About

At Septiembre Arquitectura we merge design, context, culture, art and technology to define the best strategy to materialize architecture. We are built by a multidisciplinary group focused on solutions within planning, design and construction. We materialize adaptive solutions to empower the value of the site and its surroundings. Founded on an international network but with a sensitive local application, we offer assessment, design consultancy, the conceptualization of projects, and construction supervision. Our decision-making is based on feasibility studies, analysis and projections of the surroundings.

Focused on a deep investigation of the ever-changing ecosystem, its economical context and social environment we shape specific solutions. Self-sufficient interventions that optimise natural resources ensure in a short, medium and long term the viability and well being of the users with their surroundings.

We take a special interest in the unique processes that will guide each project where we bring into play unique specialists that coexist with the views of the clients. Just as a collection of days in the month.

The Septiembre Arquitectura. Team

Team

Daniel de Reparaz
BArch, MArch

Daniel de Reparaz

Daniel is a Project Manager from the University of Navarra, Senior Architect, from La Salle Barcelona ETSALS (Ramón Llull University) and has a Master’s Degree in Restoration of Architectural Monuments from ETSAB in Barcelona. He currently carries out Artistic projects in the urban environment.

He has worked as a Project Manager in vertical and horizontal composition projects at various scales. He received a scholarship from the ETSALSB University, in the BarCode Housing (www.barcodehousing.net) social housing project endowed with European Union Funds.

He was associated in the OPR Architecture Studio, which later evolved into the OPERA Architecture Studio (www.opera-projects.com) with offices in Barcelona, ​​Lisbon, Luanda and China, Daniel being responsible for the Barcelona office. During this time he directed projects and competitions ranging from Urban planning to design of furniture pieces. He has been awarded several prizes in National and International Architecture Competitions. With great sensitivity, he defines urban relations. He is currently co-founder and director of the September studio.

Damian Figueras
AADip, BArch, Riba

Damian Figueras

Damián is an architect, urban planner and designer born in Barcelona and established in Mexico City. He studied Superior Architecture in Barcelona and later graduated from the Architectural Association (AA) in London where he carried out projects related to housing, urban planning, infrastructure and natural resources.

He has worked and collaborated with several studios including Foreign Office Architects (FOA) in London, Tatiana Bilbao in Mexico and Habitat in Barcelona.

He has participated in several juries and “workshops” at Universities in Europe and Mexico. His projects include those of social housing, schools, equipment and infrastructure projects. Make projects with local materials like compacted earth, wood and coral. He directs the design, detail, execution and construction processes. His project on housing was published by Harvard Press in Cambridge Mass., Domus Italia and Tomo México, among others. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Barcelona College of Architects (COAC). He is currently co-founder and director of the September studio.

Sara Baldasano 
BArch, March

Sara Baldasano

Sara is an architect, interior designer and furniture designer, born in Barcelona. Graduated as a Senior Architect from the ETSAB School of Higher Technical Architecture of Barcelona, ​​she has two Postgraduate degrees, one in Furniture Design from the Elisava University School and the other in Retail from the School Sert of the Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya , COAC.

She has worked and collaborated in various architecture studios, including ACXT (www.idom.com) based in Spain, Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. Until creating his own firm. She has directed architecture, rehabilitation, interior design and furniture editing projects. She is detailed and careful, she elaborates the projects from constructive honesty, human scale and aesthetic sensitivity. She has won several National Architecture Competitions and her work has the First Prize Espacios BJC-Delta 2012 and Europan 12 selected work. He is a member of the College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC) where he has given talks on Retail.
After a long period managing his own firm, in 2016 he associated with Estudio Septiembre, where he currently directs the Barcelona office.

Collaborators

José Tovar, Axelle Santos, Gisela Sánchez de Taller de Gisela, Min Son, CUPA, Fernanda Canales, Christian Strassnig, IMAND, Lukingud··, Labor, Kris Scheerlinck.

