Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Prism House in VALENCIA, SPAIN by Ramon Esteve
August 1st, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Ramon Esteve
Settled in a residential area, the plot’s morphology obliged us to focus the building in a single floor same height design. Starting from cube from where it’s subtracted different pieces to shape the spaces from gaps or solids. The cube seems almost blind at its east-west orientation and totally opened to the northwest-south direction.
Although this second position has a double skin where when the wooden window shutters are open is completely permeable but when they’re closed is totally blind. This sunlight protection lessens the incoming light creating a uniform lightning feeling and a warm environment. The access is done at one of the blind sides coming next to the closing walls and getting through a slot drawn on the white wall. A succession of skylights directs the visitor from the entrance to the other side of the house differentiating open area from the enclosed one.
There are filter spaces between the most open and public area, and the the closest area of the bedroom. The inner finish wood of walls and furniture makes a relationship between rooms by using the same architectural language.
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