This single-family house is emptied out to start with the interior reconstruction process, adapting the dwelling to current regulations and reinforcing the wall structure. The new central atrium leads to the different floors, all open to the garden a
The refurbishment project proposes a landscaped roof based on a new topography. This garden is covered at specific areas in the tradition of orangeries and greenhouses, turning the vegetation into the key component of the design...
The renovation of a house built in the 1980s is reduced to isolated interventions that play with surfaces and textures to give the place personality without sapping its essence. Maintaining the original layout as it is, the revamp makes use of contra
In the scheme to convert a former car-engine repair facility into a place to live and work in, the actual forms of the existing structure were used to define the different spaces required...
The house for a trap music singer is a concatenation of sets that amount to a spatial translation of this subgenre of hip hop, and reflects the eclectic personality of its occupant...
An automobile repair shop surrounded by a ramp becomes a home where a sequence of parallel walls makes hallways unnecessary and is conducive to the crossing of paths. Both energy saving and natural lighting determined the construction solutions appli
A reduced budget warranted rethinking the residence as a succession of concentric spaces that harness passive strategies to bring consumption of energy down to a minimum. Instead of the usual arrangement of rooms and hallways, the layout follows a th
A former industrial warehouse within a block courtyard is now the home and atelier of a photographer, and to guarantee maximum comfort it underwent a painstaking refurbishment...
The dwelling refrains from adopting a pre-set layout, instead organizing itself in four isotropic rooms, which are spatially and visually connected by large centered openings...
The revamp of a flat in a tower built in the 1950s eliminated the outmoded original partitioning, in favor of an undefined cruciform space that lends itself to multiple options. The main space is unobstructed, whereas each of the rooms with specific
The renovation of a modest apartment that dates back to 1850 pursues maximum flexibility in order to fit in a wide-ranging program, in the process trying to make the most of its good orientations.
The Barcelona firm Estudio CO-A, founded by Clara Ocaña, has renovated this 1930s dwelling of long corridors, typical in the elongated morphology of the standard floor plan of apartments in the Eixample, where the buildings is located. The client req
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Appropriating the basalt walls of an old ruin, the house rises from a play of occlusions and apertures, retentions and overflowings, in dialogue with the surrounding landscape.
The house has traditionally been a promising ecosystem for young architects. Straight out of university, inexperienced and with not much to show for on their agendas, ‘newby’ professionals look for work wherever they can, and renovations of the homes
In schools of architecture, students are not taught how to execute renovations. This kind of work, disdained for years in schools and by the great representatives of contemporary architecture who teach there, has become the bread and butter of a prof