Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Restoration Of Son Canoves Houses By Duch Piza Arquitectos & Iciar De Basterrechea
August 29th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: DUCH PIZA ARQUITECTOS
Restoration of a group of “casas de possessió” (local country houses) from the CXIX, of thin, rectangular plan, and three stories in the central area, which decrease in steps on the sides, forming terraces that overlook the surrounding gardens of the house. Later this garden was transformed into a public space, totally independent of the building, which was in an abandoned state.
The restoration of the building combines two programs, Community Centre and Library. The first one occupies the ground floor and first floor. The effort is aimed at linking the building again to its old gardens: on the ground floor multipurpose rooms are placed at the ends, opening to courtyards located in continuity with the public space. On the main floor terraces are restored and the halls open to them, forming a balcony over the gardens. External stairs communicate these spaces.
MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS.
The library occupies the upper floor. Its wooden structure was reinforced, shortening its span with lent beams and pillars, forming a framework through which natural light filters from a central skylight. This light falls through the gap, expanded, of the old staircase.
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