Phase:
2017-2018 |  Built

Location:
Bugarra | Valencia
Photography | Milena Villalba · architectural photography & Héctor Rubio · Images Positive


Finalist in the COACV awards 2019




It is about the rehabilitation of a house formed by layers of time. Each generation had been adding fragments to this former house, so that the mediterranean ‘patio house’ nearly couldn’t be recognized anymore. The project arises with this fundamental idea: to recover life around the patio and give back the clear environment and its former landscape.

The rest of the space was organized by light. The house is moved to the first and second floors so that the ground floor can be occupied by the family bussiness. The previous succession of enclosed rooms becomes a fluid and changing space for each inhabitant to occupy his place.




(…)when we push open a door, we transform a place in a very insidious way. We offend its full extension, and introduce a disruptive and poorly proportioned obstacle. If you think about it carefully, there is nothing uglier than an open door. An open door introduces a break in the room, a sort of provincial interference, destroying the unity of space. In the adjoining room it creates a depression, an absolutely pointless gaping hole adrift in a section of wall that would have preferred to remain whole. In either case a door disrupts continuity, without offering anything in exchange other than freedom of movement, which could easily be ensured by another means. Sliding doors avoid such pitfalls and enhance space. Without affecting the balance of the room, they allow it to be transformed. When a sliding door is open, two areas communicate without offending each other. When it is closed, each regains its integrity. Sharing and reunion can occur without intrusion. Life becomes a quiet stroll(…)


Text from The elegance of the Hedgehog.  Muriel Barbery









Phase:
2018 | First prize. Competiton for the ‘ Renovation and Extension of Montserrat City Hall, refurbishment of the former farmhouse, extension of the east and west wing and design of the gardens‘

2019 | Proyecto básico y de ejecución

Location:
Montserrat | Valencia
Team: Carpe studio, Crux arquitectos, Anna Solaz




The farmhouse of San José, built in the mid-nineteenth century, was a vast farm where a large number of day laborers worked. The house had wineries and a cellar, an oil mill and a large seedbed for the cultivation of the silkworm. Attached to the farmhouse, the different economic dependencies appeared, like the disappeared lateral pavilions, of which only the south walls located on the ground floor and the hermitage remain.

The contest proposes refurbishing this farmhouse to become the seat of the City Hall, while reconstructing the east and west wings that once occupied the site, as well as the design of the front and rear gardens.

The project arises from the desire to preserve the outline of the original building, reconstructing the volume that occupied the historical set and to emphasize the characteristic elements of the ‘Masia’. Proposing an intervention with the least possible impact on its constructive system and its spatial configuration are the criteria that guides us through the whole intervention.

The administrative program that has to house the new City Council is mainly assumed by the lateral wings and the farmhouse becomes the central element that articulates the two lateral bodies, thus becoming a center of activity. The layout of the spaces of the ‘Masía’ are extended towards the lateral buildings in which the same grid configuration, the three bays layout, appear.

The lateral wings that completed the Masía reappear in the proposal and a singular element, a skylight, is introduced on the roof in response to current needs. This skylight allows to illuminate, ventilate, heat, cool down and produce the energy that the building consumes. The skylight functions as a passive ventilation mechanism and introduces natural light that from the very top organises the rest of the space.









Phase:
2015 | First Prize. International Workshop Rise New York ‘

Location:
325 E 25th street, New York
Team: Alejandra Ruano, Christian Messeguer, Anna Solaz



Living in the city does not only mean living in a housing block between other blocks, it means living in-between the city’s consolidated fabric and becoming part of its cultural background and history. It is the place where our everyday lives get their own special meaning, where we experience freedom and privacy and where we can express our identity.

Therefore, in a city, even more important than buildings are the public spaces in between them. Streets and amenities are some of the most valuable resources the city has. These places play a crucial role in social interaction. It is the setting where our daily life takes place, and the more varied, rich and full of possibilities is this space, the more you will be able to gather people, having diversity and activity… letting people participate in their public space, feeling more identified and encouraging social relations among users.

This proposal focuses on the creation of a public space in itself. The key element in the project is the open space that flows through the block and into the street, continues and penetrates the building in all of its height.
 
