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HOUSE OF WOOD

Madrid, Spain 1997-1999

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HOUSE OF WOOD

Madrid, Spain 1997-1999

The decision to build a new house in a 1950’s neighbourhood of single family dwellings had to confront the by-laws which not only prohibited the demolition of a previously existing building lacking any architectural value, but also explicitly protected the original construction materials as well as its volume, covered by a hipped roof. Our proposal produces an in-depth transformation of the building on the basis of just two architectural operations: a new wood envelope around the existing volume of the old house, and a central spine that runs through the full height of the interior spaces.

The envelope consists of a skin of high-density plywood boards. This skin is attached to the existing walls leaving an intermediate buffer zone that also enables it to act as a ventilated façade. The copper roof provides continuity to the colour of the façade wooden panels. Inside, the service elements -wardrobes, bookshelves, electronic appliances, ducts, pantry etc.- are concentrated in one central feature, that creates the real backbone of the house.
 
 
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HOUSE OF WOOD

Madrid, Spain 1997-1999

Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P.
Program
Residential
Total floor area
500 m²
Project team
Carlos Ballesteros,  Mauro Herrero,  Juan Carlos Redondo
Site supervision
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P.
Miguel Mesas Izquierdo
Structural engineer
N.B.35 S.L.
Mechanical engineer
Aguilera Ingenieros S.A.
Photographs
Luis Asin
Hisao Suzuki
Project dates
Completion: 1.999
  
  

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Madrid, Spain 1997-1999

Magazine HISE nº 40. 2007
Published by  Zavod Big - Creative Industries of SE Europe. Ljubljana, Slovenia
ISSN: 1581-9051
Article: Preobleci z Arhitekturo
Author: Petra Ceferin
Page: 68 – 73
 
Magazine ARQUITECTURA COAM nº 343. 2006
Published by Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid. Spain
ISSN: 0004-2706
Article: Entre la lógica y la intuición: La arquitectura reciente de Fuensanta Nieto y Enrique Sobejano
Author: William J.R. Curtis
Page: 8 – 33
 
Magazine DISEÑART nº 3. 2005
Published by Nuevas Fórmulas de Comunicación, S.A. Madrid, Spain
Legal Deposit: M-34972-2005
Article: Rehabilitación de vivienda. Un volumen de nueva piel envolvente
Author: Nuria del Val
Page: 142 – 147
 
Book HOLZARCHITEKTUR INTERNATIONAL. Ruth Slavid. 2005
Published by DVA. Munich, Germany                               
ISBN: 3-421-03496-6
Article: Umgestaltung Eines Wohnhauses. Chamartín, Madrid
Author: Oliver Zogler
Page: 92 – 95 
 
Libro WOOD ARCHITECTURE. 2005
Published by Lawrence King Publishing. London, United Kingdom
Author: Ruth Slavid
ISBN: 978-1-85669-402-5
Page: 92 – 95
 
Magazine AITIM nº 224. 2003
Published by Artes Gráficas Palermo, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0044-9261
Page: Cover, 6 – 9 
 
Magazine DISEÑO ARQUITECTURA nº 60. 2003
Published by Multiediciones Universales Grupo Hachette Filipacchi. Madrid, Spain
ISBN: 0212-1662
Article: Cambio de piel
Author: Gema Marcos
Page: 98 – 107 
 
Magazine H.O.M.E. nº 10.  2002
Published by Ahead Media GmbH. Berlin, Germany
Page: 132
 
Magazine ARQUITECTURA VIVA nº 86. 2002
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0214-1256
Page: 70 – 73 
 
Catalogue 20 CASAS Viviendas Unifamiliares. 2002
Published by Munilla-Lería. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 84-89150-48-6
Page: 102 – 107 
 
Magazine A+U nº 394. 2000
Published by a+u Publishing Co. Ltd. Tokyo, Japan
ISSN: 0389-9160
Page: 124 – 129 
 
Magazine DISEÑO INTERIOR nº 102. 2000
Published by Globus Comunicación, S.A. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1130-9458 
Page: 126 – 133 
 
Magazine MARIE CLAIRE – LA CASA. 2000
Published by Información y Moda S.A. Madrid, Spain
Legal Deposit: 32271-1987
Page: 70 – 77
 
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HOUSE OF WOOD

Madrid, Spain 1997-1999