Principe's Box House by u+a arquitectura | urdesign magazine

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.

2 prinicpes box house by ua arquitectura Principes Box House by u+a arquitectura

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)

3 prinicpes box house by ua arquitectura Principes Box House by u+a arquitectura 4 prinicpes box house by ua arquitectura Principes Box House by u+a arquitectura 5 prinicpes box house by ua arquitectura Principes Box House by u+a arquitectura 6 prinicpes box house by ua arquitectura Principes Box House by u+a arquitectura 7 prinicpes box house by ua arquitectura Principes Box House by u+a arquitectura 8 prinicpes box house by ua arquitectura Principes Box House by u+a arquitectura

images © Héctor Santos-Díez

Recommended:

House in Quinta Patino by Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
Romsey Road by AR Design Studio Architects
Country Estate by Roger Ferris + Partners
Rail House Santpoort by Zecc Architecten + ZW6 Interiors
Deskontalia Store by VAUMM
HomeMade single family home by Bureau de Change
BIG & small House in Los Angeles by Anonymous Architects
House in Nada by Fujiwaramuro Architects
Lattice house by APOLLO Architects and Associates
JKC2 house in Singapore by ONG & ONG
White Cave House by Takuro Yamamoto Architects
The G House by Axelrod Architects + Pitsou Kedem Architects
Kabinett apartment by Septembre
Box House by 1:1 arquitetura:design
David Kohn Architects’ Carrer Avinyó awarded INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2013
Seaside House by Ultra Architects
M&M Residence by Arquitetura Bonina
SpY installs 150 fake cameras on building façade in Madrid
House of Stairs by Dellekamp Arquitectos
House in Balsthal by Pascal Flammer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

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=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Submit Your Work