- House in Barrio del Carmen by Hugo Mompo
On the top floor of an early 1900s three-storey building located in Barrio del Carmen in Valencia, Spain, architect Hugo Mompó renovated the former house. His modern design keeps in line with contemporary needs without distorting the exterior.
The project starts with the demolition and complete reconstruction of the interior of the town house's third floor and includes recovering the roof which is given its original appearance with Arabic half-pipe tiles while the wooden roof beams have now been exposed and renovated.
Hugo Mompó introduces a compact yet, at the same time, adaptable and continuous space, vertically divided by a mezzanine floor reached by a steel spiral staircase which is also a decorative and sculptural feature.
The lower floor, or living area with kitchenette, stands out due to its light coloured wooden storage unit and its bright, open and multifunctional space evoking an almost Japanese feel.
Hugo Mompó's design was photographed by Mariela Apollonio, winner of the Photography section of the NextLandmark2014 competition (link) and shows the great attention she paid to the details which characterise the house in Barrio del Carmen – a creative response to the challenge of transforming the former construction!
Project: Hugo Mompó Architecture http://hugomompo.com
Location: Valencia, Spain
Photography: Mariela Appolonio