Source: José María Sánchez García
Photography: Roland Halbe
The project inverts this structural order due to the functional requirements, allowing a new spatial and programmatic arrangement. Two T-beams relieve the space of the need for intermediate supports, permitting the creation of a new open plan ground floor. The combination of brick arches and concrete beams generates a spatial grid of successive beams and vaults that span a highly complex space. Functional logic dictates the maintenance of the division of the first two rooms —garage and guest room— on the street side. The living room becomes a diaphanous space that opens horizontally onto the interior garden, protected vertically by the structural cross and the six groin vaults. While the floor plan generates a continuous space, these vaulted ceilings create partitions within it.
Architect: José María Sánchez García
Location: Villanueva de la Serena, Badajoz, Spain.
Collaborators: Mariló Sánchez, Javier Fernández, Ignacio Hornillos, Sofía Romeo, Cristina Lorenzo, Adrián Paterna
Structure: Juan Pedro Cortés
Mep engineering: Enrique García-Margallo (ARO Consultores)