Housing Reform M04

Madrid / Spain

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The transformation of this house, in a thirteen-storey tower in a residential neighborhood in Madrid, has been a fundamental challenge: how to generate a fluid space while integrating all the pipes and vertical structures that exist in a building of this type without losing height of ceilings and enhancing the generous natural light of its perimeter.


We found the answer in the clearness and warmth of the spaces of the "paulista" architecture (see Casa Butanta, P. Mendes da Rocha) where the rawness of the seen structure coexist with the materials, carefully chosen, such as natural wood or the hydraulic tiles.


Thus, we unify the main space of the house (living room, kitchen and dining room) using a hydraulic tile pavement that combines plain pieces (on the edges) and geometric ones (in the central space) that, together with the original concrete slab, creates a continuous space, articulated by the only piece that interrupts the horizontal vision of this space: the free-standing birch plywood piece of the kitchen.


The rest of the house is solved in a very natural way: the bathrooms are packed into adjoining spaces to reduce the facilities and the bedrooms are separated from the common spaces by deep entrances that contain the storage while isolate the rooms from the activity of the living room.


The house is a ceiling, a floor and a piece of furniture.


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La transformación de esta vivienda, situada en una torre de trece plantas en un barrio residencial de Madrid ha supuesto un reto fundamental: cómo generar un espacio fluido e integrar las numerosas conducciones y estructuras verticales que existen en un edificio de este tipo sin perder la altura de techos y potenciando la generosa iluminación natural de su perímetro.


La respuesta la encontramos en la claridad y la calidez de los espacios de la arquitectura paulista (ver Casa Butanta, P. Mendes da Rocha) donde la crudeza de las estructuras e instalaciones vistas conviven con los materiales, cuidadosamente elegidos, como la madera o el mosaico hidráulico.


Así, unificamos el espacio principal de la vivienda (estar, cocina y comedor) mediante un pavimento de mosaico hidráulico que combina piezas lisas (en los bordes) y piezas geométricas (en el espacio central) que, junto a losa de hormigón armado original, crea un espacio continuo articulado mediante la única pieza que interrumpe la visión horizontal de este espacio: el mueble de abedul exento de la cocina.


El resto de la vivienda se resuelve con sencillez: se empaquetan los cuartos de baño en espacios contiguos para reducir las conducciones y se separan los dormitorios de los espacios comunes mediante profundas embocaduras que contienen el almacenamiento y los aislan de la actividad del espacio de estar.


La casa es un techo, un suelo y un mueble.

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    The transformation of this house, in a thirteen-storey tower in a residential neighborhood in Madrid, has been a fundamental challenge: how to generate a fluid space while integrating all the pipes and vertical structures that exist in a building of this type without losing height of ceilings and enhancing the generous natural light of its perimeter. We found the answer in the clearness and warmth of the spaces of the "paulista" architecture (see Casa Butanta, P. Mendes da Rocha) where the...

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    • Type Apartments / Interior Design / Custom Furniture / Refurbishment of apartments
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