300 square metre, 5 bedroom apartment in the centre of the city, revisited 2 years after completion, with a passageway in stained oak that is the centrepiece. Pictures by Joaquín Zamora.
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.
Interior design of a large apartment in the centre of Murcia, with made to measure furniture in sustainably sourced hardwood.
The promotor of this project in Moratalla wanted an alternative to the standard American style housing projects promoted by the Moratalla Urban Plan. Moratalla is a beautiful mountainous territory in the NW of the Murcia Region. We proposed a project for an EcoHotel experience with very little visual impact on the territory, with extremely low water use, low energy use throughout the building life cycle using local materials, solar energy production, respect for local flora and fauna, and new methods for streets and paths that have minimal impact on the existing ground.
This project is currently in the developed design stage.
The “huerta” of Murcia is the river flood-plain, with fertile arable land, usually planted with orange and lemon trees, and is very characteristic of the region.
The building occupies the south facade of the plot, with the garden to the north. The living room and kitchen on the ground floor, open out to the garden with large doors. The bedrooms on the first floor have large openings that are shielded from outside view and from noise by the terrace parapet, while allowing views of the “huerta”.