LocationVilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
Architects in ChargeJordi Calbetó, Oriol Vañó
DeveloperSanta Eulàlia 17 SL
Construction ManagerJosep Massana
Text description provided by the architects. These Vilanova dwellings with load-bearing walls structure were initially defined as a disorganized house without hierarchies of spaces, where the stays on the center of the house were "punished" for its corridor, causing that the rooms were just open to the communal staircase and to a small inner courtyard.
Our proposal strikes the action in the center of the house, getting a "joint-space" that works as a studio, storage space, laundry room and kitchen.
The new spaces organization allowed us to locate the bedrooms on the north side and the living looking to the south. We worked opening visuals, linking the two opposite parts, and ordering the spaces for day and night uses on both sides of the equipped heart.
Thus preserving the original structure, we have made new doors, we dwindled circulation spaces and opened the house to the warm light of its south facade.
Walls modifications that we combined with small incisions as the entrance little bench, which backs off the corner of a bedroom and offers the user the balcony and the street overlooking, from the very first time that you access the house.