O House / Casa O
The tightness of the parcel with a width of a mere 4.5m (14 feet) as well as stringent planning guidelines and regulations have necessitated that the division of the house into two separate apartments needed to become an exercise in redefining the old terrace building type. The apartments are organized into interlocking triplex units that switch back and forth between front and back of the parcel. This allows each apartment to occupy all three floors while offering each apartment their own terrace. The ill fit between a persistent architectural typology and contemporary lifestyles forced a rethinking of the relationship between the external envelope and the interior sectional organization.
Project: O House / Casa O, Corella, Spain
Year: 2008 -
Team: Roberto Leiro, Taewoo Kang, Juhyun Kim