House for a multileveled plot
Starting as a collaboration with japanese office Kengo Kuma & Associates, this house for a multileveled plot is a project created for a mediterranean climate, on a plot with different levels or an agricultural terrace, which geometry rely on the construction of a ribbon in a continuum of spaces connecting different levels and going up from the ground floor to the roof, almost as a large animal resting on the soil.
The building show itself as opaque on its approaching and conceals its true size, producing rich contrast when entering its large spaces and far-reaching views.
The roof made of flat vitrified ceramic tiles is an artwork on its own right, introducing the color into the project in a very subtle way. The reflections produced by the roof tiles turns the house into a piece perceived differently when moving around or when the sun glare changes.
Diffuse light is qualified with a mezzanine floor set as a space for study and bookshelf, born directly from the building´s section, which takes advantage of the roof slope to obtain a second level while still meeting local regulations.
The placement of the central patio produce a very rich visual value. From any part of the house can other rooms be seen veiled with the garden´s greenery reaching the two levels.
This patio is more importantly an element for direct sun glare control.