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House in Barrio del Carmen / Hugo Mompó Architecture + Juan Grau

  • 03:00 - 31 July, 2015
House in Barrio del Carmen / Hugo Mompó Architecture + Juan Grau
House in Barrio del Carmen / Hugo Mompó Architecture + Juan Grau, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio + 17

© Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

Text description provided by the architects. This house is located within a three-storey building in the old quarter of Valencia, built in 1900. The project entails the reconstruction of the old roof and the demolition of all interior walls, leaving the interior empty and spacious.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The new roof is restored to its original condition with the use of Arabic curved tiles, revealing the interior wooden beams and ceramic tiles. The soffit, which was previously hidden by a false ceiling, has now become the main feature of the house.

© Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

Hoping to create maximum natural light, two levels are created, the lower for living and the upper for sleeping, connected by a staircase that aims to be a simple steel sculpture.

© Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

The house is a flexible environment, with the possibility of having one continuous space or various compartmentalised spaces, according to the needs of its occupants. Wood is the predominant material in this project and a single piece of furniture, also made of wood, provides all the storage that the house needs.

© Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

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Cite: "House in Barrio del Carmen / Hugo Mompó Architecture + Juan Grau" 31 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771078/house-in-barrio-del-carmen-hugo-mompo-architecture-plus-juan-grau/> ISSN 0719-8884

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