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Caja Obscura / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 5 August, 2013
Caja Obscura / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura
Caja Obscura / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura, © Pedro Kok
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  • Structural Engineering

    Arq. Javier Corvalán
  • Construction Supervision

    Arq. Javier Corvalán
  • Plant Engineering

    Ing. Carlos Amarilla
  • Landscape Design

    Ing. Carlos Amarilla
  • Client

    Paz Encina, Ignacio Telesca
  • Cost

    20,000 Euros
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The project of Casa Obscura is a project of material and immaterial technology at the same time, in some way it is an antithesis of many known definitions of architecture, as the idea is made by absence of light.

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The house is made in two parts, on one side there is an habitable basement made in stone and earth, and on the other side there is a metallic box which is leaning above the basement.

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The basement is made by rough stone walls which is coming from a quarry 10 km far away from the site, this system builds also the stairs and it is the base of a big lightweight slab made by concrete beams and ceramic.

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© Pedro Kok

The box is a cage made by iron tubes of 80 mm structured in cross modules, this cage has an external coating and another internal, the external one is made by galvanised corrugated sheet and the internal one is composed by pressed veneers in MDF.

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© Pedro Kok

The pivot fittings of the box are custom made pieces.

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© Pedro Kok

Everything else is the product of absence of light and material, the obscurity.

Cite: "Caja Obscura / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura" 05 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/411099/caja-obscura-javier-corvalan-laboratorio-de-arquitectura/>