Diaphanous Renovation is a 2018 project by Idearch Studio located in Madrid, Spain for a musician. The fourth part of the architect’s Multiplying Architectures is presented in this 753 ft2 house. Working on a too dark and close preexistent estate, this house is renovated to create a representative and new identity with wooden structure and brick walls.
This house is located in a too dark and close preexistent estate, habitual of ground-level housings at the historical center in the project site. The only natural light that entering the house is through two windows that were supposed to give ventilation and light to the most house area.
The main goal of this project is eliminating all non-structural walls and liberating the previous spatial structure. From this goal, diaphaneity is the tool that the architect uses to introduce light to this house so the interior can be multiplied in the housing public area.
The most important traditional public functions in this house are fulfilled by the most important spaces such as living, dining, and kitchen. It also enjoys the multiplication of versatile and possible functions. The more private spaces such as closets, baths, and bedrooms are segregated and divided by contrast to the other part.
Renovating and bringing to life the most visual constructive elements are the final decision of the architect after a technical and detailed study of the house wooden existent structure. The elements can give a representative and new identity: the wooden structure and brick walls while the rest is pure white.
MULTIPLYING ARCHITECTURES (IV). Diaphanous Renovation
Photographer: Joaquín Mosquera