Degree of Freedom has worked on the two phases of the restoration project of a historical single-family house in Godella, Valencia. The building was built in 1930, has three floors and a built-up area of 616m2.
The building’s structure consists of brick columns and mud-masonry walls, timber beams with cement in-fill for the floor slabs, and timber beams at the roof.
First, a study of structural pathologies was carried out, showing important deficiencies. Subsequently a restoration project was carried out in collaboration with the architect Fran Silvestre. Degree of Freedom oversaw the structural design of the reinforcement and new structures.
The restoration principle was to maintain the historical façade and rebuild the rest of the structure. To maintain the façade a steel structure and a provisional bracing structure were designed. The new structure consists of concrete walls and slabs with a steel frame structure for the roof.
Structural engineering during restoration works, concept, preliminary and detailed design. Technical assistance during construction.