Spanish structure studio Agora Arquitectura remodeled a derelict brick constructing right into a sturdy base for a raised timber residence and dubbed the construction ‘Home on a Brick Base’ – fairly appropriately. The house is positioned on the outskirts of Barcelona on an agricultural web site that accommodated a device shed, and a small red-brick constructing.

Designer: Agora Arquitectura

The device shed and the red-brick constructing had been dilapidated when the architects had been delivered to the positioning. To deliver some life to the positioning, the studio fully renovated and rejuvenated the brick constructing and prolonged it throughout the panorama. “On the backside of the positioning, a small constructing in ruins invited us to construct a brand new residence, recalling outdated methods of constructing as a substitute,” stated studio co-founder Joan Casals Pañella. The constructing’s shell was included with two perpendicular brick partitions, that create a T-shape, and divide the inside, whereas additionally supporting the timber constructing above.

A perforated brick wall has been positioned across the boundary of the positioning, and exterior brick staircases built-in into the sloped panorama, to attach the varied ranges of the constructing. “A ramp, which permits entry to the decrease degree of the terrain, or stairs hidden behind the openwork wall, enable for a ceremonious ascent in the direction of the constructed inside,” stated Pañella. “Following the steps lets guests uncover a 100-year-old olive tree that invitations them into the realm in entrance of the principle door,” he continued.

A raised backyard has been built-in onto the highest of the pre-existing construction, with the brand new quantity positioned adjoining to it. The newer constructing was constructed utilizing prefabricated cross-laminated timber, and clad in whitewashed cork – a sustainable alternative of supplies. Enormous home windows with timber frames and exterior blinds mark the higher degree. The rooms of the home have been unfold out over the 2 storeys, which can be linked through a metal spiral staircase. The staircase is overshadowed by a big skylight on the highest, which permits pure mild to freely stream into the house.

“The sunshine additionally reaches the brick portion of the home,” stated Pañella. “It takes benefit of the opening within the spiral staircase, answerable for connecting the constructed ranges, and it’s the place the brick wall of the plinth will be acknowledged from the rooms above,” he concluded.

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