The clients wanted a weekend/vacation house and the plot was on a rural area with an extraordinary natural landscape. Our aim was to establish a visual relation with the landscape, mainly with the castle and the beautiful valleys planted with olive and almond trees. It was also our intention to preserve and highlight a pre-existence of very interesting features, both for its patrimonial nature as well as its beauty, the stone threshing floor, and for that reason the house appears in its limit, slightly raised and detached in order not to depreciate it, transforming it into an outdoor terrace, a well-defined platform; the house sets itself according to the stone threshing floor’s measures and by it, resulting, simultaneously, with some formal autonomy. Of equal importance was the decision to ensure the maintenance of most of the existing trees, leaving the house surrounded by vegetation.
Regarding the materials, one chose slat masonry, characteristic of the area, for the exterior structural walls, maintaining the concrete slabs visible. All the existent, traditional walls, around the plot, were recuperated.
The lightness of the house is accentuated by its fragmentation on the four corners, asymmetric for different reasons, either looking for a landscape framing, due to the dominant winds or even sun exposure.
Structure ans Foundation Engineering: Omega
Hidraulic Engineering: Omega
Technical Facilities Engineering: Omega
Electrical Engineering: Omega