Brick wall and vaulted roof. Interweaving and ambiguity between the interior and exterior spaces
Brick wall and vaulted roof. Interweaving and ambiguity between the interior and exterior spaces

In the city of Elche, in the province of Alicante, the MESURA studio expands and transforms a traditional house from the 80s, reinterpreting the building tradition of the Elche area, as well as celebrating the exterior social culture and renovating a large area of land

The renovated house is located between the fields of Matola, in the middle of a large plot, with a swimming pool on one side and a tennis court on the other. Using self-supporting walls to define the spaces, the traditional house was expanded into the landscape by intertwining the interior and exterior until they became ambiguous

Brick wall and vaulted roof. Interweaving and ambiguity between the interior and exterior spaces

The basis of the renovation project is rooted in the observation and understanding of its surroundings: the hot and humid climate, the traditions of the area, the porch of the houses, the terrace that serves as the main outdoor common space. For example, the use of brick. symbolizes continuity with tradition, and, together with local potters, four lines of brick and different compositions were designed

Brick wall and vaulted roof. Interweaving and ambiguity between the interior and exterior spaces

With four simple walls, different spaces were included, such as the private bedroom and an open porch. A vaulted roof characterizes the architecture, creating movement, lightness and wide undulations. The vaults are supported by brick walls creating a natural ventilation system

Brick wall and vaulted roof. Interweaving and ambiguity between the interior and exterior spaces

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