House and Studio YC by RTA-Office, located in Castellcir, Barcelona, is divided into five main bodies, each isolated from the other, with its own orientation and its own views to the exterior.
“The building is situated in the center of the plot, respecting the limits for construction and plot ratio. The house rises as a single body. Its shape is influenced by physical and morphological conditions and by the program.” says RTA.
“The initial idea of the project is to expand the building up inside the parcel and surrounding existing trees in order to preserve the maximum possible trees; later the shape was adapted to the program, to acquire the final setting.”
“Building geometry is divided into five main bodies or pavilions (1. Entrance stair and craft room, 2. Kitchen, 3.Living room, 4.Suite, 5. Children’s bedroom) separated by patios and all connected by a central distributor that serves the different rooms. This central part is covered by a flat roof; from this central hall,the five spreads are covered with an inclination of 30º (from the center to the exterior – unlike conventional roofs), allowing the variation in height between each of the parties and creating an attractive volume.”
“Each body is isolated from the others, has its own orientation and its own views to the exterior. Courtyards between the bodies allow entrance of natural light and integration between interior space and exterior space.”
Project Name: HOUSE AND STUDIO YC
Location: Castellcir, Barcelona (Spain)
Area: 290 m2
Completion Date: 2014
Architecture Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office
Interior Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office
Site engineer: Juan Carlos Hernández
Press release: Simona Assiero Brá