Combination of structural elements, warm and cold colors that are in contrast, a central volume that acts as a link, and a patio that leads the exterior into the interior of the house.
The premises of the reform were very clear from the outset: wanting to maintain the use of the garage for his business and, in addition, he wanted to recover the existing patio, full of auxiliary buildings.
Central volume as nexus
Starting from a fairly narrow rectangular plan, the studio chose to define a central volume so that it would function as the organizing and central axis of the house, as well as a container for the facilities.
Once all the necessary elements for the program were attached to the mentioned axis, the result was a simplified functionality, in addition to defining use to each space, separating it from the others.
This space, which is usually ‘outside’ inside the house, allowed the introduction of certain materials such as iron, present in the stairs and the railings of the platform until the right point of oxidation was found that would provide heat and personality to the house, making it a warm and comfortable place, a challenge considering that it started from a garage and used materials that are associated with less homelike environments.
Regarding the chromatic range, there is a series of tones that are undoubtedly the common thread of the architecture and interior design of this project. These are the earth tones and tile, present throughout the house and to which touches of warm colors such as red and turquoise blue are added in the kitchen and bathroom, creating a contrast with the rest of the warm colors used.
The result? A timeless and open house, which reserves one part for work and another for relaxation. At the same time, a house that allows the entry of a lot of natural light and that presents structural elements without abandoning the warmth that should prevail in a home.
And the best part, it is a house that, thanks to its functionality, can be adapted to the current and future needs.