Renovation of the Priorat / Atienza Maure Arquitectos
Context. The mission consists of the rehabilitation of a Castilian mansion from the s. XVI had burned in a fireplace in 2011. Solely the stone partitions, the staircase with a vault, and the voussoirs of the collapsed arches remained. The constructing had previously been used because the residence of the prior of the Monastery of Oña.
Gentle as materials. The north façade is buried by the unevenness of Calle Mayor, and the bottom ground was uninhabitable, with out pure mild or direct contact with the orchard on the south face.
The primary intention of the mission was to introduce this pure mild that was missing with out disturbing the historic stone facades an excessive amount of. It appeared to us that one of the best ways to do that was by 5 skylights that cross the intermediate flooring to the frequent areas on the bottom ground. These skylights open onto two massive atriums from the place parallel stairs run; the unique stone and a brand new metal and concrete one of many identical width. This enables configuring a sequence of areas on completely different ranges, illuminated from above and framed by stone and concrete arches.
Dualities. The following intention was to kind a mission primarily based on structural, materials, and spatial techniques just like the destroy that we had discovered, to generate that continuity with the pre-existing however clearly marking the next interventions. The brand new parts that don’t comprise analogies with the originals are handled as mild items of metal and wooden, with techniques that mix traction and compression as structural stability video games. The constructive options have been raised following the maxim of Adolf Loos of the architect as a mason who is aware of Latin, in a relentless dialogue with the employees of the area.
The phenomenological home. It’s a home that multiplies the routes, enhances cross-views and exploration, and fosters a playful and hedonistic expertise of area. Area with a number of qualities permits it to be always reappropriated with out being tied to a selected and closed operate.