RTA office: house c
RTA office: house c RTA office: house c
jan 18, 2011

RTA office: house c

‘house c’ by RTA-office, barcelona spain images courtesy of RTA-office

located in barcelona, spain, ‘house c’ by spanish atelier, RTA-office, is a two story residence that explores geometry, material and transparency with a design that looks beyond the dermis of the structure to reveal the activity within. featuring ample green space and a pool, the house wraps around the site, creating pockets of programs divided by slim cuts in the volume.

principal rooms all have a direct view to the exterior landscape

the pre-existing conditions of the site which include a stone wall around the perimeter was the starting point to the design. by bending and folding the layout, the dimensions of the space is maximized while providing views from each principal room. angular cuts of glass penetrate the interior environment to create a detachment between programs while introducing elements of natural light, reflection and transparency. this open interface allows the space to communicate with its surroundings, transforming the atmosphere    with a wide gradient of light. at dusk the house glows from within contrasting with the dark exterior skin.

detail of volumes that are joined by glass partition

variations in roof slope further define each volume

interior view

interior view of stairway

exterior facade

exterior entrance and garage

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

north elevation

south west elevation

north west elevation

east elevation

south elevation






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