairs image © david frutos

living room image © david frutos

bathroom image © blancafort-reus arquitectura

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  • really nice interior finishing, although I find the location to be in the middle of nowhere.

    wiquwi says:
  • Very nice and simple!

    Korby says:
  • to wiquwi

    🙂 I think the location was consciously meant to be in the middle of nowhere.

    Besides the interior I like the exterior finish, the monotonous application of crude material.

    Als says:

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