Garden House / HANGHAR

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  • Architects: HANGHAR
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Max Hart Nibbrig
  • Lead Architect: Eduardo Mediero
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Garden House / HANGHAR - Exterior Photography
© Max Hart Nibbrig

Text description provided by the architects. In a small village in the county of Cameros, La Rioja we find a very spe­cial house. Unlike the structures near­by, this house is defined by a monumen­tal, five-story high façade, composed of thick, stone walls and symmetrical openings. Each floor, which has the same distribution and dimensions, is connect­ed by a spiraling wooden staircase end­ing in a skylight that brings light in. On the ground floor of house, next to the village’s ravine, we find a narrow and long space, formerly used for stor­ing cattle and goods.

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Garden House / HANGHAR - Exterior Photography
© Max Hart Nibbrig

The project consists of the remod­eling of such space into an area for leisure and living alongside an adja­cent garden. It is for this reason that a humble, but effective, intervention is proposed, one in which the traces of the old stable coexist with the require­ments for contemporary dwelling. A sober concrete slab is introduced, in which a series of 10x10cm old tiles are inlaid. The window openings are expanded and aligned with the above balconies, allow­ing for natural light to fill the space, along with a large 2,5x2,5m opening that gives access to an adjacent alley.

Garden House / HANGHAR - Interior Photography
© Max Hart Nibbrig
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Garden House / HANGHAR - Interior Photography
© Max Hart Nibbrig

Next to one of the windows, an austere bench made out of plaster is built for the family to enjoy long summer nights. The cattle’s former drinker, a heavy, stone piece, is put on top of an articu­late brick structure, functioning as the space’s washbasin.

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© Max Hart Nibbrig

The exterior garden is solved with a sinuous colored-concrete platform that snakes alongside the existing vegeta­tion. The slab’s plane is elevated 15cm above the garden’s ground, allowing for a spatial continuity with the stable’s interior and generating an exterior do­mestic landscape that.

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© Max Hart Nibbrig

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Address:La Rioja, Spain

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Cite: "Garden House / HANGHAR" [Casa jardín / HANGHAR] 23 Aug 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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