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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Ca Marcelo in Tarragona, Spain by GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

 
March 26th, 2021 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

A family building that originally dates on XVII-XVIII centuries and which had suffered several interventions. The floor plan was used for many years as a blacksmith workshop, what gives to the building a special character. The time going by and the lack of maintenance have caused that the building presented a bad state of preservation, what means that otherwise repaired, it could be degraded in a short period of time.

It is projected a rehabilitation in several phases, starting by the roof, continuing to facades and terrace, and ending by the indoors, with the will of renovating the building respecting its antiquity and its character.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Architects: GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte
  • Project: Ca Marcelo
  • Location: Tarragona, Spain
  • Photography: Filippo Poli
  • Structure: Francesc Gorgas, Windmill Structural Consultants SLP
  • Collaborators: Eva Crespo, Meritxell Anglès, Xavier Foraste, Daniel Marcelo, T80 Arquitectura Tècnica
  • Constructor: Construccions Plana, Construcciones Andrés Cintas SLU, Baumester SL
  • Subcontract: Oleguer Roigé Instal·lacions, Florentin Ebanistas SL, Luxiform Il·luminació SL
  • Surface: 363 m2
  • Project’s year: 2006 (phase 1), 2009 (phase 2), 2018 (phase 3)
  • End of construction: 2020

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

The building was characterized by having a messy interior, very compartmentalized and without any order with the vertical communication stairs. On this matter, the intervention prioritize the order, in the interior and facade. Stairs are joined in a communication space located in one side of the building, which benefits the reorganization of the rest of spaces and gives more entity and more light to the hall in each plan.

In facade, the openings are regularized, always maintaining those distinguishing elements, as balconies, wrought iron railing, iron pieces which were used to change horseshoes, or the stone in the building corner, which had the function of separating the carriages sufficiently when turning.

The floor plan is rehabilitated maintaining those elements that remind it was a blacksmith workshop. On this matter, the hall and the multipurpose space are separated by an antique wrought iron door, which was originally located on the facade of the building.  On this floor are also kept the old walls without any facing, leaving in sight the traces that time and the different interventions have manifested on the walls and in the structure.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

First floor, second floor and the rooftop are unified to create an illuminated and comfortable home, arranging the resulting spaces from rehabilitation and improving the windows locations on existing facades. First plan includes the main rooms for the family members, the second floor is arranged by a large day space and in the last floor there is the study space, the laundry room, a pair of rooms and the terrace.

The result is a comfortable and contemporary house, spatially well organized, without resigning from its historical character.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

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