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RR House / VIDA architecture + MATRIZ arquitectura

RR House / VIDA architecture + MATRIZ arquitectura

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada + 24

  • Lead Architects: Ana Vida
  • Design Team: Ana Vida (VIDA architecture),Marta Lomas (MATRIZ arquitectura), architectes;
  • Clients: private
  • Engineering: Miguel A. Lucena
  • Collaborators: Jesús Serrano
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Text description provided by the architects. The site is located in the last buildable area between the town of Baza and its countryside. Separated from the rest of the city by a crowd of large urban objects - high schools, fire station, sports center, public swimming pool, hypermarket, the district is currently a mixture of vacant lots and detached houses.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
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© Jesús Granada

In this heterogeneous, unwelcoming context, casa RR is installed introspectively, reinterpreting the typology of house-patio.

The future inhabitants, two adults and their daughter, seek direct contact with the outdoor spaces and an organization that allows them to find individual intimacy, according to the motto "juntos, pero no revueltos" (together, but not mixed).

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

The traditional scheme - patio in the center as a place for living together, surrounded by more or less intimate living spaces - is transformed to understand outdoor spaces as additional "rooms" for the house which, by their position, their characteristics and their relationship to the interior, allow to be appropriate in different ways.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

The plan is structured according to this principle from a simple geometry. A large central room allows the family being together at the same time as it separates the private areas on each side. A double height introduces overhead light and extends this space to the upper floor, thought of as a multipurpose place: study or work area, guest bedroom, play area ...  This configuration optimizes interiors layouts, take advantage of sunlight and offers through ventilation.

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© Jesús Granada
Longitudinal section
Longitudinal section
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© Jesús Granada

Pocket joinery plays a fundamental role, blurring the line between interior and exterior; in summer, with the windows open, the house becomes a large porch.

On the street, only a bay breaks with the introverted character of the house offering a place of observation of the city and its nearby countryside and giving the facade an own unique, domestic and playful personality.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

Built in load-bearing walls of insulating bricks, lightened floors, natural plasters and using a single module for exterior joinery the construction adapts to a very tight budget. To anticipate future developments, the necessary overloads and structural elements are planned. Versatile and scalable, the house can be reorganized to meet new needs: creation of a new bedroom upstairs, work at home, pergola bioclimatic...

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

The Casa RR responds, through geometric and constructive simplicity, to a tight budget offering a generous, flexible and mutable architecture.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

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Cite: "RR House / VIDA architecture + MATRIZ arquitectura" [Casa RR / VIDA architecture + MATRIZ arquitectura] 21 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/939562/rr-house-vida-architecture-plus-matriz-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884

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