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Ramona's House / rza arquitectes

  • 01:00 - 23 May, 2011
Ramona's House / rza arquitectes
Ramona's House / rza arquitectes, Courtesy of  rza architectes
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça Catalunya, 10, 17004 Girona, Spain
  • Architects

    rza arquitectes / rubén páez, aroa álvarez
  • Engineer

    Jaume Bellavista
  • Interior design

    rza interiors
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Since the main idea was to build a low cost house in a short time, the house was built with a industrialized system. Building with prefabricated systems offers different advantages: high quality, durability and fast construction. This house is created like a prototype which could be modified according to the starting conditions.

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Courtesy of rza architectes

The aesthetic appearance of the house shows the use of prefabricated construction elements consequently, columns and beams of precast concrete are exposed on the outside and inside the house. The austerity of the exterior contrasts with the warmth of the interior. We proposed a white palette for more neutral walls and wood textures for doors and furniture to bring more warmth to the interior architecture.

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Courtesy of rza architectes

The house is composed of two identical volumes opened to the inside garden and closed to the neighbour's views. The first volume is the day area, which is a flexible space with the kitchen opened to the living room. The other volume is the night area, which is made up of two rooms and the bathroom. The two volumes are linked by the library. This connecting space also has sostenible functions; in winter it capture the sun's heat and warm the house as well as in summer it provides natural ventilation and refresh.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The house expresses the material implementation, a system that contains all the essence of architecture: space, order and form.

Cite: "Ramona's House / rza arquitectes" 23 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/136668/ramonas-house-rza-arquitectes/>
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23 Comments

Bruce · December 21, 2012

I like this prefab, the size, the simplicity, the affordability.... I also like how the library functions - providing the separation/connection, daylighting, views to the private courtyard or garden, the solar gain and ventilation are all sustainable, effective ideas.
Congratulations!

RENarch · May 26, 2011

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Dennis Moss Jnr · May 25, 2011

so austere...

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Centurión Bertorello · May 24, 2011

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WELKE. · May 24, 2011

Een mooi huis hoeft echt niet duur te zijn: http://bit.ly/jdbHvE

Gill+Dudwadkar Arch. · May 24, 2011

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Adrem · May 24, 2011

Very clever plan, but I'm a little bit disappointed with the execution.

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Liz · May 24, 2011

Serious?

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