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House 2 For A Photographer / OAB

House 2 For A Photographer / OAB

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

Cases D'Alcanar (les), Spain
  • Architects: OAB
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2006
  • Photographs photographs: Alejo Bague
  • Collaborators

    Carlos Escura
  • Constructor

    Construcciones Pj 98, S.L.
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© Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague

Text description provided by the architects. 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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Cite: "House 2 For A Photographer / OAB" 10 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/445504/house-2-for-a-photographer-oab/> ISSN 0719-8884
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