October 11, 2019

The Goizko country house in Urdabai’s, restoring its foundations with collections from Porcelanosa Grupo

With a history spanning some 150 years, this 750 square metre country house (Baserri) which is situated in the Oma Valley is part of the Urdabai biosphere reserve.

The Architecture Team studio from Bilbao has overseen the refurbishment of this house, preserving in the process the original structure with natural stone and ceramic wood by Porcelanosa and Venis.

Listed as historical heritage of Urdabai and with 150 years of history under its belt, the Goizko farmhouse (Omagoieaskoa house) which is situated in the leafy Oma Valley (Biscay), symbolises the traditional Baserris (country houses) from the Basque Country.

In these old country houses, large farmer and rancher families used to work the land. Something very different from what they represent today, whose tourist or private use has slightly modified the idea of what they were actually built for.

Keeping hold of the original architecture with new ceramic materials

With 750 square metres and three floors, this farmhouse was refurbished with PORCELANOSA Grupo materials. The intervention of the Bilbao Architecture Team studio reinforced the original stone and oak wood structure, making them lighter in the process with the PAR-KERTM Oxford Acero ceramic parquet by Porcelanosa and floor tiles by Venis.

The chosen materials from Venis stand out because of a faint grey and a rustic character, which also unifies the aesthetic of the ground floor with the rooms on the first floor. The sustainable composition of PAR-KER and the warmth that its pieces give off, go hand in hand with the natural atmosphere in the house, increasing that “country haven feeling that still supports its load-bearing walls.

Photographer: Aitor Estévez Olaizola


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