Clients

Radisson Collection
Silk Road Group
Inmet
First Quantum Minerals
Meduca Ministerio de Educación de Panamá
Cocolia Hotel
Passage Concept Store
Inlora
Habitat Inmobiliaria
Fundacion Senior Living
Solid State Foundation
Univer
Hyatt
Hyatt Park
Nana+na
Municipio de Pluma Hidalgo
Agencia de Mazunte

Awards

1st Price
International Competition for the new Water Museum in Oeiras,
Portugal – 2010.

Accesit (3rd Price)
International Competition for the new Alcalá de los Gazules Park in Cádiz,
España – 2010.

Accesit (4º price)
International Competition for the new de la Hoya en Almería Park,
España – 2010.

1st Price
Ideas Competition promoted by the “Junta de Compensación de Madrid” for the “Parque Urbano de Valdebebas”, (Associated with PROAP y BET FIGUERAS)
Madrid with 800000m2 – 2009.

SIL Price
SIL price 2009 and Excellence Price given by the UE-Santarem XXI, Rehabilitation of the Santarem riverbank. Associated with PROAP.

1st Price
Invitational Competition for Quinta da Malta, Leiria. 81.000 m2 construction complex for housing and hotel services  – 2007

Honorific Mention
International Convention and Congress Center of Madrid. (selected project from 135 proposals)

Accesit
Social housing Ideas Competition for 982 households in Ahijones neighbourhood, Madrid – 2007.

2º Price
Two phases Competition for the Catalunya Oficial College of Architects in Sabadell. Co-authorship with ARCO.
Barcelona – 2006.

1st Price
Two phases Invitational Competition for a Visitor And Expositions Center in the Hydroelectric central of Bieudrón, Suiza. Associated with Nuno Guerreiro – 2006

Press

PRINTED, ONLINE AND VIDEO PRESS

Tale a Guest

INSIDE: Celebration of Space and Details.
Describing Luxury.
Diciembre 2015

 

Tale a Guest

 

In Haus

INSIDE: El arte de transformar un entorno
El diálogo entre el entorno y el proyecto.
Abril 2019

In Haus - Septiembre Arquitectura

Cas Housing

This is a performance in a multi-family housing building built in the 70s, located in Prat de Llobregat, within the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. The commission consists of making a global analysis of the state of the building and carrying out a rehabilitation and adaptation plan in stages, gradually adapting the building to new needs and current comforts.

The first time we visited the place, it breathed an atmosphere between retro decadent seventies, recalling its initial charm, but reflecting the little maintenance that had been carried out over the last 50 years. We fell in love with the idea of ​​respecting and preserving that essence, which fit perfectly with the premises of the commission, updating the building, solving construction pathologies, adapting it to new accessibility needs and reforming the floors that had been left empty. All this under an honest but tight budget.

The building consists of PB + 4, with a core of stairs, with a central patio and four floors per floor, except for the fourth floor, where 3 penthouses are located, which enjoy private terraces. On the ground floor are two large commercial premises with high ceilings, since it was originally a garage for machinery for civil works.

The project takes advantage of the space in the central courtyard to locate the future elevator, expanding the initial goal space. The original style of the property is respected, with terrazzo floors in black and yellow tones, but one more color is introduced, green, this tone is the common thread that leaves the mark of new performances. The new terrazzo pieces in the communal areas play with the black and green tones, while inside the houses the green color becomes 100% the protagonist.

With a structure of load-bearing walls, the original houses are very compartmentalized, this gives rise to unhealthy spaces. The new distribution expands the spaces, adapting the homes to two or three rooms according to their square meters, two bathrooms and kitchens open to the dining-living room. The materials used are honest, the terrazzo continues for the flooring, a piece of terrazzo mainly green with gray tones is chosen for the entire floor surface except for the bathrooms, where an opposite piece is placed, gray with green tones. The light and ventilation of all spaces are enhanced, respecting and expanding the original openings and providing them with a new PVC carpentry with good transmittance. Light green tones invade the walls of the corridors and hallways, while off-white is the star of the rooms, thus enhancing tranquility in the night areas and seeking harmony with green in the day areas. Wood is the other main material, it is used to line the hall creating a warmer environment while serving to hide the facilities and create a small piece of furniture to access the home, kitchen furniture also respect this aesthetic and combine the wood with the white tones, giving a hygienic aspect and without giving up a current design.

