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Redondela House / Irisarri + Piñera

  • 01:00 - 9 September, 2009
Redondela House / Irisarri + Piñera
Redondela House / Irisarri + Piñera

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
  • Architects

    Irisarri + Piñera / Jesús Irisarri Castro & Guadalupe Piñera
  • Structural Collaborator

    Antonio Reboreda Martínez
  • Technical Architect

    Sandra Valverde
  • Domotic

    Indomotika Sistemas y Comunicaciones, S.L.
  • Concrete & Structure

    CHS – Construcciones Hnos. Sanz S.L.
  • Project Year

    2006

From the architect. Our first to the site-deep and narrow, on a steep slope, suspended above the estuary and the distant ocean horizon, with Vigo city below-led to a desire to maintain the commanding views of the landscape at the entrance level and make the house itself the means to descend from this situation to the allotment´s base level, with all the nuances brought into view by these different heights. The owners, like so many others in the course of history, have chosen a place to settle. Now, the architects mediate in their relationship with the place.

This is a building which qualifies the way you see and feel the surroundings and the distant landscape from each space. Unlike previous cases where we have allowed other superimposed architectures to arise from the users´ action, designing scenarios with a great capacity for transformation, here there is only one architecture, and it is the scenario that opens up the inhabitants´ lives to the world.

A sheet of concrete folds back like a shell from its base in the form of a retainer wall, shaping a volume which, when emptied, provides a range from recessed areas, through intermediate sequences that can be penetrated by the natural environment, to a final space which juts out with the dominating view out to the distant horizon, giving the owners back the slow gaze across the estuary that made them choose this place to live. The shell form contains the brief and at the same time resolves the structure, the planes that channel the water and the different scales that shape the spatial diversity inside.

The land-based part of the programme holds the considerable storage requirements of the produce from the earth, a spatial continuum that forms the courtyard stamped into the volume, for direct contacts with the nature of the place, while also rising and distancing itself from the earth in the manner of a lookout to provide an independent, personal place.

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17 Comments

oscar falcón lara · September 12, 2009

Wow, I love what the architects did here, taking advantage of every view with the floating room towards the sea and the large windows, sober yet elegant and fluid (and all concrete), dynamic and quite homely. Fantastic stuff.

Maqbul · September 11, 2009

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me · September 11, 2009

high five!

Wargo · September 10, 2009

Good design in bold concrete.

Carlos Martinez · September 10, 2009

Very nice, but it looks like an office

ygogolak · September 10, 2009

Love the concrete folds. Some areas look a bit industrial in the night shots though.

T.Nowicki · September 10, 2009

nice spaces, good interaction with surroundings

thomas foral · September 10, 2009

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stepienybarno · September 10, 2009

excellent project, great team of architect

Maurice Hayes · September 10, 2009

RT @nicholaspatten I'd Live Here: Redondela House. http://bit.ly/162HKS

Benjamin · September 10, 2009

beautiful

Harry · September 09, 2009

Much concrete and still it's looks like a very warm home to live in.

Bocetos Digitales · September 09, 2009

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Architecture Feeds · September 09, 2009

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Abhay · September 09, 2009

i love the spaces. very inviting

Architecture+Molding · September 09, 2009

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Architects: Irisarri + Piñera / Jesús Irisarri Castro & Guadalupe Piñe.. http://bit.ly/8Gvte

arch critic · September 09, 2009

this is a very nice project.

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