Architects: Vaillo & Irigaray + Beguiristain - Antonio Vaillo, Juan Luis Irigaray, Iñigo Beguiristáin Location: Pamplona, Spain Collaborators: Daniel Galar, Josecho Velaz, Javier Gil, Lucía Astrain, Oscar Martínez, Juan Carlos de la Iglesia, Ángel Álvarez, Isabel Franco Built Area: 289 sqm Completion: 2011 Photographs: Iñaki Bergera
The renovation of this home suggests a consideration on the consequences to be derived from the implementation of a new -almost palatial- scale. A strategy has been planned: to shape a sole plan by means of large board pavement – 15m length x 30cm width.
This concept is emphasized by the employment of a theatrical iconography: curtains covering the whole space, disfiguring backgrounds, blurring space continuity and generating some thrilling chambers. The project involves a space experimentation based on straggling wet rooms and crystallizing them as a pierced canvas in wenge timber, as a true “thick wall”.
Furrows and haunting sparkles of hidden piercing in this last stratum conceal timber solidity and dilute it into a suggesting velvet luster, light translucent glass reflections and fogged lace transparencies wrapping and blurring the house.