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Single Family House / Irisarri Piñera Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Single Family House / Irisarri Piñera Arquitectos
Single Family House / Irisarri Piñera Arquitectos, © Hector Santos Díez
© Hector Santos Díez

© Hector Santos Díez © Hector Santos Díez © Hector Santos Díez © Hector Santos Díez + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    O Casal, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jesús Irisarri Castro, Guadalupe Piñera Manso
  • Structural

    Ibinco S.L.
  • Mecanical

    Exinor S.L.
  • Building Manager

    Guadalupe Piñera Manso, Jesus Irisarri Castro
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Manuel Taboada Acevedo, Ana Cal Conde
  • Area

    290.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Hector Santos Díez
© Hector Santos Díez

Text description provided by the architects. Wandering, living, capturing moments. A series of pre-existences, petrous rests of an old , tradicional-farming structure; a table under the leafy glicinea, that has greeted meals and family reunions troughout decades, and the nearby pool; they all become the origin and the plot that set the space bound to be a living place. Also, a sloping terrain garnished with small terraces, an auburn that grew up sheltered from the ruins and the experience of life in the parcel, the sun's haul at a southwest-facing valley, the heat in those long days of summer, the wish of light for the late fall. Those every-day little moments.

© Hector Santos Díez
© Hector Santos Díez

It is a matter of experiencing through the generation of a continuum of intermediate spaces newly built that link the ruins, three pieces grouped in line, and bring together their diverse condition and character that gives them their position-orientation, to provide the project with complementary areas in addition to those news ones previously  proposed. In this way we explore the manner they generate different sets of filter control, climate, light or privacy; as a system of joints that connect landscapes and moments.

© Hector Santos Díez
© Hector Santos Díez

The most private areas are disposed with some independence at the ends and between them a continuous space wraps adapting to the topography. The previous character of the ruins' spaces, more introverted, contribute to the domestic area with those most intimate moments that contrast with the exterior in the reconstructed region, as well as open courtyards where the walls and ruin process had generated them.

© Hector Santos Díez
© Hector Santos Díez

The remains of the existing building are treated as ruin consolidating the masonry walls by cladding concrete that continues as slab evoking the original volume,  and thus emphasizing the private nature of the ancient construction.

© Hector Santos Díez
© Hector Santos Díez

A concrete slab that mimics the topography of the area, wheatherizes and defines the continuous space,  with a slight enclosure of specialized layers that performs as an active membrane, with diverse compositions depending on their orientation and high capacity for handling and further processing by the users.

© Hector Santos Díez
© Hector Santos Díez

The offset of the sealing layers as well as the one of the slabs with them creates ephemeral spaces at the will of the people.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

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Cite: "Single Family House / Irisarri Piñera Arquitectos" 19 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884