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Architecture equipo olivares arquitectos | Family housing Ca’moto

equipo olivares arquitectos | Family housing Ca’motoThe owner asked us for a very neat remodeling: we should respect the spirit of the original house. A Cuban home, she said, with the same modesty and the same taste. And so we found a work halfway and try to combine a low budget with simple and inexpensive ideas. The materials, therefore, should be economical and expressive: materials that would live with the home, and like people, bring up their own character with time. Concrete with different textures, wood, hydraulic pavement recovered… a palette as discreet as clear, simple framework with which to enrich the original dwelling without weighing operations.

equipo olivares arquitectos | Family housing Ca’moto

© José Oller

equipo olivares arquitectos | Family housing Ca’moto

© José Oller

equipo olivares arquitectos | Family housing Ca’moto

© José Oller

So we reorganized the external access, the garage was placed under an outdoor dining area, deck rebuilt giving it an apartment, a viewpoint and we rehabilitate the original elements trying to make some noise. The bathrooms were painted and some of the furniture was designed with the same criteria: a simple and respectful game tried to enrich a home with history.

Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Architects: equipo olivares arquitectos | Javier Pérez-Alcalde Schwartz, Fernando Aguarta García
Surveyor: José Floreal Martínez
Project name: Vivienda Unifamiliar Ca’moto
Year of completion: 2012
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