Reform and Interior Design
Taller d’arquitectura i disseny
Flexibility over time
The project started with a two storey house located in downtown Blanes. The requirement was to maintain the existing house and to build an additional two floors, while also creating a basement which incorporated a new structure of pillars.
The passing of time was central to this project: The building has been designed as a home that has enough flexibility to provide different uses at different times of the occupants life; the housing has the flexibility to change over time.
Initially the first floor will function as multipurpose hall and then it could become an office. Eventually it has the possibility to become and individual flat to lease to a tenant or family member. That premise determines the house has to be prepared for future changes. It’s interesting to design a house for the present where some parts remain fixed while others must be flexible enough to absorb changes in the future.
Work: Reform and extension of a house
Architect: LaBoqueria Taller d’Arquitectura i Disseny + Jordi Queralt
Builded Surface: 450 m²
Year project: 2012
Year built: 2013
Photography: Núria Ginés + Eugeni Pons + Jordi Queralt
Engineer architect: José Berrocal
Structure engineer: Ricard Martínez
Builder: Camps Esqueu S.L
Interiorism: Pau de las Heras