The 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.
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