within northwest pozoblanco, in córdoba, spain, the ‘chip & chop’ house by design studio david ruiz molina (DRM) takes shape as an all-white residence with a blank façade. the design unravels around the concept ‘to see and be seen’, utilizing a central courtyard to let occupants look through all living spaces, even the most private ones. 

blank facade conceals all-white interior of chip & chop house in spain
all images courtesy of manolo espaliú

 

 

DRM’s design is characterized by particular simplicity and geometry, generating a massive volume with a pure and radical character. the layout allocates the different uses within a U-shaped structure with textured whitewash walls that create a bunker-like look.

blank facade conceals all-white interior of chip & chop house in spain

 

 

the interior surfaces adopt an all-white appearance, creating a minimalist space that encourages contemplative thinking. the ground floor consists of an area that serves as a living – kitchen – dining room, along with the master bedroom, a bathroom, and a laundry room. the upper level houses the study – library space, a bathroom and the terrace. all different functions wrap around the private central courtyard, which helps generate a cross-ventilated and brightly lit environment.

blank facade conceals all-white interior of chip & chop house in spain

blank facade conceals all-white interior of chip & chop house in spain

blank facade conceals all-white interior of chip & chop house in spain

blank façade conceals minimalist all-white interior of 'chip & chop' house in spain

blank façade conceals minimalist all-white interior of 'chip & chop' house in spain

blank facade conceals all-white interior of chip & chop house in spain

blank façade conceals minimalist all-white interior of 'chip & chop' house in spain

blank façade conceals minimalist all-white interior of 'chip & chop' house in spain

blank façade conceals minimalist all-white interior of 'chip & chop' house in spain

blank façade conceals minimalist all-white interior of 'chip & chop' house in spain  

 

 

project info:

 

name: chip & chop house
architects:
david ruiz molina (DRM)
collaborators: eusebio salamanca
location: pozoblanco, córdoba