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30 Unit Multifamily Housing Building / Narch

  • Architects: Narch
  • Location: Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN), 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architect: Joan Ramon Pascuets Iglesias, Mònica Mosset Gou
  • Collaborators: Joan Ovejero, Proisotec, Josep Sandez
  • Client: Arqespais s.l.
  • Area: 4500.0 m2
  • Year: 2009
  • Photography: Hisao Suzuki

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From the architect. We propose a housing building in a simple way that favors freedom of being. At an urban level, we propose a neutral building as a silent pause in the middle of the neighborhood. At night, it becomes a torch of white light. We try not to condition the inhabitants, offering a field of unlimited possibility in creative freedom, as a blank canvas, an opportunity to devise a different way of life. The building investigates the limits of transparency and diversity. The south facade does not divide interior from exterior. The facade opens to the views, establishing multiple relationships with the environment. We intend to recover cross ventilation, natural light, and contact with nature. A simple architecture, beyond the framework of the boundaries of architecture, where the inhabitants can freely decide where the limit of the architecture is.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"30 Unit Multifamily Housing Building / Narch" [Edificio 30 Viviendas Plurifamiliares / Narch] 06 May 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Lorena Quintana) Accessed . <>