Reform in Santa Perpetua

An old gable roof was inverted, allowing us to inhabit the space.

This former sewing shop of the owner’s mother was transformed into a two-floor dwelling, only by taking advantage of the storage space of the former loft as the main bedroom. To do this, the old gable roof was inverted, continuing the roof opposite the hip to generate an enormous north-facing window to allow us to inhabit the space. On the ground floor, the dining room occupies a double-height space which extends over a terrace with wood decking. High above the triple-height entrance are some skylights to heighten the spatial effect. Both floors are connected by a staircase without risers which is anchored to the wall. As it tends to occur, there is an enormous structural reinforcement effort behind what can be seen, and which is not made apparent.

Location: Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, Spain
Date: 2002 – 2004
Collaborator: Sergi Cera
M²: 139 m² + 27 m² (T)
Client: Jordi Dalmau
Constructor: Arrels
Structure: J. Monte
Photograph: Mª Luz Vidal
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