Architect: Iterare Arquitectos
Mission Yr: 2021
Pictures: David Zarzoso
Class: Non-public Home
In one of the crucial distinctive blocks of the Valencian district of Jesus, the Lemon Tree Home is revealed as a novel undertaking by which a few of the most necessary options -concealed over the years- of this real group of homes are recovered.
The home is an train in understanding the Mediterranean gentle, typical of its location and its cultural context. Deeply rooted parts corresponding to matter, the breeze and lightweight are positioned within the foreground and are the motivation for the adjustments, which transcend a blind, purely programmatic rewriting of this semidetached home on Carteros Avenue.
Thus the work, decreased from the start to its minimal materials expression, finds behind it a silence from which to admire the sunshine and its areas.
Stone, wooden and glass are sufficient to strategy this necessary train of simplicity and complexity the place an entire work of precision and constructive self-discipline, as elementary and honest as modest and vital, comes collectively.
For its half, the core of the staircase, situated within the geometric heart of the home and fully open to the day space, will not be solely a mere sculpture carved in limestone, but additionally precisely incorporates a few of the most ungrateful elements of this system.
Thus within the ground plan, that is located as a free factor, a powerful core, which permits the home to stream round with out interruption whereas providing its providers to the rooms.
Exterior, the courtyards, along with guaranteeing a continuing and delicate breeze by means of the interiors, are used right here as efficient architectural gadgets able to encapsulating inside its partitions the ceaseless conflicts between solar and shadow; between day and night time. All this, sheltered by an outdated lemon tree that marks the doorway and provides the undertaking its title.