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Weston House / Antonio Maciá Mateu

  • 06:00 - 19 April, 2015
Weston House / Antonio Maciá Mateu

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos + 20

  • Collaborator Architect

    Ana Mora Vitoria
  • Budget

    105.000 €
  • Budget Furnishing

    22.000 €
© David Frutos
© David Frutos


House refurbishment through a photo.
This house is located at the ground floor of a building which is found among gardens and by the sea, up in the hill from a city called Altea, in Alicante (Spain).

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

In the very beginning this house was unconnected to its own surroundings and therefore, the first decision to make was already clear:  to set the floor free so it could be related with the whole outer environment, but especially, with the sea in ahead of it. Because of this arrangement the house remained split up in two slices facing south and north.

Weston House / Antonio Maciá Mateu, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

In the first piece, which is the narrower of both, the master bedroom and the main bathroom are placed; and  in the second one the space is starred by a combination of kitchen, living, and dining all in one. In order to do so we took as a reference one of the works of the well-known photographer Edward H. Weston, because of the beauty shown while capturing the curves and the quiet of the movement. This starting point helped us to design a piece of furniture capable of  traveling from one end to another of the house and of becoming the main defining element of the space.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

We strongly believe in the relevance of connecting the human body with the measures, the proportions, the materials... For us this relationship enhances the way in which people perceived their environment. Hence, psychological factors  are a very important aspect to take keep in mind when designing architecture. For instance, the section of this flat has been designed by using as a ground the dimensions described in "Le Modulor" (Le Corbusier, 1948).

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

In this sense, we took for the height 226cm and then we made fractions out of it:  86cm for the countertop; 43cm for the benches and 70cm for the tables. Besides, most of the furniture can be considered as part of the project itself. The carpets, the "crochair" armchair, one of the tables and the vertical garden were designed specially for this house.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

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Cite: "Weston House / Antonio Maciá Mateu" 19 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/620596/weston-house-antonio-macia-mateu/> ISSN 0719-8884
© David Frutos

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