Apartment refurbishment in Elche. La casita de Marc

Apartment refurbishment in Elche. La casita de Marc

Architect
COR ASOCIADOS ARQUITECTOS

Luisa Marti Estudio de Arquitectura
Location
Elche, Spain
Category
Apartments
Cor Asociados Arquitectos & Luisa Martí Estudio

Apartment refurbishment in Elche. La casita de Marc

COR ASOCIADOS ARQUITECTOS as Architects

The extensions of the 60 and 70 of the Spanish cities are constituted by blocks of houses that little by little are reforming and rehabilitating. This is the goal of this project.


The house was divided into 9 small spaces: 4 rooms, 1 small living room, 1 dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 service gallery. Fulfilling the maxim of then that the apartments had to have many rooms. Given these distributions many times the architects who worked then projected blocks of houses with structures where pillars appeared in almost every separation between spaces.


For all these reasons, currently, when we have to intervene and update one of these homes, we find that one of the first premises of the client is that they would like to live in large spaces where they can develop their lives (very far, probably from the small rooms where they grew up). , which leads us to find spaces where the concrete pillars that were once disguised by the partition walls, today are elements that "are in the middle"


The architectural strategy that we use when dealing with these interventions often involves understanding the pillars as attractive architectural objects, and for that reason we stripped them of any wrapping and we worked the new interior distribution giving them priority. We do not paint them, we do not varnish them, we do not illuminate them, we only take concrete out of sight.


This is a Frenchified reform. The floors of oak in spike, the ceilings, the lighting, the continuity between spaces try to create a calm place, full of tranquility where to live and grow.

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