Ca Marcelo

A family building that originally dates on XVII-XVIII century and which had suffered several interventions. Passing of time and the lack of maintenance have caused that the building presented a bad state of preservation, what means that otherwise repair, it could be degraded in a short period of time. 


The object of the intervention is that the building, once rehabilitated, could continue being the owners home, with the will of not interrupt their living.


It is projected a rehabilitation in several phases, starting by the roof, continuing to facades and terrace, and ending by the indoors, with the will of renovating the building respecting its antiquity, by preserving those elements that give it the character, as beams, openings, balconies and wrought iron railing.


Main floor is rehabilitated keeping the peculiar items of the previous use of the building: blacksmith. In this sense, some items are preserved, as some iron items on  facade that used to be used for changing horseshoes, or as the corner stone, that was used to separate carriages enough for turning.


Second floor and under cover are joined to create an illuminated and comfortable duplex, re-ordering the rehabilitation resulting spaces and boosting the existing openings.

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location : Vila-Seca

promoter : Private

architect : Guillem Carrera

structure : Francesc Gorgas

collaborators : Eva Crespo, Meritxell Anglès, Xavier Foraste

constructor : Construccions Plana, Construcciones Andrés Cintas SLU

project's year : 2006 (phase 1), 2009 (phase 2)

end of construction : 2010

surface : 363 m2

photograph : Cristina Serra

publications : Ca Marcelo

awards and recognitions : Nominee Archdaily Building of the year 2017, Obra nominada Plataforma Arquitectura Obra del Año 2017