House No. 1
Panchón Paredes have transformed, refurbished, and adapted the interior, exterior, and in-between spaces of a dark and compartmentalized 1978 dwelling.
The new configuration addresses the needs of the occupants, who wanted a place in which to live, work or exercise. The spaces are neutral, flexible, and adaptable to genealogical changes and their consequences. The original perimeter has been broken up by courtyards, terraces, and balconies, and each level is divided longitudinally into two bays measuring 3.5 and 5.5 meters, with an 86-centimeter level difference.
In this way, what was a dark, much partitioned old residence is now open and bright, and the staircase is no longer a spatial and lighting obstacle but an essential heterogeneous space. All the strategies applied were aimed at making the new spaces as bright as possible, and with a palette of neutral materials, so it’s the inhabitants and their belongings that will fill the place with color.