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Single Family House in Molino de la Hoz / Mariano Molina Iniesta

  • 05:00 - 16 September, 2015
Single Family House in Molino de la Hoz / Mariano Molina Iniesta
Single Family House in Molino de la Hoz / Mariano Molina Iniesta, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán + 44

  • Collaborators

    José Luis Zabala de Lope, Enrique Sánchez Vázquez
  • Quantity surveying and health and safety project

    Juan José Herranz Calleja
  • Construction chief architect

    Mariano Molina Iniesta
  • Construction supervisor and health and safety coordinator

    Juan José Herranz Calleja
  • Builder

    IE Sodelor
  • Construction Manager

    Francisco Hernández
  • Construction Foreman

    Ignacio Bellón
  • Aluminum framing

    Technal (Aluminios San Nicolás)
  • Brick Manufacturer

    Cerámicas Manuel Torres
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© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

Text description provided by the architects. On a sloping plot with privileged views, we were asked to build a house essentially on one level, in which the kitchen had to be an outstanding element.

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

With these premises, along with the desire to capture, as far as possible, the surrounding open space, the house was organized around two courts: one called the sun patio, oriented towards east and south, where the pool is located, and the shadow patio, facing north, more intimate and informal; the kitchen serves as a connecting element, participating simultaneously from both of them.

Second floor plan
Second floor plan

The pool, transformed into a pond, extends right to its edge and aims to enliven it with a constant play of reflections.

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

The living area, which occupies the central position of the scheme, opens towards the sun patio and revolves around a huge hanging fireplace, which defines two distinct areas. Surrounded by a skylight and an impluvium shaped roof, at noon the fireplace becomes a large lantern that illuminates the whole central area. Finally, the bedrooms are grouped into two volumes which soar over the lower part of the site and dominate the landscape as watchtowers.

Longitudinal Section 1
Longitudinal Section 1
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
Cross Section 2
Cross Section 2

Constructively, rough textures and presence of matter were sought: the dominant materials are a slightly granulated concrete below ground level and masonry of handmade bricks above it. From the street, the latter appears as a substantially continuous skin, punctuated only occasionally by lattices made of the same kind of brick.

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

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Cite: "Single Family House in Molino de la Hoz / Mariano Molina Iniesta" 16 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/773634/single-family-house-in-molino-de-la-hoz-mariano-molina-iniesta/> ISSN 0719-8884

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