Design of a row house in Cuenca
Valdecolmenas (Spain) / 2013 (under development)
Collaborator: Claudia Mainardi
This project explores alternative residential distributions and new imaginaries countering the progressive abandonment of the village of Taboadela, in Cuenca. A number of equally equipped rooms are provided for the temporary inhabitation of the house, and its diversity of non-regular domestic occupations (including extended family reunions and rural tourism rentals among others. The common space within them is organized by furniture elememts and by the very geometry of the plan, which results from past negotiations between family members of larger plot. The rooms appeal to an idealized imaginary of rural domestic warmth for urbanites, while the common space mobilizes rural technologies like glasshouse roofs in order to integrate the house within its context through its climatic performance.