brick plinth contrasts with concrete curved mass in horma estudio's casa AA in spain

brick plinth contrasts with concrete curved mass in horma estudio's casa AA in spain

settled on the corner of a block in valencia, spain, ‘casa AA’ by horma estudio is clad in a brick plinth — featuring the basement and ground floor, on which it rises a smooth concrete curved volume. this volume takes shape as a continuous component and functions as the joint element of the two street façades of the dwelling. these two masses are contrasting in terms of color and texture, as a white smooth mass welcomes a rough orange-brown one.brick plinth contrasts with concrete curved mass in horma estudio's casa AA in spainall images courtesy of mariela apollonio

 

 

upon entering the house by horma estudio, occupants face the daily space, including the living-dining-kitchen area, which takes shape as an open-plan. the uses within are arranged in various curves and levels, while large sliding doors introduce the patio providing plenty of sunlight to penetrate the interior. the staircase leads the residents to the upper floor, featuring the private areas with sleeping and working rooms.brick plinth contrasts with concrete curved mass in horma estudio's casa AA in spain

 

 

upstairs, multi-sized square openings strategically puncture the façade in an attempt to maintain the privacy of the space. the roof takes shape as an entirely open area, where the inside of the extended curved volume nestles the pool. ‘inside, the house does not obey pre-established orders, allowing the section to discover spaces and link them together to maintain natural light and the view always in movement,’ says horma estudio.brick plinth contrasts with concrete curved mass in horma estudio's casa AA in spain

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brick plinth contrasts with concrete curved mass in horma estudio's casa AA in spain

brick plinth contrasts with concrete curved mass in horma estudio's casa AA in spain

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brick plinth contrasts with concrete curved mass in horma estudio's casa AA in spain

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brick plinth contrasts with concrete curved mass in horma estudio's casa AA in spain

brick plinth contrasts with concrete curved mass in horma estudio's casa AA in spain

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: casa ΑΑ

architects: horma estudio

design team: nacho juan, clara cantó, jose iborra, ana riera, andrés herrero, belén iglesias, maría mateo

location: puerto de sagunto, valencia, spain

total floor area: 250 sqm (2,690 sqft)

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