C House by Parasite Studio
By Magaly • Jan 19, 2015 • Selected Work
C House is a private residence located in Timișoara, Romania.
It was designed in 2014 by Parasite Studio.
C House by Parasite Studio:
“The house is situated in one of Timisoara’s marginal neighborhoods, in a recently constructed zone with a heterogeneous character- regarding the volumes, their alignment and their colors. Thus, we proposed a simple black and white volume.
The chosen volume serves a double purpose: emphasizing the building in the given context and concealing the interior and exterior private space from the street.
The white color highlights the volume’s horizontal/ vertical dynamics, and the black color has the role of visually stretching the openings and emphasizing the openings. The facades have different dynamics in relation with their cardinal orientation. The main facade faces east, and it accentuates the horizontality of the volumes, respecting the street dynamics. The southern facade has extruded volumes in order to offer the interior spaces as much light as they need. The western facade becomes more static, more transparent, opening the views to the backyard, a space for relaxation and swimming. The northern facade is more opaque, the openings are more fragmented, having a series of narrow slits that let the indirect lighting into the main space.
All the walkways, the horizontal ones as well as the vertical ones meet in the living room, a central space that orders and directs the movement. The central space also controls the ambient, being created in order to facilitate the natural airflow. The stair spaces’ height lets this happen eliminating the warm air on the northern side, above the living room.
The first floor is composed of two private zones: the main bedroom and the children’s rooms. These zones are separated by a walkway that visually controls the living area.
The backyard is composed of two different zones, one dominantly mineral, near the house, composed of a leisure space detached from the main volume and the pool, situated in the sunny part of the parcel, and the other zone, in the back, is a designed vegetal landscape.”
Photos by: Attila Wenczel
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