Architect Adrián Torres Astaburuaga in collaboration with Jaime Aparicio Fraga renovated an apartment house for a yoga teacher in Ruzafa neighbourhood, Valencia, Spain aiming to maintain the bourgeois character of the listed building adapting the interior space to contemporary living standards.

-text by the architect

 In the popular neighbourhood of Ruzafa in the city of Valencia, Spain, the rehabilitation of this bourgeois house has aimed to maintain the heritage values of a house classified with heritage value, but adapting it to contemporary living conditions. The work entails opening up the day part, maintaining the layout of the old partitions by inlaying wooden strips in the old hexagonal hydraulic tile floor, which has in turn been recovered. A large yoga room opens at the rear of the house.

All the doors and woodwork are the original ones, although repositioned. 

The ceramics and wood introduce a warm calmness to the ambience of the habitat.   

Facts & Credits
Project title  House for a yoga teacher / Ruzafa 1915 
Typology  Renovation, restoration, residential
Architect, Author & Project manager  Adrián Torres Astaburuaga
Collaborator  Jaime Aparicio Fraga
Photography  Mariela Apollonio