Project: CFv01 House
Architect: Jon Tugores
Collaborators: Joan Anguita, Jaume Campmany, Helena Torres, Enrique Soriano, Belen Torres, Sergi Rodriguez, Mo Segura, Jordi Corbera, Josep Xexu, Isidro Torregrosa, Jordi Andreu, Jouie Caden & Aoki Yakomizo
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Photography: Jordi Bernadó / Jon Tugores
When we were asked to design this house, we started in a slight margin to locate the building, because there was a previous project from another architect that started to remove part of the stone to build his house. As a great big hole had been paid for (and stone as you know is expensive to remove) we stayed at the exact point were the other architect left. Besides that issue our project was ab-initio. There was no reason to recycle the previous dreadful project. Believe me, it was heartbreaking.
Both our clients, a judge (her) and a aerospace engineer & also a commercial airbus pilot (him), went through our initial requests. Some questions we demand, we need, and that we ask every single client we have. We asked them: what do they want (not how), what do they do when they have nothing to do, how do they like light, we asked them to hand us a list with their last book they had read, their favourite film, life-experiences. And then we spend a day, from dusk till dawn with them, we ate, walked, communicated, everything towards gaining valuable information that would help us understand.
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