Designed by delaVegaCanolasso, a Spanish architectural practice led by Ignacio de la Vega and Pilar Cano-Lasso, 2-Piezas or Two-Piece is a house in conversation with the sun. The house is the first of its kind for it is the first implemented project of the tiny home project in Spain. Located in Toledo, Spain, the house sits in a rocky landscape surrounded by shrubs and deciduous trees. The design and color scheme of the house has been planned such that it is almost camouflaged with its surroundings.
DelaVegaCanolasso is an entrepreneurial architecture studio in Madrid that focuses on innovative and sustainable tailor-made projects that integrate light and nature with the built environment. The Tiny home project is the brainchild that develops custom-made modular homes in Spain and transports them to the location via truck. They believe that in situ work and prefabricated structures are the way forward to create an agile and rich architecture that adapts perfectly to its environment and improves over time.
The Tiny Home project aims to create custom-made modular homes in Spain that are 100% prefabricated. The tiny home can be used as anything from a house or an office space to a weekend retreat. The house has a steel frame insulated with recycled cotton and lined with recycled OSB wood. The house is finished with glass paneling and furnished with pinewood furniture. The Tiny Home is custom-designed with three models to choose from, the Refuge (34 m2), The Office (20 m2), and the Store (10 m2). The House is then prefabricated and transported via truck.
DelaVegaCanolasso has utilized this opportunity for the completion of their renovation project.
As the name suggests Two-piece has two different volumes, two different materialities, and two different concepts. The project is completely tailor-made and consists of 100% corten steel. The house sits in a 220 m2 plot of arid land surrounded by a rocky landscape. The first piece is an elegant two-storeyed house renovated with solar responsive curtain walls and a self-regulating slat facade. The house has glass panels on all sides giving it a light and airy feel that merges the outside with the inside. DelaVegaCanolasso has used color schemes that match the landscape, almost hiding the house within the rocky background. The interiors of the house have exposed walls, columns, and girders designed such that it adds to the elegance and aesthetics of the house. The interiors have been restricted to shades of white and grey that frame the contrasting shades of the landscape.
The second piece is a custom-made prefab tiny home that serves as a transition space between the house and the steppe. The filtered anteroom is opaque and mysterious in contrast to the house and hence completes it. The rusted color and texture of the exterior stand in stark contrast to the materiality and color of the house and its surroundings, while the interiors have pinewood furniture and finishing.