The essence of this project is a revision of a stately house, the traditional rural house that forms the old quarter of Rubielos de Mora and so the surroundings of our building.
The traditional architecture is reviewed with a modern view so the house is integrated in its historical surroundings but it is also related to our present time.
The external façade adheres to the style, materials, colours and proportion between solid and void of the historic buildings around. The façade and party wall of the house are completed according to the alignment of façades, following the guidelines of the old quarter.
The strategy used in the core of the house is not noticeable from the outside. An interior courtyard has been created as a private universe where the house opens to. The house hides a private façade opening to the inner courtyard.
This façade is much more open and modern, it follows the best orientation, and frames and defines the intimate views over the courtyard. The house is an L-shaped dwelling with three storeys.
The ground floor is designed as a plinth opening to the street, containing the access and other traditional uses such as the wine cellar and the wood store. The first floor contains the daytime rooms, so it is more opened.
The second floor contains the bedrooms and a solar lounge terrace. The resulting building keeps the warmth and comfort of a traditional town house. The perfect environment for a quiet life. Source by Ramon Esteve.
- Location: Rubielos de Mora, Spain
- Architect: Ramon Esteve
- Architect collaborators: Anna Bosca, Víctor Ruiz, Estefanía Pérez, Maria Martí, Borja Martos, Concheta Romaní
- Collaborators: Tudi Soriano, Benedetta Chicchini
- Technical Architect: Emilio Pérez, Carolina Tarazona
- Constructor: COVISAL FUTUR SL
- Project Manager: Gonzalo
- Year: 2016
- Images: Courtesy of Ramon Esteve
Article by Marco Rinaldi