Origami House


The project solves  a private residential program in a compact volumefrom an already started construction on the site previously. Both a larger residential program and the goal of achieving a greater presence of housing in the plot, lead to increase the floor area of ​​the house, both inside the original plan and with the addition of intermediate elements, which configured a single volume, with a larger scale and more intense relationship with the exterior spaces. Thus, a sloping roof becomes distinctive and unifying element of the house, projecting beyond the original designto accommodate an outdoor terrace on the first floor, as a viewpoint to the whole plotwhich in turn serves as a cover for the exterior dingin, and a garage connected to the lobby by a covered porch.

Thus, the house embarces the access courtyard that visually becomes part of the circulations, while developing a more complex relationship with the rest of the outdoor area of the plot.

The outdoor spaces of the plot are defined by an outdoor gazebocovered by a pergola attached to the house by a wooden path, where also a pool is located and surrounded by a garden.

Technical sheet

Location: Torre Pinar. Zaragoza

Architects: Magén Arquitectos

Developer: Private

Construction: Construcciones Moya Valero

Project: 2013

Construction: 2014-2015

Area: 440,10 m2