The idea of a forgotten, vernacular architecture and the language it forms between the landscape and its programmatic needs is the inspiration behind this project. The architects were fascinated by the agricultural structures such as barns and granaries that would randomly punctuate the countryside, appearing like ephemeral blocks levitating above the ground. It is this idea of a "gravitational lightness" that is the basis for this project.
Generally, the proposal presents a tripartition according to the vernacular elements: the base, a static and megalithic monoblock that includes the service functions of the house; the open, public area that explores the visual and physical relationships with the outside through large glass windows creating a feeling of lightness; and finally, the geometric block that seems to “gravitate,” where the private areas of the house are located.
The concept of tripartition is complemented with a choice of materials that seeks to exploit the apparent weakness of wood in contrast to the black stone block (base level) and the concrete block (upper level).