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HOUSE OF ZINC

Aravaca, Madrid, Spain 2001-2005

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HOUSE OF ZINC

Aravaca, Madrid, Spain 2001-2005

There are at least two factors involved in projects in which architects almost never have any choice: the program and the site. As imposed, not chosen conditions, they are probably the real source of every project, the specific circumstances which determine the construction of a building.A brief for a family home and an allotment in the outskirts of Madrid were in this case the starting points which left no room for choice but certain possibilities for transformation.The steep slope of this N-S aligned lot and the different lifestyles of the future occupants are the immediate roots of the project.

We perceive the site and the brief as strata: we imagine a house generated by layers of uses that relate directly to three outdoor areas with different features. The ground floor spreads through a glass face onto a broad garden, entrusting the organisation of its interior spaces to the furniture. The upper floor is linked to a back garden which is the result of a terracing operation. The final layer, a small pavilion, is raised above the building to overlook the roof, from where natural lighting can enter and distant views of the landscape can be found unexpectedly.
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HOUSE OF ZINC

Aravaca, Madrid, Spain 2001-2005

Client
Familia Mingo-Monsalve
Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P.
Program
Residential
Total floor area
500m²
Project team
Carlos Ballesteros
Pedro Quero
Juan Carlos Redondo
Site supervision
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P.
Miguel Mesas Izquierdo
Structural engineer
Miguel Mesas
Mechanical engineer
MyC Proyectos S.L.
Photographs
Roland Halbe
Models
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Project dates
Completion: 2005
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HOUSE OF ZINC

Aravaca, Madrid, Spain 2001-2005

Magazine ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST nº 4. 2006
Published by Ediciones Condé Nast, S.A. Madrid, Spain
Article: Diez arquitectos a los que encargar tu casa
Author: Enric Pastor
Page: 66
 
Book SPAIN ARCHITECTS. Housing 1. 2006
Published by Manel Padura, S.L. Barcelona, Spain
ISBN: 84-934525-4-8
Page: 30 – 45
 
Magazine DISEÑO ARQUITECTURA nº 79. 2006
Published by DecoRevistas S.L. Madrid, Spain 
ISBN: 0212-1662
Page: 54 – 63   
 
Monograph NIETO SOBEJANO. DESPLAZAMIENTOS / DISPLACEMENTS. 1996-2001. 2002 
Authors: Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano
Published by Editorial Rueda. Madrid, Spain
ISBN: 84-7207-131-6
Page: 122 – 119
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HOUSE OF ZINC

Aravaca, Madrid, Spain 2001-2005

Mention Prize COAM 2005.