The steep slope marks a project in which solar orientation and synthetic effort to multiple references finished defining the proposal. The original landscape, a crag of basaltic rock town of cacti, served as a starting point from which we made decisions as such:
We tried to establish a ritual path through the courtyard access host, surrounded by common uses (swimming pool, solarium, kitchen and living abroad). Thus, accessed under the pool, whose north wall is a glass which filters sunlight, and the inside access path provides diverse viewpoints while saves the strong difference in height. The house is embedded in its plot and tries to build its own boundaries, so the street’s facade and the boundary walls fold and texture, giving the home a landscape inspired by the basalt section.
Housing and distributed applications per plant is expected to receive the sun, which rises off the kitchen, overlooking the sea and rising.
Volumes, moreover, intent to be simple with slight manipulations (renouncing to occupy massively the plot in exchange for free spaces oriented at noon, so that housing is tight inside and generous in its interior-exterior relationship) and the few materials chosen, try to contribute to the original synthesis.Location: C/DR. JAIME CHAVES Nº 26, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain Architect: equipo olivares arquitectos | Javier Pérez-Alcalde Schwartz Fernando Aguarta García Master Builder: José Floreal Martínez Project name: Family Housing J&E
Year of Completion: 2011
Built Area: 470,25 m²