House in l'Alcúdia
Opening onto a square with the market stands this house between party walls, reflecting the traditional typology in terms of its constructive system of masonry walls, but whose formal development has been given a shift in approach. The housing is attached to the inside of the irregular piece of land, joining the adjacent plots and freeing the space between the house and the street leading to the pool and garden.
Despite being located in an urban area, to cross the entrance porch is to pass into a rural environment, as the house opens to the courtyard establishing a natural and peaceful context.
The central and public space of the housing expands, breaking physical boundaries, both vertical and horizontal. The growth in height regulates a hierarchical system that encourages a feeling of spaciousness.
Similarly, towards the exterior, the volumetric scheme is doubled and repeated, embodying the spatial continuity through interior/exterior porches.
This relief in the centre of the house becomes the axis that defines it. The remaining rooms are built around it, providing a fluid and varied spatial design depending on the location of the observer.
The materials of the house make a distinction between vertical and horizontal planes. The first are formed as large masses of limestone, whilst the horizontal have an abstract character with a rendered finish.
The language of the home is enhanced by its overall furniture design.