LocationSa Pobla, Spain
PromoterLluís Biel Bauzà y Eulàlia Cladera
Text description provided by the architects. Within a plot of approximately 5000m2, exists a stone enclosure of around 12x4m. An enclosure made up of irregular thick stone walls. One of the façades is made of local sandstone; therefore, more fragile and thin, it is concentrated on all of the openings and irregularities.
The proposal realizes two principal operations: The first one is to extend the enclosure until it has approximately square proportions. The second one is to define a covered area within this enclosure.
So the house is able to embrace some parts of exterior space. So the outer space becomes domesticated, bounded, delimited. So the interior and exterior begin to blend together, creating in-between spaces.
So the interior and exterior are the two sides of the same coin. So the different boundaries that surround the house are considered as shells that protect the inhabitant.
This house is understood from the interior, from the inhabitant that lives there, and not from the observer looking passively at the object. So the house becomes a graft of the Mediterranean tradition.