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Albania House / OOIIO Arquitectura

  • 06:00 - 19 March, 2019
  • Curated by Clara Ott
Albania House / OOIIO Arquitectura
Albania House / OOIIO Arquitectura, © josefotoinmo
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  • Design Team

    Joaquín Millán Villamuelas, Natalia Garmendia Cobo, Irene Muñoz Fernández, Alessio Runci, Pilar Bolaños Almeida, Marta Muñoz Hermoso, Paolo Mercorillo, Mario Gómez de Agüero
  • Client

    Private
  • Ingenierías especializadas

    Consultora CPE, Juan Vallejo
  • Consulting

    Agroser Ingenieros
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“In the land of mills”
How to deal with the design of a house starting from a blank paper? How to organize and shape something as personal and important for a family as their own home? How to make singular and special something so many times repeated as a single-family housing project? The OOIIO Architecture team is specialized over the years in the design and construction of unique homes, investigating different creative techniques to find originality, surprise and awaken new sensations in the projects they carry out.

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pplying the “paranoiac-critical” method used by Dali and other Surrealist artists, the OOIIO Architects Team look for references, links, in the world of dreams, of the imagination, which they then shape and turn into reality through technique and constructive logic. This is how that house design process started: after understanding the needs of the clients, site and regulations, the imagination was let fly in search of some poetic link that formed part of their lives and that they identified as something close and suggestive.

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Thus we arrive at the famous La Mancha Mills, a traditional massive constructions, which emerge strikingly in the landscape of this area as cylindrical, white and coarse volumes that play with the sunlight and the wind. Its simple shape and architecture is a combination of the vertical lines of the white cylinder with the diagonals of its characteristics blades and inclined roof.

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Albania House wants to be an abstraction of all this. As Dali saw human faces on the rocks of the coast of his hometown Cadaques, OOIIO Architects wanted to suggest windmills in a contemporary single-family house. A house that resembles a mill, decomposed and recomposed again, completing a different figure. A game, an experiment, an application of artistic techniques in architecture to create a unique work, nothing standardized.

© josefotoinmo
© josefotoinmo

Albania House wants to be an abstraction of all this. As Dali saw human faces on the rocks of the coast of his hometown Cadaques, OOIIO Architects wanted to suggest windmills in a contemporary single-family house. A house that resembles a mill, decomposed and recomposed again, completing a different figure. A game, an experiment, an application of artistic techniques in architecture to create a unique work, nothing standardized.

© josefotoinmo
© josefotoinmo

The plot is located on the outskirts of the city, in a quiet residential area just where the countryside meets the urban, in a place of La Mancha, Ciudad Real. The most observant and dreamer walkers who find the house there will discover a new link to the imagination, a link to another local cultural reference, the facades of the house look like the faces of giants who look at us directly defiant behind the wall of the house. So? ... Are they mills, or giants?

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Cite: "Albania House / OOIIO Arquitectura" [Casa Albania / OOIIO Arquitectura] 19 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/913361/albania-house-ooiio-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884

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