Galgo Home in Madrid, Spain by Clara Murado and Juan Elvira

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Aerial view of the house from the foreground to the rooftop with a steel structure.

Localization: Madrid, Spain
Shopper: SelectaHOME
Challenge 2017: Development 2019
Program: Single household housing
Plot Space: 266m2
Constructed Space: 280m2
Dimensions: 18m x 4m
Architects: Clara Murado and Juan Elvira 
Technical Architects:  Alfonso del Castillo
Crew: Christine Gutiérrez Chevalier, Victoria Bosch
Construction engineering marketing consultant: Ezequiel Fernández Guinda
Technical programs engineering marketing consultant: Tecnotec
Contractor: APRO Development Administration
Images: Imagen subliminal
Kitchen suppliers: studio2
Lights suppliers: Glumdesign
Mechanisms and switches suppliers: Hager
Sanitary ware suppliers: Roca

About Clara Murado and Juan Elvira 
Murado & Elvira is a Madrid-based multidisciplinary workplace based by Juan Elvira and Clara Murado in 2003, devoted to progressive structure and inside design.

Their work has been awarded in lots of nationwide and worldwide competitions and has been exhibited at prestigious venues such because the Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia or the Bienal de Arquitectura Española.

They’ve been finalists on the Norwegian nationwide structure prize Staten Byggeskikkpris 2012 and the European Union Prize for Modern Structure Mies van der Rohe Award in 2019

They design relaxed and ethereal environments that enable for a direct private appropriation on the a part of the consumer. They suggest a sustainable strategy to design, the place consumer participation, shared creativity and constructing methods search to profit each society and nature.

With a youthful staff of pros, their coming initiatives are masking totally different scales and scopes, from housing and renovations to public buildings.

Clara Murado studied structure at ETSAM in Madrid and at IUAV in Venezia. She was awarded a Grasp’s Diploma in Superior Structure Design from Columbia College in New York Metropolis.

She is affiliate professor of Challenge Design on the Universidad de Arquitectura de Alcalá and visiting professor at nationwide and worldwide colleges. Her love for graphic design and visible pondering led to the funding in 2015 of M&E Gráfico, the bi-dimensional twin of Murado & Elvira Architects.

Juan Elvira additionally studied structure at ETSAM in Madrid and at IUAV in Venezia, the place he met Clara. He additionally was awarded a Grasp’s Diploma in Superior Structure Design from Columbia College in New York Metropolis. He obtained his PhD diploma with honors in 2015, with a thesis titled “Ghost Structure.

Area and the manufacturing of Ambient Results”. He’s affiliate professor of Challenge Design at ETSAM and visiting professor at nationwide and worldwide colleges. He has lately revealed the ebook Ghost Structure, a primer on spatial eroticism and structure as a type of atmospheric enchantment.

The home is in-built a protracted and slender plot in a quiet residential space in Madrid, unused for years on account of its uncommon proportions. It accommodates the ground plan necessities inside a quantity solely 4 meters extensive, leading to a skinny and compact prism.

On every stage small outside areas are inserted, permitting for a wealthy spatial expertise whereas protecting the mandatory privateness in a dense residential neighborhood.

This sequence encompasses a courtyard on the basement stage, a backyard with a swimming pool on the bottom ground and a double-height terrace on the primary ground increase and complement the tight inside of the home. Thus, the same old sequence of stacked ranges is challenged and was a dynamic vertical panorama.

The basement is illuminated by way of a dug patio that occupies your complete entrance of the plot. Over this void, a bridge connects the road on to the backyard and the doorway of the home.

The bottom ground opens into the backyard and the pool, which runs longitudinally alongside the sting. On this stage, the lounge and kitchen have massive home windows that enable the continuity of those areas. Massive perforated metallic sliding shutters nuance the sunshine. The round cutouts of the sliding doorways turn out to be the identification of the home.

On the primary stage, the primary bed room space occupies the entire ground, consisting of a bed room, a walk-in closet and a big rest room. The lavatory connects to the primary terrace on the entrance of the quantity.

This terrace is enclosed by double-height partitions with some openings to maintain privateness and revel in views, like a room and not using a roof. A spiral staircase floats over this area, connecting the second ground to the solarium on the roof, the place you’ll be able to benefit from the extensive views of your complete space.