La Linda Bakery, Carrasco
The project is about the transformation of a small garden house from 1927, with the protected heritage status, into an artesanal bakery and coffee shop.
The project is about the transformation of a 1927 small garden house, with the protected heritage status, into an artesanal bakery and coffee shop.
Associated with the new use there was the need to incorporate a production sector which in its dimension was incompatible with the limited interior space of the house. Thus, it was decided to use the house for the public and incorporate the production area in a new plan extension.
The expansion is arranged longitudinally over one side of the back garden and it is resolved with a big iron beam which intersects (and undermines) part of the existing house. The beam that is held by an inverted V pilar evinces the strength and places the different elements in balance. It also allows a total opening to the exterior and makes the production sector, like in a theater, a part of the arden's visual scenery.
From a material point of view, the preexisting sectors are restored keeping the original floors and woodwork, and the vertical surfaces and ceiling are taken to white as a way of erasing the weight of a previos inhabit.