House B2 / Vaillo + Irigaray

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Architects: Vaillo + Irigaray / Antonio Vaillo + Juan Luis Irigaray
Location: Pamplona,
Project manager: Maite Damboriena
Rigger: José Ignacio Sola y Julián Damboriena
Structure: Javier Errea Argaiz – DASEIN.engineers
Facilities: Luis Miguel Navarro
Contractor: CONSLAU S.L.
Project year: 2004-2005
Photographs: Jose M. Cutillas & Joan Mundó

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The site is surrounded by the convulsive presence of buildings in all sizes, types of use and circulations, where simultaneously an extreme calm and the main circulation of the city live together, conforming a confuse and complex environment, result of a territorial fight on the boundaries of the city.

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Similar to a geode, a mineral formation amorphous on its exterior, but that once open or broken shows a void full of semi-precious crystalized nature structures; the house proposes a neutral skin, dark, absolute, on the faces that conform the cube, and as a cut or excavation, a different geometric formations appears, with a high contrast in a red color (tule, brick, mud… ), showing the inner richness of the house… in a didactic way, the house pretends to show its inner structure, where the main rooms are open to the south, sheltered from the north.

Cite: "House B2 / Vaillo + Irigaray" 14 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=31503>
  • http://twitter.com/pabloknows/status/3308687679 José Pablo Robles

    House B2 / Vaillo + Irigaray http://bit.ly/23RC9m / Yo quiero mi casa así :P

  • http://twitter.com/elchacal/status/3308747716 Alejandro Solis

    RT @pabloknows: House B2 / Vaillo + Irigaray http://bit.ly/23RC9m / Yo quiero mi casa así :P // + 1

  • http://twitter.com/mile_187/status/3308799324 Mile 

    RT @PabloKnows: House B2 / Vaillo + Irigaray http://bit.ly/23RC9m / Yo quiero mi casa así :P

  • http://www.structurehub.com/blog StructureHub Blog

    Stunning, is the word. Each of the home’s exceedingly different facades are well-executed. One is opaque, but not to a fault, including interestingly placed windows, and the other is transparent, but not to a fault, allowing for a modicum of privacy through the use of louvers. The L-shaped plan merely enhances the contrast of each personality, and they are united by a bright, clean, interior.

  • http://twitter.com/elrondburrell/status/3313592731 Elrond Burrell

    Nice RT @livingroombuzz: Love the clear-cut distinction in N&S facades RT @archdaily House B2 / Vaillo + Irigaray http://bit.ly/EVN6c #archi

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  • qaA

    i found pretty interesting the outside look; but those quality lacking drawins hide many mistakes, like the entrance door space next the stairs, and some mirrowed pictures confuse a little bit

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  • http://twitter.com/bluevertical/status/14253119129 bluevertical

    House B2 by Vaillo + Irigaray http://bit.ly/9U7B2Z #architecture #interiordesign #minimalism *very nice

  • http://twitter.com/andreitaqc/status/14253262833 andrea quixtán

    House B2 by Vaillo + Irigaray http://bit.ly/9U7B2Z #architecture #interiordesign #minimalism *very nice via @bluevertical:

  • http://twitter.com/arqruiz/status/14254975179 Agustin Ruiz Vargas

    RT @andreitaQC: House B2 by Vaillo + Irigaray http://bit.ly/9U7B2Z #arquitectura @bluevertical:

  • asd

    Is this eco or “green” house???