This is a project by H Arquitectes and it is located at Granollers, Barcelona, Spain. There are sixteen images for Housing 137.
The Urban Planning for ‘Plaça de l'Església’ in Granollers intends to regain the role of this square within the old part of town.
Our plot is the key factor for the consolidation of this centrality, due to it occupies the space that gives continuity to Barcelona Street and connects with ‘Plaça de la Porxada’.
The three façades of the building become a single skin that, thank to the continuous use of the stone even in the shutters, unifies the volume and consolidates the characteristic predominance of the massive-wall façades in the old quarter.
The texture, the materiality, the engraved inscriptions on the façade, the recessed caps and the changing rhythm of the shutters that appear and disappear stress the skin conditions of the façade that transmits an alive and organic atmosphere.
The only exceptions of this dark and massive uniform treatment will be the large windows of the business premises on the ground floor and the great wooden cavity terraces that emphasize inside out the cross ventilation of the dwellings as well as permit a visual connection with the square and the church.
The layout of the upper floor dwelling is reversed so as the living room, the dining and the kitchen could be related to the perimeter terrace from where to enjoy the views over the old part of town.