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  7. Stepped House Toward the Landscape / 05 AM Arquitectura

Stepped House Toward the Landscape / 05 AM Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 6 November, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Stepped House Toward the Landscape / 05 AM Arquitectura
Stepped House Toward the Landscape / 05 AM Arquitectura , © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Casavells, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Joan Arnau, Carme Muñoz
  • Technical Architect

    Gloria Casadevall
  • Project Area

    303.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photography

  • Collaborators

    Jordi Sánchez, Saida Dalmau
  • Structures

    David Codinach
  • Construction

    Burgos-Guasull S.L
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© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The house is located between party walls in a long and narrow plot in the city limits of Casavells. Its original state was ruinous, so we propose to retain only the stone facade located towards the street, facing north and in contact with the people.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

On the south facade the urban context disappears and the site has fantastic views over an open landscape with a strong horizontal component. Here the volume is stepped, defining horizontal terraces in resonance with the landscape, to allow openings with a good use of natural light and landscape.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The basement level is offset to adapt to the setbacks required. This level includes the main entrance to the house, so we intend for it to have more spatial character than a dark background garage.

To this end, the central part of the ground floor is placed at a intermediate level, allowing for a view of all the living spaces of the house from the basement level.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The garage is understood as a transition space between the interior of the house and the garden, which can be used for other purposes.

The ground floor is defined as a single, open space. Thus, the landscape and garden are visible from the access on the street. This is achieved by placing the central area of ​​the study at an intermediate level. This intermediate level is a space that communicates the different rooms and activities of the house, where the study and library are located, and features stepped seats that turns it into a play area for children, meeting space or screening room.

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

The fist level, where the bedrooms are located, is broken down into three areas, with gaps in between that allow the entry of natural light.

These floors are at different levels to qualify the continuous space of the ground floor into several interior volumes.

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Cite: "Stepped House Toward the Landscape / 05 AM Arquitectura " [Casa Escalonada Hacia el Paisaje / 05 AM Arquitectura] 06 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/445197/stepped-house-toward-the-landscape-05-am-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884
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