Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz

ELÍAS HOUSE

CERUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

PHOTOGRAPHS
Luis Díaz Díaz

LOCATION
Corcubión, Spain

MANUFACTURERS
Hansgrohe, Hisbalit, Fontini, Jaga, Saunier Duval, Jnf, Roca

QUANTITY SURVEYOR
Juan Leis

PROMOTER
Elias Alegre Gamir

ARCHITECTS IN CHARGE
Juan Creus Andrade, Covadonga Carrasco López

YEAR
2020

STRUCTURE / DIRECTION OF EXECUTION
Félix Suárez Riestra

ENGINEERING / INSTALLATIONS
Isabel Francos Anllo

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Construcciones Rostro

CATAGORY
Houses, Renovation, Historic Preservation

AREA
2217 ft²

Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz

A house located within the Historic Center of Corcubión, cataloged and affected by the area proposed for the BIC of the Church of San Marcos.

Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Elías House

History places its origin in 1431 as a Hospital for Pilgrims until, during the French invasion in 1809, it became a Powder Keg. From the middle of the s. XIX has been housing until its state of abandonment, prior to intervention.

Typologically defined by two independent volumes, surrounded by masonry walls about 70cm thick with small windows and doors.

Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz

The construction stands between two streets at different levels, taking advantage of this situation to open an access on each floor.

The proposal maintains full respect for configuration and volume, even seizing the base position of the original staircase.Also the constructive criteria of using the materials that the house has: structure, floors, pavements and wood carpentry, tile roof.

Thus, although the program is still conventional (with a living room, kitchen-dining room, master bedroom, secondary bedroom and a third space that can be used as a guest bedroom or office).

Given the scant entity of the façade openings and their predominant north orientation, there is a significant need for natural light.

Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz

The creation of the interior "covered patio", next to the entrances and stairs, allows a totally new interpretation that affects the rooms, establishing visual and formal relationships through it at different levels and through different mechanisms of permeability.

Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz

In this way, the exterior of the house that does not change the urban scene, reinforcing its interest as a historical witness, contrasts with an interior full of light and fluid movement through the courtyard.

Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Elías House
© Luis Díaz Díaz

Despite the small size of its floor plan, the introduction of a void that runs along its entire height, linking entrances and stairs.

Allows a very clear distribution that relates the degrees of privacy of its interior through a wooden architecture that filters light.


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Elías House
Situation
Elías House
Plan - Ground floor
Elías House
Plan - 1st floor
Elías House
Plant - Under roof

Creus e Carrasco
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Creus e Carrasco
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