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Photographer
Maricarmen Chavez


Design intentions
A concrete box is buried on site in order to obtain more privacy in the public spaces. The crystal façade on the south side allows light to enter during all day providing different degrees of luminosity. The empty space in one-and-half-height changes when one start to descend. The kitchen countertop emerges from the stair steps and faces the dinning room and the end of a more intimate and dim living room. A corridor begins in the access and is placed above the cupboard before reaching the bedroom, which floats over the empty space crossing the crystal façade, and flies towards the garden looking for the view of the sweetgum-tree on the west. The bedroom splits itself from the edge generating a strip of light that descends all the way to the living room. All the spaces are connected to the garden but with different hues of light. The walls and the concrete ceiling enhance the feeling of protection. Our experience of intimacy is improved by the depth, by the concrete, and by the light.


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