Single – Family House. Mazarrón. Murcia. 2003-07
Location: Urbanización Playa Sol II, Mazarrón, Murcia, Spain
Surface area: 536 m2
XV Architecture and Town Planning Awards of the Region of Murcia. Official College of Architects of Murcia (COAMU). 2009.
Architecture Platform, 2012.
The programme to be developed is a single-family dwelling built on several levels to adapt to the topography of the site. It consists of a semi-basement floor (garage, auxiliary rooms, installations, cellar, interior courtyard), ground floor (articulated around the vertical communication cores) and first floor (dedicated to a rest area with large terraces that favour outdoor living).
Aspects of both the Mediterranean House and the Modern Movement are present in the materialisation of the project. The pieces that make up the complex overlap the vertical communication elements (staircase and lift) where, through a play of shapes, perforations and changes of materials are produced to respond to the needs of each of the rooms, creating advances and retreats, leading to the play of light and shadow that make up the façades of the complex.
Natural cross ventilation and natural lighting are present in the spatial conception of the dwelling, enhanced by the location of the interior courtyard, which allows maximum ventilation and natural light to enter the deepest areas. The installation of solar panels improves the active strategies of sustainability, while the installation of a garden roof and the reuse of rainwater for watering the garden and the use of certain bathrooms improve the passive strategies.
Paving walls to the North, large windows and large covered areas enhance the indoor-outdoor relationship trying to evoke the Naturalness of Architecture.