3X3 HOUSE, Requena, Spain, by Crux arquitectos and MCP Arquitectura

A futuristic house made from stacked boxes

Project Specs


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这是一个为意识超前的客户设计的房子。或者下一个,再下一个,就像Borges的故事一样。这个项目希望创造一个像科幻小说一样的感觉。根据O. Fogué所说,“建筑师试图从科学的角度去定义一些他永远不会知道的东西,它将会在现实世界中发挥主导作用。是针对未来的情况下,虚构的情境。”

A house designed for the future client. Or for the next one. Or for the one after the next. Like a story by Borges. Making, according to O. Fogué, science fiction. “The architect attempts to scientifically define something about which he will never know the life it will lead in the real world. Future situations, fictitious ones.”

▼项目周边环境,surrounding environments of the project

▼项目一览,project overview


The home can be understood as a group of 30 identical “ruin-boxes”, with no assigned function, stacked following “timeless” criteria (orientation, rows, privacy gradation, circulations, views and the changing relationship with external spaces) generating a variety of situations. Later on, the occupant, with the strategy of the hermit crab, will fit out the spaces with less durable services. As if he was conquering a preexisting building, timeless in character.

▼项目入口,project entrance

▼项目背面,从外形可以清晰地看出项目由方盒体量堆叠而成;the back elevation of the project clearly reveals that the house is composed by small boxes


There are, therefore, two moments when approaching a restoration: one, the “ruin” component, the most perennial. A three-dimensional sponge made of porous concrete orders the space by means of rooms and limits. It is configured following patterns proven over time. It forms the solid shell, a matrix of simple cells with interior space, which resists being expanded by aggregation. Animated by canopies that, as spatial-structural elements, define light cubes in different positions of the house, completing the ruin. And two, the “enabling” element, the fit-outer.

▼项目几何感强烈,造型另类;the project has strong geometry and a unique form

▼整个住宅仿佛是由一个多孔混凝土制成的三维海绵,the house looks like a three-dimensional sponge made of porous concrete

▼住宅入口,the house entrance


The occupation is understood as additions made upon a given spatial-structural grid. The user has a starting point from which to make his home. In each space things happen, defined by him. Here is where, in contrast with the “ruin”, the “enabling” element appears, more perishable, allowing for changes over time.

▼房间内部空间一览,house interior overview

▼盒子定义内部空间,the box defines interior space

▼有一些盒子变成室外的露台空间,为空间营造明暗的变化;some boxes turn into exterior terrace, creating light changes

▼露台空间,the terrace

▼露台将天空的景色引入住宅内部,the terrace bring in the view of sky

▼项目夜景,project night view

▼露台夜景,the night view on the terrace

▼住宅本身成为景色的背景框,the house becomes the frame for the landscape

▼首层平面,the ground floor plan

▼二层平面,the first floor plan

▼三层平面,the second floor plan

▼四层平面,the third floor plan

▼立面,the elevations

▼剖面,the sections

位置:西班牙 – REQUENA
设计师:Raquel Sola y Alejandro García from Crux arquitectos and Manuel Cerdá from MCP arquitectura 

DESIGNERS: Raquel Sola y Alejandro García from Crux arquitectos and Manuel Cerdá from MCP arquitectura 

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