It was important to achieve an atmosphere of seclusion, flee from the prototype floors that are on the market devoid of personality and at the same time seek a solution that is attractive and to the taste of any consumer, all while maintaining an optimal quality / cost ratio.

Client: Private

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura, Sara Baldasano, Damian Figueras, Maddi Urdampilleta.

Collaborators: Ester Martínez Estructuras, Enric Iglesias Estructuras, Construcciones Varela, 3Eid Constructora.

Photo: José Hevia.

Location: Barcelona

Year: 2015-2019

Pis Housing

It is an architectural reform of a house on Pi Sunyer street in the Pedralbes neighbourhood in Barcelona. The combination of a post-rationalist housing block located in one of the most exceptional areas of Barcelona marks the characteristic context of the project. September Architecture uses this context as the common thread of the integral reform of the house. The result provides a contrast in the spaces through a special choice of colours. In the reception and distribution spaces, slightly darker and more intense colours are projected to contrast the living and kitchen areas with the lighter tones. The rooms have subtle but cheerful tones that differentiate the spaces according to their uses. When the doors are opened, the colours mix creating surprising combinations. The designers strike a good balance between a highly structured and practical home with elements of an enhanced, elegant character and a game point. Thanks to good planning and execution, an affordable transformation was achieved with a very high-quality result.

The reform of the kitchen and the reform of the bathrooms immerses the users in deep colours, with a lot of personality and easy to combine. The kitchen is expanded and reorganized in a logical and structured way for the daily life of a family. Appliances are integrated and all nooks and crannies are used creatively. High-quality natural materials such as Carrara marble were selected for the finishes in the surfaces that give light to the space. The other materials are chosen very carefully and are new materials that are revolutionizing the world of interior design. They are not only aesthetically beautiful but are high-tech, sustainable and unique in their characteristics. The working materials are water repellent, hygienic, easy to clean and perfectly suitable for food contact. The chosen characteristics are low light reflectivity, with an opaque surface and soft to the touch.

The distribution and forecast of all the facilities in the reform of the floor make it easy for each user to make their own interior design, their own distribution and offers various decoration possibilities. The finishes of the bathrooms create a space with materials typical of a luxury home without sacrificing functionality. A priori, it may seem like a minimalist house, but when the user discovers the number of details that are in the integral reform, a comprehensive design house is perceived, with a lot of character and with the possibility that the user integrates his personal point of interior design and decor.

Client: Private

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura, Damian Figueras, Sara Baldasano, Maddi Urdampilleta.

Collaborators: Construcciones Varela.

Photo: Nacho Alegre y Mauricio Fuertes.

Location: Barcelona

Year: 2017

Pau Housing

The nobility of spaces depends on who inhabits it, a mere corner can be a lifeless space or a family’s favourite place, everything depends on the use you give it and its design. This family was very clear that a home is not created by chance, every detail has to be studied, reasoned and projected in coexistence with the user and the architect. The whole house, a triplex in the Sant Gervasi neighbourhood, Barcelona. It had been renovated years ago with a cosy and perishable style, all except for the kitchen area, laundry room and service room.

The commission consists of renovating this area, maintaining that cosy air typical of the home, but prioritizing the practicality, hygiene and functionality of a kitchen and the other functional spaces that accompany it. The design starts from the mixture of noble materials such as wood, with functional materials such as large-format porcelain and neolith for large countertop surfaces. The light tones are chosen, white for the most work areas, salmon beige for the office area and access corridor, this tone creates a transition between the most functional and therefore white area and the distributor and living room of the house, in tones orange yellows. The existing boiserie of the house is replicated, panelling all the walls of the corridor and office area, this allows to create a texture, at the same time, that conceals the doors that lead to the pantry and the service room. This boiserie extends in the office area creating a wall where the bench for the kitchen table is located; until you get to the breakfast area furniture.

The design stands out for maintaining an overall aesthetic but giving personality to each space according to its functionality. Obsessively warm lighting is the final key that envelops and shapes chosen materials

Client: Private

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura, Sara Baldasano.

Collaborators: Carpinteria Soldevila, Cocinas Santos.