By breaking its volumetric configuration in both directions, we are able to create public spaces that are understood as urban prolongations, becoming part of the city’s social framework. The building fades into three towers, adapting itself to the adjacent crowning heights and seeking optimal implantation in terms of sunlight, views and orientation.


The In-between: the encounter and reconciliation between the street on the one hand and a private domain on the other”.  Herman Hertzberger





Phase:
Ongoing >>

Location:
Valencia | Ciutat Vella
Team: Anna Solaz, Crux Arquitectos











Competition for the new Servef Headquarters in Meliana

Location:
Meliana | Valencia
Team: UTE Carpe studio, Crux Arquitectos, Anna Solaz, Carmel Gradolí, ICA ingeniería













Anna Solaz is a qualified architect from the ETSAV (Valencia School of Architecture), where she obtained different recognitions and awards for her academic results.

Her professional experience is complemented by various national and international collaborations, participating in multidisciplinary teams and  working on a different range of projects. She has worked for over 3 years coordinating projects, such as housing, equipment and public spaces, in offices in Copenhagen, Stuttgart and Valencia.

In 2017 she founded the practise based in Llíria and Valencia dedicated to the development of architecture and design and offering BIM services.

The team combines engineers and architecture professional profiles that join their capabilities to offer holistic results.
Our focus is to design, from the concept to the smallest detail, solving problems and offering the best result that suits each particular situation and client.







Architecture



- Architecture and Interior Design
- Renovation and restoration
- Retail

- Urbanism and Public Space




Project management



- Project management
- Construction management
- Contract for works and services



Advisory and consultancy



- Feasibility studies for investment
- Maintenance and conservation
- Reports and valuations




BIM



- Consultancy
- BIM implementation
- Quality and standards. Content development
- Modelling and survey
- Strategy and Managment. Project coordination
- BIM Training 









ARCHITECTURE  

2019 | First prize | Competition. Renovation and Extension of Montserrat City Hall
2019 | Penthouse apartment SSMM. Valencia
2019 | Competition. New Servef headquarters in Meliana
2019 | Renovation of Municipal Market. Llíria
2019 | House renovation in Rocafort
2018 | Second  prize | Competition. Strategy for the urban development of Porta del Barranc. Ribarroja
2018 | House C11. Renovation and extention of a family house in Bugarra | Valencia
2018 | House AM9. Renovation in Llíria | Valencia
2018 | House R27. Renovation in Riola | Valencia
2017 | BIM Coordinator in 3 football stadiums for Catar 2022
2016 | Høng urban transformation, Denmark. Collaboration with Sophus Søbye Arkitekt
2016 | Antwerpen Tower. Belgium | Architect in C.F.Møller Architects
2016 | Valby Maskinfabrik transformation.  Copenhagen (Denmark) | Architect in C.F.Møller Architects
2016 | Hvidovre Hospital renovation, Copenhagen (Denmark) | Architect in C.F.Møller Architects
2016 | Student housing in Copenhagen (Denmark) | Architect in C.F.Møller Architects





AWARDS

2019 | Finalist | COACV Awards 2019. Category Intervention in existing buildings
2019 | First prize | Competition. Renovation and Extension of Montserrat City Hall
2018 | Second prize | Competition. Strategy for the urban development of Porta del Barranc. Ribarroja
2016 | First prize | International Competition. Residential tower block in Antwerp's Nieuw Zuid. Selected for the exhibition at the Bienale di Venezia | Architect in C.F.Møller Architects  
2014 | First prize | International Workshop competition. High Rise Buildings New York 2014
2011 | Award for the best academic results, University of Valencia.





BIM

2019 | Point cloud modelling. Collaboration with Modelark
2018 | BIM Coordinator. Residential development in Quatre Carreres | Valencia. NAC Arquitectos
2018 | BIM Coordinator. Residential development in La Marina Real de Denia | Valencia. NAC Arquitectos
2018 | BIM Coordinator. Structure modelling in Football Stadiums Qatar 2022
2017 | BIM implementation and in-company training









anna solaz | estudi d’arquitectura


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