BIBLIOGRAPHY


BOOKS AND CATALOGS


EXPERIENCIAS 2

Montaner, J.M. y Domingo Santos, J.

edit. Actar D

Barcelona 2009


El Manifiesto de la Alhambra 50 años después. El Monumento y la Arquitectura Contemporánea

Monografías de la Alhambra nº 01

edit. Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife y Tf Editores

Madrid 2006


Luz, Agua y Tierra en la Arquitectura

edit. ETS Arquitectura

Palmas de Gran Canaria 2005 


Arquitectos. Emergentes’03

edit. CO Arquitectos de Aragón

Zaragoza, 2004


Espacio y Luz

edit. CMU Albalat

Valencia 2003


En proceso [In progress] 1999-2002

edit. El Croquis

Madrid 2002


REVIEWS


AV Monografías nº 83

20 PARA EL XXI. YOUNG EUROPEAN ARCHITECTS

Madrid 2000


El Croquis 106/107

procesos de hibridación

EN PROCESO (II)

Madrid 2001


EXPOSITIONS


WORK IN PROCESS / WORK SYSTEMS

SALA DE EXPOSICIONES EL CROQUIS

Casas entre escombros, Casa de la Lona (2 maquetas) 2002-04

Exposición colectiva de maquetas de arquitectura organizada por revista El Croquis

Sala de exposiciones del El Croquis, El Escorial, Madrid, 2002-2006

CASA DE LA LONA

Casa entre escombros en el Albaicín. Granada




The ruins of a 17th century neighborhood courtyard residence or corolla (Casa de la Lona), collapsed more than thirty years ago, have become in time a parasite garden feeding on the rubble. The fragments of the abandoned architecture have piled up in disorderly layers, hidden under a shapeless agglomeration of archaeological ruins. The operation recovers the historical memory of the place with a reading of the different strata in a manifest aim to merge architecture, archaeology ad landscape. The parasite garden turns into a balcony garden in which new houses emerge by emptying part of the rubble, linking the treasures to the garden and certain positions with the views over the river flats and the Sierra Nevada. The irregular shapes of the houses arise from the possible combinations between these elements which trap buried treasures, while beautiful panoramic views from inside-a water tank, the view of the Alhambra, a section of the city wall, the image of the poplars on the river flats or the floor of an old Moslem palace- become the landscape of the rooms that move in zigzag, taking leaps, integrating discoveries they unearth along the way.


The proposal recovers the remaining perimeter walls of the corrala, which  act as a gabion for the stored rubble- magnificent insulation material inserted between the new houses, while also being recycled as fertile soil for the tree plantation in the garden balcony.

CREDITS



Location: 

ALBAYCÍN, GRANADA


Project:

Autumn-Winter, 2000


Architect:

JUAN DOMINGO SANTOS


Collaborators:

F. JAVIER CASTELLANO

ALFREDO GARRIDO FERRER

DIEGO JIMÉNEZ LÓPEZ

CARMEN MORENO ÁLVAREZ

ALEJANDRO MUÑOZ

JUANA SÁNCHEZ GÓMEZ


Archeology:

LUISA GÁMEZ-LEYVA


Photography:

FERNANDO ALDA

VALENTÍN GARCÍA



Juan Domingo Santos