Trtm Architects

Container House, Spain

Single-family housing project in the municipality of Jaca (Huesca). The plot is located next to the Aragon Valley, near the Pyrenees.

The main requirement of the client was to create a house that would be used exclusively in summer for a period of 2 months, remaining closed the rest of the year. With this purpose, a compact house that closes to the outside environment is generated that easily responds to this open / closed duality.

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The house has been designed as a container in two layers. The inner layer is a permeable envelope of sheet metal panels that open at a certain time of the year to let the landscape into the interior of the house. The upper layer is an opaque concrete cover that remains unchanged.

The interior has been distributed through a diaphanous space that highlights from the inside the impressive views of the surroundings.