This project begins to define the way we do, which is related to a position of action against the project, beginning with the blurring of boundaries, the search for opportunity and results during the process of creation.
The intervention was located in the Santa Maria Mas Capellans in the Natural Park of the Carrascal de la Font Roja is located north of the province of Alicante. This natural area is a good representation of mixed Mediterranean forest, being a Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) and Site of Community Importance (SCI). It is a mountain rising from southwest to northeast oriented high ecological and scenic value. A high mountain forest 40 km from the Mediterranean coast.
In this project, compared with the relief requested for the restoration and rehabilitation of a mountain cottage with two centuries old, it proposes a change of scale in the project, the 900m2 of the house is passed to an intervention of 90,000 Pre-m2 protected natural park.
The importance is moved from the building to the landscape, where it is facilitating the project's output to the outside: the care and resettlement of forest and numerous small escalations, non-built nature, which provide it with activity: trails, beacons, microchips sound ... all of them aimed at preparing the landscape for use beyond contemplation: a landscape schedule.
The house is considered more of these escalations, where the most important is to respond efficiently to the strict program requirements, and the generation of an imaginary film where the atmosphere almost existential takes all the power of the architectural scene, becoming the parameter design.
Client - Private
Status - Built
Colaborations - Mar Melgarejo Torralba, Ayara Mendo Pérez (Construction's project phase)
Tipo - Private house and landscape
Site - Ibi, Alicante, Spain. 38º 39' 14.39” N 0º 34’ 54.37” W
Area - 920 m2 (rehabilitation) + 90.000 m2 (landscape)
Cost - 526.960 € (excluding V.A.T.)
Photo - Luisa Marti