Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso

BERRO HOUSE

Jimenez Linares

ARCHITECTS
Jimenez Linares

PHOTOGRAPHS
David Zarzoso

LOCATION
Madrid, Spain

MANUFACTURERS
Piedra paloma, Baxi, Cortizo, Daikin, FARO Barcelona, Tres, Velux

YEAR
2021

LEAD ARCHITECTS
Abelardo Linares, Elena Jiménez

COLLABORATOR
Paloma Marquez

TECHNICAL ARCHITECT
Francisco Melchor

BUILDER
Serviteco

CATAGORY
Houses, Renovation, Decoration & Ornament

AREA
240 m²

Next to the Quinta de Fuente del Berro Park, on a street bordered by Castaños de Indias, we find this house built in the late 1920s.

Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso

The house, which was the residence of the sculptor Jorge de Oteiza in the 1950s, was very deteriorated, and its facades had undergone numerous modifications.

Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso

We began by carrying out research in the Archivo de la Villa de Madrid, which allowed us to discover the plans of the original project.

Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
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Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso

Based on this documentation, we decided to recover the original image of the house: a white volume, with large windows to the outside and a Roman ceramic roof, surrounded by a garden that seems to climb up the facade, through the incorporation of wrought steel planters.

Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso

Inside the house, we find a central staircase that tries to incorporate the garden into the interior.

This space is wrapped in a perforated mesh in the shape of palm trees that act as a large screen that casts different shadows depending on the light.

Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso

The result is something like walking along a large vine that connects the different spaces of the house by means of double heights.


Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso
Berro House
© David Zarzoso


Berro House
Floor Plan
Berro House
Floor Plan


Berro House
Axonometric
Berro House
Axonometric