Paqui´s House is located in La Pobla de Vallbona, a municipality in the Camp del Turia region, a territory closely linked to the countryside and agricultural work. The house is located in the historic medieval quarter of the town and it is estimated that the building may have belonged to part of an old convent. In the 20th century we find the current construction, a typical Valencian country house with the rooms of the house located on the ground floor and an attic on the upper floor used to store the harvest.
The project works to refurbish the existing construction to adapt it to the needs of the users while conserving at all times the typology and spatiality of the original dwelling. Through a large wooden gate we access the courtyard of the house that serves as a transition between the street and the interior of the house. On the ground floor we find those spaces of greatest activity and traffic; the living-dining room and kitchen-laundry room seek to extend the interior towards the courtyard. The upper floor is destined for those rooms of greater intimacy and privacy; three rooms of different dimensions and characteristics seek to satisfy present and future needs and can accommodate a variety of activities.
The house maintains the masonry walls of the façades, walls with great cultural and constructive value, and builds new floors with wooden beams and ribbed floor slabs to comply with current legislation. The staircase, metallic and suspended, arranges the interior and tries to give lightness to an interior of small dimensions, dominated by the walls. The façades show the intervention, highlighting in the treatment of the walls, the existing and the enlarged; the traditional walls are protected with waterproof lime mortar, the new facing is accentuated through its uniformity, and the openings with wooden shutters seek to recover elements that have sometimes been forgotten.