The renovation of an one-family housing in a plot between dividing of urban character, needs the analysis of the existing thing and his valuation as essential element that provides to the building of his character.
In the action one does not propose a project that wants to be imposed nor to dominate his environment, rather the conviviality and the respect is looked.
The insertion of an one-family housing, in a plot between dividing of urban character, which gives response to the functional current needs, needs of an important intervention, so much to distribution level as structural or of facilities.
In this respect, the offer incorporates as support, in the beginning of his reflection, the analysis of the existing thing and his valuation as essential element that provides to the building of his character. In the action one does not propose a project that wants to be imposed nor to dominate his environment, rather the conviviality and the respect is looked.
The intervention will be a free and singular reading both of the current moment and of the past, doing an interpretation of the existing material and a free and imaginative offer that will fuse past and present. On the one hand the reading of the buildings is respected and by other one there is chased the clear differentiation of the ancient thing and the new thing, using a clearly contemporary language.
The generating element and articulador of the set, the essence of the house, it is the court. The offer, it will turn therefore, concerning the recovery of the idea of the court as axis vertebrador concerning which one organizes the functioning of the housing.
For it one proposes the construction of two abstract volumes, respecting the exterior alignments, but breaking towards the interior, confiriéndole to this court a character of unit, which comes the essence from what was.
Thus, the volume of the housing is organized opening completely all his stays towards the court, in search of the necessary intimacy, as well as of an ideal relation with the exterior space.
The soleamiento also is a fundamental factor at the moment of organizing the housing, for it and bearing in mind that the hollows towards the court have north orientation, to achieve the entry of south light to the zone by day a great hollow is opened in the main face.
There is formed a building that integrates in his functionality a suitable balance between comfort, sustainability and energy efficiency.
Work: House in Silleda
Author: terceroderecha arquitectos [Jorge Álvarez Rúa – Laura Arias Pardo – Jose C. Álvarez Rodríguez]
Location: R/ Pontevedra 5. Silleda – Pontevedra – Spain
Photography: Baku Akazawa