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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

BmasC arquitectos: huete house

'huete house' by BmasC arquitectos in munopepe, spain
all images courtesy BmasC arquitectos

'huete house' by spanish practice BmasC arquitectos (arturo blanco herrero, alegria colon mur) is
a single family residence at the foot of the avila mountains in munopepe, spain. punctuated by large
granite formations and stones, the site serves as the catalyst of the design which seeks to 'domesticate
the last stones of the hillside' to create a dwelling sitting on the boundary between the mountains and
the village.

within context

read as a series of boxes organized around one another, the dwelling opens up in the direction of
the village with expansive stretches of glass fixed into the elevation. the facade backing onto the hillside
contrasts with the transparent nature of the front, featuring tiles of red clay which was recycled from
the spare bricks used in the construction. the decidedly earthier tone of the fence and north elevation
lends texture to the exterior expression.

south elevation

clay tiles in facade and fence

the largest boxes, which flank the house on opposite ends, remain vertically open to accommodate
a communal program and a studio space. the smaller volumes cater to the more private programs with
the sleeping quarters elevated above a sheltered void space. the ambiguous indoor/outdoor area provides
separation between the domestic zone and studio but remain connected through a second level corridor.

interior view 

studio space

at night

site map

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level +1

south elevation

north elevation

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