House in el Carmen neighborhood by Hugo Mompó Architecture

22/07/2015
House in el Carmen neighborhood by Hugo Mompó Architecture
[Valencia] Spain
metalocus, CELIA RODRÍGUEZ
Interior view. Housing renovation by Hugo Mompó Architecture. Photography © Mariela Apollonio 2015.
The architect Hugo Mompó has taken charge of renovating this three storey house located in the old town of Valencia, built more than a hundred years ago.

Hugo Mompó's work involved the rehabilitation of the existing roof, which was badly damaged, and the demolition of all interior walls. Achieving a much more open and flexible spaces. The protagonist material of the rehabilitation was wood.

Description of the project by Hugo Mompó architecture

This house is located within a three-storey building in the old quarter of Valencia, built in 1900. The project entails the reconstruction of the old roof and the demolition of all interior walls, leaving the interior empty and spacious.

The new roof is restored to its original condition with the use of Arabic curved tiles, revealing the interior wooden beams and ceramic tiles. The soffit, which was previously hidden by a false ceiling, has now become the main feature of the house.

Hoping to create maximum natural light, two levels are created, the lower for living and the upper for sleepi...read more