The restoration project is located on a plot of over thirty hectares. It’s an area with magnificent holm oaks and an extended wild meadow. It’s something very similar to paradise.
In the central area there are several buildings; a main house, a guard-house, a horse stable and a dovecote. These make up the 600 meters building complex in which the restoration project takes place. In this area the intervention on the landscape is minimal and mainly focused on preserving the natural environment.
The family house is on the top of a small hill in an area approximately three hundred square meters large. Thea ccess is through a sandy path flanked by holm oaks and massive granite rocks emerging from the ground.
The building complex defines a patio – a free open space between the structures with an olive tree in the center and a huge oak in the background. This is where access to the different buildings is centralized.
The project was focused on recovering the 70 cm granite walls. Making the pre-existing perforations bigger in order to let more light into the house. The space is treated as if it was a solid piece, carving it and perforating it. The holes in the walls are living spaces designed to enjoy the comfort of the house and the impressive nature that surrounds it.. Each hole is an extension of a pre-existing hole, so by looking at the facades you can reconstruct their original composition.
Within the perforated stone mass, the space has been distributed through an independent structure with three floors that merge through a continuous space.