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House 2 For A Photographer / OAB

  • 01:00 - 10 November, 2013
House 2 For A Photographer / OAB
House 2 For A Photographer / OAB, © Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague +17

  • Architects

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    Ajuntament de Alcanar Oficina Turisme, Carrer de Lepanto, 0, 43569 Cases D'Alcanar (les), Tarragona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Ferrater
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© Alejo Bague
© 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
© 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
© 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
© 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
© 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.

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Agnes · June 01, 2014


Christophe VIEIRA · November 15, 2013

Really beautiful volumes interactions here, great job

Martin · November 13, 2013

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

Leo Ximenes · November 13, 2013

Is that impervious paving??

Coleston · November 11, 2013



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