The main functional decision was the construction of a second staircase nucleus, which permitted an optimal arrangement of apartments adjusted to the minimum size allowed by planning regulations. The apartments themselves are organized around a service nucleus (kitchen, bathroom and storage) which simultaneously separates and relates the served spaces, and around which the house evolves as an open, continuous space.
In the attic, a continuous roof section was suppressed to create terraces, relieving the interior character usual in these spaces.
The floor structure, in good state but insufficient in resistance, was reinforced with a 5cm-thick light-concrete slab connected to the beams, offering an inexpensive and effective solution which allowed to keep the beams visible and gain ceiling height.
Fotografías Yen Chen y Promotora Gavir
Location: Madrid, ES
My Role: Architect