“I want a studio where to live… not a house where to work”
Here you can see the project for a singular housing in Madrid for the painter César Galicia, a project presently being built. It is a proposal that works on a clear division between the massiveness of the landscape and the elevated living volume. We are contrasting then a heavy materiality of concrete walls, natural stone and vegetal ground with an abstract and rational volume elevated with mettalic structure that searchs a minimum interference with the place. We are proposing a main level, a platform where to develop all main areas of housing and painting space. The wall and the courtyard separates these two main uses, and a third element, a Winter Garden, allows a new climatology to south, and external space but protected that looks to the holm oaks that surrounds the house.
The structure is thought to be made by concrete and soldered steel in the platform, and the rest by screwed beams. The rest of the constructive elements are made completely with prefabricated and screwed elements, showing everyghing to the interior, in a sincere aesthetic character that comes from the same interests of the client.
The housing then is understood as an abstract chest, a technological box that houses in its interior a rich world of light, details and imagination, as in the paintings of the same César Galicia…