The project was born out of respect for Madrid’s residential architecture of the early twentieth century: the house belongs to one of the residential colonies that took place in Madrid during the first quarter of the last century. The property, which paradoxically was built along with the other buildings in the 1920s under the “Law of Cheap Houses of 1921”, presented a large accumulation of layers and additions. This was the result of the different owners and interventions that the building suffered for almost 100 years. This excess of information, far from showing the essence of the place, it distorted it, making it difficult to perceive its values: the construction and its rural scale.
Therefore, we rip the interior of the house out: we eliminated several ceilings, exposing the Catalan vaults, not as common in Madrid as in other Spanish areas. After the careful restoration, these vaults will be the elements that give character to the intervention, placing the building in its rightful place. On the other hand, we show its mural character.
Materially, the project expresses by itself; the original brick is accompanied by oak wood in floors, furniture and carpentry, and white paint as a general background for every room.