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127 House / H Arquitectes

  • 01:00 - 19 July, 2010
127 House / H Arquitectes
127 House / H Arquitectes

© Pedro Antonio Pérez © Pedro Antonio Pérez © Pedro Antonio Pérez © Pedro Antonio Pérez +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Team

    David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudo
  • Collaborators

    Anna Bullich; Architect, Marta Casas; Architect, Estel Teixidor; Architect, TT_22; Structure
  • Client

    Antoni Barniol Beumala and Anna Pla Uberti
  • Budget

    250,000 Euro
  • Area

    260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

From the architect. Architects H Arquitectes

The house for a couple with three children – without noticeable programmatic nuances – is situated in the typical development of workers housing from the first half of the 20th century, close to the historic centre of the city: orthogonal streets and long and narrow lots – four meters -.

© Pedro Antonio Pérez
© Pedro Antonio Pérez

The characteristics of the lot and planning usually generate dwellings marked by their lack of natural light and an utter lack of connection in terms of space and ventilation between the façades. The project strategy may be seen in the section of the dwelling: a rather unusual arrangement of the program in floors, the incorporation of a courtyard on the ground floor and the use of the stairway as a tool for natural light an ventilation.

© Pedro Antonio Pérez
© Pedro Antonio Pérez

Taking advantage of the fact that the client children were not babies – the youngest was ten- we decided to separate the master suite from the rest of the bedrooms and situate in on the ground floor. The project rejected the normative possibility of occupying one hundred percent of the ground floor and incorporated a courtyard, around which the master suite and the father’s studio were located.

© Pedro Antonio Pérez
© Pedro Antonio Pérez

On this same floor, access from the street, converting the garage into the vestibule (or the vestibule into garage). A dark space –black- that admits both, persons and cars.

The area for day use was placed on the first floor (one flight up), on the level of the terrace formed by the ground floor roof. The kitchen, dining room and living room inter-relate without more than the necessary, minimum impediments. Generating a succession of diaphanous and continuous spaces from the façade to the street –kitchen- until the back of the lot –terrace-. The stairway was not interference, it is light and precise.

© Pedro Antonio Pérez
© Pedro Antonio Pérez

The children’s three individual bedrooms were situated on the second floor, in the front , tied to the stairway by means of a large studio, which becomes a common playroom.

© Pedro Antonio Pérez
© Pedro Antonio Pérez

The stairway- in open fretwork from the first floor is defined with great precision, since a great transparency is demanded of it, both in order to permit the greatest entry of natural light as well as to not block the relationship of the common spaces on the first floor. This tool is connected to a large skylight that captures natural light and ventilation. In defending these objectives, the normative possibility of making an attic crawl space was rejected and the building is covered with an inverted flat roof.

© Pedro Antonio Pérez
© Pedro Antonio Pérez

The façade- our façades- in an urban situation as described seeks to recover the compositional values of the traditional façades of most of the houses in the surrounding area. Vertical windows, with opaque shutters, over a background that never questions the wall character of the neighbouring buildings. The façade, with the shutters closed, tends to an absolute silence, altered only by the submerged and coloured door.

© Pedro Antonio Pérez
© Pedro Antonio Pérez
Cite: "127 House / H Arquitectes" 19 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/69127/127-house-h-arquitectes/>
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RENarch · August 24, 2012

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Stan Majcherkiewicz · July 31, 2012

Great little gem! But how the heck you managed to get a development permit (judging by what neighbourhood this lot is in) ?!
:)

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bluevertical · November 21, 2010

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Like this house for some reason..
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Tom W · July 23, 2010

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Liam · July 22, 2010

what sorta hardwood flooring is that?

Ross O' Brien · July 22, 2010

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Isaac J. S. Mandlate · July 21, 2010

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dsjkvf · July 21, 2010

127 House: http://bit.ly/bCzA4U / Just an additional floor. Or a starling-house.

up_today_arch · July 20, 2010

I sure it was little bit complecated work for architects, to design the house on so unusual plot of land... The resault is unexpectively good.

andreas · July 20, 2010

this is a very nice house! i'd love it!
good work!

Nico Saieh · July 20, 2010

Sorry about the budget problem! As you all say, it's 250,000... my mistake.

Steve · July 20, 2010 11:11 PM

250,000 Eur just like I said! Shouldn't I win somethin'? lol

analia · July 20, 2010

I saw the building of this home on HGTV years ago. It started as a small house and they dug a level down to make it spacious. I wish they would show the before. I really like the inside more than the outside. I think it looks like a refrigerator.

dan debuf · July 20, 2010

barcelona dream home: http://is.gd/dzelc

Enzo Gorlami · July 20, 2010

The value of the Euro has really plummeted.

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jed_ · July 19, 2010

250 million euros - that's a lot of money for a house, even a nice one ;)

SPUD · July 19, 2010 07:58 PM

they must have accidentally added a couple of extra zero's, there is no way that it cost 250mil euro, unless the studs are platinum...

Habito Kun · July 19, 2010 06:35 PM

hahahah true...true...

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