Casa Aljibe

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Casa Aljibe

The spanish architect Alejandro Valdivieso has reused a former water tank near Madrid, turning it into a base for a house with a glass facade curving around the original well.

The "Casa AIjibe", which translated is "Cistern House", is located in the outskirts of Alpedrete, northwest of the Spanish capital. The tank was built at the beginning of the 20th century and was originally connected to a well that provided water to local properties.

The building was built following an unusual plan that follows the topography of the rocky terrain. The containment wall, built on the south side, supports the weight of the main structure containing the well.

What was already present has been reused and accepted as a possible trace for the changes that have been made, in fact, the glass facade follows the curved structure of the old cistern.
The prefabricated structure that forms the new top uses a lightweight construction method that allows it to rest on pre-existing brick and concrete walls. The result is a breathtaking modern home.


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