Situated on the northern side of S.Miguel Island, the plot had an open view over the sorrounding fields and woods.
The client expressed a desire of openness and sintony with nature, and very little concerns about how he would like to be the interior of the house, except from the desire of including memories of old travels through some objects and elements.
The design keeps the action of building minimal, as aethereal as possible when working with concrete, shaping a simple frame and the border between inside and outside, giving it flexibility.
So we designed and built a floating concrete box. The concrete frame does not touch the ground, and the living space is separated from the outside only through a set of sliding glass panels.
From the outside, the building materializes itself through light and shadows, its mass and presence appearing and desappearing with a change of wiewpoint or the mere passage of a cloud.
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