The house is located on the outskirts of Mora, a Manchego town located in the province of Toledo, occupying a narrow and not too large plot, which conditions the entire project.
From the first moment it is intended that all rooms enjoy good natural light and ventilation, creating a quiet and pleasant environment, for which all possible combinations between patio and housing were studied.
Since the plot has very fair dimensions, it was avoided to create a central patio (which in this case would split the house in two) or a backyard (which would make the center of the house poorly lit) by choosing to configure the house as a tablet, within which there are multiple sets of heights and surrounded on 3 of its 4 faces by open space.
The patio, the light, envelops the house.
The tablet that configures the building consists of two volumes
Parallel: the largest to cover all the rooms of the house, and the narrowest a body of vertical communications that joins the different levels, so that the program is distributed as follows:
The most public rooms and kitchen are in the basement, which are illuminated through a large window that levitates the volume that contains the bedrooms, fully buried and illuminated by an English patio the utility room and laundry room, and above all the roof, which is intended to be used as a solarium, surrounded by walls that rise and fall to control the shadows and privacy of this space so exposed, to see and not be seen from above, ultimately enjoy a controlled privacy.
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