Principe’s Box House by u+a arquitectura

Category: Houses Published on 18 Jan, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

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.

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images © Héctor Santos-Díez


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