The imposition of a new structural order altogether transforms a house nestled between party walls, without sacrificing the formal expression of its vaulted ceiling...
The Catalonian firm vora, headed by Pere Buil and Toni Riba, revamped this 1924 building containing five dwellings, set between party walls on Vallirana 47, in Barcelona's Farró neighborhood. The strategy was to restore preexisting elements (hydrauli
In Cercedilla, a municipality in the Guadarrama mountain range, 57 kilometers from Madrid, stands this 1970s summer house that has now been renovated and enlarged by Enrique Espinosa (Cuenca, 1981) and Lys Villalba (Madrid, 1981), following a triple
This conversion of an industrial space into a studio-house is located in the vicinity of Madrid Río. Because of lack of thermal insulation, the first decision was to create a second enclosure of glass, separate from the outer wall. The resulting pass
Minimal interventions like the creation of a loft and the placement of furniture define the spaces of the dwelling without eliminating features that gave the place character, such as the large window and the wooden floors.
Divided into an L-shaped private band and a main zone, the dwelling presents two levels connected by a furniture-staircase that delimits the areas and makes it possible to make the most of the avilable space.
To maintain the sense of a continuous space without sacrificing funcionality, the partitions and furniture-couches never touch the ceiling and walls; a painstaking palette of materials and tones defines the complex.
Continuity between old and new is manifested through the 1-centimeter joints of the floor, made with white cement and an aggregate of reddish particles obtained from grinding the original hydraulic tiles.
Located in the Teruel village of Jarque de la Val, this summerhouse for three families was conceived as a shelter from August heat, and was built on a very small budget in successive phases, specifically over three springtimes. It occupies what was a
This purpose of this project of the Catalan, Olot-based firm RCR arquitectes – in collaboration with G. Tregouet – was to merge a preexisting, 1960s building in an expansive meadow in Girona with a new construction, to then reconnect the complex with
Perforated with new openings and clad in a skin of ropes that is stretched over frames, the house becomes a covered porch that is filled with fresh air and opens up to its surroundings.