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INOUT House / Joan Puigcorbé

INOUT House / Joan Puigcorbé

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San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Architects: Joan Puigcorbé
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 651.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015
  • Photographs photographs: Jordi Miralles
  • Promotor

    Costa Rica Natural Design
  • Collaborator

    Carolina Pizarro
  • Interior Design

    MKBstudio
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Text description provided by the architects. This house establishes an uninterrupted ̈inside-outside ̈ relationship; a sequence of layers between the open and the intermediary. Frontal boundaries are blurred by sheets of glass and vegetation, framed by two horizontal planes, floor and ceiling, where the full and the void are related via a series of matter, water, vegetation and sky. Lateral boundaries establish the ̈full-void ̈ relationship via a series of solid materials that close transversal views.

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Floor Plan (B)
Floor Plan (B)
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© Jordi Miralles

All bedrooms are arranged along the peripheries bordering the neighbors, leaving an intermediate space between volumes for social uses: kitchen-dining, living room, swimming pool, porch and barbecue.

Existing trees remain, uncompromisingly piercing the spaces they occupy.

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© Jordi Miralles

A perimeter curtain of rope and vegetation delineates the limits of the building element, creating a gap of shadow / light that qualifies a space between.

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© Jordi Miralles

A single material, Melina wood, dresses the inside and the outside. The apparatus varies: the outside is expressed as a relief while the inside is softened .

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© Jordi Miralles

The kitchen table and the kitchen itself shapes a sculptural floor that presides over the social zone. The black gloss of the Absolute Black granite dematerializes, through its reflections, the gesture of formal forcefulness.

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© Jordi Miralles

This house responds to the existing features of the landscape and reveals new dimensions of the topography of place. In its formalization and materiality, the experience of light, shadow, earth, water and air is intensified. The general form is readily readable and fluid in its articulation of space.

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© Jordi Miralles

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Cite: "INOUT House / Joan Puigcorbé" 26 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/634203/inout-house-joan-puigcorbe/> ISSN 0719-8884
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