House Beside the City Wall in Ribadeo


We found a typical example of vernacular architecture, adjacent to the remains of the city wall in Ribadeo, in a house which was in a terrible state of abandon. A minimal house.

Without rebuilding the original house, we opt for a simple and inexpensive construction system, adapted to traditional solutions.

We recover and consolidate the wall by separating it from the house. With this gesture we obtain ventilation and illumination for back rooms, avoiding contact with an element protected for its historical values.

location: Muralla 28, Ribadeo, Lugo

project: 2009-2010

building: 2011-2012

architects Sara Tavares Costa y Pablo Díaz-Fierros

collaborators David Breva

quantity surveyor José Manuel Méndez

structure Catsoli

developer Familia Díaz-Fierros

building contractor Construcciones Castellano

build surface area 70 m2

budget 68.600 €

modelling Alejandro Rodríguez

photographer Pablo Díaz-Fierros