La casa como memoria vivainjertos domésticos en ruinas vernáculas

  1. David Ordóñez Castañón 1
  2. Jesús de los Ojos Moral 2
  1. 1 Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU
  2. 2 Universidad de Valladolid

    Universidad de Valladolid

    Valladolid, España


La casa: Espacios domésticos, modos de habitar
  1. J. Calatrava (coord.)

Publisher: Abada

ISBN: 978-84-17301-24-8

Year of publication: 2019

Pages: 1055-1067

Congress: Congreso Internacional Cultura y Ciudad (2. 2019. Granada)

Type: Conference paper


The insertion of homegrafts is a strategy recently used in several projects for the reuse of traditional abandoned architectures. The inserted artifact meets the current standards of functionality and comfort, while the pre-existence provides values associated with the memory of the place, of the building itself and of who lived there. The reconversion of a ruin in Gerês (Souto de Moura, 1980-82) has become one of the first and most lucid reflections on the permanence of the image of ruin in contemporary domestic projects. Between the object and the pre-existence a contrasting relation emerges due to their antithetical chronological, functional, formal and material identities, which merge symbiotically into an architectural hybrid. In E/C House (Sami Architects), Dovecote Studio (Haworth Tompkins), House in Tebra (Irisarri + Piñera) or Rifugio Paraloup (Castellino, Cottino, Barberis & Regis) the interaction between ruin and contemporary dwelling is also explored: the question of the house as living memory.