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Graham and Angus House / DTR_studio architects

  • 05:00 - 20 November, 2016
Graham and Angus House / DTR_studio architects
Graham and Angus House / DTR_studio architects, © Cris Beltran
© Cris Beltran

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Gaucin, Malaga, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Jose Miguel Vázquez, Jose María Olmedo
  • Area

    190.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

  • Constructor

    CRISEBA S.L.
  • Construction Management

    DTR / Javier Berdugo
  • Collaborators

    Claudia Gutierrez / Alba Márquez
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Cris Beltran
© Cris Beltran

Text description provided by the architects. It is one of the most difficult Project we have developed in our studio . But thanks to our amazing clients and the effort of the builder company, the result has been fantastic.

© Cris Beltran
© Cris Beltran
© Cris Beltran
© Cris Beltran

The process has lasted four years, because the project has been growing over time. The original request was to extend their home with the annexed plot on the left. We had to keep the old house and add a new one. Furthermore we did not have any views. So we developed a quiet project, inspired in the popular architecture, adding a new volume with no noise. Just the gesture of a double height window, with tropical wood, versus the white volume. 

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Just before starting the work  on site, the plot above us was on sale. It was the chance to get vistas and propose a more ambitious project . We advised to the clients to demolish the original house, so we could project a global project with no restrictions. They accepted the challenge with no doubt.

© Cris Beltran
© Cris Beltran

The higher plot (the last added to the puzzle) will be the living area. The  pool will be stand in the free ground space available. The rest of the outdoor area is the roof of the night area. The bedrooms are below the terrace, sited in the first project plot. In the ground level, just below the bedrooms , there is an apartment for guests. The stairs will be the element  which will sort the puzzle . This importance is highlighted with the skylight – bay window

© Cris Beltran
© Cris Beltran

The Project is concluded with a overlook terrace on the roof  of the living area. This space plays just with white planes,so common in Andalucian popular architecture, integrating the house with the neighborhood  . 

© Cris Beltran
© Cris Beltran

The entrance to the house is across a Andalucian patio. This traditional space prepares us to get into the heart of the house and the visual explosion that follow  it . After the living room , we can see the stairs area, lighted with an old brick jalousie . The night area recover the original project facade , keeping the  image of a traditional house, except the double height window .

© Cris Beltran
© Cris Beltran

The efficient concept has been present during the project development . We have proposed a outdoor insulation, the best system to get the highest levels of insulation, and allows us to use the traditional white plaster .

© Cris Beltran
© Cris Beltran

The materials election has looked for to strengthen the integration with the context : White plaster, old brick jalousie, continuous concrete floors, tropical wood windows …

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Cite: "Graham and Angus House / DTR_studio architects" [Casa Graham y Angus / DTR_studio architects] 20 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799506/cesco-dtr-studio-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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