Biennale Architettura 2016
La Biennale di Venezia
Pabellón español
Spanish pavilion

Two houses in Oropesa

Ángela García de Paredes. Ignacio Pedrosa

Two houses in Oropesa
Ángela García de Paredes. Ignacio Pedrosa

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Oropesa is known for its castle, built in 1402 as the residence for a noble family from Toledo, who undertook the construction of an unfinished aerial connection between the castle and the Nuestra señora de la Asunción church. The structure is supported by arches and walls that cut across the city, and in which these houses are embedded. The houses were small, with many divisions, and in ruins. They had two shared courtyards behind one of the facades, with wide brick arches crossing them. The project opens a long, narrow courtyard/crack, which defines two asymmetrical houses on either side, built for two siblings. The roofs were dismantled and rebuilt a meter higher, reusing the clay roof tiles. The two structures are linked together by the two powerful brick arches, which are protected as historical monuments.


Two houses in Oropesa

Calle Iglesia 1 y 3, Oropesa. Toledo.

Ángela García de Paredes. Ignacio Pedrosa

Project team:
Álvaro Rábano, Clemens Eichner, Roberto Lebrero, Blanca Leal; Construction supervision: Inés Cobisa; Structural design: Alfonso G. Gaite. GOGAITE, S.L. Mechanical engineer: Nieves Plaza

316 m2

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