By Holly – Categories: Decorative Accessories, Homes, Living Space, Staircase, Terrace
Barcelona-primarily based architectural firm OAB has designed the Residence For A Photographer 2.
Completed in 2006, this modern home features a white exterior and was inspired by Picasso’s cubist art. It is situated in Tarragona, Spain.
House For A Photographer 2 by OAB:
“A 250 long by 18 meters wide plot perpendicular to the sea, with an arable region, major from the beach itself to some old ruins, canes and lemon trees.
The property for the photographer II is at the end of the plot. Constructed on a platform 70 cm high above the level of organic floodable ground, 3 small irregular floor plan and section buildings dialogue by way of an empty space with fleeting views.
A palm grove with 52 Washingtonian palm trees leads us from the beach to the house.
The breakdown of the volumes is due to the conditions of the landscape, to the building, and to the light which suggests a Picasso painting that was painted in the region and which is currently in the Picasso Museum in Paris.
The empty centre is therefore converted into the principal region of the house: a tense area, made up geometrically in its upper portion by means of the high opaque bodies of the various pavilions, and on the floor program up to a height of 2.10 meters in a continuous location connecting the different shady interior regions with view of the sea, the plant background and the living areas above the platform.
The play on volume decomposition reminds us of the Picasso cubist composition. The clear-dark and the intense daylight in this location of the Mediterranean balance the topographical plentitude of this region of the Delta.”
Pictures by: Alejo Bague