A Converted Stable Becomes a Seasonal Home in Northern Spain

Located in a small town east of Santander, Spain, a former stable was recently converted into a seasonal home by architects, Zooco Estudio. Consisting of stone walls and a wooden-structure gable roof with tiles, the nature of this architectural intervention was based on respect towards what already existed and the space created inside.

Loving the linear pattern of the living spaces all under the same roof, characterized by the elements specific to each room while keeping with the same neutral colours. Let's take a look!

The master bedroom is concealed behind  the living room bookshelf and is the only room concealed from the general space.  A second bedroom is accessible by using the exterior stairs in the original passageway at the entrance of the building.

The only partial modifications that were made to the existing architecture were those to the facades. The existing openings were enlarged on the east-facing and west-facing facades, with the idea of incorporating nature, and the inviting views of teh Catabrian mountains, into the inteiror.

For more information

Technical sheet
Project: House in Güemes, conversion of a stable into a house
Architect: Zooco Estudio
Location: Güemes, Cantabria, España
Square Meters: 310 m2
Completed: 2019
Photographer: Imagen Subliminal

About Zooco
Zooco is a multidisciplinary architecture, design, and interior design studio founded in 2009 by architects Miguel Crespo Picot (Santander, 1980), Javier Guzmán Benito (Santander, 1980) and Sixto Martín Martínez (Madrid, 1980), qualified by the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). Today Zooco has offices in Madrid and Santander, and develops its projects both nationally and internationally. Over the past ten years, its portfolio has included more than fifty works published in specialized national and international media, some of which have been recognized with different awards such as the prestigious Frame 2020 award, Architecture Masterprize 2019, Design Vanguard 2019, NAN Construcción 2019, EuroShop Retail Design Award ’18 Shanghai, International Design Media Award 2018 Shenzhen and Casa Decor 2013 and 2014 awards.


Jan Halvarson

No comments: