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.
HOTEL AYLLÓN in Spain by Lucas y Hernández – Gil Arquitectos
November 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Lucas y Hernández – Gil Arquitectos
This small hotel is located in the Main Square of Ayllón, a medieval village in Segovia, Spain. We would define the intervention as simple and austere but warm and comfortable at the same time, a contemporary reconstruction in rustic style.
Respect was one of the main starting points for us, so we were committed to maintain the nature of the local scale and to adapt new and contemporary architecture to the existing traditional one.
The main idea was to create a simple and sober effect. The space on itself provides calmness and peacefulness, with shades of color that gives freshness just like the poppies in the Castilian wheat fields. The route through the hotel is a great experience for the guests because it is intricate in the complex medieval architecture surrounding.
The hotel is situated in two old houses that property owned. To achieve the unity of the two existing houses was necessary, and it has been accomplished through a courtyard that articulates both parts. The hotel has 18 rooms, all different, and it also counts with 3 linked dining rooms.
During the reconstruction process we counted with local craftsmen help, using local materials like stone, wood and lime.The firm Lucas y Hernández- Gil Arquitectos has been in charge of the architectural restoration of the building as well as all the interior design, including the design of the furniture, photography and graphic design.