OE House by Fake Industries Architectural Agonism + aixopluc

The clients wanted a summer house on the ground floor and a winter house on the first floor. The architects also give them the roof and the garden to enjoy the mediterranean climate during spring and autumn, the sunny winter days and the chilly summer nights. The house is placed on a flat spot, and it is planted with hazel trees. It is at the foot of la Mussara range, where strong north-west winds blow.

 

OE House © photo: José Hevia

OE House © photo: José Hevia

 

The OE House is a montage. The clients wanted a double house, so they could move from one half to the other, according to their state of mind. They did not like to spend their holidays traveling; they preferred to move downstairs, and do it for real, closing the quarters above. The project provided them with two well-known domestic environments—the open frame of the case study houses for the hedonistic pleasure of the warm season, topped with the interiorized existentialism of Le Corbusier’s Maison Jaoul for the windy months in la Sierra de la Mussara. The resulting exquisite corpse—wrapped by the most Spanish architectural prop of all: the persiana—ensures the schizophrenic differentiation of modes of habitation as much as it negotiates the impossible encounter of both types. (more…)