Located in Miraflores, Muros, Spain, this rehabilitation project is completed by Fuertespenedo Arquitectos in 2018. It is a 264 m² single-family home on a steep plot that was originally composed of two attached volumes. The project proposal for A Single-Family Home Rehabilitation in Miraflores is based on the understanding of the place, supported by original stone volumes and warm interiors that considered as a fluid space.
This house is located in a small rural core of traditional character formed by a large number of granaries and a set of stone houses. It sits on a steep plot that was composed of two attached volumes respond to the traditional scheme of Galician housing. This scheme is about stable main spaces and a kitchen with the oven and the stone cooler. With the passage of time, a series of modifications are made that distort its character and a third volume is added.
There are three volumes adapt to the slope, protected from the strong winds and close to the Muros awesome views. This gives rise to a compartmentalized interior, of dark and small spaces. The proposal for this project consists of the materiality of the stone, the pre-existing housing, the scale of the rural nucleus, and also the 180º views of the estuary or the sunlight that have been considered. While the idea of this project is to highlight its identity with a fluid interior space bathed in light.
The original stone volumes are maintained in their form, replacing the third added volume for a new volume of concrete to complete the built set due to its scarce interest. With the stone facades, the original spaces can be kept and there are also large windows in the new volume that opens onto the awesome views of the estuary with oriented positions.
Sincere use of materials can limit the stone maintenance with exposed concrete and Zinc introduction that unifies the roofs. The three skylights of different dimensions are also created to bath dining rooms space, the old space of the stables, and the shower space with enough lights. While the interior travels through different rooms and heights with a unique character of each space.
With the scale, visual connections, and light, creating a continuous spatial system is possible. This system structures the house’s spatial experience. The wood, Galician pine, becomes the only material that unifies all interiors of the house and it provides warmth, reinforcing the new home idea.
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Photographer: Héctor Santos-Díez