Photo: José Hevia

Location: Barcelona

Year: 2016

Miq Housing, Interior Design

We are located in the old town of Sarria, Barcelona, ​​in a house between party walls, full of history, Miquel, an 80-year-old man lives alone after years of living with his wife’s entire family. The family home was acquired in the late 1960s and grew through expansion at the same rate as the family. Already lacking life, Miquel decides to sell it. The new buyers are a family from the area, who value the qualities of a quiet and familiar neighbourhood and the original construction characteristics of the property.

MIQ, short for Miquel, is a comprehensive rehabilitation of a single-family house between party walls. The original wealth of the house is more than remarkable, the reddish, tile and green tones predominate, with hydraulic floors, brick and stone walls with Catalan volta ceilings, upon reaching the back patio, a wild nature surrounds you and reveals the small post-study. This constructive wealth is the source of inspiration for the project.

September Architecture feeds on this original wealth and adapts it to new needs and uses. Enhancing the superposition of styles, which allows the history, the spirit of the home and some of its construction details to be preserved and transformed into a new reality. The proposal is a balance between the new needs of housing and the recovery of existing inheritance. Something like elevating the wear and tear of the old home to become a historical asset.

The result proposes a house with three bedrooms, a living-dining room with kitchen and a study at the rear of the backyard. The original staircase is respected, but the exit to the roof is remade, executing a roof formed by a large isolated Catalan double turn and an opening facing south-west. In this way, the project turns the staircase into a light well in winter and a ventilation chimney in summer, where the adjustable slats control the solar incidence. The main room is endowed with a defragmented bathroom with walls that do not reach the ceiling, thus allowing cross ventilation through the staircase and the entrance of light at both ends of the room. Finally, a large sliding door closes the suite and gives access to a balcony that faces the backyard.

On the ground floor is the living-dining room and open kitchen, to enhance the spaciousness of the spaces and the relationship between interior and exterior, this room is the only one next to the staircase that is dressed in white, the interior flooring and exteriors merge into one and the balcony doors to the patio and study fold out, allowing the interior and exterior to be unified in a single space.

The image of the house from the street is a picturesque two-storey facade, covered in pastel shades and wood, which coexists peacefully with its adjacent buildings. On the contrary, the rear façade is made up of large openings, a white corrugated sheet skin that contrasts with the woodwork and exposed elements of the installations. Therefore, a contrast is created that reveals the transforming will of design.

The main entrance to the house is through an oak-lined hall, the original hydraulic floors are recovered and, if necessary, are reissued with the Huguet factory in Mallorca, which manages to imitate the original designs. The walls take on the colour tones of the hydraulic parts, green in the distributor, deep reddish in the courtesy toilet and terracotta salmon for the bathroom of the suite. The tailored design of the sinks with the same materials and colours is studied in-depth, as well as the large hydraulic parts that line the walls of the shower. The light invades all the rooms, including the general bathroom on the first floor, which is located in an interior area and that through a Spectralight tube, captures natural light up to the skylight above the bathtub.
The rest of the spaces recover the original ceilings with wooden and metal beams, showing the construction phases of the building. Thus, the rooms are covered with parquet floors, while the original stone and brick walls dress the living room, the head of the suite, the patio and the study. The exterior metal staircase, designed in such a way that it acquires great lightness, ascends to the walkable roof of the studio, thus taking advantage of all the exterior spaces.

The design of the house aims to return the wild character of the vegetation, for this a planter and a metal structure are created that arise from the railing of the external staircase and that will allow the recovery of the existing vegetation.

Client: Private

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura, Sara Baldasano, Damian Figueras, Maddi Urdampilleta.

Collaborators: Raúl Heras, Ester Martínez Estructuras, Constructora Varela.

Photo: José Hevia

Location: Barcelona

Year: 2019

Ave Housing

The AVE project is a comprehensive reform of a house located on Avenir street in Barcelona in the Galvany neighbourhood. It is a lively area of ​​bars and shops in the heart of the city. The apartment is located on the second floor of a singular estate with its own personality, built with brick walls, hydraulic floors and ‘Volta Catalana’ ceilings.

