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House in Sierra de Collado Mediano / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 9 May, 2010
House in Sierra de Collado Mediano / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
House in Sierra de Collado Mediano / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos, Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Collado Mediano, Spain
  • Architects

     Padilla Nicás Arquitectos – Francisco José Padilla & Juan Manuel Nicás
  • Collaborator

     Isabel Colino
  • Structure

     Alejandro Bernabéu & Jorge Bernabéu
  • Services

     ACIX
  • Project Area

    170 sqm
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

From the architect. The Project consists of a single family house located on a modest parcel with a strong slope and exceptional views of the mountains of the Sierra outside Madrid.

The house evolves from the slope of the terrain and positions itself on the lot carefully providing exterior spaces (or garden terraces si queries) between the built volume and the perimeter of the site.

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Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

By way of an exterior stair with a gentle pitch, the grounds are connected to a generous rooftop terrace. This space endows the house with magnificent views as well as providing a complementary exterior space for the interior rooms, allowing one to move freely from interior to exterior whether in the kitchen, the living room, enjoying the sun, etc. As a result, there is a natural continuity between domestic activity and the site itself, emphasizing the understanding of the house as a true extension of the parcel, in its spaces and uses.

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Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

The built volumen increases gradually from the first encounter. The height at the access street is a single level, rising to two levels at the upper edge, due to the presence of the studio above the main bedroom. In this way, the house is integrated naturally with the strongly sloping terrain, while producing an entry at a more intimate scale. It also creates a rich ambiguity of perception from different points of view.

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Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

The finish building materials, white stucco walls and a black slate tile roof, are those traditionally used in the Sierra around Madrid. The slate is used in slabs as a curtain wall construction both on the roofs as well as on the walls visibly exposed to the exterior, as if it were a protective shell. The private interior patios are clad in the white stucco.

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Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

The solid construction of the house consists of reinforced concrete slabs with steel columns that are enclosed at the perimeter in a multilayered 35 cm ceramic wall which absorbs the structure, insulation and mechanical elements within a large cavity. The black slate slabs are supported on an aluminum substructure adding efficient and valuable ventilation.

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Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

To maximize the physical and visual connections between interior and exterior spaces, the house is conceived with a number of entrances and exits, creating a permeability which makes the most of the site.

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Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
Cite: "House in Sierra de Collado Mediano / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos" 09 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/59063/house-in-sierra-de-collado-mediano-padilla-nicas-arquitectos/>
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14 Comments

Alan Halpin · September 02, 2012

House outside Madrid. #architecture @archdaily http://t.co/IVX9nM8r

Pierr French · March 17, 2011

I love the slope! Very interesting.

WPstudios · May 12, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten I&#39d Live Here: House in Sierra de Collado Mediano. http://bit.ly/aqC7y7

Nicholas Patten · May 12, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: House in Sierra de Collado Mediano. http://bit.ly/aqC7y7

CRISTIAN · May 11, 2010

THE MORE YOU SEE OF THIS BUILDING THE MORE ONE GET`S DISSAPOINTED BY THE FIRST THING THAT DRAW THE ATTENTION, THE WHITE COLOR , THE BIG TARRACES , WIDE WINDOWS, ALL COMES DOWN WHEN THE COMMON SENSE, COMES TO PLAY ,I THINK

tDA · May 11, 2010

Wall mounted radiators are such an eye-sore.

spanky · May 10, 2010

Do you choose to live here? Or do you get sentenced to live here?

B · May 11, 2010 03:12 PM

no no the rest of the world is sentenced NOT to live there. That's why the fence is there.

up_today_arch · May 10, 2010

Nice house! Good piece of architecture in this countrylike surrounding...

Architecture News · May 10, 2010

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that's what she · May 10, 2010

yes! great use of my favorite colors...B & W

bshi · May 10, 2010

no sense of being
very messy and unorganized
texture and color is awful
no sense of connection to the surrounding
in fact feels almost trapped in this meaningless space
just fidgeting around with small space
no big picture
pretentious version of modern architecture

exterior is nice though
looks cute for about 5 minutes
i wouldnt mind living next door to this house

ryan · May 10, 2010

great. i love it. way better than that cabin i just looked at. regardless of style

hannah · May 10, 2010

it's so my style. i love it! =D

shetu · May 10, 2010

It is a very good example of "Modern Architecture".

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