The building Rambla 24 is inserted in a rectangular plot of land that overlooks three streets, and from the cleanness of contemporary spaces seeks to communicate openly and fluently with the sea as well as the surrounding wooded landscape. The language is the result of the combination of the aesthetics of a house near the sea and the functionalism of a flat. The typical plan, also rectangular, is organised in six flats per floor with a versatility of types of one and two bedrooms with the highest standards of comfort. The building has been designed in four levels of flats, seeking to erase the limits of the block, thus avoiding the traditional opening of the window in most of its front, which is characteristic of urban spaces. The main element is the horizontal plane. The exposed concrete slabs are presented floating over the site, and are extended as balconies located at random with variable dimensions. The interior design proposes open well-lit spaces especially seeking spaciousness, functionalism and comfort. The materialness of the exposed concrete, the wood, the steel and the glass as main elements provide the building with its character. The structure is absorbed by the walls, integrating a whole system together with the openings in the facade. The huge windows from floor to ceiling, as well as the glass railings manage to obtain more transparency offering unlimited views and maximising the presence of natural light. The ground floor is 1.20 m over the level of the street, thus providing privacy and good views from all the floors. The main access is on the street of the side (Caracas), from a two-storey height hall, where the business room appears as a balcony, held by tie rods. The access for vehicles is on the back street (El Trigal) directly to the basement where there are the 24 garages, closed, spacious, with a trunk room and natural light. All the service rooms are also in this level. The building also has a direct access to the beach from the sea front, with outdoors showers and an independent access to the outdoors barbecue located in the park next to the swimming-pool. On the top level and open to 360° panoramic views is the multiple purpose room with a barbecue and hydro massage overlooking the best sunsets in Punta del Este. The park will receive special landscaping care and there will be a sculpture especially designed by the Spanish artist Ignacio Díaz de Rábago* that proposes a counterpoint with the materialness and geometry of the building.
*Ignacio Díaz de Rábago was born in Madrid, Spain in 1950. He studied Hispanic Philology and Plastic Arts and he has been living both in Copenhague and Madrid since 1978. Having been trained as a painter and sculptor, since 1985 he has specialised in big-sized structures. After his first exhibition in 1974, he has regularly exhibited his work in art galleries, museums as well as public institutions. Among his various exhibitions and projects we could mention the ones in: New York, Copenhague, Amsterdam, Malaga, Odense, Madrid, San Sebastian, Paris, Estocolmo, Malmö, Oslo, Berkeley, Montevideo, Punta del Este y Gijon.