serrano + baquero reorganizes granada apartment with a continuous translucent wall
 

serrano + baquero reorganizes granada apartment with a continuous translucent wall

granada-based architecture firm serrano + baquero has transformed an apartment in its home city with the help of a continuous white wall. titled ‘la casa desordenada’, or ‘the disordered house’, the scheme utilizes a series of stacked translucent boxes to delineate the interior space. made out of polypropylene, the modules allow daylight to pass between the different volumes, benefiting those further from the doors that open onto the external terrace. the units that make up the wall are also stackable, making multiple reconfigurations possible.

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
all images by fernando alda

 

 

serrano + baquero, a practice led by paloma baquero masats and juan antonio serrano garcía, describes the relationship between the original house and the wall as ‘disorderly’. the continuous partition contains both lighting and storage, and organizes the house’s infrastructure within a single element. ‘it unfolds, approaching or moving away from the perimeter, generating diverse spaces,’ explain the architects. ‘it is not finished, but will be transformed according to the needs of the inhabitants.’

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
the apartment has been transformed with the help of a continuous white wall

 

 

in order to complete the complex project, a document containing the necessary construction data was made and placed on a wall. this drawing was modified and expanded throughout the process, becoming a map that charted the life of the house on a day to day basis. as the apartment is in a constant state of flux, the map (shown at the bottom of the page) is a complex and orderly reflection of the design and its inhabitants.

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
the new intervention alongside the previously existing architecture

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
doors open onto a private terrace

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
the home’s primary living space

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
the modules allow daylight to pass between the different volumes

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
a dining table unfolds from one of the walls

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
the continuous partition contains both lighting and storage

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
the wall organizes the house’s infrastructure within one element

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
the boxes also extend into the bedroom

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
many of the modules can be used as storage containers

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
the home’s terrace illuminated at night

serrano baquero la casa desordenada
diagram of casa desordenada (click for larger version)
image courtesy of serrano + baquero

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