Perforated metal doorways, beneficiant arched openings and terracotta tile flooring assist to mix the indoor and out of doors areas inside this Spanish vacation dwelling by Barcelona design studio Bajet Giramé.
Owned by three sisters who purchased the property with a view to renovating it to make use of as a summer time dwelling, Las 3 Marías is positioned in a small Sixties residential improvement in Mont-roig del Camp close to town of Tarragona. It’s surrounded by pine forests and rural landscapes.
Bajet Giramé was initially invited by the house owners to renovate the property’s backyard and bogs.
“We began with the backyard, by following the thought of ‘backyard rooms’ and questioning a transparent distinction between inside and exterior areas,” the studio, headed by Maria Giramé and Pau Bajet, informed Dezeen.
“Finally, we ended up engaged on the entire plot, treating each home and backyard as a playful matrix of assorted interconnected rooms for the sisters’ vacation enjoyment.”
The inside and exterior areas are designed to merge seamlessly collectively. Valencian terracotta tiles are used each inside and outside whereas beneficiant archways, powder-coated perforated doorways and rectangular folding window frames additional mix the inside with its out of doors areas.
A terrazzo floor made by Mallorcan tile model Huguet is used within the kitchen, bogs, fire and within the out of doors kitchen.
By way of structure, the studio wished to open the house as much as make it extra appropriate for contemporary Mediterranean residing whereas celebrating a few of the home’s unique options.
“The homes [in this residential development] had been constructed within the space many years in the past to draw native and European tourism,” defined Maria Giramé.
“They adopted a type of modest reinterpretation of Mediterranean structure with white partitions, just a few arches and ceramic pitch roofs, however they had been deliberate following functionalist housing doctrines together with corridors and small bedrooms – and with a marginal relationship between inside and exterior.”
“In different phrases, they’d little to do with precise vernacular Mediterranean homes, that are based mostly on beneficiant indeterminate chambers opening as much as courtyards and gardens by loggias, porches, and so forth,” mentioned Giramé.
“So, somewhat than neglecting them, we determined to boost the just about caricaturist traits of the home – reminiscent of its arches and exterior partitions – whereas recovering vernacular qualities reminiscent of threshold spatiality and home indeterminacy.”
The home’s unique archways, which had been used to divide up the patios, have been echoed inside the home to attach the rooms. The home’s unique closed structure with particular person rooms has been opened as much as create an open-plan residing, eating and kitchen space with a loggia.
An uncovered sand-coloured construction frames the house and merges into the matching window frames.
The studio additionally created openings in the home’s pre-existing lengthy hall to raised join it with the residing space, and put in beneficiant pivoting doorways at both finish to supply spatial continuity.
The entrance door is superimposed with a sliding perforated metal panel that gives safety and privateness but in addition permits contemporary air to circulation.
“On this summer time home, with out air con, it’s by no means too scorching,” defined the studio. “Following peculiar development strategies, the prevailing pitched roof sits on prime of a dense matrix of partitions which offer a ventilated cavity whereas growing enormously thermal inertia.”
“This thermal consolation is improved with extra cross air flow and solar safety. Within the backyard, exhausting surfaces have been lowered to extend greenery, aiming to enhance atmospheric humidity and perceived ambient consolation.”
Dezeen has created a round-up of numerous dwelling interiors that function arched openings – from an Arts and Crafts-inspired Melbourne home to a renovated Barcelona condominium.
Pictures is by José Hevia.
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