Javier & Marcelo – We’ve been working within the Cabanyal neighborhood for a few years, and we all know the nice potential of the homes right here. Our objective is all the time to adapt the area to the necessities of the shoppers, whereas sustaining the cultural and heritage peculiarities. On this case it was a 114 m2 home from a constructing from 1929. Consequently we have now a really useful home, with all the things essential to stay comfortably: a big open day space, two bedrooms and two bogs. All with a singular character due to the weather which have been restored and built-in.
Architizer chatted with Sara Rojo from osb arquitectos to be taught extra about this mission.
Architizer: What impressed the preliminary idea on your design?
Sara Rojo: We have been very clear that it was essential to open the area to the utmost. It normally occurs in outdated homes that there are various partitions they usually appear like genuine labyrinths. Learning the situation and daylight (crucial right here in Valencia), we divided the residence into two areas: the day space with the lounge open to the kitchen, and the night time space with the 2 bedrooms.
What do you imagine is probably the most distinctive or ‘standout’ element of the mission?
Unquestionably, I might spotlight three parts: the wood doorways, the hydraulic flooring and the vaulted ceilings. As an entire, it’s what provides the home that distinctive character and, as well as, they’ve been completely built-in with all the brand new furnishings parts.
What was the best design problem you confronted through the mission, and the way did you navigate it?
Probably the most troublesome factor was the mixing of the unique hydraulic flooring of the home. There have been many and we wished to place all of them! We needed to examine very effectively the place to relocate them; they need to be per the room, so we distribute them and from there, the design of every area will comply with its course.
How did the context of your mission — environmental, social or cultural — affect your design?
It influenced partly and did it positively. As I stated, we work in Cabanyal, a neighborhood with a singular city format the place yow will discover homes which are genuine gems. Within the neighborhood individuals stay with a really ecological angle, all the time making an attempt to reuse and recycle. That is transferred on to the sector of structure and design, which in our case we restore parts of the home, reminiscent of doorways and flooring.
What’s your favourite element within the mission and why?
One of many bogs has a translucent glass brick wall, which permits gentle to enter the small distributor. I believe it is a component that offers a number of play, it’s enjoyable and on the similar time useful, because it brings pure gentle to that small central area of the home.
In what methods did you collaborate with others, and the way did that add worth to the mission?
My colleague Francesca Parolaro, additionally an architect and who was the execution director, collaborated on this mission. The builder was additionally essential, when it got here to figuring out the right way to deal with the outdated pavements and who contributed a lot to the mission, and the carpenter answerable for the kitchen, who did a wonderful job. The kitchen is the purpose of sunshine on this mission.
How do you think about this mission influencing your work sooner or later?
I hope that our new shoppers, seeing this mission, are inspired to revive and rehabilitate these parts so attribute that we will discover in these centuries-old homes. You don’t all the time need to throw all the things away and make all the things new. Now greater than ever we have now to worth what we have now out there and make it work.
Francesca Parolaro (architect), Cedric Bastin (architect), Ana Montero (technical architect and photographer).
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