My Normal Residence / h3o architects
Upcycling of a Modernist home in Gracia. Upcycling is a sustainable pattern within the vogue world that consists of giving new life to what already exists by enhancing and benefiting from all of the elements that make up the ingredient in query. In structure, this idea is predicated not solely on reusing to enhance the performance of the thing but additionally on reworking to reinforce new spatial and aesthetic attributes.
Upcycling with heritage respect. The Poch household has all the time lived in the identical home since its building on the finish of the nineteenth century. Situated on the finish of Pasaje Frigola, the home has undergone a number of transformations which have mutilated it. Initially conceived as a summer season home amongst gardens, it has turn out to be boxed in between tall buildings, dropping its yard within the Nineteen Sixties when a big house constructing was constructed, protecting it eclipsed.
Thus, whereas its environment have modified to constrict it, its inside has maintained the unique spatial configuration: the lounge, eating room, and kitchen within the again – beforehand dealing with a big backyard and now drowned and darkish – and the bedrooms within the entrance, sustaining their connection to the entry patio.
Marta, the brand new era of the Poch household, is planning to proceed the household custom by residing of their longtime dwelling. To enhance it, she requests to recuperate the misplaced enjoyment of the outside, preserving the heritage worth and benefiting from its components.
Room sport. We inverted the home in order that the residing room-dining room recovers its hyperlink with the outside. We up to date the spatiality by way of a sequence of openings that, like giant steps between rooms, configure a single fluid area able to preserving the essence of the outdated rooms due to the respect for the ceilings, flooring, and partitions.
Upcycling of the entrance space – the kitchen as an activator. The kitchen is the protagonist of this new articulation between the rooms open to the backyard. The home act of cooking and sharing is emphasised in an inside open to the backyard that values the character of the home. The kitchen is raised on legs above the hydraulic pavement, highlighting the continuity between the outdated rooms.
We activate the magnificence of the lavatory by discovering the peak of the unique ceiling, beforehand hidden. The cream colours of the intervention flip blue within the water expertise, coiled across the unique arch.
Upcycling of the again space – Thriller as an expertise. We improve the spatial expertise with the thriller induced by a brand new set of doorways that follows the unique shapes, with steps and home windows that might have all the time been there. We give new life to 2 doorways, transfer a half-moon, and reduce the surplus to supply two new symmetrical doorways, behind which the lavatory and entry to the rooftop are hidden. Thus, the again of the home, shady and hidden, takes on a brand new id decided by the thriller aroused by the stress between the completely different steps and kinds. We dynamize and rework the longtime home right into a dynamic dwelling prepared for its new life.