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  7. Vivienda Unifamiliar En Santa Ponça / GEO Arquitectos

Vivienda Unifamiliar En Santa Ponça / GEO Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Vivienda Unifamiliar En Santa Ponça / GEO Arquitectos
Vivienda Unifamiliar En Santa Ponça / GEO Arquitectos, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Ponça, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Álvaro Galmés, Arturo Grinda, Miguel Olazabal
  • Constructor

    Mausha Marsá, S.L
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

Text description provided by the architects. The sunlight and it’s brightness are one of the most remarkables aspects of the majorcan atmosphere. This project tries to activate the local conditions of the place and thus, the natural light and the control of this omnipresent sun are strongly intensified in the proposal. To allow the indirect lighting to expand in the interior and, at the same time, force the punctual penetration of the sun becomes a part of its visual experience,. However, this practice would not be completed without adapting the environmental conditions. The kindness of the Mediterranean climate exhorts the inhabitant to be bathed by it, and thus, the architecture must only make easier it presence in the game of protection and excitement that composes the richness of this complex situation, allowing vertical and horizontal paths of a sometimes dry and sometimes moistened air, and protecting us from the direct radiation of the sun without letting minimizing it’s energy.

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

The junction with the local materiality is done by means of a sincere association with the rock from which architecture emerges, and for that same reason, establishes a number of agreements with her through the activation and lessening of some of his variables.  And finally, the gaze. Located in a privileged point of the shore, the inhabitant of this house can establish endless connections with the horizon, with the sea and with the different reefs that emerge from it. A house to look from, but also, unavoidably, a house to be looked at, and for that purpose it shows itself to the access through an eye that wants to reproduce the experience of the sea.

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
Cite: "Vivienda Unifamiliar En Santa Ponça / GEO Arquitectos" 06 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/533405/vivienda-unifamiliar-en-santa-ponca-geo-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884