Of 70m2, it will be the future home of a young couple. Originally it had an excessive dividend distribution. The objective of the project is to turn the apartment into a design house without giving up a cosy home, where you can enjoy open and functional spaces that enhance natural light, starting from an economic budget.

The applied interior architecture completely restructures the original distribution, creating a functional program with two rooms, one of them a suite, a living room with kitchen and a guest bathroom. Thus avoiding excessive compartmentalization of the original distribution and enhancing the vision of the floor throughout its length and breadth. To achieve this feeling of “open space” we resort to a large sliding door that, when opened, connects the living room and the main bedroom. This interpretation of modern architecture uses the patio as the central axis of the house, enhancing the entry of natural light into all the rooms on the floor, and in turn creating a continuity that allows the segregation of spaces. Thus, the walls become a functional tool that, when stretched, allows the rooms to be separated from the day spaces and which, by housing a hollow structure inside, allows it to be transformed into a storage space that serves the kitchen and the dining room.

Septiembre Arquitectura proposes an interior design and a decoration that combine the original constructive elements of exposed work with the textures and materials painted in white, prevailing the contrasts between the warm tones of the work, the Catalan turn of the ceilings and the natural parquet flooring, with white walls, doors and custom furniture for the living room, kitchen and bedroom cabinets. In the bathrooms, the original hydraulic floor is recovered, forcing a visual and disruptive contrast with the lighting and the built-in toilets.

The result is a house with a design thought down to the last detail, making the space more flexible and enhancing the luminosity that contrasts with the materials of the original construction.

Client: Private

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura, Sara Baldasano,

Photo: José Hevia

Location: Barcelona

Year: 2015

Casa Selva Housing, Public

This is a social, cultural project to improve the quality of life of a community that has a life expectancy of 25 years. We design self-built and self-sufficient homes, easy to assemble and assemble for tropical jungle environments. Based on a 2.44 x 2.44 cm modular logic, a structural grid with small spans is proposed.

The whole house is made of wood. The structural knots are designed so that the entire house can only be mounted with nails. Being a small grid, the structural framework remains rigid with small sections of wood, so that all the pieces that make up the house can be transported and assembled by hand.

The Casa Selva works 1m above the ground to allow possible currents that may form with heavy rains to pass and to keep away possible animals that may inhabit the place. Both the deck and the bedrooms are designed to promote cross-ventilation and keep the house cool.

Apart from being elevated, the house is spatially organized by two half levels. At the bottom, there is a common space or room related to the kitchen and bathrooms. In the upper are the bedrooms. The communication between both levels is through a staircase, which serves as a bleacher, taking advantage of that space as part of the room, enriching it spatially.

The Selva house is also designed so that in case the family nucleus grows (thanks to the modulation and ease of assembly) it is easily expandable by building more rooms by lengthening the corridor.

Casa Selva also has a system of solar panels to give it electricity, rainwater storage, and a bathroom system with a septic tank and sanitary drainage.

Client: Privado

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura

Collaborators: José Tovar, Kelly Doran, Alex Saavedra, Alex Suriol, Alejandro Aranda, Edgar Sanchez.

Photo: Elena Calvache

Year: 2011

Casa Montaña Housing, Public

This is a social, cultural project to improve the quality of life of a community that has a life expectancy of 25 years.

We design self-built and self-sufficient homes, easy to assemble and assemble for tropical jungle environments. Based on a 2.44 x 2.44 cm modular logic, a structural grid with a simple structure of small spans is proposed.

The whole house is made of wood. The structural knots are designed so that the entire house can be easily assembled. Being a small grid, the structural framework remains rigid with small sections of wood, so that all the pieces that make up the house can be transported and assembled by hand. The Montaña house is also designed so that in case the family nucleus grows (thanks to the modulation and ease of assembly) it is easily expandable by building more rooms.

Aside from being elevated, the house is spatially organized on two levels. At the bottom, there is a common space or room related to the kitchen and bathrooms. In the upper are the bedrooms. The communication between both levels is by means of a staircase, which keeps both environments separate.

