The importance of renovating old houses, especially in city centres, becomes more and more relevant with every passing year. The Spanish architectural practice ‘Arrokabe‘-architects was responsible for the revival of ‘Casa do Medio’, a historical townhouse in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
As we searched for inspirational architects and projects, we found the Spanish studio ‘Arrokabe’ on ‘homify‘ by discovering their latest project: A stone-house with a charming southern flair which has been renovated in a quite delicate way for a family with three children.
The area, and also the street in which the dwelling is located, is known for its social diversity and marks the entrance to the historic city.
‘Casa do Medio’ consists of three-storeys plus an attic which had been extended by a decontextualized second layer which increases the first floor and enables a terrace on the garden side.
In order to allow a deeper entrance of daylight, the vertical staircase had been widened and together with the undulate wooden ceiling it creates a fluent crossover between the small gallery and the living area. The strong contorted ground floor lost its rigorousness through open and fluent rooms which are rarely separated through floor-to-ceiling windows.
The architects decided to work a lot with wood for the ceiling and ground floor in order to create a warm character inside. The visible stone shows the inhabitants what was there before them and preserves the historic charm.
Since we cooperate with Berlin-based platform ‘homify’, which is a great source of inspiration for interior-architects, designers and of course for those with an interest for fancy living, we know about the upcoming trend of living in a mix between rustic and minimalistic charm.
If you enjoyed that project and also the interior, you find on the ‘homify’ platform definitely some alternatives and further stunning projects as well.
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