BRBARA house

A beach house with a minimal footprint designed to reduce its impact on the natural site and maximize the connection of indoor/outdoor space. This was made possible by splitting the house in two and moving one half of it upwards to enhance views and free space underneath. A courtyard punctures the space and highlights the cantilevered upper floor, while the swimming pool is raised as well to avoid digging into the site, and is instead embedded in the roof of the living area.

BRB03-01 copy

BRB11-03 copy



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About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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