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Architect Guim Costa Calsamiglia transforms an old industrial warehouse in a modern single family home

The city of Tarrega (Lleida - Spain) is traditionally a city with an important industry force. The result of this activity were created many industrial warehouses in the town that later moved to the outskirts of the urban core. In one of these warehouses, Oriol Vidal Besa property, who has been the responsable of the interior design project, this conversion takes place by the Architect Guim Costa Calsamiglia. The original idea, appeared in the very first conversations between the architect, Guim Costa, and the interior designer, Oriol Vidal (also the owner and the future user) was to conserve the essence of the old warehouse that had great historical value related to the industrial heritage of the city and a number of interesting structural elements such as masonry walls and wooden beams, some with typical holes at one end of which was taken down from the woods of the upper parts of the Pyrenees by the so called "raiers" through the river Noguera Pallaresa. Thus, it was decided that the new metal structure were to be "autonomous" and separated over the old . The other important decision, given that the warehouse had very few openings to the outside and could not be opened because they were all party walls, unless the façade to the street, was to open a large interior patio, around which the program of the house would easily be accommodated. Thus, the two principal axes of the project at its inception were - Respect for the heritage inherited - Search for light and ventilation through a large interior patio Those were the two major project decisions. From there the program flowed comfortably. Project Information Conversión de una antigua nave industrial a vivienda unifamiliar Situation: Carrer Ardèvol, 13. Tàrrega Owner: Oriol Vidal Besa Architect: Guim Costa Calsamiglia Technical Architect: Pere Vilaginés Serra Interior Designer: Oriol Vidal Besa Constructor: Construcciones Torres SCP Photograph: Anton Briansó Guim Costa is the Architect that has designed the successful collections of Gidlööf Originals. Source: Guim Costa Visit the Guim Costa Calsamiglia website
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