Proa House / GÓmez & GOrshkova

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Cortelazor, Spain
  • Technical Architect: Raúl Ruiz Castilleja
  • Blacksmith: Jesús Mateos
  • Client: Carlos María Gómez González
  • Architect In Charge: Carlos Gómez Sos
  • City: Cortelazor
  • Country: Spain
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Proa House / GÓmez & GOrshkova - Windows
© Jesús Granada

«Everything that the forests, rivers or the air do / Fits amongst the walls that believe to enclose the room»
Jules Supervielle

Proa House / GÓmez & GOrshkova - Windows, Beam
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This recreational house is built on an old majada, as stone sheds are known in the Sierra de Aracena, auxiliary buildings that serve as pantry, chicken coop or for storing implements. It is for this reason that they are usually located on the edge of villages, closer to the rich orchards, like those bordering Cortelazor. The building we found here was a soon to be ruin that had fallen into disuse long ago.

Proa House / GÓmez & GOrshkova - Door, Beam
© Jesús Granada
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Proa House / GÓmez & GOrshkova - Table, Windows, Chair, Beam
© Jesús Granada

The small building stands on the complex pentagonal geometry that resulted from property changes generation after generation. Reconciling the difficult spatial conditions with the requirements of reasonable living standards represented the main challenge. Under the strong influence of the tight plot limits, the adopted strategy solves the project with very simple resources. Starting with the layout, for which the subsidiary uses (toilets, heating, kitchen, storage, stairs...) are located towards the perimeter, thus releasing a clear domestic centrality that is occupied by the kitchen in the livable basement, the living room downstairs and the bedroom and study upstairs.This arrangement gives the building its characteristic pierced shell image, a protected area that does noy restrict to interiority, but opens with generous windows to the depth of the landscape. Hills and valleys are welcome into the domestic warmth, lending its immensity to the bosom of a humble home. Perhaps this is its greatest ambition, otherwise the inhabiting experience seeks no more than a renewed vita simplex built around food, rest and conversation.

Proa House / GÓmez & GOrshkova - Windows, Facade
© Jesús Granada

Beyond the strict regulatory architectural requirements in place the project lies on the extensive common ground shared by popular architecture and contemporary taste. Our present understanding of the traditional aesthetic floor translates, once more, in an eulogy to simplicity, manifested in a palette made just of wood, roof tile, clay and the ubiquitous white.

Constructive Section

Proa house is the first finished sample of a management model aimed at recovering small obsolescent buildings and provide their owners with modern affordable homes in places of environmental quality.

Proa House / GÓmez & GOrshkova - Windows
© Jesús Granada

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Cite: "Proa House / GÓmez & GOrshkova" 06 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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