Casanova + Hernandez Architects

Black & White Twins housing complex . Blaricum

Casanova + Hernandez Architects . photos: © Christian Richters . + archello

The project "Black and White Twins" experimenting with the spatial and visual integration of compact housing solutions that offer affordable apartments in the new exclusive urban development Blaricummermeent, which consists primarily of single family homes and villas.

The black skin, which is perforated openings of different sizes, architectural works as an autonomous agent that is capable of building visually integrate into the scale of the urban context. Viewed from inside, the skin works as a means to view the frames in different ways, which makes each apartment unique.
The twin apartment blocks are conceptually divided into two parts: an outer black skin perforated with window's and voids that wrap the inner part of the building and the open air spaces coloured In white. The chromatic contrast between the two parts
emphasizes the conceptual autonomy of the skin of the building, which from outside works as the architectural device In charge of Integrating visually the building In the
scale of its urban context and from inside works as an interface that frames in different ways the exterior views creating differentiation among the apartments.

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