Merge the building with the environment and let the mountain enter the home so that the whole family can live with it. That is the premise for this construction. For this reason, stone and wood are protagonists even on the façade. Just like its toasted colours, which are constantly reminiscent of the old holm oak that once populated the area. Outside, the rock of the mountain can be seen in gardens located at different heights and that makes the natural environment embrace the building.
Close the house to the outside and create within it its own nature. Such was the challenge of this project, that translates this intention by contrasting sensations in an extreme way. From the outside, the architecture offers a compact appearance, almost monolithic in its volumetry; the interior, on the other hand, is developed with a clear fragmentary character, since the project is concatenating volumes that are sometimes full, sometimes empty. The latter – again the contrast – use wood to maintain the illusion of forcefulness and continuity, but offer a dematerialized reality with which successive landscapes are generated: patios, gardens, terraces. The result is a delicious permeable interior island composed of pieces that successively open to apparently empty spaces but occupied by careful atmospheres of light and shadow, sounds and aromas.
Blur the boundaries; play with closed and open spaces. This was the proposal to build a plot with an exceptional location and impressive views. The resulting project is a dialogue between the building and the landscape. On this basis, the house takes inside floors and walls typical of the exteriors of the area; That is why it is open and draws angles so that the view of the sea penetrates the house. The Mediterranean is integrated into the daily life of the family that inhabits this home.
Three vibrant and harmonious volumes that flow into each other; a game of composition generates different perspectives in the garden; materials that set the colour palette of stone and white; and a layout staggered over different levels to fluently and efficiently communicate the diverse uses. That is how we created this project for a musician who wanted an inspiring home complete with recording studio. Pure rhythm.
The recording studio is situated in one of the blocks, an impressive six-metre high cube that only opens onto the garden. On the opposite side is the more intimate area, and, connecting the two, we have the central block which comprises the thoroughfare and common area.