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House in Islas Bikini / Hollegha Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 29 April, 2014
House in Islas Bikini / Hollegha Arquitectos
House in Islas Bikini / Hollegha Arquitectos, © Pablo Casares
© Pablo Casares

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Brigitte Hollegha, Daniel Hollegha
  • Collaborators

    Viktoria Jiru, Lisbet Parada
  • Area

    236.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Pablo Casares
© Pablo Casares

Text description provided by the architects. To make a building of 4.75m width and 13m length not look narrow might be impossible. Nevertheless, interiors were supposed to be spacious and generous. Time to rethink traditional systems! The architects came up with a façade concept that occupies only 18cm and offers perfect insulation for both cold and heat. Columns are visible in the interior.

Elevation
Elevation

The relation between in and out is very much perceptible in the whole building. Due to its proportions, you may see the sun rise and set without leaving the room.

House in Islas Bikini / Hollegha Arquitectos, © Pablo Casares
© Pablo Casares

Interaction between life on the street and life inside the house is continuous but unobtrusive.

© Pablo Casares
© Pablo Casares

The topography of the site is used to separate the private and non-private areas by designing two different accesses at different levels.

© Pablo Casares
© Pablo Casares

Structural elements are displayed in the material they are made of, so the stairs connecting the three levels of the living area appear as a folded steel panel, and the rivets that hold the wooden façade elements create a visible geometric pattern.

Section
Section

The whole building follows a grid of 90 (15-30-45-90) for all measures and distances. This system, appearing originally in traditional japanese architecture, builds the rhythm of architecture, comparable to times in music.

Large windows at ground level connect exterior and interior while giving the building a touch of weightlessness.

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Cite: "House in Islas Bikini / Hollegha Arquitectos" 29 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/499895/house-in-islas-bikini-hollegha-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884

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