The project was conditional in form and the pre-existing structure and its location in the old town of Toledo. Toledo Consortium established an agreement with the owner to rehabilitate the property and allow the “cultural museum” visit downstairs.
The intervention had on the one hand enable research and visit the archaeological remains and rehabilitate housing, according to the old type of “home court.” The proposal was to implement a prototype house that could serve as a model of exemplary intervention in the merger of an existing traditional style with the current criteria and bioclimatic systems. An archaeological study where the subsoil of the ground floor and antique vaults, identified as part of some ancient Islamic baths, baths called Caballel analyzed was performed. The project retains the vaults, the tank downstairs and medieval pavements and the south facade of the house, a porch of the old court house and some existing building elements.
Downstairs Fine a performance type where the elements found and displayed can be sanitized with controlled lighting, symbolically recovering the old function of the well and the bathrooms are included. So it affects the design of the house, it has two distinct but complementary to time objectives. On one hand, adaptation to historical and heritage context of Toledo, not only in respect to the pre-existing, but also in the recovery of the courtyard house typology in its architectural functionality and also bioclimatic. A second objective was to supplement and update the traditional bioclimatic operation contemporary technologies, in order to achieve the greatest comfort and greater energy efficiency; aspects of projects, building systems, facilities, automation and renewable energy production should be a replicable model in the building that is slowly adapted to meet today in the old town.