In the exclusive whereabouts of Nalón river mouth, the flat’s location was back-in-the-times house of marine village San Esteban de Pravia’s harbour workers, a well-known context within Asturias region. This beautiful spot was recently declared heritage site of historical and industrial interest.
Architect: David Olmos Arquitectos Location: San Esteban de Pravia, Muros del Nalón, Spain Year: 2018 Area: 54 sq.m. Colaboradora: Laura Iglesias Luzán Furniture: Soldecor Interiorismo Photography: Luis Díaz Díaz
From the architect: We took up a quite partitioned 52m2 flat where rooms had significantly small spaces and rather ramdom layout. The lack of functional criteria was obvious.
We understood an entire intervention to be genuinely needed and so reinforcing the possibilities the premises surely offered. With the clear aim of empowering the existent elements, we gravitated towards the building’s concrete structure from which a core frame was developed. This frame not only articulated both day zone and night zone but also offered storage space to match owners’ needs.
In accordance with this first zone, and acting as the only partition dividing kitchen and living room, the bathroom area was conformed. The latter shared furniture with living room to which served, and so creating a unifying space was major purpose to this área.
Independent yet well-connected with the rest of the premises, bedrooms stand out facing the river course side of the building. Furniture could not be other than a singularly designed one, an option that would bridge architecture and decoration in subtle fashion.
The earthly quality of the existing elements gives way to outstanding features of the like of oak tree wood, visible concrete and inspiring whiteness. This array of details is as much structural elements as it is decorative ones.