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Valdemorillo House Extension / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

  • Architects: Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
  • Location: Urbanización El Paraíso, Valdemorillo, Madrid, Spain
  • Architects:  Padilla Nicás Arquitectos – Francisco José Padilla & Juan Manuel Nicás
  • Collaborator:  Isabel Colino
  • Structure:  Alejandro Bernabéu & Jorge Bernabéu
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

From the architect. The project is an extension of a single family home located next to the Valmayor reservoir with a small pavilion and terrace oriented towards the water.

Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

The integration of the new building with the existing comes as a result of the sloping roofs, while the laminated wood structural frames distinguish it as different. This 'light' construction seeks to make a transition between the original house and the surrounding landscape.

Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

The project is hardly visible from the entry walkway, except for the gables that project slightly, finally becoming apparent from the interior of the parcel.

Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

The structure consists of prefabricated laminate wood frames. They were assembled on site and painted white to blend with the exisiting house. The assembly at each joint employs a steel plate sandwiching the web of each frame and bolted from the exterior.

Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
Courtesy of Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
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