Cadarso House / Guillermo Álvarez + fama(sss) + Ana Petra Moriyón

Cadarso House / Guillermo Álvarez + fama(sss) + Ana Petra Moriyón

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  • Lead Architects:Guillermo Álvarez, Jorge Borondo, Ana Petra Moriyón
  • Design Team:Guillermo Álvarez, Jorge Borondo, Ana Petra Moriyón
  • City:Madrid
  • Country:Spain
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Text description provided by the architects. When facing the project, the location and whereabouts were one of the main points of interest. Among the Oeste Park and Campo del Moro in Madrid, six blocks advance in a slope towards the Plaza de España. In between these blocks, a street on a ramp leads to the interior of one of them.

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Inside, a side street of brickwork facade displays several doors that lead into passing apartments. In such a particular neighbourhood, these doorsteps also act as hallways .

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Axonometric 01
Axonometric 01
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The owners were looking to transform the apartment into more versatile and indefinite spaces. In its original state the dramatically high ceilings suggested the idea of a vertical path inside the dwelling, in such a way as to continue with the ups and downs exhibited by the neighbourhood. Also, the carefully displayed bricks of both facades encouraged the possibility of a design strategy based on artisan expressions.

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The original intention was to project these impressions into the interior.

Once the existing conditions were reinforced and isolated, a metalic structure was installed in one of the main spaces in order to host a second floor. Also, both hygienes were separated in defined niches: the shower was located in the way that led to the kitchen and covered with yellow tiling whereas the toilet was covered with green tiling and located in the pathway towards the stairs that lead to the upper floor.

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1st level plan
1st level plan

Every volume that dealt with a change in level was built with exposed bricks and the original 

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Cite: "Cadarso House / Guillermo Álvarez + fama(sss) + Ana Petra Moriyón" [Casa Cadarso / Guillermo Álvarez + fama(sss) + Ana Petra Moriyón] 15 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/945191/cadarso-house-guillermo-alvarez-plus-fama-sss-plus-ana-petra-moriyon> ISSN 0719-8884

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