This house was built on a plot that had spectacular views but was overexposed to the surrounding houses. The owners asked us to maintain the privacy of the common areas facing outward. With this objective, we proposed an “L” design that opens to the sea and the mountainside but closes to the eyes of the neighbors.
The house has three floors distributed in the two wings comprised of its “L” structure. On the lower floor there are several English patios that bring lightness and luminosity to the house but keep the spaces for personal use closed.
The exterior and more public aspect of the house is sober and hermetic, with the idea that curious glances bounce off the walls.
However, once inside, the spaces flow and welcome, the views are unobstructed and the landscapes sprout, here and there, with the arrangement of English patios.
We created a closed rear façade to maintain privacy. We break this secrecy with the arrangement of a series of English patios, which act as small oases of light. On the other hand, we make the front façade moldable with the introduction of mobile elements—folding windows—that open and close to the landscape and enhance the use of spaces with views of the sea.
Maintain the privacy of common areas facing outward. With this objective, we proposed an “L” design that opens to the sea and the mountainside but closes to the eyes of the neighbors.