Principe’s Box House by u+a arquitectura

Category: Houses Published on 18 Jan, 2013 Tags: , , , ,
1-prinicpes-box-house-by-ua-arquitectura

Principe’s Box House is a rehabilitation project of a 53 sqm apartment for a young couple in Pontevedra designed by Spanish studio u+a arquitectura. The apartment, located in the top floor of a building of 1910, was originally divided into five rooms, besides a very reduced kitchen, a bathroom and a storage space under cover with a maximum height of 1.50 m.

To improve the habitability and spaciousness of dwelling, the interior was emptied. Interior divisions were eliminated, as well as the ceiling which covered the original wooden triangle beams. In order to do so, it is decided to concentrate the more technical uses in a simple and light structure. Around it, the rest of spaces flow being, at the same time, visually isolated.

To materialize this idea architects have realized a wooden box that holds the kitchen, WC, laundry, sinks area, shower and a small closet. This wooden piece was conceived as a piece of furniture. It was built in maple wood as a tribute to the owner’s love for Spanish guitars, usually made of this material.

As this was a rehabilitation work it was considered important to maintain a reference to the past, discovering what already existed placing it in a new context of time but keeping its essence and history. Existing elements and constructive systems were recovered.

(Click images for full size photos)

images © Héctor Santos-Díez

Recommended:

House MJ by Kombinat Arhitekti
Ipera 25 by Alataş Architecture & Consulting
Tepoztlan Lounge by Cadaval & Sola-Morales
Garden House by Joaquín Alvado Bañón
Grow by APOLLO Architects & Associates
Quinta dos Alcoutins by GGLL Atelier
Résidence Nguyen in Montréal by Atelier Moderno
House in Konan by Coo Planning
Casagrande Laboratory: Apelle house
De Wet 34 Residence in Cape Town by SAOTA + OKHA
Prophylactic rain that doesn’t wet anything by Luzinterruptus
Summerhouse Lagnö by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Espace St-Denis by Anne Sophie Goneau
The house of Mr. Simon by Mathieu Noël & Élodie Bonnefous
De Beauvoir House by Scott Architects
House with a Large Hipped Roof by Naoi Architecture & Design Office
House WZ2 by Bernd Zimmermann, Ludwigsburg
Grove Towers: 3XN unveils its first project in Mumbai, India
Catch The Views House by LAND Arquitectos
All I Own House in Madrid by PKMN Architectures

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


five + = 8

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

 

Submit Your Work