It is Grazalema mountain range the one that creates a wall to high humidity winds coming from Atlantic Ocean. Because of that, in this part of the south of Spain there is one of the highest rainfall index from Iberian peninsula.
Climatology from Subbetica mountain range draws the proposal placed in a large plot where you can see the landscape from Sierra Nevada to African coast.
The project consists on a house with a large surface area, almost like a small village that seeks to reduce its presence in the natural environment.
Away from white architectures from vernacular populations and approaching karstic phenomena, such as caves and gorges that have been carved by rain and time in shades of grey stones that exist in the area.
The project is understood as a geological landscape surrounded by cork and holm oak as happens in the nearby cave of the two doors.
To reduce the impact on landscape it is used a system of aggregation, that by repeating a single piece sets seven different outdoor spaces.
Each one of them reflects a part of a privileged environment, generating a sequence of human landscapes that are blurred between vegetation producing limitless fiction. Source by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.
- Location: Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain
- Architect: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
- Principal in Charge: Fran Silvestre
- Project Team: Maria Masià, David Sastre, Estefania Soriano, Sevak Asatrián, Álvaro Olivares, Esther Sanchís, Eduardo Sancho, Vicente Picó, Diego Civera
- Collaborators: Fran Ayala, Ángel Fito, Pablo Camarasa, Sandra Insa, Santiago Dueña, Ricardo Candela, Rubén March, José Manuel Arnao
- Year: 2016
- Images: Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Article by Marco Rinaldi