The Mountain House works 1m above the ground to allow possible currents that may form with heavy rains, keep the habitable environment dry and make access to possible dangerous animals in the area difficult. Both the cover and the openings in the bedrooms are designed to promote cross-ventilation and keep the house cool.

The Mountain House has been designed with ecological facilities. It has a system of solar panels to give it electrical supply, rainwater storage, and a bathroom system with a biodigester and sanitary

Client: Privado

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura

Collaborators: José Tovar, Kelly Doran, RePlan, Carlos Orfila, Alex Saavedra, Alex Suriol, Alejandro Aranda, Edgar Sanchez.

Photo: Elena Calvache

Year: 2011

Pas Housing

Architecture must frame the history of buildings, respect original techniques and materials as if it were a work of art. At the same time, it needs to adapt it to the exigencies of modernity. Applying this concept to a building helps to value the pre-existing and to see things from another perspective.

The project starts from a small PB + 1 building between party walls, located in the old town of Sarria, Barcelona. Originally it was a family home, later it housed a lamp factory on the ground floor, finally in a multidisciplinary space open to the public on the ground floor and a home on the first floor. With such a varied and demanding functional program, added to a reduced surface. The romantic vision of the work of art has to adapt and fulfil the required functions. To respond to this demand, the architecture evolves incorporating new, more flexible and sustainable solutions.

The focus of the project, therefore, is based on rehabilitating the house in detail, including an extension of it and thus obtaining a greater useful area. To do this, the building is widened at the back and an underground plant is built, also destined for commercial space and a multidisciplinary space. Integrating the two spaces while respecting the privacy of the house is one of the challenges of the intervention, this is solved by creating a large latticework on the rear façade, made up of large horizontal planters, you create a skin that prevents visual interaction between the patio of the premises and the balcony of the house, but which, in turn, allows the passage of natural light, enhancing the growth of vegetation and protecting the house from excess sun exposure in the months of excessive heat.

Inside, the laminated wood panels are used as a structural and division solution between spaces. The horizontal structure doubles, this resource allows the original ceilings with Catalan backing and wooden beams to be rescued from the premises and to comply with the requirements of public space regulations. At the same time, the same solution is adopted to separate the space of the premises from that of the house, thus solving structure and finish in a single element and material.

The overall project is intended to recover the original textures. Stone, brick and wood, therefore, are very present. The stone and brick walls have been preserved, as well as the wooden beams. This material is also applied and stands out on doors, on the ceiling panels of the business, on the structural wall of the same and on the staircase of the house. The other main material is concrete, it is present in the latticework of the rear façade, in the wall that takes you to the basement where the concrete is formwork with wooden boards, creating a game of ambiguity between both materials and especially on the ground floor. underground.

Anaesthetic unification is manifested between existing and new materials. In the house, wood is combined with white, applied to the walls, kitchen furniture, living room and metal stair railing. This integrity, in turn, is in harmony with the original stone walls and work of the building. To achieve the maximum luminosity in the house, a longitudinal opening is created in the roof, which accompanies the entire route of the staircase, starts at the lowest part of the building and ends on the roof, converted into a walkable terrace.

The house, as we said, is diaphanous. The only compartmentalized spaces are the sinks and a room that could be converted into two small bedrooms through a sliding panel. The circulation spaces are used as a dressing area for the rooms. The staircase that connects the first floor with the roof is another of the main elements since it serves at the same time as a kitchen, storage area and living room.

The project pushes us to intervene in an architectural past while avoiding complicated construction solutions. The result is two open spaces that differ from each other, at the same time that respect and are complicit in the pre-existing materials. In the premises, a more eclectic style prevails while the house seeks cleanliness and minimalism.

Client: Private

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura, Sara Baldasano

Collaborators: Sandra Torres, Arquitecta. Oriol Ruiz ingeniería, Raúl Heras Arquitectura técnica, Ester Martínez Estructuras, Constructora Contrast 

Photo: José Hevia

Location: Barcelona

Year: 2013

Urg Housing

Client: Private

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura, Sara Baldasano, Damian Figueras

Collaborators: Construcciones Merino

Photo: José Hevia

Year: 2018

Abat Built, Housing

Client: Private

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura, Sara Baldasano Pulsen Architecture Studio, Carla Noman

Collaborators: Oriol Ruiz ingeniería, Raúl Heras, Ester Martínez Estructuras, Constructora Contrast 

Location: Barcelona

Year: 2010

Ajijic Built, Housing

An adaptable, integrated, vernacular and low maintenance was requested by the client for her summer house in the Chapala Lake in Jalisco. Combined with a simple housing program the geometry responds to the way it is constructed.

