House 2 For A Photographer / OAB

  • 10 Nov 2013
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© Alejo Bague

Architects: OAB
Location: Tarragona,
Architect In Charge: Carlos Ferrater
Photographs: Alejo Bague

Collaborators: Carlos Escura
Constructor: Construcciones Pj 98, S.L.

© Alejo Bague

From the architect. A 250 long by 18 meters wide plot perpendicular to the sea, with an arable area, leading from the beach itself to some old ruins, canes and lemon trees.

© Alejo Bague

The house for the photographer II is at the end of the plot. Constructed on a platform 70 cm high above the level of natural floodable ground, three small irregular floor plan and section buildings dialogue through an empty space with fleeting views. A palm grove with 52 Washingtonian palm trees leads us from the beach to the house.

© Alejo Bague

The breakdown of the volumes is due to the conditions of the landscape, to the construction, and to the light which suggests a Picasso painting that was painted in the area and which is currently in the Picasso Museum in Paris.

© Alejo Bague

The empty centre is thus converted into the main area of the house: a tense area, made up geometrically in its upper part by means of the high opaque bodies of the various pavilions, and on the floor plan up to a height of 2.10 meters in a continuous area connecting the various shady interior areas with view of the sea, the plant background and the living areas above the platform.

© Alejo Bague

The play on volume decomposition reminds us of the Picasso cubist composition. The clear-dark and the intense daylight in this area of the Mediterranean balance the topographical plentitude of this area of the Delta.

Cite: "House 2 For A Photographer / OAB" 10 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • Coleston


  • Leo Ximenes

    Is that impervious paving??

  • Martin

    I agree with Coleston! Very nice piece of art! Congratulations!

  • Christophe VIEIRA

    Really beautiful volumes interactions here, great job

  • Agnes