SEBASTIAN CRESPO, Maria de los Angeles Espinosa Granja
“Simplicity of construction, clarity of tectonic means, and purity of material shall be the bearers of a new beauty”
Mies Van Der Rohe
In an environment surrounded by nature, the house sits on one floor and rises above the ground with concrete piles to preserve the original topography and to gain sight.
The proposal pursues a strong relationship between the interior and exterior of the house, through large windows that open onto a spacious porch, which is surrounded by a forest of avocado trees.
The height of one and half floors, and the idea of a single roof sloped to the back of the house, generates large openings to the front that reinforces the relation with the generous garden to the outside.
The roof lightly sits on the house becoming an independent element that practically floats on the structure.
The search for honesty in the materiality of the house results in the use of pure materials without coatings, such as brick, steel structure, and the roof made of beams of eucalyptus and colorado wood.
The interior distribution is clearly differentiated between a totally open social area and the private spaces.