Casa Grada

Olot / Spain / 2020

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On the slope of a volcano upholstered with low-cost houses, we have an opportunity to reform one of the two unique samples of this peculiar typology: an isolated cottage standing on a horizontal rectangular terrain. The project, besides reforming and extending the house, has to solve the relationship of the original plot with the one above it, acquired later by the same owner. The upper part has a garage and a better access than the lower one.


Our proposal involves replacement of the various coverings and add-ons built over time by a single element: an intermediate tier between the two plots. This grandstand, which encloses the extension surface and a cosy birch tree, also resolves the problem of   integrating of the two existing levels into a whole, both virtually due to its dimensional features and physically as rising tiers.


A regular consumer of the costumbrist theatre, the Grandstand House is just a piece of this social amphitheatre of low-cost houses, where lions no longer scratch and walls have ears.


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En la ladera de un volcán tapizada de casas baratas se nos presenta la oportunidad de reformar uno de los dos únicos exponentes de esta curiosa tipología: una caseta aislada en un terreno horizontal y rectangular. El proyecto, además de reformar y ampliar la casa, debe resolver la relación de la parcela original con la de su encima, adquirida posteriormente por la misma propiedad y donde consta un garaje existente y un mejor acceso que en la inferior .


La propuesta plantea la sustitución de los diversos cubiertos y adiciones construidos a lo largo del tiempo por un único elemento: una grada intermedia entre las dos parcelas. Esta grada, que en su interior contiene la superficie de ampliación y un abedul mimado, resuelve también la conexión de las dos cotas existentes en el conjunto, tanto virtualmente por su matización volumétrica, como físicamente para convertirse en la escalera.


Consumidora habitual de teatro costumbrista, la casa grada es sólo un pedazo de este anfiteatro social de casas baratas, donde los leones ya no arañan y hay mucha ropa tendida.

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    On the slope of a volcano upholstered with low-cost houses, we have an opportunity to reform one of the two unique samples of this peculiar typology: an isolated cottage standing on a horizontal rectangular terrain. The project, besides reforming and extending the house, has to solve the relationship of the original plot with the one above it, acquired later by the same owner. The upper part has a garage and a better access than the lower one. Our proposal involves replacement of the various...

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    • Year 2020
    • Work finished in 2020
    • Status Completed works
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