Built for a young family of four, Casa Almudena was conceived by architect Jesús Perales as a sustainable, single-story home with one continuous flow. By removing formal barriers between living areas and including ample windows and doorways, the design encourages connectedness, both to one another and to the surrounding landscape of the Baix Penedès vineyards.
According to Perales, "the objective was clear: for all the members of this small family to feel connected, irrespective of where they are in the house." Perales goes on to explain that the concept of connectedness pushed the team to create a home with circularity, in which the different parts of the house remained visible regardless of where one is situated.
"It doesn't matter if you are preparing dinner while the children are doing their homework, you always have the feeling that the rest of the family are with you." —Jesús Perales, architect
The structural circularity of the house is created via several continuous passageways that meet together in a central inner courtyard. The courtyard serves as an outdoor living area as well as a hub from which all interior living areas flow. The end result is an elegant extension between rooms and indoor/outdoor spaces.
While only 735 square feet, the thoughtful design of Casa Almudena allows the home to feel expansive rather than small, with an organic sensibility that is inherently warm, inviting, and perfectly suited to its inhabitants and to the surrounding landscape.
Architect of Record: Jesús Perales / @jesusperales.es
Collaborators: Anthony Benitez Martin, architect, Marc Riera Arbós, technical architect
Developers: Almudena Álvarez Sánchez and Jorge Ybarra Corpas
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