Small house in “La Huerta”, for a creative person who lives alone. The decrepit existing bungalow was modified to leave the essential items. Traditional construction methods help the climatic performance of the building.
Transformation of a banana plantation into a housing project, nearby the Akosombo lake, north of Accra, Ghana.
49 plots of 1800 m2, 80 of 1200 m2, and 84 of 600 m2. Three different typologies of bioclimatic houses. A hotel, marina and shopping centre.
This house in “La Huerta”, placed amongst lemon trees, is entered through an internal courtyard or “patio”, and has an inward looking layout, fruit of arabic culture and overlooking neighbours.
The design tries to integrate as much as possible in the natural surroundings, most importantly, a pine forest. The programme required three bedrooms, without interior stairs, and the house should be able to grow. Local byelaws require a 10 metre setback from site boundary, leaving a narrow plan.
This design obtained an Award in the XI Prizes of Architecture.
Flat of 1800 square feet in the centre of the city, structured in 3 levels, organized around a common space that integrates the kitchen, dining space, entrance and play area. This space is visually connected, through the staircase void, with the living room, situated one level up. One metre further up, there is a terrace garden. From the living room, a view of the whole house is possible.
The pharmacy is located on a traffic artery in the city, with a captive local public in the area behind. The façade is designed as a large retro-illuminated signpost saying “FARMACIA”, made with glass blocks. Illumination during the day and night is carefully controlled.
House in Agridulce (which means bittersweet) for family with four children and double-height living room.
Large house comprised of two identical prisms, each measuring 9,00 by 27,00 metres in plan, the lower one for living and the upper for sleeping, with a phase between both that contains the vertical circulation and gives rise to a clean 5 metre cantilever to the south, giving deep shade to the poolside terrace.
Design and construction of a 5 star hotel, clubhouse for adjacent golf course, large spa centre, refurbishment of singular palace building, gardens and outdoor swimming pools.