House 1101 Has a Basic Masonry Front with Asymmetrically Excised Windows

By: Amelia Roblin - Feb 27, 2014
References: harquitectes & mocoloco
It's difficult to describe why the House 1101 is so delightful to look at. From one side, the dwelling reveals a flat brick facade with three windows punched into it. The building does not uphold the principles of symmetry and offers little in terms of eye-catching elements, yet this H Arquitectes project merits admiration.

Behind the mod and minimalist brick masonry wall are clustered domestic spaces that open up expansively to the outdoors. The lounge area has accordion-style glass doors that make this room feel more like a covered porch than an enclosed interior, even when it's sealed off. More interesting window treatments can be found in those off-centered openings on the facade of the House 1101, consisting of generous blinds that block out the unforgiving Spanish sun.