When Pascual Alberola and his associate went in search of a weekend home close to their residence in Valencia (Spain), they wished to keep away from the built-up Mediterranean shoreline. Whereas exploring a sheltered valley simply an hour and a half south of their metropolis, they stumbled upon a plot of land on a protected hillside zoned for agricultural use.
The land is roofed in cherry timber, the views of the Mediterranean are spectacular and neighbors listed here are sparse, however the largest constructing they may legally construct on their plot was an agricultural device shed, a “casa de aperros”. In order that they known as on architects Enproyecto Arquitectura to create a shelter throughout the most permitted dimension of 25 sq. meters (269 sq. toes) and construct them a device shed as a house.
“El refugio en La Vall de Laguar” (the refuge within the Laguar Valley) is arguably some of the beautiful device sheds ever constructed, however the small, stone construction would not name consideration to itself. Its native stone walls- constructed within the “dry” technique (with out concrete)- mimic the stone containing partitions of the encompassing fields. A lot of the home windows, aside from the big openings offering a view of the ocean, are tiny. So from a distance, the house resembles one more of the boulders dotting the mountainside.
Inside, the home takes a extra trendy flip with all white partitions and black-painted metal girders. To maximise area, the architects lofted the bed room although with out utilizing any assist columns downstairs, creating the sensation of a “flying bed room”. Additionally they created a thicker lateral wall the place they hid dozens of cupboards for “instruments” massive and small (cleansing and gardening tools, desk coverings and all kinds of storage). The wall additionally homes closets, a fire/oven and recessed home windows used as studying alcoves.
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