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PilMa House / Azootea

  • 01:00 - 16 January, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
PilMa House / Azootea
PilMa House / Azootea, © Paula Arroyo
© Paula Arroyo

© Paula Arroyo © Paula Arroyo © Paula Arroyo © Paula Arroyo + 16

  • Architects

    Berta González Salinero, Alegría Zorrilla Miras
  • Location

    Valdilecha, Spain
  • Project Area

    236.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Paula Arroyo
© Paula Arroyo

Text description provided by the architects. The site is located on the edge of the urban area, in a lot with steep slopes and natural caves. The proposal responds to this boundary condition: Firstly a system of concatenated walls and concrete slabs break and compensate the pressure of the earth, and take advantage of its thermal inertia like the caves in the area.

© Paula Arroyo
© Paula Arroyo

Furthermore, a light wooden structure sets the friendly and urban part of the intervention. Thus, the first floor houses the damp program, kitchen and bathrooms, while the second contains the dry program, living area and bedrooms.


The dwelling is closed to its nearby environment turning to a courtyard, which is the central space of the house, ensuring lighting and cross ventilation in all rooms, and functions as expansion space for the house during the warmer months. However, the house opens into the distant landscape through the roof garden.

© Paula Arroyo
© Paula Arroyo

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Cite: "PilMa House / Azootea" [CASA PilMa / Azootea] 16 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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