Casa Cabanyal is a terraced family house located in Valencia, Spain, completely renovated in 2020 by Nodopía Arquitectura y Diseño.
‘Casa Cabanyal’ is a terraced family house located in one of the neighbourhoods with the most personality in Valencia, El Cabanyal. This neighbourhood has its own architecture that differentiates it from the rest of the city. The comprehensive renovation and interior design proposed in this project seek to respect and enhance its intrinsic character while providing spatiality and luminosity to the house. Therefore, one of the starting criteria was to conserve the existing materials and maintain the spirit of the
The axis of the proposal for the new distribution is based on maximizing the spatiality and luminosity of the house. To do this, special work has been done on expanding the visual limits of the space, creating a double fugue. On the one hand, a double height is generated in the living room and, on the other, the view towards the patio is released, giving the house spaciousness and blurring the boundary between inside and outside. This line is diluted thanks to the folding four-leaf carpentry that allows the interior space to be completely opened to the courtyard, turning the dining and kitchen area into an outdoor porch.
The courtyard is the heart of the house, through which the house expands and breathes. The floor is covered with the same clay tile used inside the house and, with it, a support piece is also built that serves as a washing and cooking area. The white walls reflect the light increasing the luminosity of the interior space of the house.
The renovation of this house also includes its energy rehabilitation, incorporating different bioclimatic and passive strategies. Continuous thermal insulation has been incorporated both on the roof and on the facades, but respecting existing elements such as the exposed brick facade. The
Photography by Germán Cabo