Apartment Remodel on Plaza Azcárraga

Apartment remodel on Plaza Azcárraga in A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain, Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
Construction year: 2005
Address: Plaza de Azcárraga | A CORUÑA | Spain
Latitude/Longitude: 43.37003, -8.39351

The project was implemented in a home of approximately 120 m2, in the Plaza Azcárraga, A Coruña old town.

The plot is rectangular (7×17 meters), with one façade (the living room wall) on the plaza, and the other (the master bedroom wall) on Calle del Príncipe because this is a quieter street.

The home has a total of two bedrooms, a study, two bathrooms, a kitchen and lounge. The main criterion was to carry out a renovation respecting the wooden flooring and the existing ceilings. The main concern of the project was to convert the old shady dwelling into a new space full of light. To achieve this, it was decided to create a continuous white lacquered front with floor to ceiling doors, without frames, enhancing interior light and creating a surprising effect through the mimetic doors, behind which there are several hidden cupboards, two bathrooms, two courtyards and a wine cellar.

Opposite this brickwork, the true star of the plan: a wooden parallelepiped as a new element giving structure to the entire space. This central volume houses the kitchen, study, a bedroom and courtyard. It is composed of doors, stained glass windows and windows that break with linearity and also permit the exchange of light between outside and inside.

The light study played a fundamental role in the development of the project, and we chose indirect lighting using footlights reflected on the wooden cube and on the white lacquered surfaces.

The available furniture was a mix of classic and avant-garde furniture opting for greater simplicity and so creating a casual and balanced result.

Date: 2004-2005
Client: Lucas Díaz Sierra
Architects: Gustavo Díaz García, Lucas Díaz Sierra and Naiara Montero Viar
Surveyor: Ramón Rodilla Marcos
Constructor: Proycoga

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