The idea of burying this house came from the location which has terraces every six meters which integrate the 3 level house with an additional green roof. The back of the house that is contact with the terrain, includes a vertical axis with a staircase and elevator, and on its extremes two light patios that light up the house on its darkest part. This way, the distribution of the house can be organized in 3 different levels: garage, common areas and rest areas.
This project is situated on top of a hill. The idea was to integrate the project with the landscape of the terrain in a way that the house would almost be invisible to the naked eye. The semiburied implantation of the construction and the green roof that respects the natural surroundings, makes this idea possible.
Rehabilitation of a 1880 building, creating 4 apartments and 2 lofts. Respecting the old character of the building, the project adapts to contemporary necessities. Almost all the furniture (tables, sinks…) is made with old wood beams that were recycled from the old roof of the building.
This project arises through the relation of 3 volumes. The intersection of those volumes through roofs with water create an union of two inverted waters
This intention allows the house to have a more contemporary feel within the rural environment. The wall treatment using local stone helps the house to integrate in the landscape. Some tapial walls help frame the patios and pergolas serve as garages.