The cubes of the house represent the single parts of the family, which exist as individuals but also as a complete.
The configurations of the cubes give possibility for individual space, by partly touching each other, partly overlapping and diving into each other. They create private, semi-public and public spaces in a complex way through a simple act. A house that can serve for all possible constellations that can come up in a family life.
The materials of the cubes are considered as a contrast of transparent and opaque, reflective (the inner space and the surrounding) and shining through. The openings orchestrate with the surroundings exposing permeability towards the views and protecting against cold northern winds.
All of that shall give the complex of the building an appearance of simplicity and in the same way a very high complexity inside and in its relation to the ambient.

Constructing with the surrounding material rediscovers an ancient system which we often forget trough technological advance. Colors and textures in the walls and the landscape merge to bring house and environment together.

A close relation with the client and a set of artists to design some interiors and furniture gave a further step to the outcome.

Published in Harvard Press, HDM 34: Architectures of Latin America

Client: Private

Team: Tatiana Bilbao, Damián Figueras, Thorsten Englert, Adriana Carvalho, Alejandro Cabrales, Marco Robles.

Collaborators: Enrique Cabrera

Photo: Damián Figueras, Rory Gardiner

Location: Chapala Lake

Year: 2010

Bal Housing

Client: Privado

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura

Photo: José Hevia

Year: 2009

Nou Housing

Habitat Poblenou is a magnificent development of only 18 homes with 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, a garage and a storage room. Where you will enjoy a very comfortable home, full of light and top quality finishes just minutes from the beach and the Rambla del Poblenou.

It is located within one of the most attractive neighbourhoods in Barcelona, ​​Poblenou and within the 22 @ district, which is known for hosting some of the best-known Technology Startups and International Companies such as Facebook, Amazon, General Electric, WeWork, American Express,… who are transforming the area into a business district.

It is a consolidated neighbourhood where we will have access to all services (health centres, university and educational centres, sports facilities, large shopping centres, magnificent parks, etc.) and in turn close to the beach, which we reached in a 15-minute walk. The area has excellent communications by metro, tram, buses, and quick access to the main roads of the city, such as the Ronda Litoral and Avenida Diagonal and Gran Vía, fully promoting mobility within and outside the city.

All the houses are open to the outside with large windows and terraces, to allow light to dominate the spaces. It highlights the distribution, fully functional and its design that guarantees maximum use of all rooms. The floors are delivered equipped with the latest technology to guarantee savings and energy efficiency.

Client: Habitat Inmobiliaria

Architects: Septiembre Arquitectura

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura, Damian Figueras, Sara Baldasano, Daniel de Reparaz, Maddi Urdampilleta

Collaborators: BAC, Rafael Menendez Renders

Location: Barcelona

Year: 2018

Tep Teploztlan Built, Housing

Sobre una huella Longitudinal de lo que iba a ser un estudio de grabación, debemos construir una casa para invitados aledaña a la vivienda principal del terreno.

La propuesta se basa en conseguir una secuencia de espacios habitables y confortables, conectados de la manera mas fluida posible.

Las diferentes estancias de la casa están separadas por los dos elementos principales de la casa, la Chimenea y la Escalera. Ambos elementos flotan en medio del espacio sin tocar las paredes de manera que permiten la circulación por ambos lados.

Mediante este recurso se consigue tener una perspectiva completa de la casa en el interior.

Client: Private

Architects: Daniel de Reparaz, Damian Figueras

Team: Septiembre Arquitectura, Daniel de Reparaz, Damian Figueras

Collaborators: Viena Nuñez Interiores

Curator: Loco

Photo: Mauricio Salas

Location: Tepoztlan México

Year: 2015