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fragmented house

Single-family residence in Laguna de Duero



The concept solution for this house starts from a compact block transforming, after several divisions and shifts, into an external broken-down form, result of the arrangement of the interior spaces.



Ground Floor Area: 200 m2
Location: Laguna de Duero, Spain
Client: Private


The house is located near Laguna de Duero, a town situated in the municipality of ‘Tierra de Pinares’, in Valladolid. The building is orientated facing west and distributed in two levels: living room and day use spaces in the ground floor and master bedroom upstairs.


AQSO fragmented house, stone masonry wall and canopy, sunset
AQSO fragmented house, main entrance, ceramic tile facade


The form is conceived as a series of juxtaposed elements defining the different atmospheres and spaces. Therefore, the entrance is demarcated by two parallel blocks and another recessed one working as main access. The front part of the house, facing the garden, is marked out by the cantilevered block where the bedroom at the upper level is located, in contrast with the one of the ground floor. The rear of the house, where the garage can be found, is made up of several stair-shaped elements.


AQSO fragmented house, view from the swimming pool
AQSO fragmented house, elevation and section


Inside, the living and dining rooms are linked into an open and continuous space just partially blocked by a stone masonry wall and the freestanding staircase giving access to the upper floor. From the master bedroom, provided with a generous walk-in wardrobe and ensuite Jacuzzi, it is possible to access the roof, partially used as terrace with a small solarium.


AQSO fragmented house, dressing room, interior
AQSO fragmented house, living room, mansonry stone wall


The façade is made by big scale matte ceramic pieces combined with stone masonry walls, inside there is a predominance of light colors in walls, floor, doors and windows.


AQSO fragmented house, dining room
AQSO fragmented house, floor plan


In the front garden of the house there is a slender swimming pool with spa and an independent block facing the yard with a wide bay window to be opened and converted into a summerhouse.