SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE FONTANERÍA STREET, ARTURO SORIA, MADRID
The architects in this house are not, in almost anything, responsible for its shape. The perfect cube was borned from the setbacks dictated by ordinances, the floor area and the maximum height that were marked.
We wanted the blind walls to the north and noise, and almost blind (falling apart) east and west, to seem built at once, almost in a day, without joints that betray its scale. The concrete mixing with red arid from Alicante, wounded with the pica-pica afterwards, helped.
A garden (true, with half a meter of soil) on the roof. Deciduous Hazel twins in planters that want to take their soil from the land, tramex protections that also can be used to put pots and sophisticated blinds to south.
The owners, more friends now than before the beginning, say that the house is cold in summer and they call us on sunny winter days when they do not have to turn the heating system on.
Architects: Jose Maria de Lapuerta, Carlos Asensio
Team: Paloma Campo. Architect / Francisco Gil Ortega. Architect / Fernando Lozano, Charlotte Schoepen / Quantity Surveyor. Juan Francisco Robles / Structures: Juan Carlos Salva
Promoter: Miguel Teus y Angustias Fernández
Construction: Juan Ramirez
Surface: 440 m2
Dates. Project: 2001 Construction: 2002-2003
Photographs: Juan Merinero