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Saavedra House / Juan Alberto Morillas Martín + Francisco Salvador Granados

  • 01:00 - 3 March, 2013
Saavedra House / Juan Alberto Morillas Martín + Francisco Salvador Granados
© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

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Text description provided by the architects. This site was a 750m2 irregular plot in Retamar, a low density residential area some distance from the city centre. It had planning permission for 1 story at ground level with a maximum surface area of 150 m2. The owners however, were interested in constructing to double this allowed surface.

Saavedra House / Juan Alberto Morillas Martín + Francisco Salvador Granados, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

The solution was to excavate a large patio one full storey high. Over this a round and simple volume is planted that complies with the regulations and which stresses the idea of a box supported at the sides.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

The entrance to the house and the bedrooms are built into the storey at ground level. The basement level is dedicated to an open living space which faces the excavated patio. A double height area links the two levels creating a space that articulates the house.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

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Cite: "Saavedra House / Juan Alberto Morillas Martín + Francisco Salvador Granados" 03 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/337047/saavedra-house-juan-alberto-morillas-martin-francisco-salvador-granados/> ISSN 0719-8884