Casa Baladrar. House and murder.

Casa Baladrar. House and murder.
By María Langarita y Víctor Navarro. [Benissa, Alicante] Spain.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
A concrete house in Alicante by Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos and a photographer, Luis Diaz Diaz which transforms his photographies in pictures of police evidence from a mysterious murders.

Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos designed the Casa Baladrar in the Spanish town of Benissa, Alicante. A two-storey house at typical Spanish tourist destination, however Luis Diaz Dias, which always think about all of the things that could happen inside a house, proposed take photographies as a The Manhattan Transcripts story (By Bernard Tshcumi).

In the Room Bernard Tschumi on 1978 explains and showed the crime evidences in The Park. Luis Diaz Diaz shows us pictures with a man slumped over the mint-green frame of one of the house's many large windows, another features a woman lying behind a sofa on the terracotta tiles of the living room floor or a swimming pool containing a body face down.

"I wanted to create a contrast between the clarity of the architectural lines of the house and these kind of weird events," explained the photographer.

On the other hand, the architecture. The interior include a series of faceted ceilings that angle back and forth through the open-plan living room and kitchen, on house's upper floor. They added these details (and green glass tiles covering some of the lower walls) to mimic the rugged topography, more


María Langarita (1979) is architect graduate from Universidad de Navarra, awarded with the Premio Nacional Fin de Carrera. She has been associate lecturer at the Architectural Projects Departament, at the Universidad de Navarra and at the ETSA Madrid, and as lecturer at the ETSAZ, Zaragoza, Spain. Víctor Navarro (1979) is architect more