Santa Margarita


DETACHED FAMILY HOUSE // Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2007

The house seeks the wished relations with its context. The interior hollows out in search of diagonal relations, it fills up with natural light. From the outside the house appears compact, more hermetic. The emerging volumen breaks to host exterior romos in privacy. The inside spaces, either are prolonged to the surrounding garden or they capture the chosen visions of the surroundings. The bedroom faces the summit, the office faces the sea, the living room faces the unbuilt hillside and other rooms frame fragments of the enclosure. The house conceived this way emerges from the inside, evading imposed geometrical elements. The massive bedrock, containing the plot, is drilled only to allow access; over it, the enclosure dematerializes. A multifunctional sculpture creating great plasticity scenes supports the outside lighting, contains piped music, a shower, while it protects; it is a changing and dynamic element that brings added value.

  TECHNICAL DATA DESIGNER: Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez |Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.| DEVELOPPER:  Private COLLABORATORS: Dasio Rasco Cobas |ARQUITECTOS| CIVIL ENGINEER: D.Manuel Hernández Vera PHOTOGRAPHY: Juan Correa SITUATION: Urbanización Santa Margarita CITY: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, España BUILDING COMPANY: Abichasa Construcciones Canarias S.L.