Very close to the city but immersed in the tranquility of the countryside, we find this isolated house whose irregular plant is interspersed with the well-kept garden. In this place, dominated by agriculture, some young olive trees attached to the house are the origin of the oil that is produced here and which will become an essential part of this beautiful project.
The origin is modest, providing solutions to small everyday problems: a kitchen that has become too small, a poorly oriented pergola, narrow and disconnected from the day area and, ultimately, the pre-existing pool and the desire to multiply its days of use with a glazed enclosure. However, the development of the project has been much more ambitious, proposing a set of elements with fuzzy limits capable of solving the functional program but also improving the hitherto non-existent relationship between the house and the olive grove due to both the morphology of the house as the vegetal edge that delimits the garden. Thus, the project moves south, in search of light and the olive grove, not only as a postcard to look at but as a place to enjoy.
The connection with the pre-existing home occurs through the enlarged and renovated kitchen where a new dining space advances towards the garden, becoming a family gathering place. The pergola emerges as an extension of it, adapting to the house volumen but respectfully separating to guarantee the light and independence of the living area. It represents a transition element between the house and the artificial nature of the olive field that get disorder, just as the architecture is blurred, to merge both into a single whole.
Along the same lines as the rest of the intervention, the enclosure of the pre-existing pool as a merely functional element adapts to the lines of the house and materializes in a lightly way through a delicate glass and steel construction. The compact volume defined by the bathing area is diluted to the south in the form of a solarium partially covered by a light glass pergola.
The materialization of the project becomes essential in order to locate itself between the built volume and the spaciousness of the environment. A confusing materiality based on glass fachade elements and metal lattices as a structure that generate a construction that is sometimes transparent and sometimes opaque, that sometimes seems to be diluted and others to be extremely heavy, becoming a smooth and natural transition space that It varies not only depending on the point of view but even the time of day it is observed.