The existing structure was not only a foundation for the new extension, but a big cool air cushion that could be used as a costless temperature regulator. As in many of our commissions, the budget was very low, so it was easier to stick to the standard domestic necessities -a roof, thermal insulation, ventilation, water and electricity-, giving each element more than one function. The garden had some big pine trees. Instead of cutting them, we could use them as big shades for summer. It also had some lousy walls and stairs which we could just clean and slightly repair.
Architecture: David Tapias, Núria Salvadó
M/E: Josep M. Delmuns
Constructor: Paco Guart