Year: 2016-2021
Type: Built Work
Architects: Antonio Cidoncha, Jokin Lecumberri
Photography: Pedro Pegenaute

Detached house in Lérruz.

Going against the current of souls who in the past decades have abandoned the villages of Navarre’s Lizoáin Valley to try their luck in big cities – a tendency that has become all the more pronounced all over Spain – a young couple contemplated the countryside as a boon, and decided it was the ideal place in which to raise a family. So it was that they settled on the ed-ge of one of those towns, on a plot facing the cereal fields that in olden times fed and gave villagers a living.
In consonance with the surroundings, the dwelling is a simple volume built in the tradition of solid walls and tiled roofs that characterizes the neighboring farmhouses. A manipulation of the topography made it possible to organize the home on two floors: one at ground level for the shared rooms, and the other halfburied, for the bedrooms and a porch that opens out to a backyard and the peaceful, idyllic pre-Pyrenean landscape.
An emancipatory vision that also translates into the desire for a self-sufficient house, which is equipped with a biomass boiler providing hot water and heating, a series of solar panels, and a tank that harnesses rainwater in a region of frequent wet weather.

Publised on:

Arquitectura Viva, DPA Arquitectura


Finalist COAVNA, Finalist BIGMAT, Selected ARQUIA PROXIMA