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House Transformation in Lavapiés / KRI

House Transformation in Lavapiés / KRI

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  • Architects: KRI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  441 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Pablo Gómez Ogando
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Finsa, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Persianas Barcelona, Robert McNeel & Associates
  • Lead Architect : Gonzalo Peña
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© Pablo Gómez Ogando
© Pablo Gómez Ogando

Text description provided by the architects. The apartment is located on the ground floor of a building and opens onto a large patio between party walls. According to the plan of Madrid by Tomas Lopez in 1785, the apartment building is built on top of a former lead factory in the old industrial zone in the district of Lavapiés. During the construction of the new residential building in 1920, part of the structure and slabs from the factory were recycled for reuse in the ground floor of the new building.

© Pablo Gómez Ogando
© Pablo Gómez Ogando

© Pablo Gómez Ogando
© Pablo Gómez Ogando

The recently realized apartment transformation removes partition walls and false plaster ceilings, revealing the previously concealed Catalan vaults and amplifying the living space.

© Pablo Gómez Ogando
© Pablo Gómez Ogando

The main space contains the kitchen, dining, and living room programs in a single, open space.  The kitchen functions as a place for socializing, and challenges the traditional hierarchy of kitchen as an enclosed, service space.  

© Pablo Gómez Ogando
© Pablo Gómez Ogando

This subversion is highlighted through the fabrication of single, polished brass kitchen piece, which reflects and illuminates the central living area.  New wall openings in the facade establish an interior-exterior relationship, further expanding the use of the living space for inhabitants.

© Pablo Gómez Ogando
© Pablo Gómez Ogando

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Address:Lavapies neighborhood, Madrid, Spain

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Cite: "House Transformation in Lavapiés / KRI" [Transformación de vivienda en patio de medianera de Lavapiés / KRI] 27 Jun 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/964011/house-transformation-in-lavapies-kri> ISSN 0719-8884

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