The White House

The Most Impressive Architecture Yet From Spanish Studio Campo Baeza

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Striking, imposing and glistening in the sunlight. This is one way to describe the 2015 Raumplan House, the latest architectural marvel to figure for the prestigious Spanish Architect and Professor, Alberto Campo Baeza. Jutting out of the ground like an enormous frozen marshmallow, the building’s solid white substance gleams with a foreboding and unmistakable presence, summoning the panoramic views over eastern Madrid with pride.

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Built in 2015, and covering an area of 500m2, the Campo Baeza architecture studio boast of Raumplan House’s helicoidal spatial mechanism, joined by a vertical displacement so as to create diagonal space. It’s not surprising that Campo Baeza won the 2015 BIGMAT Architecture award. Truly wonderful.

We had the pleasure of asking Alberto some questions about Raumplan House:

The Plus: What was your route into architecture?
Alberto Campo Baeza:
ESSENTIAL logic BEAUTY reason IMAGINATION

TP: What’s the story behind Campo Baeza?
ACB:
WORK work WORK enjoy ENJOY enjoy

TP: What excites you about 2015 Raumplan House?
ACB:
SPACE air LIGHT music POETRY

TP: “2+2+2 is much more than 6″ is a recurring slogan in the accompanying text. What does it mean?
ACB:
double space + double space + double space = MUCH MORE

TP: How long did it take to design the building?
ACB:
TIME years LIFE

TP: What principles is the design modeled on?
ACB:
CLARITY complexity LUMINOSITY

TP: What and who inspired the design of the helicoidal diagonal spaces?
ACB:
JACOB SCALE Babel tower ADOLF LOOS

TP: What do you hope the space will be used for?
ACB:
LIVE HAPPILY

TP: What else is happening this year for Campo Baeza?
ACB:
SERENITY silence BE SILENT listen INTELLECTUAL ENJOYEMENT

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