dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
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la cerdanya is an agricultural historic village tucked against the pyranees mountains in north-eastern spain. surrounded by farmland and a striking bucolic landscape, the village consists of traditional stone buildings with terra cotta tiled roofs.  barcelona-based practice dom arquitectura was commissioned to refurbish a cluster of buildings consisting of a barn, warehouse, small dwelling and traditional ‘badiu’ yard into a new residence and guest house. the existing buildings’ footprints and exterior envelopes were left for the most part untouched so as to preserve the landmark aesthetic.  only subtly contemporary wooden shutters along the front and rear facades provide a small clue as to the updated space without detracting from the character of the surrounding vernacular.
dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
image © jordi anguera architecture photography

 

 

 

the interior becomes an entirely new space where classical and contemporary materials meet to create a new living experience. the existing timber beams in all their irregularity are left exposed, at times supported by the contrasting rigidness of its steel counterpart. the thick door thresholds in the masonry walls are lined with exposed steel plate which reappears throughout the interior and exterior. a new hardwood floor complements the rugged walls and scarred ceiling joists, helping to reflect natural light into the space. the badiu takes on new function by being given a canopy constructed of reclaimed beams, using traditional methods to redefine an established space.dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
dining and kitchen area
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dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
guest quarters- new steel staircase folds along a wooden wall partially covering the existing stone wall
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dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
entry courtyard
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dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
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dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
thin plate steel is used to frame doorways and windows
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dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
living room
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dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
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dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
image © jordi anguera architecture photography

dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
guest house living and bedroom
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dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
steel stair detail
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dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
image © jordi anguera architecture photography

dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
image © jordi anguera architecture photography

dom arquitectura completes contemporary renovation in cerdanya
image © jordi anguera architecture photography

 

 

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project info:

 

 

architecture: dom arquitectura
architect: pablo serrano elorduy
interior designer: blanca elorduy
collaborators: carlota de gispert
surface: 602.9 sqm
photography: jordi anguera architecture photography (www.jordiangueraphoto.com)