The U-House could be described as four houses in one, or a single plan with four sections. The typical strategy of functional and intertwined modules that reflects the need of dealing with an excess of available land. It could be also understood as a poetic metaphor (four eyes are better than two in order to react to the surroundings). From a more material approach, it could be seen as a single dark enclosure that works in contrast with a white interior.
However, we believe that this house is a matter of numbers: quantity that becomes quality, the best way to measure time and show that we have taken advantage of it, the infallible method to mock the rules, but also the shortest way to adjust program and architecture reducing collateral damage.
It is, in short, our small village on the banks of the river Asón.
Marcos Parga_PO2 Arquitectos / Year: 2015 / Location: Udalla. Cantabria, Spain / Program: Housing / Type: Comission / Status: Built / Client: Private / Size: 370m2 / Photography: Ira Lombardia