House Refurbishment in Seville Historic Center / Harald Schönegger + Inmaculada González

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  402
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Fernando Alda
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Saint-Gobain, Astiglass, Talleres Vazquez, Vercar S.L., Vivieros Olimpia S.L.
  • Construction: Eric Desmons S.L.
  • Structural Calculation: Tedeco Ingenieros
  • City: Seville
  • Country: Spain
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Text description provided by the architects. Among the irregular dividing walls in a narrow and barren old town, an old and abandoned house is being recovered. It includes a first original division with some precarious additions that were randomly attached later on.

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Ground floor plan
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In contrast to the previous unclear sectioning and aiming to a unique family house program, the lec- ture of the historical fragment is trying to be understood through the formation of a first refurbished division plus a new sectioning into two different parts. Moreover, sharp volumes are ordered, for the only contention of air and light. In addition, the project aims to include some of the green spaces which were lost in the city environment; therefore, it is conceived as a vessel containing huge trees, covering the roofs, terraces and courtyards with vegetation at different levels.

© Fernando Alda
First floor plan
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At the same time, history, present and outdoor green areas merge in an open and unified domestic habitat. For this purpose, the first internal inner wall is diluted with a long structural beam bearing the wood slab, and transparent smooth skins blurring the limits create new courtyards .

© Fernando Alda

The alternation of void and simple spaces, with a double north-south facade allows crossed ventila- tion and sunlight, which are almost absent in the historical center. Together with an architecture that aims to be friendly and sustainable, the biological evolution of deciduous plants filters and tempers the local climate, introducing inside the house the tones of all seasons.

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Cite: "House Refurbishment in Seville Historic Center / Harald Schönegger + Inmaculada González" [Rehabilitación de una Vivienda en el casco Histórico de Sevilla / Harald Schönegger + Inmaculada González] 28 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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