within northwest pozoblanco, in córdoba, spain, the ‘chip & chop’ house by design studio david ruiz molina (DRM) takes shape as an all-white residence with a blank façade. the design unravels around the concept ‘to see and be seen’, utilizing a central courtyard to let occupants look through all living spaces, even the most private ones.
all images courtesy of manolo espaliú
DRM‘s design is characterized by particular simplicity and geometry, generating a massive volume with a pure and radical character. the layout allocates the different uses within a U-shaped structure with textured whitewash walls that create a bunker-like look.
the interior surfaces adopt an all-white appearance, creating a minimalist space that encourages contemplative thinking. the ground floor consists of an area that serves as a living – kitchen – dining room, along with the master bedroom, a bathroom, and a laundry room. the upper level houses the study – library space, a bathroom and the terrace. all different functions wrap around the private central courtyard, which helps generate a cross-ventilated and brightly lit environment.
name: chip & chop house
architects: david ruiz molina (DRM)
collaborators: eusebio salamanca
location: pozoblanco, córdoba
myrto katsikopoulou I designboom
may 06, 2021