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House C / RTA-Office

  • 01:00 - 5 February, 2011
House C / RTA-Office
House C / RTA-Office

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Santiago Parramón

From the architect. We received  this great house from RTA-Office. It is located in Barcelona, Spain. Designed by architect Santiago Parramón (RTA-Office), the  House C is characterized by its geometry, the skin and the cuts that let you discover the dermis.

Space, three-dimensional continuity. There are no elevations, no plans, or sections. This is space within a solid object, a block of black basalt in which we make a number of penetrations as in a quarry, mine tunnels and corridors that communicate with the outside, with the light of the morning, of noon and the darkness of the night.

An emotional design, the indivisible cross-sectional view of the object. Dark skin, pale dermis. Contrast. Cuts and cracks, reinforcing the change of scale, working for the presence. A unitary object that proposes its maximum dimension.

model 01
model 01

The complexity of the site works in our favour: the closed outer perimeter, walled, stoney; inside the glass folds open. We traverse the wall. It's the north face of the building and there we place the access: a spectacle of natural light, reflections, transparencies, an explosion of multiplying images.

A kaleidoscopic space, beauty, image, observation. All at the same time thanks to the effects produced by the transparent crystals of different sizes and angles. Everything impacts on the building. Nature enters the interior through these cuts and segments the different rooms of the house. At dusk, transparency overrides limits: the light of day is now projected from inside the house to the outdoors.

Cite: "House C / RTA-Office" 05 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/107873/house-c-rta-office/>
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Zyn · February 15, 2011

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Michael Baugus · February 10, 2011

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Jon MacDonald · February 07, 2011

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daqb design · February 07, 2011

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Red Wolf · February 06, 2011

House C http://goo.gl/bCEDJ #architecture

up_today_arch · February 06, 2011

I like this building entierly... model also very nice, and it's fine they can build exactly like the model...

sejworks · February 06, 2011

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lesandwichpanel · February 06, 2011

I love the lines in this Office design. very nice. House C / RTA-Office | ArchDaily http://t.co/zHubek7 via @archdaily #Officedesign

Colin Wakefield · February 06, 2011

“@ArchDaily: House C / RTA-Office http://archdai.ly/emybJU #architecture” > beautiful stuff

Architekt R V Scholz · February 06, 2011

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FurnFixEquip · February 06, 2011

Barcelona is sexy - this building wants to be that cool but misses. There is nothing subtle or mysterious about this building.
Elitist mansion, or maybe they just really wanted to push architecture forward. Former or the latter?

FurnFixEquip · February 06, 2011

Barcelona is sexy - this building wants to be that cool but misses. There is nothing subtle or mysterious about this building.
Elitist mansion, or maybe they really just wanted to push design forward. Former or latter?

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