Valdemorillo House Extension / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

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Architects: Padilla Nicás Arquitectos – Francisco José Padilla & Juan Manuel Nicás
Location: Urbanización El Paraíso, Valdemorillo, Madrid,
Collaborator: Isabel Colino
Structure: Alejandro Bernabéu & Jorge Bernabéu
Project Area: 180 sqm
Design Year: 2004-2005
Construction Year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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