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About this special project

This magnificent project carried out by the studio Jimenez&Linares makes use of our material Piedra Paloma for an integral reform in one of the unique houses located in Quinta del Berro, Madrid

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A bit of its history

Regarding its history, the house is protected because it belongs to the Colonia complex promoted in the 1920s by Gregorio Iturbe, which is why a research project has been carried out with the aim of recovering the original model of the facades. It is also worth mentioning that this house was inhabited in the 1950s by the sculptor Jorge Oteiza.

The Jimenez&Linares studio was founded in 2018 and has had the pleasure of receiving on three occasions the R.H.Driehaus prize awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works to promote traditional and vernacular architecture.

Vision

A very careful and dedicated work where the aim has been to put into practice the search for the past in order to build the future

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Composition

The overall composition of the house consists of three floors with an English courtyard and a small garden

The interior is notable for its more contemporary, light-filled space with double-height rooms

About materials

The use of local and traditional materials and the use of natural textures have been valued to give a vision of elegance and naturality.

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The use of local and traditional materials and the use of natural textures have been valued to give a vision of elegance and naturality.

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The Piedra Paloma material has been used in this project in different zones

Mainly the area of the outer skirting boards and some framing in the ceramic floor tiles

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In the English courtyard, the cladding is lowered to about three metres with large pieces. And to achieve a vision of continuity, this is extended to the floor of the semi-basement floor to give it lightness

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Also noteworthy is the use of other materials such as lime mortar on the facade, fired and glazed ceramics placed in the courtyard from an artisan workshop in the province of Granada.

Travertine in floors and bathrooms, and oak wood in the kitchen

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Photography by: David Zarzoso

 

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