One summer day in 2003, Lidia asked us if we could have a look at an old abandoned cinema where she would like to build her home and studio, to see whether it was in good shape and her dream was feasible. While inside the big dark volume we found on our first visit, we were equally worried and excited: although the structure of the building was good, its physiology was far from inhabitable. But it was a place full of possibilities, even with a very low budget.

Before becoming a cinema, this used to be the town's lodge. Its 1500 m3 upper floor volume where hosts used to sleep or watch movies had all of its windows blocked. It was a huge dark space.