Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña

by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

This flat is in a building of the Fifties; located in the old town of Coruña and the dwelling where the reform is going to be made is the third right.
The building is constituted of a ground floor and seven floors with dwellings.
The main façade looks the representative General Azcárraga Square number 7, facing north, and a secondary façade to a plot with south orientation. In addition, it is provided with three inner wells used for lighting and ventilating the different rooms of the dwelling.
The house, that approximately has a useful surface of 120 m, has the following rooms: lounge-dinning-room, office, scullery, kitchen, bedroom, toilet and bathroom. The main problem to solve was to equip it with natural lighting.
The rectangular proportion with quite depth made it necessary to find the way to introduce the natural light in inner areas that were shady before; consequently, it was considered to use a wooden box to house the kitchen, a study and the bedroom.
It was arranged so that the rest of the space that forms the living room, the corridor and the main bedroom included this box.
The reform provides for the restoration of a dwelling in one of the most unequalled squares of the old town of the city of Coruña.
The reform involved the total demolition of the partition walls. The functional program has been reversed linking the kitchen to the lounge, where formerly a Venetian room existed, and creating a bedroom in the former kitchen.
The removal of the partition walls, the nonexistence of doors and the glasses treated with acid facing the wells, bring the light into this house of rectangular plan.
A cube of sucupira wood contains the new rooms: kitchen, office and guests’ bedroom. A second white cube facing the last one contains the toilets, the closets and the access.
All the doors design without any cover plates or trimmings to give continuity to the paraments.
The alternation between furniture of the last line of design and some classic one confers quality to the house.
The most outstanding elements have been respected in the action, such as the original floors of chestnut tree wood, elondo and oak forming drawings, and the stucco ceilings with moldings so fashionable at that time.
In order to treat the vertical paraments it was used the sucupira wood in the first cube and lacquer paint in the rest.
The kitchen was moved and linked to the lounge where there was an inner room earlier. This allowed to obtain another bedroom in its place.
The interior design project wanted to combine the antique and the current elements conserving the most outstanding ones (Grounds and ceilings) that are set against the current models to coexist in a harmonic and full of light atmosphere.

Photos by: Luis Hevia

  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Apartment in the Old Town of La Coruña Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Amsterdam Loft

    Amsterdam Loft

    UXUS designed a private residence located in a historic building on one of Amsterdam’s famous canals. The home is located in a 250m2 18th century warehouse with a panoramic view ...

  • La Plage Casadelmar Hotel

    La Plage Casadelmar Hotel

    Paris-based architect Jean-François Bodin has designed the La Plage Casadelmar Hotel. This contemporary private beach-front hotel is located on the island of Corsica, France. Na...

  • Ma House

    Ma House

    Japanese architect Yosuke Ichii has designed the Ma House in the southwest of Himeji, Hyōgo. The design of the small two-story house features traditional construction method using...

  • Lake lugano house

    Lake lugano house

    This modern Lake Kugano house made of glass was designed by JM Architecture and is located in Switzerland. The house has a rounded polygonal shape with black framing. It is located...

  • Yorkville Penthouse

    Yorkville Penthouse

    This 4300 s.f. contemporary penthouse by Cecconi Simone occupies an entire level in a new, hi-rise condominium in Yorkville, Downtown Toronto. In line with current social trends, t...

  • Six Star Luxury Boutique Chalet Zermatt Peak

    Six Star Luxury Boutique ..

    Situated in one of the world’s most desirable and iconic locations, Chalet Zermatt Peak is Zermatt’s new premier chalet with panoramic views over the village and to the iconic ...

  • Villa Valtanen

    Villa Valtanen

    The use of modern technology and new treatment methods have started a new chapter in Finnish wood architecture. Lauri Louekari´s Villa Valtanen won a respected wood prize, ”A Lo...

  • Vista Del Valle

    Vista Del Valle

    Vista Del Valle is a 4,400 square feet house in the Sonoma hills that articulates modern forms, site informed design, and soft clean materials. The project is on a steep site with ...

  • Schuler Villa

    Schuler Villa

    In the center of the village of Boudry, the project settles on a narrow plot, surrounded with collective housing, a church and an old mansion. In this motley context and its limite...

  • The Zinc House

    The Zinc House

    Rarely does this kind of home come on the market. ‘One of a kind’ might understate the unique appeal and stunning design of this modern home. Situated on 1.4 acres of a private...

Mit der Nutzung unserer Webseite, stimmen Sie der Verwendung von Cookies zu. Mehr erfahren.