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This project is a radical renovation, converting a ground floor retail area into a modern residence. The purpose of the design was to meet the needs of the principal, for the creation of a residence with a parking space. This data, combined with the total area of the floor plan and the limitations resulting from the static support of the building, led to an open space plan design approach.
The architectural proposal focused on how we can overcome the perception we have of the conventional way of living and perceive private spaces as “open” spaces and as elements within a single perceptual whole. The sleeping area was defined with basic geometries of wooden construction, avoiding conventional walls that reach up to the height of the ceiling and create an enclosed space. The parking space as an area that is not directly involved in the daily life inside the residence, was decided to create a strong boundary. This boundary defined at floorplan level, the entrance and living room, while at sectional level, it created the required height for the sleeping area. The bathroom remained in the existing position, one meter higher than ground floor level and the kitchen was created based on it, for the functional and mechanical integration of the two spaces. In this way, an area was created at this level, in which the office space was freely placed. The static carrier was treated as part of the design composition and chosen to stand out by displaying its material.