Irish cottage in Madrid by padilla nicás arquitectos

20/02/2015
Irish cottage in Madrid by padilla nicás arquitectos
Dwelling in Santo Domingo residential area [MAD] Spain
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Dwelling in Santo Domingo residential area, Madrid, by padilla nicás arquitectos. Photography © padilla nicás arquitectos
A reference to Ireland, a big plot and a two faces house are the ingredients which define padilla nicás arquitectos' propose for this dwelling in the calm Santo Domingo residential area. Its dual spatial organization is materialised through an extensive design with two separate volumes: one facing the access and other much more private and intimate.

In the northern area of Madrid, concretely at Santo Domingo quiet residential area, team padilla nicás arquitectos designs this dwelling which evokes with its roof forms the irish cottages, which use their roof corbels as a protection, mainly from the irish climate. In this case the decision is made in order to link the clients with their born place, Ireland.

Proposal's location within the plot comes to give by the position of the pre-existing dwellings basement, which cleverly is integrated within the new proposal in an exercise of economy of means. A correct decision by the architects which speaks about the good understanding of the current situation that they faced with this project.

The roof acts as a leading and unifying element of the project, which programmatically is divided in two parts, in the architect's words "we would talk about two sides of the same house."
 

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padilla nicás arquitectos

Francisco José Padilla Alonso (Madrid 1971) and Juan Manuel Nicás Caballero (Jaen 1975) formed padilla nicás in 2003 after meeting at Rafael Moneo´s office, where they worked as partners on various projects in Spain and the USA.

Currently their professional work combines design commissions a...read more