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B House / ch+qs arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 20 January, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
B House / ch+qs arquitectos
B House / ch+qs arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +35

From the architect. Yellow

This is a humanized landscape of meadows, walls, ash, streams, a small-scale landscape, minimal, almost domestic, and where absolutely everything has yellow accents. In spring poke all yellow flowers. In the summer, the cereal, harvest, and the Castilian heat are yellow.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Fall only comes here in yellow ash, millions of tiny leaves that die in a lingering and dry yellow. In winter, yellow insists in glowing flashes of yellow lichen on the gray trunks of ash trees. And here the machines are yellow, the signs are yellow, all is yellow.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

We bought a meadow in this landscape 15 years ago, and after 12 years of yellow contemplation, we decided to build a house there, a refuge, a piece of landscape as a frame, a small inhabited threshold with two views, east and west.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

To the west, a nearby view of rocks, moss, brambles and ancient ash. And to the east, the distant dawn over the yellow mountains. This double view and the body finished the design of the house.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Everything is small, everything is short, everything has a tiny scale. From outside, the view slides over the house:

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The eye only stops at a yellow gate guarding the doorway, and a yellow chimney that warms it, the rest is invisible.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

And when sitting, stopping in the doorway, the house disappears and the world continues in yellow.

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Cite: "B House / ch+qs arquitectos" [Casa B / ch+qs arquitectos] 20 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/468967/b-house-ch-qs-arquitectos/>
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5 Comments

Dude · June 16, 2015

Fr. Stieldorf wants her idea back ☺

Raulito · November 27, 2014

La casa es muy bonita, pero me falta "algo". Ese algo es que la casa es impersonal. No veo los típicos cuadros, jarrones, libros, alfombras, fotos... Las paredes de madera imposibilitan la apropiación de los ocupantes del espacio. Son invitados efímeros, la casa "rechaza" a sus ocupantes. La veo más como un hotel grande que como una casa.
Dicho esto, que no es más que mi humilde opinión y no un juicio universal, he de decir que estéticamente me parece maravillosa, cuidadísima, pura. Supongo que el grado de pureza formal se debe a un enorme trabajo en el desarrollo constructivo. Sería interesante ver secciones más desarrolladas (quizá no sea posible, pues los arquitectos tienen ahí su nicho de mercado). A mi me encantaría aprender de esta obra.
La casa se apropia del espacio circundante de una manera sublime, y la opacidad de las habitaciones fuerza a los habitantes a vivir en el salón y fundirse con el paisaje (precioso, por cierto). Cosa que me parece maravillosa, pues en estos tiempos parece que nos encerramos en nosotros mismos con nuestros móviles y ordenadores.

Juan Jose Orta · January 29, 2014

Preciosa casa, singular y sencilla. Ideal para retiro y descanso en plena naturaleza.
Grandes y buenos detalles de acabado por parte del constructor
Enhorabuena

PABLO SAHAGUN · January 24, 2014

Genial! Enhorabuena a todos.

Anthony Spruyt · January 21, 2014

Really really stunning

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