Santiago Parramón, of RTA-Office, designed House and Studio YC to be a sculptural structure that was built around the limits of the landscape. The Barcelona, Spain design is made up of five main pavilions that are separated by patios but remain connected by a central hub covered by a flat roof.
From the center hallway, the house spreads to the five separate bodies, the entrance stair and craft room, kitchen, living room, master suite, and children’s bedroom. Each one features a roof inclined at 30º from the center to the exterior.
Each body remains its own separate unit, isolated from the others creating privacy and its own views to the landscape.
Courtyards between the bodies make way for natural light to fill the interior. Each body and courtyard provides different angles and views and offer a variety of light.
The angular nature of the house helps change the light patterns throughout the day depending on the time of year and the weather. It’s an ever-changing art inside the home.
The interior remains clean with white being the color of choice allowing the light patterns and the geometry of the structure to take the stage.
During the day, the house blends with the landscape, but at night the interior illuminates and the house glows.
Photos by Lorenzo Vecchia Photography.