Agora Arquitectura elevates prefabricated timber dwelling on brick base

Spanish studio Agora Arquitectura has transformed a derelict brick constructing right into a base for a raised timber home on the outskirts of Barcelona.

Appropriately named Home on a Brick Base, the house is situated on an agricultural web site that featured an previous software shed and a small red-brick constructing – each of which have been in ruins when Agora Arquitectura found the positioning.

Agora Arquitectura has transformed a derelict brick constructing in Spain

To deliver life again to the positioning, the studio renovated the brick construction and prolonged it throughout the sloped panorama to take full benefit of accessible area.

“On the backside of the positioning, a small constructing in ruins invited us to construct a brand new dwelling, recalling previous methods of constructing as an alternative,” studio co-founder Joan Casals Pañella advised Dezeen.

Exterior of House on a Brick Base by Agora Arquitectura
The brick buildings type a base for a raised timber home

Two perpendicular brick partitions that type a T-shape have been constructed throughout the constructing’s shell to divide its inside and help the timber constructing above.

In the meantime, a perforated brick wall wraps across the boundaries of the positioning and exterior brick staircases are embedded into the sloped panorama to attach the totally different ranges of the constructing.

Cork-clad home in Spain
The brand new higher stage is clad in cork

“A ramp, which permits entry to the decrease stage of the terrain, or stairs hidden behind the openwork wall, enable for a ceremonious ascent in direction of the constructed inside,” stated Pañella.

“Following the steps lets guests uncover a 100-year-old olive tree that invitations them into the realm in entrance of the principle door.”

A raised backyard has been created on high of the present construction, positioned beside the brand new quantity that’s constructed from prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT) and clad in whitewashed cork.

Massive home windows set inside a timber body characteristic on the higher stage on one elevation, with exterior blinds that may be rolled as much as management mild ranges.

Spiral staircase in Spanish home by Agora Arquitectura
A spiral staircase connects the previous and new volumes

The rooms of Home on a Brick Base are unfold throughout its two ranges, that are related internally by a metal spiral staircase. A big skylight suspended over this staircase permits pure mild to enter the bottom flooring.

“The sunshine additionally reaches the brick portion of the home,” stated Pañella. “It takes benefit of the outlet within the spiral staircase, answerable for connecting the constructed ranges, and it’s the place the brick wall of the plinth will be recognised from the rooms above,” he continued.

Interior of House on a Brick Base by Agora Arquitectura
Whitewashed-plywood partitions characteristic upstairs

Whitewashed-plywood partitions outline the rooms of the higher stage, which embrace two bedrooms, a rest room, and an open-plan kitchen, dwelling and eating space.

A 3rd bed room and a second front room are among the many areas on the bottom flooring, the place uncovered brick partitions and a timber ceiling create a extra rustic ambiance that nods to the historical past of the positioning.

Different Spanish properties just lately featured on Dezeen embrace a Nineteenth-century Barcelona terrace home with a brick extension and a brick and concrete dwelling constructed right into a Catalonia hillside.

The images is by José Hevia.