elisa valero architectura: studio on number 17 elisa valero architectura: studio on number 17
jun 17, 2011

elisa valero architectura: studio on number 17

architect elisa valero ramos has sent us images of ‘studio on number 17’, a tall and narrow live-work project in one of the oldest neighbourhood of granada, spain. measuring only 3.60 meters by 10 meters, the design compensates its tight site by varying the ceiling height of the interior levels.

all images by fernando alda / courtesy elisa valero architectura



referencing the traditional granada house, the multi-storey structure is closed to the street and open to the sky and garden. the front elevation is marked by a series of narrow piercings that perforate the surface in a regular rhythm. on the ground level, the entry is fronted with a panel of sliding glass, lending transparency to the minimal interior. the pattern of the facade is continued on the floor slab of the garage which features a number of rectangular apertures of structural glass. the basement benefits from natural sunlight while, at night, creating a distinct lighting effect that could be read from the street.



stacked on top of one another, the arrangement of the work area and living space is approached in a pragmatic fashion. the careful manipulation of natural light and varying heights result in a interior that does not lose from the narrowness of the plot. the stairs are situated at the back to maintain an open layout of all floors while unnecessary compartmentalization is cut out from the design to keep the central space free. 



project info:


constructed surface: 198.60 m2 collaborating architect: leonardo tapiz buzarra building surveyor: maria de los llanos martin romero constructor: botarel obrass s.a.


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