案例 2023年01月12日


In the city of Jerez de la Frontera, wineries sit side by side with the rest of the houses to shape the historic centre, establishing a unique city skyline that is closely linked to the wine-making tradition in this part of southern Spain.

exterior view ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell


The “soleras and criaderas” system allows the wine to age in barrels arranged in vertical structures inside a specific type of cellar which needs to be large, dark, ventilated, and cool. These spaces have an unforgettable aroma and are dark save for the occasional ray of light.

the courtyard ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell


From the end of the 18th Century, sherry wine began to be exported worldwide and the winemakers went from operating domestically to industrially without leaving the city. As a result, this city in the south of Spain has been shaped by its connection to wine production. In addition to the cellars, a whole array of streets, squares, and extra spaces have been needed for various maintenance tasks; cleaning and repairing barrels. Over time, many of these buildings have been repurposed for multiple uses: shops, offices, gyms, homes…

view of the entrance ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell


The winery in this project was previously used as a furniture warehouse and was left abandoned when we were contacted to transform it into a house. From the available documentation, we were able to ascertain that it was a small domestic winery, possibly linked to a house that has since disappeared. The deeds mention a maintenance alleyway, but this was impossible to see in the condition it was left in.

overview of the interior space ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell

view of the entrance ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell

living space ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell

open dining space ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell


Restoring this winery was undoubtedly an opportunity to find a part of the old city – the network of service alleys that make up the “second city” connected to the world of Jerez wine. A city within a city. We started with a very compact building without ventilation, then decided to work inversely by finding the remains of the service alley and opening up a new back terrace. This is a place for getting together, as well as to cool off in the small pool.

interior alleys ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell

stairs leading to the second floor ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell


The living room and kitchen are located on the main façade, preserving the monumental character provided by the building’s original height, while to the rear the rooms are arranges on two levels with views over the patio with the pool. There are open-plan spaces which allow for a view through the whole building, both from south to north and east to west.

a view through the whole building ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell


The project became a process of studying and adapting the pre-existing structure, where we have worked with systems and materials commonly used in winery architecture: local limestone, lime, pine, and iron.

view through the window ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell


Out of a deep respect for the typology and building methods, we have renovated a forgotten structure into a Mediterranean, Andalucian house. At the same time, we have put part of the urban fabric of the city of wineries back into service, which continues to define Jerez today.

view of the terrace ©Rafael Iniesta Nowell

axonometric ©Iniesta Nowell Arquitectos

the ground floor plan before and after renovation ©Iniesta Nowell Arquitectos

the 1st floor plan before and after renovation ©Iniesta Nowell Arquitectos

elevations ©Iniesta Nowell Arquitectos

信息 项目名称:赫雷斯酒窖的住房 建筑事务所:伊涅斯塔·诺威尔建筑
公司 网站:www.iniestanowell.com
竣工年份:2022建筑面积(m2): 384,94m2

地点: 西班牙
赫雷斯德拉弗龙特拉 项目:酒庄改造成住房。两个客厅,带用餐区的厨房,四间卧室和三间浴室。庭院设有小型游泳池和露台。
负责建筑师:Rafael Iniesta Nowell 电子邮件 负责建筑师:estudio@iniestanowell.com 摄影师学分:Rafael Iniesta Nowell