moral arquitectura: the castle winery, palencia
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jan 05, 2013
moral arquitectura: the castle winery, palencia


‘the castle winery’ by moral arquitectura, palencia, spain
image © jorge lópez-conde
all images courtesy of moral arquitectura

 

 

‘time is what builds it,
a lost place, a real place.
a path that is always open.
it is the work of a family, of a people, of a life.
the work belongs to the land,
only the hand transformed the inside of the hill
the ancient gallery was already there. it was always there.
this project seeks to define a sequence of sensations,
a mouth that swallows you and takes you to its entrails.
the dryness of the place, the crudeness of the seasons transform into rugosity. day by day…
there was no exact plan- it was an intuitive work, it was a hard process, it was an experimental toil.
a heavy, firm, deep material… scarred by pressure, weather and time’


- fernando moral andres, architect

 

 

in a landscape dotted with natural wine cellars, cavernous voids in the rocky hillsides, madrid-based practice moral arquitectura has just
completed ‘the castle winery,’ a restored underground vault that focuses on the development of the subterranean void over the construction
of auxiliary structures. the cave, carved away by countless man-hours and the claw of a hammer will contain the new dining area, bringing
visitors in direct contact with the ground from where the product originates. thousands of marks shape the vaulted spaces like tiny scars that
express the intense intimate labor dedicated to the task. at the mouth, a new structure is cast with material from the earth, using offset wooden
planks as form work that leave a rectilinear alien language somehow born of the land. the new addition will contain the bar, kitchen and
services in a building that although is made up of a foreign architectural language, fits discreetly into its ancient context.

 

 


contextual video
video © jorge lópez-conde

 

 


highly textured walls define the edges of the vaults
image © jorge lópez-conde

 

 


new dining areas
images © jorge lópez-conde

 

 


cast died walls
image © jorge lópez-conde

 

 


above-ground bar and kitchen
image © jorge lópez-conde

 

 


entry
image © jorge lópez-conde

 

 


exterior entry
images © jorge lópez-conde

 

 


image © jorge lópez-conde

 

 


image © jorge lópez-conde

 

 


form work on the roof
image © jorge lópez-conde

 

 


during the process of re-shaping
image © jorge lópez-conde

 

 


site plan

 

 


site plan

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


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