Respect for Traditional Architecture: Inspiring House Rehabilitation in Spain
Barcelona-based Dom Arquitectura recently completed a stunning renovation project in Noutigos, A Coruña, Spain. According to the development team, the aim was to act respecting the current volumes of the old house, located close to the river. Maintaining the stone facade and replacing the original windows, the architects envisioned two new small and strategic openings in the south wall for views and the natural light needed inside. The new openings with iron frame and fixed glass contrast with the existing ones, which were treated with a chestnut wood. The entrance garden has been enhanced with reclaimed flagstones, wood benches, ivy and lavender, for a simple but hearty welcome.
The ground floor is an open space with a continuous pavement, where the dining room, the kitchen and the living area are located. First level accommodates three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second floor was also turned into an open space, flooded in natural light through skylights and a cut in the cover that originates a small terrace with beautiful views to Finisterre and the Carnota bay. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Pablo Serrano Elorduy Arquitecto]