Barcelona. Living on a terrace

Designed by Adrià Escolano and David Steegmann, the Conxita House features mobile panels that cross the house from end to end.

Adrià Escolano and David Steegmann, Conxita House, Barcelona, 2017

The project by Adrià Escolano and David Steegmann is conceived according to the client’s main desire: a house turned towards the exterior. The east-west orientation of the apartment suggests not resorting to an orthodox distribution with night and day zones associated with each of the two facades. Instead, the program is articulated through two “segregable” rooms located on opposite sides of the house and, beyond the idea of living room, a chain of common spaces of similar magnitude that extends from the facade of the street to the inner courtyard. The house is divided by its longitudinal axis into an area of ​​public vocation, in contact with the entrance, and another of more private inclination, next to the patio of lights, where the technical and storage spaces are accumulated.

The project is ordered by two main elements: a smooth topography, whose different levels solve the relationship of the house with a terrace at a 40cm difference height, and a 'shedding' of practicable light planes that crosses the house from end to end, from the front of the street to the inner courtyard. The materiality of the project is simple: wood, white plaster and ceramic tiles.

Fig.10 Adrià Escolano and David Steegmann, Conxita House, Barcelona, 2017
Adrià Escolano and David Steegmann, Conxita House, Barcelona, 2017
Project:
Conxita House
Location:
Barcelona
Program:
apartment
Architect:
Adrià Escolano e David Steegmann
Structural engineering:
Joan Ovejero
Contractor:
Barnamodul
Completion:
2017

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