A couple decides to move to an old house located on the third floor of a block built during the 1950s in a working-class neighborhood. The couple, without children, but with a very beloved pet, raised some needs far removed from those that determined the origin of the program and, therefore, the organization of the house, also conflicting with the rigid pre-existing supporting structure of the old apartment block, loading walls of manual brick.
The proposal would be aimed at reducing the number of original rooms to a minimum, just two parallel naves around the central load-bearing wall. This element would be emptied from tight cuts that widened the gaps already existing in the original house, minimizing, due to its geometry, the impact on the general supporting structure of the building. As if it were a patrimonial element, the intervention brings to light its constructive nature, revealing the brick factory with which it was made. Double steel profiles joined together supported this element leaving a joint inside to house a reprogrammable LED lighting system in real time. The result, a bearing element understood as a virtual instrument capable of summoning the dreams of a couple in a material fragment, for the heavy day and the light night. An instrument that is capable of appearing or disappearing to make way for intimate moments illuminated by the memory of an old passage or room.
The rest would be simple, a single material with which to accompany the wall, pine wood on the floor and partitions understood as infrastructure-furniture with which to solve the needs of storage and work, also promoting the unit reading of each bay of the house.