Lude House / Grupo Aranea

  • 28 Sep 2012
  • Houses Selected Works
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Architects: Grupo Aranea
Location: , Murcia, Spain
Design Team: Francisco Leiva Ivorra, Martín López Robles
Technical Architect: Antonio Martínez Sánchez
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jesus Granada © BIS Images

Project Area: 224 sqm
Collaborators: Maciek Siuda, Marian Almansa Frías, Luis Navarro Jover
Budget: € 115,000
Client: LUDE

Lude wanted a house in a tradicional neighbourhood in the city of Cehegin, using the roof of his mother and sister’s house as a plot.

Jesus Granada © BIS Images

Making the most of its privileged situation, Casa Lude is related to its environment in a particular way. Due to the density of the area it doesn’t open directly to the nearby facades but looks along the narrow streets to see the landscape, the Burete mountains and the San Agustin Hill.

Jesus Granada © BIS Images

In spite of looking different to the other buildings of the neighbourhood, Casa Lude is as compact and introverted as them.

Jesus Granada © BIS Images

Instead of a conventional layout of the rooms Casa Lude creates a unique, continuous and rich space on different levels with various heights and directions; a space that Lude fills with music. This space extends to the roof as a natural continuation of the interior life. It is a complex space full of light where a lot of secrets are hidden…

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