Single House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern by Valdivieso Arquitectos

Valdivieso Arquitectos transformed the site of a former water cistern in Alpedrete, Madrid province, into a sculptural masterpiece of a single-family home.

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

After a series of alterations, the two-level cistern site reached its final configuration in 1955. The south-facing structure sported an irregular floor plan, partial underground space, and connection to an outdoor patio with enormous potential. The architects retrofitted the cistern to create a cozy, yet elegant and modern private residence dubbed Casa Aljibe, leaving little trace of the building’s original purpose.

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

VALDIVIESO ARQUITECTOS

 

 

Photos: David Frutos
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