The property is located just outside Mora, a town in “La Mancha” region at the province of Toledo, on a narrow and not too large plot, which determines the entire project.
From the first sketches it is intended that all rooms enjoy good natural light and ventilation, creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. For this, all possible combinations of the relation between yard and house were studied.
Since the plot has very narrow dimensions, it was avoided creating a central courtyard (which in this case would divide the house in two) or a backyard (which would make the centre of the house poorly illuminated) going finally for a “prism house”, inside which there are multiple sets of heights, and surrounded by open space on three of its four sides.
The patio light and the open space envelops all the house.
The tablet that forms the building consists of two parallel volumes:
The larger one contains all the house rooms, and the narrow body the vertical communications linking the different levels.
The program is distributed as follows: public rooms and kitchen in the semi-basement, illuminated through a large window that makes levitate the upper volume containing bedrooms, fully buried and illuminated by an English Court you can find services and laundry facilities, and above all the rooftop, which is intended to be used as a solarium, enclosed by walls that go up and down to control the shadows and intimacy of this actually exposed zone, to see and not be seen from it, ultimately enjoying a controlled privacy.