R31, La Caseta del Notari, is a rehabilitation project of a 1970s house towards a more modern conception. The aim is to move away from the dark tones of the interior of the building and bring light and warmth to all the rooms in the house. However, work has been carried out in such a way that the unique wooden roof remains intact and takes on greater prominence.
The intervention in this house fulfils the mission of dispensing with the fixed and visually heavy elements and redirecting the view to the sloping wooden roof. The continuous light flooring gives the house much more light and it highlights, even more if you will, its peculiar roof”, explains Alba Mínguez, architect of the studio.
To achieve this ambitious goal, the living room has been modified, replacing part of the wooden panels with white cladding, as well as the brown tiled floor with continuous light-coloured micro cement. In this way, it is impossible not to focus on the sloping wooden roof.
Continuing with the change of materiality and distribution of the kitchen, where light tones and lighter materials have been used, as well as connecting it physically and visually with the living/dining room.
On the other hand, all the glass in the house has been renewed, both in the windows and in the upper parts of the partitions In the day area, the two curved wooden volumes, which hide the kitchen and the study area, do not touch the roof. For this purpose, transparent glass was installed to replace the existing brown ones to separate the areas acoustically and allow the outside light to enter. With this strategic change, the visual perception is that the roof is floating above the house and not lying on these transparent elements.
The distribution of the master bedroom also undergoes a transformation, creating two dressing rooms and two bathrooms, one on each side of the bedroom, thus generating a more diaphanous space.
It is worth highlighting that all the furniture in the house has been selected in light and neutral tones to achieve, in the entire space, the long-awaited contribution of light and warmth.