The location of this house is close to the Macizo de Peña Cabarga Natural Park, and the project develops its positioning and scale based on this proximity and the views that, in all directions, can be obtained from the house. With this intention, and in order to occupy a minimum footprint on the natural terrain, without modifying profiles and limiting earthworks, the house is organized through a square plan. This symmetry gives rise to a continuous volume, with all facades being equally important, and punctuated by a set of large openings that look at the landscape in its different orientations.
The result is a compact volume, practically a small tower reminiscent of the old Cantabrian towers and mansions, and that with the incorporation of eaves and hipped roof, can be understood as a reinterpretation of these typologies in an abstract key. The construction, light and almost entirely prefabricated, and the interior space, diaphanous and highly un-hierarchical, will accentuate the duality between memory and the contemporaneity in the use and programmatic performance of the house.
Project: Casa Rotonda
Status: Under construction
Location: San Vitores, Santander, Spain
Team: Jacobo García-Germán, Miguel López, Raquel Díaz de la Campa, Marta Roldán, Lucrecia Ortiz, Rodrigo Zamora, Blanca Alabart
Consultants: José Manuel González (quantity surveyor), Roberto Revilla Estudio (structural engineers), Suma Ingeniería Aplicada (mechanicals)