The project was commissioned by a young couple whose parents were close friends to artists and architects like Tobia Scarpa. The site was located in a steep hill overlooking beautiful views towards the Mediterranean Sea, La Manga and Mar Menor.
The difficulty arose when studying the land. It was very steep and consisted of hard rocks. On the other hand, one realised the unique qualities and the beauty of the site when tracing the hill in the line of paths in zigzag. From every step one takes up the hill, new views are brought to sight and a panoramic view opens up.
For the concept of the house, it was important to enhance these qualities. Thus, during the design process, the project took shape following the traces in the land. That is, it became a single-store dwelling that seemed to climb up the mountain making three turns on the way. The traced paths in the mountain became built and from that moment intertwine the ground with the dwelling itself.
Approaching the house from the street level, the inhabitants leave the car protected from the sun. They take a few steps up and enter the dwelling by the guestroom, then turn and take six steps, which leads them into the kitchen and dining room. From here, one takes another steps to the living room, takes another turn and, ascends to the bedroom, and study at a continuation with a panoramic view over the Mediterranean, La Manga, Mar Menor and the lighthouse at Cabo de Palo. Here one is alone with the landscape and full privacy is gained.
Between these built paths, two terraces open to the garden that are intended to be used depending on the sun and the winds. But terraces are not restricted to the ground, doors from the study and the bedrooms open to the green, sloped roof that takes the inhabitants down to the swimming pool.
In other words, the inhabitants have access to the entire roof – in a sense of a roof garden - and can walk on it just as it were part of the landscape.