PA(i)SAJE HOUSE | Laura Ortín Arquitectura

Comprehensive reform of an apartment in the heart of Murcia (Spain) Murcia / Spain / 2022

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“The house as a dream body”
 
An inherited house usually has its controversy. Perhaps there are many memories that come up when we think about to carry out a reform. We often hesitate, we wonder if we should keep things as they were or perhaps be ourselves and start and dream of a new way of living.
 
Our clients hired us with this project, telling us their doubts. So the first thing we did was a personal interview to understand the new desires and needs.
 
Gaston Bachelard says that "the house, more than a body of housing, is a body of dreams" and that is why we are not one hundred percent free when making decisions for change, emotions that mark those decisions always remain in our memory. So we have to work to translate those emotions to approach to the better solution.
 
 
“Can a domestic space be a landscape?”
 
Paisaje (landscape) + Pasaje (passage) = Pa(i)saje
 
In this project our aim is to deconstruct the landscape to introduce it into a domestic space. Using this macro-concept we carry out a series of actions that finally lead us to a comfortable, functional, equipped and characterized domesticity.
Our references range from Olafur Eliasson's decontextualized landscape works to traditional Mediterranean houses with their porticoes.
The front area is an open space to generate a continuous daytime space, with a gallery that allows us to generate a new previously non-existent balcony and two study spaces, but maintaining the spaciousness and linearity of the living space.
A specific “celosia” is designed for this space whose perforations improve acoustics and protect from the sun.
 
The double circulation allows us to go through the house without having long corridors and the night area is compartmentalized to provide privacy for the night.
Originally, the kitchen was relegated to the back of the house, we took it to the heart of it since our clients enjoy cooking and wanted it to be in a more collective place.
 
“Real materials, living materials”
 
If we seek to create a nature without artifice, the choice of materials that make up the reform have to be natural, worth the redundancy.
All the wood with which the furniture and the floor are made is natural pine. The stone floor is made from polished recycled marble and, in addition to having an incomparable expressiveness, they make the floor have a fresh and pleasant footstep.
The handmade character takes shape in all parts of the house, from the woodwork, the floors and ceilings, the hanging lamp...

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    “The house as a dream body” An inherited house usually has its controversy. Perhaps there are many memories that come up when we think about to carry out a reform. We often hesitate, we wonder if we should keep things as they were or perhaps be ourselves and start and dream of a new way of living. Our clients hired us with this project, telling us their doubts. So the first thing we did was a personal interview to understand the new desires and needs. Gaston Bachelard...

    Project details
    • Year 2022
    • Work started in 2022
    • Work finished in 2022
    • Main structure Wood
    • Client Private
    • Contractor Traza Construye
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Apartments / Interior Design / Custom Furniture / Refurbishment of apartments
    • Websitehttps://lauraortin.com/casa-paisaje
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