Two houses in Oropesa (2015) Paredes&Pedrosa Architects © Photo: Luis Asín
Spanish team of architects Paredes&Pedrosa (founded by Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio Pedrosa) have recently completed one of their latest works: two small houses in Oropesa, Spain, inserted among the antique city walls of the 15th century. Designed for two brothers who wished to divide an old family house partially in ruins, the design is based on the introduction of a long and narrow patio in the existing plot.
The project is halfway between a strict restoration work, characterized by a strong decision to recuperate some of the elements in ruins and the original walls -which are part of the town’s historical heritage-, and a very contemporary approach seen in the textures and materials used in the interior and exterior surfaces of the houses, as well as in the treatment of the outside, partially public space. (more…)