You have to understand the house fused to the garden. The space of the house takes on meaning through interactions and relationships with it. This dwelling is associated with the garden and the views of the Mediterranean to house life, multiplying the ways of contact with that which surrounds it. This dialogue between nature and architecture is intense, so it is necessary to know their particularities and uniqueness.
It is simple to define this architecture in its relationship with its natural environment, but to understand this interdependent relationship in a deep, visceral way is not so easy.
The project for Pwani arquitectura’s Eucalyptus house is born from the place’s own topography: a plot leaning towards the sea, a memory of its agricultural past. And from there is built the house of the man who looks at another landscape, the sea.
The two bodies of the house are united, solid, but open to the garden in a relationship of interdependence, reinforcing the topographical image of the construction. Large openings located to absorb visuals, or routes, and, at the same time, to optimize the conditions of sunshine and ventilation, mark a way of establishing contact between them.
The lower level is that of the tangible, using the material of the terrain to define zones of access, of passage and connection with the surrounding terraces; the upper level observes the intangible: the eternal blue of the sky and the sea. The interplay between the interior of the house and the luminous garden expands the interior space producing intermediate places: sunny terraces, or zones to the shelter of the shade.
The outdoor area is completed with another plane between the sky and the home, that of the water, a pool-alberca that overflows to dilute the horizon line and bring closer the desire for sea, melting the garden, the horizon and the house in a peaceful and diverse unity.
This play of tensions between architecture and garden is also understood in the interior of the dwelling, where warm rooms oriented towards light and shade, spaces for contemplation and peace are discovered. The connection between them is fluid and discreet, and takes place in a diaphanous space, controlled by this opening to an external presence that illuminates: nature.
The materiality, sober and minimal does not renounce to look for the nobility of the materials and the elegance in its conformation working from the tonality to the texture, creating spaces of an intimate comfort.
Pwani Arquitectura, with both natural materials such as stone and artificial materials such as concrete, both treated to the same level of care, creates a reinterpretation of the popular and the landscape. The measured transparency of the interiors and the vision of the sea on which the building seems to float thus define a desire for a way of life, where the dream is always the Mediterranean.