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More House: Cantilevered Home Makes the Most of a Small, Funky Plot in Spain

Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 28, 2013 @ 5:07 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | No Comments

The plot was almost square with a protruding band, so the best solution for this family was to stack the house vertically. The material palette used – reinforced concrete with a light timber facade – reflects two aims: first to maximize energy and material efficiency [1] and reduce waste and to allow the owners, who are keen rock climbers, to practice their moves [2] on the exterior retaining wall!

The homes arrangement of two 7.5 x 9.3 meter volumes stacked on top of a third volume measuring 4.8 x 9.3 meters frees up garden space. The SE-SW orientation ensures an optimum level of solar gain [3] in the garden while still providing shade for hotter summer months. The interior, which actually appears quite rough and barren in these initial images of the project, is organized around a central stair. All in all, we’re impressed with the creative use of space in a home that defies the sameness characterizing the rest of the homes in the area.

+ Acha Zaballa Arquitectos [4]

Via Architizer [5]

Photos via Josema Cutillas

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[1] maximize energy and material efficiency: http://inhabitat.com/vennesla-librarys-ribbed-prefab-design-features-energy-efficient-strategies-in-norway/

[2] keen rock climbers, to practice their moves: http://inhabitat.com/super-slim-outdoors-indoors-home-in-japan-is-capped-with-a-rock-climbing-wall/

[3] optimum level of solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-gain/

[4] + Acha Zaballa Arquitectos: http://www.achazaballa.com

[5] Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/pictures/more-house/49208/419291/#.UQZ3y6VTOfQ

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