It is located on a site which had formerly been used as warehouse for farm implements for over 70 years. The existing mudwalls are a part of the visual memory of the inhabitants of Malagon, so the project is a new construction aiming to recognize and appreciate the old building walls.
The new construction is a simple armed concrete structure, formed by twenty 8-ft-high walls which houses a rather intimate area comprising bedrooms and service spaces, and a more open space for the main living areas, which open up to the main patio in which the swimming-pool is located.
Four bedrooms open up to the more controlled, limited-size patio. The last room is the master bedroom, next to which a dressing room and en-suite bathroom were located, lined up with the central strip of service spaces comprising a laundry room, toilet, kitchen and staircase to access the basement. This service space strip coincides with the basement, in which the technical installations room and a storage area are located. A series of skylights introduce natural lighting and ventilation to each of the spaces in the service and communication strip of the house.
The materials used for the construction of this house are concrete, architectural glass, ceramic and the original mudwall, which is used as a visual enclosing of the house's most open area, and as an element which establishes a continuous perimeter throughout the whole of the site.
Concrete provides structure and order into space. Glass provides transparency and spatial continuity. The mudwall is the final visual enclosing of the contained space, opening up to the sky. Ceramics take on a double function: on the one hand it is the bricks enclosing the most private areas of the house, and on the other, it establishes a dialog with the existing materials.