Rehabilitation of housing in Vista Bella
The rehabilitation of housing in Vista Bella was a project carried out in a semi-detached house with a patio located in said neighborhood.
The Vista Bella neighborhood is located in the city of Murcia, on the left bank of the Segura river. The main feature of this neighborhood in the Murcian capital is the design of garden City. It is closed perimeter with housing blocks. While the interior is made up of streets of semi-detached houses.
Vista Bella was built in the late 1940s, on the outskirts of the city at that time, promoted by the City Council and built by application of the law of April 19, 1939 on "Protection of Limited Income Housing". This new settlement then occupied 9 hectares at the eastern end of the city and had, at the end of its works in 1959, 1,386 houses, a church, a market, a school group and 59 commercial premises.
Given the proximity to the river, the house suffered from significant humidity problems, requiring a comprehensive rehabilitation of the house.
The rehabilitation of the house in Vista Bella raised the replacement of the gabled roof and the implantation of an upper floor. Maintaining the central load-bearing wall, which was planned to be cleaned to reveal the brick. The living room of the house is oriented towards the patio being distributed in double height to emphasize the importance of space. And a glazing to the outside to blur the barrier between home and garden.
The old load-bearing wall, already clean of the cladding, is used to segregate the main spaces of the house. In addition to serving as a parapet for the upper floor distributor. In this way, the wall is used, incorporating it as a visual element. Providing a solid element that conceptually reflects the glass facade in an opposite way to generate a space to locate the living room of the house.