Stone terraces and a steeply sloping plot become part of the architecture. They are used to support two boxes,one on top of the other. A series of courtyards, some with double heights, bring in light, organise the interior spaces and leave room for nature, trees and Stone to become part of the life of the house.
Simplicity, clarity and forcefulness characterise the volumes of the top floor of the building, which is compact and opaque on the entrance façade facing the street and on its sides, while becoming totally transparent with ample views on the side facing the sea. The box that makes up the lower level, slightly set back with respect to the top volume, is surrounded by a glass envelope. In much of the rear areas, the built volume is separated from the edge of the stone wall to create a courtyard, while both sides and the entire façade facing the sea are open, making the interior into a large porch adjacent to the pool. A basement level with light that comes in through the pool houses the gym, the wine cellar and the service areas.
There are multiple paths through the house for intuitive functionality. The spaces are connected horizontally but also vertically. More living areas are added, and their use becomes more flexible. Study and work areas are extended by a long corridor with views. Private bedrooms with views of the sea as you wake. There is lots of natural light with overhead light coming in through the courtyards, with single and double heights, distributed in strategic locations at the centre of the house. Forcefulness of the walls clad with ETICS and lightness for the more transparent façades, where narrow aluminium profiles reinforce the plasticity of the two stacked boxes. The perfect blend of opacity and privacy and the maximum expression of transparency and void.