Multipurpose space in a row house

vivienda-en-hilera-row-house-02This project, work of Pia Mendaro studio and located in the city of Madrid, is a work space, workshop and exhibition (and hidden housing) in a row house.
vivienda-en-hilera-row-house-13The house, which becomes a residence space for artists, has two gardens, one located at the front and one at the back.
vivienda-en-hilera-row-house-03Given the new use acquired by this house in row, a space with great versatility is needed where one can work with a type of tools and that can be shared with the activity of public space or office where people can be received.
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The premise was to reform a row house of the 20s, classified as “recognized poverty”, with a reduced budget and without changing its character abroad.vivienda-en-hilera-row-house-10

In the project, they opt for an equipped wall that includes all the program that serves the versatile space. Therefore, it is about releasing the largest number of m3.
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The program is divided into a ground floor, where a large warehouse is located which closes with a 3m high door, a toilet and access to the private area of the project.
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The private area is accessed through a staircase as a drawer that goes up to the dwelling of the person who resides. Here is a shower composed of an iron drawer and a porthole window. In addition, a walkway crosses to the bedroom that flies over the main space of this house in a row.

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Under the walkway, you can hang items that serve the workspace and exhibition by means of pulleys.
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In the garden located at the back is the kitchen, hidden in a shed. It is a simple kitchen, with a large bar and opens completely to the outside.
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Photography: ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

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