House in Cádiz

House in Cádiz

Architect
alzugaray estudio

Carlos Urzainqui
Location
Barbate, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2008
Category
Housing
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersGROHE
LightingModular Lighting Instruments
ElectricalGira
ManufacturersMarazzi
ManufacturersTechnal
ManufacturersDuravit

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
by GROHE
Electrical
by Gira
Manufacturers
by Marazzi
Manufacturers
by Technal
Manufacturers
by Duravit

House in Cádiz

alzugaray estudio as Architects

The house is situated on the occidental edge of the natural park of the Estrecho, on an abrupt hillside, where the landscape value, its orientation and complicated topography are determining factors. Instead of viewing these factors as potential limits we considered them to be incentives for a better solution for the project, helping reinforce the intrinsic singularity of the emplacement, to which service is set this construction.


This is the project for the construction a platform, base of the room and origin of the house. On it we establish the areas of common use (living room, kitchen, solarium...) with a swimming pool in one of its edges, while below, in a slightly visible way, the 5 bedrooms are protected.


We understand the platform like a prolongation of the landscape and thanks to the blocks of orange stone forms a visual unity. The platform advances over its supports, minimizing the visual contact with the ground, suggesting an area that advances over the difference of level and achieves an elevated position on the hill and its vegetation. So, from the inner of this volume it is difficult to perceive the landscape, seeing directly the sea and facilitating in this way a perception of lightness of the volume from its inner.

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