A generously spacious plot on a hill has allowed in this new project to set up a peaceable house of remarked horizontality. Located in the neighborhood of Billela in Mungia (Bizkaia), it offers from the large window of the living room a serene look to the adjacent open fields, the Butrón River and the undulating horizon. The absence of large buildings on the edge has also allowed the house to distill architecture, ie, their contours are clearly delineated bcause external elements do not impose a irregular drawing. For this reason, it is integrated without fanfare in the rural landscape.
However, there has been the need to adapt the project in two important respects. One is the roof, gabled built respecting the planning regulations of the municipality. But given the regime of rainfall in the province it is also required by logic, no matter how extravagant the new building systems permit to build. In addition, it has been necessary to solve a fall of the ground with two plants in that segment. Thus it said horizontality is maintained.
On the ground, one of the highlights is the inner courtyard, proper of southern architecture, convents and monasteries. It is a request from the clients themselves, who want to fill the space with plants and enjoy the independence that dispenses this structure between the different spaces of the house, allowing visual connection but nonphysical.
With an area of about 450 m2, it incorporates the latest advances in energy efficiency, including a geothermal heating system. The project was carried out together with Badallo constructions, carpentry are Schuko and ground black natural limestone.