Aguirre House in Bayona / Carrascal•Blas

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Architects: Carrascal•Blas Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Aguirre House in Bayona / Carrascal•Blas Photographs Year:  Aguirre House in Bayona / Carrascal•BlasSave this projectSaveAguirre House in Bayona / Carrascal•Blas Spain Photographs:  Lluís CasalsProject Management Collaboration:Manuel MonroyBuilding Management Assistant:Beatriz ArcasBuilding Company:AcDc C.b.Carpenters:Melo Otero S.L.Client:Mercedes Aguirre Enríquez, Paula CarrascalArchitect In Charge:Sergio Martín Blas, Gabriel CarrascalCity:BaionaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lluìs CasalsText description provided by the architects. The dimensional constraints of the existing structure (the plot measuring only 4x9m) prompted the conception of this house in historic downtown Bayona (Pontevedra, Spain) as a spatial sequence of relatively autonomous rooms, defined by variations in their proportions, the geometry and layout of their ceilings, and a diversity of materials. The different arrangements of oak wood, and the contrast between the paved surfaces of polished concrete, tiling, white marble and wood, result altogether in a fragmented interior which is thus illusively expanded, while embodying the distinctive intimacy of domestic space.Save this picture!© Lluìs CasalsOak wood is the dominant, unifying material. Its extensive use allows for an understanding of the “small house” as a “big piece of furniture”, in which compartments, drawers and doors proliferate. A system of wooden lintels defines the divisions between compartments. On the upper floor, the lintels support a series of pyramidal ceilings which emphasize the autonomy of each room and expand its inner height. This solution includes light niches and skylights, which evoke the so-called lumieiras, a typical element of vernacular architecture in Galicia. At ground level a repetitive system of joists rest on the main lintels. The space between two joists is equal to its section, thus making a strong floor structure which, again, allows for the vertical expansion of the interior. Moreover, the wooden joists and lintels are structurally connected to a layer of reinforced concrete which supports the heating “carpets” for the upper floor: electric radiant cable underneath a cement tiling.Save this picture!© Lluìs CasalsSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Lluìs CasalsThe warm, wooden interior contrasts with the hard coldness of the exterior, characterized by the existing golden granite walls. The new exterior elements (cornice, door, shutters, latticework, ventilation shafts, etc) stem from a continuity with the old building’s construction logic, and were used to set the tone for the whole intervention. By that continuity it is revealed the priority given in this project in particular to “coherence” as a goal in architectural refurbishment, beyond “style” and “taste”.Save this picture!© Lluìs CasalsSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Lluìs CasalsProject gallerySee allShow lessAR Issues: Past Imperfect, Future TenseArticlesFull Scale Studio Completes Rolling House in SwedenArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img 2014 “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Baiona, Spain “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© Lluìs Casals+ 20 Share Houses 2014 CopyAbout this officeCarrascal•BlasOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBaionaHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSpainPublished on May 12, 2015Cite: “Aguirre House in Bayona / Carrascal•Blas” 12 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more