‘house 712’ by H arquitectes in gualba, barcelona, spain image © adria goulaall images courtesy H arquitectes

 

 

 

spanish practice H arquitectes has completed ‘house 712’, a single-storey dwelling on an irregularly-shaped site in gualba, barcelona, spain. seeking to occupy as much buildable land as possible, the design scribes out a triangle-shaped plan with each wall running parallel to the plot line, creating a compact space which reserves its free-flowing circulation at its core.

 

situated on a lush property surrounded by many trees, a major aim of the design was to establish a strong and direct relationship with the outdoors. each of the three facades feature large swinging windows which can operate as doors. the distinction of a main entrance is unnecessary with multiple access points revolving around the house. humble in scale and proportions, the dwelling is wrapped in a perforated brick exterior which lends a simply yet distinct aesthetic to the structure.

H arquitectes: house 712 elevation image © adria goula

H arquitectes: house 712 facade image © adria goula

H arquitectes: house 712 exterior view image © adria goula

H arquitectes: house 712 corner detail image © adria goula

H arquitectes: house 712 (left) entrance (right) facade detail images © adria goula

in order to maximize on the daylighting effect, the interior walls and ceilings are finished in a stark shade of white. programs are arranged at the perimeter of the floor plan, designating an appropriate amount of space for the functions of each room. this pinwheeling organization allows for an easy and organic movement of space with the center point serving as the heart of the house. 

H arquitectes: house 712 interior view image © adria goula

H arquitectes: house 712 (left) dining space (right) corner images © adria goula

H arquitectes: house 712 image © adria goula

H arquitectes: house 712 center of house image © adria goula

H arquitectes: house 712 site maps

H arquitectes: house 712 floor plan