The Barcelonan architecture students behind Inhabit_arq breakdown their favourite housing projects from around Europe.
Casa Tabarelli by Carlo Scarpa
A forgotten treasure designed by the Venetian master Carlo Scarpa. Lost in a little village in Northern Italy, the house represents better than any other building the love and care Scarpa had for details.
Xavier Corberó’s Own Home
Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
A dream house for any architecture fan, a labyrinth made up of multiple buildings that at different times of the day, produces different atmospheres through light and shadow, full and empty space and natural and man-made features.
A house that changes and grows as it ages, and is now one of those bizarre buildings that considers time as a tangible factor in its construction.
Casa Di Vacanze by Marco Zanuso
Arzachena (Sassari), Italy
Summer accommodation for two families from Milan, in Costa Smeralda, a place that at the time didn’t even have electric light. The house is a dialectic between buildings’ relationship with open and closed spaces. The simple yet exciting house revolves around a large empty space, which is the protagonist of the whole building.
Casa Del Mantegna by Andrea Mantegna
The great Italian Renaissance painter Andrea Mantegna built his own home in 1476. A timeless building, where you can perceive its history in the atmosphere and its modernity in the forms.
Casa Transpirable by Alfons Soldevila
Alella, Barcelona, Spain
Designed for the owners of a winery, Casa Transpirable is an introspective building, taking into consideration privacy, relaxation and economy of means. It denies the classical visual relation with the sea and the farm, and turns its back on conventional ideas such as sea facing views.
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By Francesco Colli and Enrique Melús