House A / Vaillo & Irigaray + Beguiristain

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Architects: Vaillo & Irigaray + Beguiristain - Antonio Vaillo, Juan Luis Irigaray, Iñigo Beguiristáin
Location: ,
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.

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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”.

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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.

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Cite: Frey, Rodrigo. "House A / Vaillo & Irigaray + Beguiristain" 26 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>