On a marvelous place like a piece of earthly paradise, at Cádiz, they have built an infinite plane facing the infinite sea. At the very edge of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where the sea unites the new and the old continent, emerges a stone platform. At the place where all the ships from the Mediterranean used to pass and still pass by as they head off into the Atlantic.
There they have erected a house as if it were a jetty facing out to sea. A house that is a podium crowned by an upper horizontal plane. On this resoundingly horizontal plane, bare and denuded, we face out to the distant horizon traced by the sea where the sun goes down. A horizontal plane on high built in stone, Roman travertine, as if it were sand, an infinite plane facing the infinite sea. Nothing more and nothing less.
To materialize this elevated horizontal plane, which is the main living room of the house, they built a large box with 20 meters of frontage and 36 meters deep. And under those first 12 meters they excavated two floors in the solid rock to develop the whole living space.
To give even greater force to the platform they incorporated all the terrain as far back as the entrance wall separating us from the street, also done in Roman travertine. Once inside the wall, the entrance to the house will be via a “trench” in the form of stairs dug into the upper surface of the platform.

Photo credits: Javier Callejas
Countries: SPAIN
Categories: HOUSING
Status: Completed
Inaugurazione: 2014
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