AZ404 House renovation

AZ404 House renovation

Architect
RUIZ PARDO - NEBREDA
Location
Madrid, Spain | View Map
Category
Private Houses
Jesús Granada
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersVelux
ManufacturersJung HQ
Kitchen AppliancesBosch
Ceramic tilesCinca
TextileSerge Ferrari

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
by Jung HQ
Kitchen Appliances
by Bosch
Ceramic tiles
by Cinca
Textile

AZ404 House renovation

RUIZ PARDO - NEBREDA as Architects

The project integrally reforms a semi-detached house on the outskirts of Madrid, which consists of three levels and a garden terrace. Due to the limitations imposed by the community of owners in which it stands, the project maintains the external envelope and it only transforms its interior through an intervention that redefines the idea of furniture beyond the object.

Caption

The project takes the condition of the material as the guiding thread of the intervention, and uses the same plywood boards to resolve the stairs, tables, benches, cabinets, kitchen, and floorings among other elements, all of them integrated into the different architectural supports. This uniform yet discontinuous material condition brings unity and warmth to the project while defining an interior envelope of its own that is distinguished from the support of the existing dwelling. A clear difference is therefore established between the building support with an abstract, white materiality and the superimposed wooden element that activates the different uses of the studio dwelling.

Caption

The project is organised on three levels on which all the original partitions have been eliminated in order to give greater spatial continuity on each one of them, as well as between the different floors. On the lower level, with direct access from the street, is a studio space. However, the mobile arrangement of its tables allows this space to be configured as a games area, a guest space or even a garage. The intermediate level also has direct access from the street and an outdoor terrace. This floor houses the communal living and kitchen areas. It houses a small nucleus with a toilet whose external envelope is composed of a system of doors and shelves that resolve storage issues. The position of this piece articulates the space of this level around it, which also integrates a large table that acts as the main meeting space of the house.

Caption

On the upper level the existing partitions were also eliminated and two large identical spaces were established with a nucleus of lavatories between them. The two rooms are identical in surface area with the intention of breaking down the traditional hierarchy of room sizes according to their user. Between the two rooms there is an intermediate space that avoids the idea of a corridor and becomes a living space with folding tables, lit from above through a skylight in the roof that has been placed above the staircase of the dwelling. This intermediate space on the upper floor can be used as a study or play area or as a small potting garden thanks to the amount of natural light it receives. 

Caption

Read story in Español

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Nature, character, and transparency form create a harmonic balance that characterizes this latest house by the Garcés de Seta Bonet
4 Aug 2022 News
Nature, character, and transparency form create a harmonic balance that characterizes this latest house by the Garcés de Seta Bonet

Surrounded by nature and with a broad view over Catalonia's Costa Brava landscape, Garcés de... More

Les Grandes Terres reconstruction and extension project brings a sophisticated urbanity to its Paris neighbourhood
4 Aug 2022 News
Les Grandes Terres reconstruction and extension project brings a sophisticated urbanity to its Paris neighbourhood

Adding to the urbanity of a Paris neighbourhood, this project by Hesters-Oyon Architectes involves t... More

BLAF architecten experiment through their dynamic House hkZ design with the essential components of the single-family home
4 Aug 2022 News
BLAF architecten experiment through their dynamic House hkZ design with the essential components of the single-family home

Belgian practice BLAF architecten is known for exploring complex housing sustainability, affordabili... More

Sculptural, flower-shaped Holland Casino Venlo by MVSA Architects displays a colourful, interactive facade
4 Aug 2022 News
Sculptural, flower-shaped Holland Casino Venlo by MVSA Architects displays a colourful, interactive facade

Located close to the German border, Holland Casino Venlo is a flower-shaped, sculptural building by... More

Seichii Yamada & Associates reimagine the traditional Japanese house in a striking silver façade
3 Aug 2022 News
Seichii Yamada & Associates reimagine the traditional Japanese house in a striking silver façade

Located in Shizuoka city in Japan, House in Nishichiyoda designed by Seichii Yamada & Associates... More

Sigurd Larsen designs a black timber-clad cabin that resonates with Nature
3 Aug 2022 News
Sigurd Larsen designs a black timber-clad cabin that resonates with Nature

Danish Architect Sigurd Larsen designs a tiny cabin retreat in collaboration with Berlin-based hospi... More

Making infrastructure do more: MVRDV and StudioPOD complete One Green Mile in Mumbai
3 Aug 2022 News
Making infrastructure do more: MVRDV and StudioPOD complete One Green Mile in Mumbai

Recently completed in Mumbai, the One Green Mile project by MVRD and StudioPOD transforms a series o... More

John McAslan + Partners take a ‘Fabric First’ approach to the renovation and enhancement of Glasgow’s celebrated Burrell Collection building
3 Aug 2022 News
John McAslan + Partners take a ‘Fabric First’ approach to the renovation and enhancement of Glasgow’s celebrated Burrell Collection building

Glasgow’s Burrell Collection includes 9,000 works of fine and decorative arts spanning 600 yea... More