Photography is by Carlos Fernandez Piñar.
Casa Paz is located in a housing development built in the 60’s, approximately 70Km. outside of Madrid. The area is considered a conventional residential zone, of no specific architectural interest, built using heterogeneous topologies and materials. The housing development, called Rio Cofio, is located on the outskirts of the village Robledo de Chavela; there at the edge of a cliff, a 1,400 m2 steeply sloped lot overlooks a small river. The property is accessed by a road that runs right above it. Directly in front, facing west over the valley, the mountain rises again, creating a natural park that is especially protected.
Arturo Franco, as architect of the team, working with Fabrice van Teslaar, architect, and Diego Castellano, interior architect and work coordinator, had projected and constructed this dwelling. Casa Paz. Río Cofio Housing Development, Robledo de Chavela, Madrid.
Location: C/ DEL RIO, 591. URB. RIO COFIO. ROBLEDO DE CHAVELA. 28294 MADRID.
Preparation of the project and completion of construction schedule: January 2004-April 2006.
Project’s authorship: Arturo Franco. (architect), Fabrice van Teslaar. (architect)
Project’s collaborators: Diego Castellanos (interior architect)
Site Supervisor and Quantity Surveyor: Salvador Baños.
Developer/Owner: Paz Fernandez/Tomas Rodríguez
Cost per Square Meter: 280,000 euros. – 771 euros/sq m
Area or volume constructed: 363 sq m