The house was designed as a family resting home, which, when the time arrive, is planned to also become their retirement home. As it is located inside a walnut tree garden and coffee plantations, you don´t only take advantage of the views towards the landscape, you get completely immersed in it.
A single floor plan, where the social area is directly linked to the main bedroom and two guestrooms, forms the house program.
To create a connection and interaction with the orchard and exteriors, the location of openings is important throughout the all house.
The project was designed around a living central courtyard, organizing spaces concentrically to it. The elliptical tracing coupled with setbacks and extensions allow the pieces to connect, to preserve existing trees and to open visuals as well as light entrances.
Local stone is used for the exterior walls to integrate the house and create a harmony with the preexisting landscape; on the other hand, black concrete blocks are used on interiors to divide spaces and confine the patio.
Around it, we created a promenade framed by the rhythm of the columns, which also serve to support the wooden frames that structure the roof. In addition, concrete elements are located as grafts in the supporting walls as elements that limit, support and confine enclosure elements, windows and alcoves.
The gabled roof marked by the outline of the radial wooden armor, generates a twilight zone evoking a cabin, providing a generous spatiality to the interior. At its lowest point, it directs to the interior garden, a piece of tamed orchard, a controlled interior, a place that becomes a "from" and a "towards" at the same time.