The extremely steep plot of land offers such spectacular sea views that it invites one to spend time, relax and do nothing.
A piece is incrusted into the sloping land, maintaining its natural profile which is overshadowed by the house on top.
Under the sunlight, the swimming-pool is closer to the sea and a quiet cove.
In the point of inflection, the stairway posits an evocative journey, a garden on the basement…
Considering the steepness of the land and the desire to contain the living area on one storey, a three-dimensional structure of reinforced concrete slabs and pieces that adapt to the land’s topography was chosen, thus reducing earthworks to a minimum. A horizontal platform is created by this stone-anchored monolithic construction on the level of access from the street, where the living area is located.
The swimming-pool is located on a lower level, in a flat area of the site. The concrete construction has external thermal insulation with a flexible, smooth, white grout lime coating. The remaining materials, walls, flooring, roof ballasting… are in the same colour, underscoring the homogeneous character.
Location: Toix Mascarat, Calpe, Alicante, Spain
Architect: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Project Architects: Fran Silvestre , Mª José Sáez
David Gallardo Llopis | Structural Engineer
Vicente Ramos Bou | Architectural Technician
Pedro Vicente López López | Architectural Technician
José Vicente Miguel López | Architecture
José Ángel Ruíz Millo | Architecture
Jorge Lucas Abad | Grafic Design – Drafting
Interior Design: Alfaro Hofmann
Collaborator: Jordi Martínez Ventura | Architecture
Contractor: Construcciones Alabort
Client: Fernando Sempere Montés
Site Area: 962,84 sqm
Build Area: 242,00 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos