她在哥本哈根、斯圖加特和巴倫西亞的辦公室擔任瞭3年的住房、設備和公共空間項目協調員Anna Solaz is an architect at the School of Architecture in Valencia, where she has received various recognition and awards for her academic achievements.His professional experience is complemented by collaborations in multiple national and international research, participating in multidisciplinary teams and projects of different sizes. She spent three years as coordinator of housing, equipment and Public space programs in offices in Copenhagen, Stuttgart and Valencia
Casa Ona is the transformation of an existing building from the 90s conceived as an architecture office into mixed-use; housing and office.
The existing building was characterized by open spaces and the use of noble materials such as concrete, metal, terrazzo and glass, in addition to colored surfaces.
After more than 25 years functioning as an office this project starts from the proposal of maintaining an important part as an Architecture Office while dedicating the rest of the space to the house. To carry out this transformation a very few new elements are introduced. The renovation is conceived from enhancing the existing while adding one layer of time; respecting the rules of the existing building and allowing it to perhaps add new layers, rooms or uses on the future.
The space connected to the access of the building, characterized by its glazed double height and its staircase is dedicated to the office, while the space facing the opposite façade is dedicated to the house.
The translucent glass partitions that used to divide offices are disassembled and reassembled into sliding doors that separate the house from the office. White lacquered frames with rounded geometry are added in line with different elements of the house.
The previous walls that hid the spiral staircase are removed to enhance the stair that now becomes the heart of the house.In the renovation of the building two types of elements are distinguished. Concrete and birch wood are used on the elements that belong to a fixed layer, the one that gives service to the house and will remain unchanged in contrast to mobile or lighter elements where color is used, like in the furniture, curtains and bars.
The commission started from the proposal of the clients to cover one of the attic terraces in order to add a new room to the apartment. Something that according to local regulations was impossible to undertake.
The penthouse is located in a representative building of Valencia’s old town. The eclectic-style construction was built at the end of the 19th century and due to its singular façade the alteration on its external appearance is not permitted.
The interior surface, barely 80 m2, is complemented by an area of terraces of almost the same extension. The façade has a series of rhythmic openings, which bathe with natural light the interior and let the bells of the surrounding churches vibrate inside.
The existing layout divided the available space without any principle, turning opaque part of the façade windows and generating unnecessary distributions for the scale of the house and rooms with a dysfunctional proportion.
The clients understood that the house, although in good condition, did not quite meet their needs. They wanted to host family visits, so the penthouse had to accommodate users with different needs and ways of living, raging from a group of young people to an adult couple.The answer was not to redistribute or cover a terrace to get a new room, but to unlearn the Western conception of housing as an addition of rooms, looking for a more fluid solution.
The intervention strategy seeks the indeterminacy of the space to enable multiple ways of occupation and appropriation, capable of accommodating not just one use, but many.Kitchen, living room, storage room, bedroom, laundry and bathroom, previously closed and individual rooms, turn into a continuous cabinet that hosts all the services.