CARMEN’S HOUSE IN ARCHELLO

Casa Carmen in Archello, our project is located in an increasingly large square in the old Raval de Sant Joan de Elche, which has its first traces in 1265, of Muslim origin. It still has the flavour of the past, quiet streets, with activity and life impregnated with history, with the special cadence of the neighbourhood.

The Casa del Carmen faces south, towards the square, formerly called Forn Fondo street, because there was an oven and many streets are named after what was in them. The people of the neighborhood say that the people lived with the door open, in the street. Life is different now. Carmen lives in the upper floor looking for a controlled intimacy, a relationship with the square, but with natural light and sun entering from the east, through the dividing wall, and from the south, through the facade, through a perforated latticework with motifs that used to graffiti tiles and that now is a steel plate cut by numerical control, but with the same ornaments that let air and light pass, bringing the memory of the place. It also has a small garden, a sunny terrace, a living room and a kitchen overlooking a small patio. 32 m2 optimized but sufficient for a friendly and comfortable relationship with the outside.

More info at: Archello.com/Casa Carmen

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