Bench House / Arnau estudi d’arquitectura

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Olot, Spain
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3918 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Marc Torra
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Aluminios Barcelona, Formigons Coll, Fustes Esteba, Simon
  • Lead Architects: Arnau Vergés i Tejero
© Marc Torra

Text description provided by the architects. We have been commissioned to build another white house in a residential area on the outskirts of a town. The client is a large family consisting of parents, a daughter, two sons and a picture-perfect rabbit.

© Marc Torra
Plans / Section

A simple rectangular prismatic volume contains all the necessary ingredients of a home: the upper ground floor overlooks the family rooms; the lower ground floor brings together the kitchen living room and the room of the possible broken-legged. In front of it, a concrete accessory that escapes to the west offering us several very useful complements: a porch for both the living room and the entrance, and a garage-warehouse.

© Marc Torra
© Marc Torra

The Bench House clings transversally to the slope of the hill that welcomes it, while serenely enjoying the sun and the landscape that it can embrace. Its horizontality is that of someone doing a relaxing stretch; that of pastures and meadows. And that of the convenient bench next to a path, where one sits down and contemplates all that is left to walk.

© Marc Torra

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Cite: "Bench House / Arnau estudi d’arquitectura" [Casa Banco / Arnau estudi d’arquitectura] 23 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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